Head of Security

New York or San Francisco
Interstellar is a new company formed by Chain and Lightyear to make building and operating on Stellar even easier. Security is a core part of our business and as the first security hire, you will have the opportunity to build a security program from the ground up.

The Head of Security will guide our efforts in securing the software and infrastructure that builds on, or interoperates with, the Stellar Network. This will involve working with product and engineering teams to ensure that both our design and implementation are secure.


    • Build a security team
    • Interface with customers regarding security
    • Translate between engineering, operations, and leadership teams
    • Collaborate with product teams as they design new features
    • Develop SDLC and data privacy policies for our team
    • Chart a course for cryptographic research and development

We're looking for candidates who have:

    • 5+ years of hands on product security experience
    • Familiarity with cryptographic engineering
    • Ability to balance business development with security goals
    • Great communication skills. You speak and write with clarity, and have a high degree of empathy.
    • Demonstrated ability to take ownership. You finish what you start and keep a high standard of quality.
    • A passion for diversity. You care about creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive for every member of our team.
At Interstellar, we believe our success is based upon our diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We value the contribution of our employees and the potential of job applicants based on merit, competence, creativity, and qualifications. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We believe that we are building the financial system of the future - and that at the heart of it should be an inclusive culture.

We are a community that enjoys our work. Our beautiful office is located in Hayes Valley. We eat lunch together and take company outings. Interstellar provides competitive salaries, equity, and full benefits.