Application Security Engineer

BitGo | Institutional digital asset custody, trading, and finance


At BitGo, we believe digital assets will drive the global financial system. Our clients choose BitGo because they need services and solutions they can trust. BitGo’s solution is built on top of the strongest technological foundation in the industry, allowing BitGo to provide clients with an integrated solution for digital assets that mitigates risk and optimizes capital efficiency.


Palo Alto, CA, USA


Job Description

BitGo is the leader in custody and security solutions with over $60B in assets under custody. Founded in 2013, BitGo is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets and established BitGo New York Trust in 2021. BitGo also offers market leading trading, lending, and borrowing services and supports over 400 digital assets on its platform. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many of the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms.

BitGo is looking for a Application Security Engineer to help build out and participate in application security reviews and threat modeling, including security code review, architectural design, and dynamic testing. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified engineers will have experience with OWASP, static/dynamic analysis, and common security tools.


  • Participate in application security reviews and threat modeling, including security code review, architectural design, and dynamic testing.
  • Help Software Engineers in security best practices.
  • Own and perform application security vulnerability management.
  • Support the bug bounty program.
  • Facilitate and support the preparation of security releases.
  • Support and consult with Product and development teams in the area of application security.
  • Assist in the creation of security training.
  • Assist in development of automated security testing to validate that secure coding best practices are being used.

Required Skills & Experience: 

BitGo is looking for people who are passionate about their craft, take full ownership for their work and projects, and believe in a transparent and collaborative culture with the goal of making BitGo successful.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of Information Security.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Software Development.
  • Familiarity with common libraries, security controls, and common security flaws.
  • Experience with OWASP, static/dynamic analysis, and common security tools.
  • A basic understanding of network and web related protocols (such a TCP/IP, UDP, TPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, protocols).
  • Experience in vulnerability management lifecycle.
  • Familiarity with cloud, security, and best practices.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are a huge fan of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
  • Security Certifications are a plus.
  • BS (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits of working at BitGo:

  • Competitive base salary, and stock options
  • 100% company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Up to 5% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
  • Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment
  • Benefits may vary based on location.

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and you’ll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.

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