Blockchain Security Researcher - Canada
Founded in 2015 with the mission to protect the open economy, OpenZeppelin is the world leader in securing blockchain applications and smart contracts.
Its bedrock open source Contract Libraries are a public good and industry standard for smart contract development.
OpenZeppelin’s professional expertise, unified with the Defender developer security platform, integrates through clients’ development lifecycles, so teams can plan, code, audit, deploy and operate projects faster and more safely.
This opening is for a Security Researcher role within the company. If you would like to build and maintain the contracts library, Defender or any of our products, consider the product development openings.
What you'll be doing
Review smart contracts for the top decentralized applications before they get launched and present findings and vulnerabilities that the protocol can have to the client.
Team up with one or two auditors and review code line by line and try to hack it.
Working on proposals to make code easier to understand and use in the future by sharing good practices
Conduct open-ended research around cutting edge blockchain technologies.
Paid time to conduct research and contribute to OpenZeppelin’s projects and knowledge
Hands-on and practical experience in one or more of the following areas: software development, cyber security, mathematics.
Experience with public Ethereum or other EVM-based blockchains.
Knowledge in the Solidity programming language.
Intellectual curiosity and the capability to learn complex topics
Above-average attention to detail skills.
The ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
An advanced English level and great communication skills (oral and written).
Passion about the blockchain space and decentralization.
Ability to work collaboratively in a distributed team.
Nice to have
Experience performing code reviews.
Experience in financial engineering and/or capital markets microstructure
- Please note we are only considering applicants located in North American, South America, and Australia at this time.
Our interview process takes place on Zoom and tends to consist of the following stages:
Recruiter call (45 minutes)
Hiring Manager call (45 minutes)
Team member interview (1 hour)
- Leadership call (30 minutes)
Paid work test (lasting up to 10 days)
Please let us know if you require any accommodations for the interview process, and we’ll do our best to provide assistance.
- Unlimited holidays 🏝
- Fully remote: your way of working 🌎
- Paid parental leave & benefits for primary or second caregiver 💙
- Company retreats in different locations around the world 😎
- Work from home office equipment stipend of up to $500 USD 🪑
- Monthly allowance for wellness activities 💪
- Coworking: access to a coworking space of your choice 👩💻
- Learning: technical training; spoken language lessons in any language of your choice (using Italki) 🗣
- Working with a global team in a fast-growing industry 🚀
Please note: Always refer to OpenZeppelin's official job page for the most accurate information about our open roles, as we have seen multiple third party job sites posting inaccurate information.
At OpenZeppelin, we are an equal opportunity employer and we value different perspectives. We are committed to building a diverse workforce. This includes but is not limited to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and other characteristics that make each one of us unique. In this uniqueness, we find the most value. Come join us!