Cybersecurity Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Switzerland, Ireland or UK

Who we are:
The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.
Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.
What you’ll be doing:

We are seeking a senior Cyber Security Engineer with experience in the blockchain and DeFi domain, capable of managing projects related to topics such as on-chain forensics, code audits, bug bounty programs and scam mitigation measures.
The ideal candidate has a comprehensive knowledge of blockchain related topics, cryptography and cyber security in general and understands the technical and legal challenges related to the topic. You will apply hands-on security analysis as well as manage code audits and projects with our partners and service providers.

  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and updating security policies and procedures.

  • Assisting creation, administration, and evaluation of Cybersecurity training.

  • Participating in the change management process.

  • Daily administrative tasks, reporting, and communication with the relevant departments in the organisation.

  • Policy and Procedure compliance evaluations.

  • Manage bug bounty programs together with other founding entities of Cardano.

  • Provide technical analysis and support legal teams and partners in analysing the current state of the art with regards to cyber security and regulatory compliance.

  • Maintain technical documentation and service catalogue on installation of software, configuration of hardware and problem troubleshooting.

  • Define and implement the technical roadmap when it comes to the development or onboarding of on-chain forensics systems and providers.

  • Build a scam mitigation system and align with international standards and other players in the blockchain space.

What we look for in you:
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields

  • 4+ years of experience in the similar role

  • Blockchain and general crypto-trading related cybersecurity knowledge with regards to both technical and legal aspects.

  • BCP/DR experience  

  • Policy writing experience 

  • Cybersecurity Certifications CISSP

  • Experience with Security Frameworks (COBIT, COSO, ITIL, etc) is a plus

  • Good document writing skills

  • Good people and communication skills

  • Ability to adapt and adjust rapidly changing priorities whilst maintaining efficiency.

Nice to have:
  • In-depth Cardano specific knowledge about applied cryptography methods, the consensus and networking protocols as well as the staking and reward mechanisms.
About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.
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