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Software Engineer, Risk

Chainlink LabsFull-time$100k - $245k*Remote; New York City, New YorkMar 7, 2024
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About Us 
Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.

The Security Team
The security department is the guardian of Chainlink Labs’ people and infrastructure. Its principal objective is to safeguard Chainlink Labs and its assets against potential threats from any external or internal source. This mission is accomplished through a combination of specialized security engineering, the deployment of cutting-edge technologies, forward-thinking policy development, and the training of highly skilled, security-aware personnel throughout the entire organization.

As an indispensable component of the larger organization, the team seeks to promote a widely understood culture of security, safeguarding our most valuable assets while remaining agile and accessible to all employees and the community. 

About The Role
This newly created position at Chainlink Labs is tailored specifically to drive forward Product Risk initiatives. As a dedicated Software Engineer specializing in risk management, you will play a pivotal role in constructing the Product Risk framework, encompassing scorecards, metrics, and insights essential for Chainlink Labs. Your responsibilities will span from curating and synthesizing these metrics to devising lightweight tooling solutions for teams, aiding them in navigating and mitigating risk factors within their areas.

You will be instrumental in developing internal tools geared towards effectively managing risk within blockchain operations. This multifaceted role entails collaborating closely with Engineers and Analysts to define important metrics, shaping decision-making processes through data visualization, and liaising with key stakeholders to operationalize the outcomes gained from these metrics.

Your Impact

  • Establish and develop a governance framework for communicating, measuring, and managing risk across company products.
  • Blend your software engineering expertise with your background working with data to create tooling and monitoring solutions to be used across the company.
  • Take charge of collecting and consolidating risk metrics and essential data to provide a comprehensive view of product risk.
  • An opportunity to become a Chainlink Product SME and help boost risk mitigation standards across DeFi.


  • Numerous examples of delivering key insights to senior leaders and peers after extracting and analysing data from SaaS platform API's.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data modeling and SQL, adept at constructing agile and resilient data pipelines capable of handling substantial scale.
  • Proven track record in evaluating risks or threats, adept at articulating findings to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Seasoned in navigating and overseeing Product Risks, demonstrating prowess in effectively classifying and categorizing potential risks.
  • High levels of autonomy, showcasing a history of spearheading data projects from inception to fruition, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in crafting intuitive dashboards utilizing data visualization tools, ensuring key insights are easily accessible and comprehensible.

Preferred Requirements

  • Strong experience with cloud services such as GoogleBigQuery, AWS and Databricks.
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning algorithms and their implementation for anomaly detection.
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous and fast paced environment with multiple stakeholders.
All roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Commitment to Equal Opportunity
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