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Senior Cryptographic Engineer

Req ID:  18104
Posted on:  29-Dec-2020

Prilly_Floris (CH01), Switzerland

Department:  Research & Development (50000104)
Job Family:  Information Technology

SICPA - Together with you we achieve excellence!



Senior Cryptographic engineer



Leveraging decades of expertise in security inks and solutions, SICPA aims at providing the next generation of trust-enabling security systems for citizens, central banks and governments in the domains of digital currency, identity and value chains. This is a great opportunity to join a strategic project and work with a team of passionate people to design, architect and develop innovative solutions.





  • Shape new concepts and ideas, quickly and iteratively, through prototyping.
  • Have meaningful impact on the crafting and delivery in the early stages of the idea, and product life cycles.
  • Collaborate closely with our development team to craft solid foundation for future product development.
  • Deliver, as part of the team, a prototype.
  • Deliver a functioning sandbox environment, with goal to identify competitive advantage and help implement that in practice.
  • Drive cooperation with platform and lab teams.





  • You have relevant technical skills gained via formal education (PhD preferred), and/or red/blue team experience.
  • You have expertise in applied cryptography, long-term security, Multi-Party Computation (MPC), key rotation schemes, SoC, SE, TEE, solving difficult challenges for systems in highly adversarial environments.
  • Also, you master cryptographic protocols and standards (FIPS, AAL, PKI, NIST, ISO/IEC 27001).
  • You are curious to solve hard problems, oftentimes with competing priorities, using smartly assembled primitives, protocols and solutions, as well as advise on choice tradeoffs.
  • Besides being a great listener, you are an educator that acts as an advisor and mentor to team members on your domain of expertise.
  • You thrive in asynchronous communication environments and can express clearly your ideas and thinking, in writing.
  • You have a natural ability to explain, communicate and influence a broad audience (from highly technical to managerial), seek and engage in external collaboration with academia or red teams.
  • You are comfortable to work in a fuzzy problem space, and enjoy translating initial questions into concrete experiments and solution proposals.
  • You have a positive, can-do attitude, you bring new ideas and you are a fast learner.
  • You’re fluent in English (French is an asset).
  • Formal certification (CISSP, CISM, CISA, specialized finance, cyber, other) is an asset.



We offer an exciting and challenging role, with great potential for personal development within a unique organization in a fascinating and fast-growing industry. Your file will be handled with upmost confidentiality and discretion.


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