Senior Platform Security Engineer

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Our flagship product, the Gemini Exchange, was built to be a compliant and secure platform to buy, sell, and store crypto. Our suite of retail products includes ActiveTrader, a high-performance platform for advanced traders. Gemini also offers the Gemini Credit Card providing real-time crypto rewards, the Gemini dollar (GUSD), a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin, and Gemini Staking, allowing users to securely stake their tokens on-chain and receive rewards. Nifty Gateway, Gemini's NFT platform, is the world's premier marketplace for NFTs and digital art.

Gemini customers also have access to a wide range of institutional products tailor-made for high-net-worth individuals, asset and wealth managers, and hedge funds and liquidity providers seeking exposure to crypto. Customers looking to place large orders can use Gemini eOTC, a fully-electronic over-the-counter trading platform built for high-value bulk orders. For wealth management professionals, we offer a unique destination for their clients’ crypto portfolios from a single platform, and we enable fully electronic clearing and settlement of off-exchange crypto trades.

The Department: Security

In the emerging industry of digital assets, there is nothing more important than trust. The Gemini security team forms the backbone of trust. In fact, Gemini’s very first hires were security specialists and we continue to tackle unique challenges in the crypto space.  Our team ensures that our customers, clients, and employees are safe, secure, and supported.

The Platform Security team secures Gemini’s infrastructure through service hardening and by developing and supporting a suite of foundational tools. We provide secure-by-default infrastructure, consumable security services, and expert consultation to engineering teams for secure cloud and non-cloud infrastructure.

The Role: Senior Platform Security Engineer

The Platform Security team covers a broad problem space that includes all areas of Gemini’s platform infrastructure. In the past, this team has focused specifically on cloud security and we continue to invest heavily in this area. This role will bring additional depth and specialization in non-cloud infrastructure, containerization, and container orchestration security. We also value expertise in neighboring areas of infrastructure and platform security engineering including: PKI, core cryptography, identity management, network security, etc.


  • Design, deploy, and maintain services/platforms for security and engineering teams.
  • Build and improve security controls and capabilities at all layers of infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams on security architecture and implementation decisions.
  • Participate in on-call rotation, providing support for the larger organization.
  • Work closely with AppSec, Threat Detection, Incident Response, GRC and similar security functions to identify, understand, and reduce security risk.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in SRE, systems engineering, or network engineering.
  • Experience with distributed systems or cloud computing. We often use AWS.
  • Software development experience. We often use Python or Go.
  • Experience building and owning high-availability critical systems or cloud-based services.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with computer security principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience securing AWS and Linux environments, both native and third-party.
  • Experience designing and implementing cryptographic infrastructure such as PKI, secrets management, authentication, or secure data storage/transmission.
  • Experience designing and implementing systems for identity and access management.
  • Experience with configuration management and infrastructure as code. We often use Terraform.
It Pays to Work Here   The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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