Security Engineer



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. Founded in 2013, BitGo pioneered the multi-signature wallet and is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. Active in both centralized and decentralized finance, BitGo offers market leading trading, lending, and borrowing services through its prime brokerage services and acts as the custodian for WBTC, the leading global stablecoin for Bitcoin. In 2020, BitGo launched BitGo Portfolio and Tax, providing clients with a full-stack solution for digital assets. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo processes approximately 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 600 coins and tokens. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 1500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many regulated entities and the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms. BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced security engineer with experience in two major areas. Particularly someone with exposure to a full SIEM stack from log ingestion to storage to maintenance to rules, alerting and automated response. This includes tying a variety of systems together, writing some custom code to enable use cases. Secondly you have experience around vulnerability management and the entire range of technology that comes with from the endpoint, to servers to cloud. You choose automation over manual work. You care about quality, comprehensiveness and correctness.


  • Tie together disparate security tools
  • SOAR / Automate response to security events
  • Care and feeding of SIEM stack
  • Support SOC analysts in their monitoring needs
  • Review critical alerts during normal business hours
  • Write MITRE ATT&CK rules
  • From time to time you may be asked to work on special information security projects that require the ability to script or code.


  • 4+ years of information security experience
  • Experience maintaining an entire SIEM stack; preference for open source and in-house solutions
  • Experience implementing all the technical aspects of vulnerability management
  • Experience writing alerting rules AND maintaining them
  • Solid exposure to Kubernetes
  • Confident in AWS/Cloud
  • Comfortable with Linux
  • Can write in Python, or other common language; comfortable in modern development environments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to write documentation on work performed

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with your resume and cover letter. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits* of working at BitGo:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
  • 100% company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Up to 4% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
  • Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment
  • *Benefits may vary based on location

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and you’ll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending upon your leveling and location, the compensation for this role averages between $175,000 - $200,000 USD base salary. Equity, an annual performance bonus and the benefits outlined below are also a part of this role's package.