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Principal Platform Security Engineer



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Empower the Individual Through Crypto

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

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

The Department: Information 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 Role: Principal Platform Security Engineer

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 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.

This role is open to remote candidates.


  • Design, deploy, and maintain services/platforms for security and engineering teams.
  • Build and improve security controls and capabilities at all layers of infrastructure.
  • Partner with engineering teams on security architecture and implementation decisions.
  • Collaborate with appsec, threat detection, incident response, GRC and similar security functions to identify, understand, and reduce security risk.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with container orchestration technologies and relevant security considerations. We often use Kubernetes and EKS.
  • Significant experience in SRE, systems engineering, or network engineering.
  • Significant experience with distributed systems or cloud computing. We often use AWS.
  • Significant software development experience. We often use Python or Go.
  • Experience building and owning high-availability critical systems or cloud-based services.
  • Able to self-scope, define, and manage short and long term technical goals involving many teams and partners.
  • Deep expertise in 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 starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Annual Learning & Development stipend
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $198,000 - $277,000 in the State of New York, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

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.