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Principal Engineer - Distributed Systems & Blockchain

Company: xage, inc
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

About Xage Security Xage Security is the first and only blockchain-protected security platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). Xage creates the essential trusted foundation for secure interactions between machines, people, and data. Xage leverages blockchain to distribute authentication and private data across devices, creating a tamper-proof "fabric" for communication, authentication and trust that ensures security at scale. Xage supports any-to-any communication, secures access to existing industrial systems, underpins continuous edge-computing operations even in the face of irregular connectivity, and gets stronger and stronger with every device added to the network. Xage customers include leaders in the largest industries, spanning energy, utilities, transportation and manufacturing. The appeal of Xage for customers often involves solving today's decentralized industrial security challenges while also opening up a foundational platform for future multi-party peer-to-peer IoT applications such as smart cities, transactive energy, and autonomous transport. About the role The Principal Engineer role gives the successful candidate the opportunity of championing the design of path-breaking information security products that address key gaps in security for the Internet of Things. Xage's product is a unique application of blockchain technology, which leverages the decentralization properties to put adversaries in a position of disadvantage. The role is pivotal to delivering thought leadership, reliability of the product and robustness of its design and architecture. About you

  • Extensive experience with scalable high-performance distributed databases and/or distributed systems including orchestration, monitoring, and high availability
  • Beneficial: Experience in blockchain technologies, distributed applications and security protocols
  • Beneficial: Experience with cryptographic systems
  • Scaled the products and technologies of a startup from early on, proven experience of building and shipping security products from prototype to production
  • Track record of leading technical directions, architecture and implementation
  • Skilled communicator both to technologists as well as business stakeholders
  • Outstanding track record of innovation and success Responsibilities
    • Drive Xage's architectural vision and implementation, decentralized application designs, and security protocols
    • Closely collaborate and partner with the engineering team members
    • Work closely with the product management team, and drive the technology & architectural aspects of the product
    • Align the product with industry security standards, compliance requirements and certifications for the target verticals
    • Evaluate new security protocols & technologies, and understand how to integrate the same into the product The current model of enterprise security is incapable of protecting Industry 4.0 with its intermittently connected, heterogeneous devices and applications, distributed across organizations and geographies. Today's centralized IT security paradigm needs to be replaced by cybersecurity that is distributed, flexible and adaptive. First Name * Last Name * Email * Company * Country

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