Cryptographic Engineer - Custody


New York, NY, USA

Full Time

Institutional Custody

May 3

About Genesis

Genesis is a global leader in institutional digital asset markets. We provide a single point of access for digital asset trading, derivatives, borrowing, lending, custody and prime brokerage services.

Genesis facilitates billions in trades, loans and transactions on a monthly basis. We have a proven track record driving results for some of the largest digital asset-focused hedge funds, quant funds, family offices, VC’s, market makers and exchanges.

Join Our Team

Genesis is expanding to solve some of the toughest challenges in digital asset financial markets.

About This Role – Cryptographic Engineer - Custody

Genesis Custody is seeking a talented and skilled C software engineer to join the Genesis technology team. The primary responsibilities will be to develop and code C modules and embedded systems for high-level languages that are reliable and easy to maintain. The Cryptographic Engineer may also be required to implement performance modules, identify bottlenecks, and fix bugs. The Cryptographic Engineer should possess extensive knowledge of programming languages used for blockchain development and experience in cryptography.


  • B.S. degree in computer science or related area (M.S. degree preferred)
  • 3+ years development experience C/C++
  • Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming and design
  • Experience in back-end development, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Knowledge of high-level languages including Python, Go and Node.js.
  • Solid understanding of Linux Operating Systems
  • Familiarity with language tools such as Valgrind and Lint
  • Good understanding of Git for code versioning
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cryptography and blockchain protocols
  • Knowledge of best practices in blockchain management and data protection 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in design sessions with development team
  • Design and implement reliable and clean C code
  • Implement quality and performance modules
  • Identify bottlenecks or bugs and troubleshoot integration issues
  • Test code quality and durability
  • Maintain the automation and quality of code
  • Develop and maintain core C code for platform components
  • Develop and integrate automated unit tests for software
  • Develop and integrate automated unit tests for software
  • Review and recommend architectural improvements
  • Troubleshoot production impacting issues providing timely solutions 

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter yet knows when to ask for help and works great in a team
  • Strives to simultaneously achieve high-velocity and high-quality output
  • Willingness and ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Thrives in a dynamic and high-pressured environment
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills


  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental and FSA benefits
  • Flexible time off

Why Genesis

Genesis is dedicated to creating best-in-class infrastructure for institutional investors, developing advanced products that lower barriers, increase profitability and broaden access. Our team has decades of experience at top Wall Street investment banks and Silicon Valley technology firms, and includes leading experts in blockchain, distributed computing, cryptography and cybersecurity.

Digital Asset Ecosystem

Genesis operates at the heart of the digital asset ecosystem:

→ We are a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), the largest investor in the bitcoin and blockchain space.

→ We have an unparalleled global network at the intersection of data, finance and technology.

Accelerating Momentum

Our addressable market is expanding rapidly as new institutional investors enter the space. Recent results include:

→ 300%+ Y/Y trading volume growth

→ 400%+ Y/Y loan origination growth

→ 300%+ Y/Y active loan growth

→ 150%+ Q/Q derivatives transaction growth

Diversity And Inclusion

Genesis invests in creating a welcoming environment where everyone can feel supported and connected at work.

→ We help employees develop a deep understanding of the problems we’re trying to solve.

→ We thrive on ideas driven by a broad range of perspectives.

→ We believe diverse teams lead to better products and bigger outcomes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Work with us at the forefront of digitally-native finance.

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Genesis is a global leader in institutional digital asset markets, facilitating billions in trades, loans and transactions on a monthly basis.