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Chief Security Officer at Decentral Inc.

$100k – $150k
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At Decentral, we work with decentralized projects and technologies that will be an important part of the new internet. As a leading blockchain enterprise in Canada with millions that have used our products, we now build Jaxx Liberty, an interface and cryptocurrency wallet used all around the world. Decentral was the initial birthplace of Ethereum whose blockchain smart contract technology created an entire new industry. You will have opportunities to work with talented developers and also along side Decentral founder and Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio.

Job Description:

At Decentral, security is our top priority. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is accountable for the development, oversight and day-to-day execution of policies and programs to achieve the maximum degree of security for all aspects of the company and our products. This includes the reduction of information, compliance, operational, strategic, financial and reputational security risk strategies relating to the protection of people, intellectual assets and tangible property.


Work closely with company executives (inc. the CTO), direct the development of an effective strategy to assess and mitigate risks, manage crises, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the organization

Review and approve pull requests (PR) from company developers from the security aspect, including sanitization of input data, life cycle of decrypted mnemonic, password and private keys, monitoring hard-coded keys and hard-coded crypto addresses, third party libraries the company use, http connections to remote servers

Ensure organization’s compliance with the local, national and international regulatory environment where applicable (ex. Privacy, data protection)

Direct staff in identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining security processes, practices, and policies throughout the organization to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure and liability in all areas of information, compliance, operational, strategic, financial and reputational security risk.

Research and deploy state-of-the-art technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to mitigate all types of risks as applicable
Implement and improve current secure devops/agile processes for our product development life cycle such as threat modeling, static analysis security testing, dynamic analysis security testing, source-code and third-party library review, penetration testing, repository, build and deployment access-control.

Implement and improve current secure processes for servers including but not limited to: certificate and security group control, DDos protection, Source-code and third-party library review, Dynamic analysis security testing.
Assist to run third-party penetration testing program and bug-bounty program as needed.

Implement and improve current secure processes for IT infrastructure including but not limited to: network security management, execute workstation security policy, review and approve software and plugin usage.
Research strategy to proactively detect, remove and prevent fraud for our current and future products.

Research global threat landscape especially for cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Enforce and improve current physical security processes.

Other tasks as needed.


Strong system/network administration skills.
Strong security testing skills.
Good understanding of programming languages/tools such as Angular, TypeScript, HTML, JavaScript.
Good understanding of information security principles and processes, agile software development life cycle.
Reliable personality, attention to details.
Passion for ethical hacking.
Post-secondary degree in computer science, software engineering or information security.


In-depth knowledge of cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Strong programming skills in Angular, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript.
Good knowledge of Public-Key-Infrastructure, digital signature, encryption, hashing and authentication methods such as API Key/secret, OAuth.
Familiar with security vulnerability databases such as OWASP and CWE.
Professional work experiences in information/cyber/blockchain security.
Professional security certifications.
Strong research skills.

What We Offer:

Making it big - Chance to work with the cofounder of Ethereum Anthony Di Iorio and technologies that are downloaded by millions across the globe.
Endless learning opportunities on state-of-the-art blockchain, decentralization and fintech technologies.
Competitive compensation package including group benefits.
A collaborative, open work environment that fosters work-hard-play-hard culture.
Decentral Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Job type
Visa sponsorship
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5+ years
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Decentral at a glance

Your blockchain interface

Decentral focuses on Software, Blockchains, and Fin Tech. Their company has offices in Toronto. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://decentral.ca or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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