Member of Technical Staff, Hardware Security Modules

United States
Engineering /
Full-Time - Remote /
At Anchorage Digital, we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.

Anchorage Digital is a crypto platform that enables institutions to participate in digital assets through custody, staking, trading, governance, settlement, and the industry's leading security infrastructure. Home to Anchorage Digital Bank N.A., the only federally chartered crypto bank in the U.S., Anchorage Digital also serves institutions through Anchorage Digital Singapore, Porto by Anchorage Digital.

The company is funded by leading institutions including Andreessen Horowitz, GIC, Goldman Sachs, KKR, and Visa, with its Series D valuation over $3 billion. Founded in 2017 in San Francisco, California, Anchorage Digital has offices in New York, New York; Porto, Portugal; Singapore; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more at, on X @Anchorage, and on LinkedIn. 

The Hardware Security Modules engineers are responsible for developing the secure software at the core of the Anchorage Digital Platform. We’re a group of engineers that are embedded in cross-functional teams to move fast to support the services built around us. We win by working in concert with the rest of the engineering team to deliver a great customer experience.

We have created the Factors of Growth & Impact to help Villagers better measure impact and articulate coaching, feedback, and the rich and rewarding learning that happens while exploring, developing, and mastering the capabilities and contributions within and outside of the Hardware Security Modules role:

Technical Skills:

    • Create and maintain shared code and libraries that are used by other HSM engineers.
    • Improve our code base by refactoring bottlenecks, reducing feedback loops and simplifying APIs.
    • Review other developer’s code to ensure proper security invariants across the engineering team.
    • Dive deep into complex, ambiguous problems, formulate flexible and pragmatic solutions.

Complexity and Impact of Work:

    • Work either independently or as a lead engineer on a team to deliver features.
    • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt.
    • Utilize your ability to break down large projects into smaller tasks, and help the team navigate the ambiguity of the space. Articulate effectively the different options considered, analyze trade-offs, justifies and recommend priorities.

Organizational Knowledge:

    • Ensure that knowledge is shared among the team and do not position yourself or others as a single point of failure.
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with the Core Experience team and other teams at Anchorage Digital.

Communication and Influence:

    • Mentor engineers on the team within their area of specialization or domain, and help others understand the strategic goals of Anchorage and how their work relates to these.
    • Communicate with different people, with different contexts and expertise.

You may be a fit for this role if:

    • Your programming language of choice is C/C++.
    • You have comprehensive experience with secure low level C/C++ programming, kernel development/hardening, and/or embedded systems.
    • You have a deep understanding of common crypto algorithms (RSA, ECDSA, BLS, etc.), code signing, network security, authentication/authorization, and the threat landscape for state-of-the-art attacks.
    • You have real world experience shipping products and implementing secure frameworks, libraries, and services.
    • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure.
    • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”.
    • 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:

    • You are familiar with Hardware Security Modules - ideally Thales.
    • 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 crypto asset 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.

Compensation at Anchorage Digital:

    • Compensation at Anchorage Digital is market-driven and data-informed. All full-time employees receive a market-leading salary, meaningful equity, and a generous perks and benefits package.
    • Compensation Range: $126,000   $205,000 - This salary range may be inclusive of multiple regional locations and job grades. This compensation range will be narrowed during the interview process based on the skills, abilities, and experience required. ****We partner with third-party firms annually to verify equity, cash, benefits, and perks benchmarks.
    • Benefits: Anchorage Digital is proud to provide market-leading benefits and perks to our employees. We are only 1% of the companies that offer 100% health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents. This means no monthly out-of-pocket premiums for you or your family. We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees globally.
    • You can learn more about our culture, perks, and benefits here.
About Anchorage Digital: Who we are

The Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in  the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy. 

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 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. Anchorage Digital considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with other legal requirements. “Anchorage Digital” refers to services that are offered either through Anchorage Digital Bank National Association, an OCC-chartered national trust bank, or Anchorage Lending CA, LLC a finance lender licensed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, License No. 60DBO-11976, or Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore private limited company, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

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