About Pagoda

Pagoda is shepherding a future where NEAR becomes the blockchain operating system. We believe that re-inventing how software is made and distributed is our greatest opportunity to open economic access to those who are not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower people to find opportunity, invent new experiences, and collaborate. Let’s build an Open Web world. A world where people control their assets, data, and power of governance.

About The Role:

Pagoda is shepherding a future where NEAR becomes the blockchain operating system. We believe that re-inventing how software is made and distributed is our greatest opportunity to open economic access to those who are not fully integrated into the global economy. Our products empower people to find opportunity, invent new experiences, and collaborate. Let’s build an Open Web world. A world where people control their assets, data, and power of governance.

Pagoda’s growing security team is looking for a Security Engineer to partner with our Protocol team. This position will be primarily responsible for identifying, analyzing, solutioning, and accounting for security as it pertains to the NEAR Blockchain; embedded within Pagoda’s Protocol team.

As a Security Engineer you will work closely with the Protocol team to make sure that NEAR Protocol is secure, robust, and performant. You will focus on strengthening the security of the protocol through a combination of architectural improvements, automated testing, and manual auditing of the codebase. You will also work closely with protocol engineers to ensure the security of new features and other changes to the existing protocol.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Identify ways to systematically improve the security of the protocol without compromising its performance and scalability
  • Set up testing infrastructure to ensure the security of the protocol
  • Security audit of the protocol implementation, including consensus, sharding, state transition, etc.
  • Handle security vulnerability reports that are related to the protocol
  • Analyze risk and maintain a registry and remediation/improvement roadmap as it pertains to the protocol

What We’re Looking For:

  • Development or software engineering experience and a deep passion for informations security
  • Strong security engineering background and programming experience
  • Experience with a modern system programming language (eg C++, Rust)
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating code for vulnerabilities and weaknesses
  • Familiarity with low-level programming, operating systems, and virtual machines. Experience with WebAssembly is a plus
  • Practical experience of security analysis tools such as: fuzzing, SAST scanners, linters etc.
  • Experience in securing large scale distributed systems
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with remote teams
  • Results & goal orientated

We’d Love If You Have:

  • A passion for security and Web3
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience with software verification technologies, including model checking and formal verification

Here’s What Our Interview Process Looks Like:

Our interviews take place via Zoom and typically consists of the following stages:

  • Internal Recruiter Call (30 minutes)
  • Meet with the Hiring Manager (30-45 minutes)
  • Technical Interviews (3 x 60 minutes)
  • Pagoda Interview (30 to 45 minutes)

Benefits & Perks

  • Encouraged 20 days of flexible PTO per year, plus your local holidays
  • Wellness weeks – 2 weeks of paid company-wide closures 
  • 100% Paid medical, dental and vision, AD&D and life insurance for US employees, including 85% coverage for dependents, and HSA + FSA options; For non-US employees, 100% Paid private medical coverage available at the highest tiered plan
  • Access to licensed therapists and mental health resources through Spill, 100% confidential and paid by Pagoda; plus $75 monthly reimbursement for wellness
  • Generous parental leave options; All employees have access to $10,000 in fertility assistance through Carrot
  • For US employees, 401(k) retirement plan available (no match)
  • Annual company retreats and team offsites (2023 was in Spain; 2022 in Portugal)
  • $2,000 Continued Education Reimbursement
  • $2,000 Home Office Reimbursement  
  • Co-working Space Reimbursement

Our Values at Pagoda

Our values express our company culture. Learn more on our careers page.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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