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System Security Engineer

System Security Engineer
New York, US
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Job Description

Systems Security Engineer

at Kalshi (View all jobs)

New York or Remote

What we're up to

Kalshi is the first and only federally regulated exchange where people can trade on any event. Think like the NYSE, but instead of trading stocks, you trade on the events you know and care about. Kalshi has more than 500 markets across politics, economics, financials, weather, tech, AI, culture and more.

After three years of regulatory struggle, Kalshi's historic regulatory approval from the CFTC has allowed it to launch a new asset class: event contracts. Event contracts, the fastest-growing asset class today, are elegant financial instruments structured as simple yes/no questions about the future.

Kalshi's vision is to build the next-generation financial ecosystem for trading what we believe will be the largest asset class of all. Kalshi's vision is bold. We're on a long journey in uncharted territories. We are looking for passionate and outlier members excited to embark on this voyage toward building the financial system's next inflection point.

Road Map

As a Systems Security Engineer and Cybersecurity expert, you will help build and scale both the core exchange and other security systems at Kalshi.

Some of the projects you may work on:

  • Develop and implement robust security architectures for our cloud-based systems.
  • Conduct thorough vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and security audits to identify and mitigate potential security risks and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security measures into the overall system development life cycle.
  • Design and implement security controls to protect against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other security threats.
  • Monitor and respond to security incidents.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices to continually enhance the organization’s security posture.

About you

We are looking for intellectually curious, highly motivated individuals to be foundational members of our engineering team. You should have deep experience with security best practices, strong critical thinking and analytical skills, an ability to manage ambiguity, and a knack for working across teams in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in information security or cybersecurity.
  • Ability to code in at least one backend language.
  • AWS Certification, Python, ideally experience in Fintech or Financial Services.
  • Analytical Mindset: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and identify patterns or anomalies.
  • Communication: Effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Ethical Conduct: High ethical standards and a commitment to upholding the principles of integrity and confidentiality in compliance activities.

NYC Pay Transparency Disclosure:

Salary Range: $100,000 to $200,000 annually plus equity and benefits.

This salary range is based on the current available market data and represents the expected salary range for this role. Kalshi has minimal hierarchy and few titles, but a broad range of experience is represented within roles. Should you have compensation expectations that exceed these bands, we'd love to hear from you and would welcome you to reach out to discuss further.

Our Culture

We are a group of people who work hard and get stuff done. Meritocracy is at our core, and we value people who take ownership and figure (usually hard) things out. We dream big and climb the steeper mountain. We love our craft deeply and are proud of what we put out in the world. We are committed to our vision of an improved financial ecosystem and our mission of bringing more truth to the world through the power of markets.

Kalshians are, by far, Kalshi's largest asset: we pick our teammates carefully, but once we pick our teammates, we trust them deeply.

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