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Principal Security Engineer


2 months ago
$200K - $250K

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron 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 help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In the United States, we have a flexible hybrid work policy for employees who live within 30 miles of our office headquartered in New York City and our office in Seattle. Employees within the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas are expected to work from the designated office twice a week, unless there is a job-specific requirement to be in the office every workday. Employees outside of these areas are considered part of our remote-first workforce. We believe our hybrid approach for those near our NYC and Seattle offices increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Security

The Role: Principal Security Engineer

We are seeking a seasoned Principal Cloud Security Engineer to lead our efforts in securing our cloud infrastructure, with a preference for candidates who have extensive experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a background in the financial sector. As a key member of our cybersecurity team, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing our cloud security posture to protect our organization's data and cloud-based assets.


  • Design, develop, and implement comprehensive cloud security architectures for protecting data stored within AWS environments, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory requirements specific to the financial industry.
  • Lead security assessments and reviews of cloud architectures, identifying vulnerabilities, and recommending mitigation strategies to ensure a secure cloud deployment.
  • Develop and enforce cloud security policies and procedures to ensure the secure operation of cloud-based applications and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with IT and development teams to integrate security practices into the DevOps pipeline, promoting a culture of security awareness and secure coding practices.
  • Manage and configure cloud security services, including but not limited to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Security Groups, VPCs, CloudTrail, and AWS Config.
  • Implement and maintain cloud security technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, encryption, and endpoint protection, tailored to AWS environments.
  • Conduct regular security audits, risk assessments, and penetration testing of cloud environments to identify security gaps and compliance deviations.
  • Stay abreast of emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls in the cloud landscape, particularly those impacting the financial services industry, and adapt security strategies accordingly.
  • Lead incident response efforts for cloud environments, including investigation, remediation, and post-mortem analysis.
  • Serve as a cloud security expert within the organization, providing guidance, and mentoring to junior staff and non-technical teams.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field. Advanced degree would be a plus.
  • Professional security certifications related to cloud security (e.g., AWS Certified Security Specialty, CISSP, CCSP) are desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in information security, with at least 5 years focused on cloud security environments.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing technologies and infrastructure, with a deep focus on AWS services and security features.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and industry standards affecting the financial sector, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, GDPR, NY DFS, and FFIEC guidelines.
  • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g., Python, C shell) for automation of security tasks.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to effectively troubleshoot and resolve complex security issues.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing security practices, procedures, and controls in cloud environments.
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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $198,000 - $247,000 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.


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