Anchorage Digital

Embedded Systems Engineer

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Anchorage Digital is an industry leader, a dynamic startup and growing business, and a diverse and welcoming team where individual professional growth is priority. Founded in 2017, Anchorage is a regulated platform that offers institutions simple and secure participation in digital assets, all integrated with industry-leading custody. We’re the infrastructure company behind your favorite bank or fintech company and the platform for institutional participation in digital assets.
Additionally, Anchorage Digital received the first federal banking charter for a digital bank in January 2021, setting the standard for crypto regulation in the United States. Anchorage has raised a total of $137M in funding from leading investors including GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Andreessen Horowitz, VISA, and Blockchain Capital.
You will:
• Write custom C code that leverages modern cryptographic libraries to write applications intended to run inside Hardware Security Modules and other enclaves.
• Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development.
• Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice).
• Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
• Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table.
• Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.
• Help scale the team.
• Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation.
• Ship code that will impact the global economy.
You may be a fit for this role if:
• Your programming languages of choice are C, C++, and Go.
• You have comprehensive experience with secure low level C/C++ programming, kernel development/hardening, and/or embedded systems.
• You are familiar with Hardware Security Modules - ideally Thales.
• You have real world experience shipping product and implementing secure frameworks, libraries, and services.
• You have a deep understanding of common crypto protocols (TLS, GPG, SSH, etc.), code signing, networks security, authentication/authorization, and the threat landscape for state-of-the-art attacks.
• You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
• You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
• You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required).
• You self-describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail-oriented, hardworking, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action-oriented, and tenacious.
Although not a requirement, bonus points if:
• In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
• You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
• You have a background in the finance industry.
• You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system. :)
Tech stack:
• Backend Tech: Go, C, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, GCP, AWS, and GraphQL.
• Frontend Tech: ReactJS, Flow, TypeScript, CSS Modules, Jest, and Cypress.
• Mobile Tech: Swift, RxSwift, CocoaPods, and Secure Enclave.
• Engineering Methodologies: Reverse uptime, cryptographically linked data models, tamper resistant ledgers, air gapped infrastructure, secure execution environments, container orchestration, repeatable builds, and infra-as-code.
Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.
Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation



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