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VP Cryptography



Ref: RP962-250

Job description / Role

Bring a global perspective to take down international cyber security threats. As Vice President of Cryptography, your dream will secure the businesses of today from the threats of tomorrow. Whether leading security efforts on our own Secure Communications Suite or for outside clients, it pays to keep your guard up at DarkMatter.

As VP of Cryptography, you will:

- Spearhead the creation of new crypto algorithms to protect our clients, our company and our Secure Communication Suite
- Anticipate threats and client needs to develop algorithms that solve the cyber security problems of the future
- Lead, develop and inspire a team of research scientists to consistently produce high-quality results
- Have the freedom to develop and prove crypto algorithms in-house for a cyber security leader in a dynamic region

A more secure world starts with you

At DarkMatter, we offer the unique opportunity to create and prove real world cyber network defenses and cryptographic implementations for our clients and our own products. You will lead clients to the cryptographic solutions they'll need in the future while leading your team in developing libraries and services for their existing algorithms. Our commitment to end-to-end solutions gives you the freedom to make your dreams come to life. Create your own algorithms for enhanced security in each area of our business. At DarkMatter, you'll experience the agility of a startup with the stability of a global firm. Our Test & Validation Labs and Innovation Center are being built to provide both depth of knowledge and a collaborative approach to research and development. Cyber security is always in flux. The need for your expertise is constant.


To guard against the threats of the future, you'll need:

- Experience managing cryptography teams in a university research or corporate setting
- Experience in overseeing the development of cryptographic algorithms for enterprise-grade cyber security products in mobile, cloud and web
- Ability to set clear, deliverable goals and to motivate and inspire teams to accomplish them
- Deep understanding and experience with symmetric, asymmetric and post-quantum cryptography
- Tenacity, accountability and commitment to anticipate problems and deliver new solutions

About Dark Matter

The impossible is just the beginning at DarkMatter. An agile startup with a global mindset, we're innovating for our clients and securing them from tomorrow's threats today. We work across teams, geographies and industries to provide holistic, secure, trusted and integrated protection services in areas such as:

- Cryptology
- IoT & Smart Cities
- Blockchain
- AI/Machine Learning
- Vulnerability Research

We created KATIM, the world's most secure smart phone and communications suite, and we're looking ahead to what comes next. Our rapidly developing digital reality demands we look at and implement cyber security in a different way than we have in the past, and we are at the forefront of this "sea" change.

Our people define us. They are talented adventurers who are shaping the tech landscape from Abu Dhabi with their considerable expertise and experience. For them, DarkMatter is a place where they can make their cyber security dreams come true. We embrace and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that propels our people and our company forward. Our industry is ever evolving, and so are we.

Working in Abu Dhabi

Just off the Arab Gulf and right at the edge of your imagination, is a place where geniuses make their cyber security dreams come true.

At DarkMatter, we're turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you'll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you'll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you'll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won't have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You'll find people of over 50 nationalities working at DarkMatter. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

Our Process

Your time is valuable, so we aim to respond to all applicants within five working days. Following the initial selection process, you will speak with a member of the Talent Acquisition team to broadly discuss your experience, assess your compatibility with our values and culture and address your questions about the business. After this, you will have a technical interview with someone from the appropriate team to take a deeper dive into your skills.

Following a successful second interview, you will have a final round of interviews with our Executive team.

With over 50 nationalities working in the firm, we are hiring the best tech talent in the world. To reach this global talent, our interviews are frequently conducted by telephone or video-conference. As you progress through this experience, your application will be partly managed by our automated recruitment system, so please keep an eye out for updates. You can always track the status of your application through our candidate portal.

If you're inspired to work at DarkMatter, click one of the buttons below, upload your resume and complete the application form. We will take it from there. We've tried to make it as easy as possible; however, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Talent Acquisition team on LinkedIn or call us on +971 2 417 1417. We are always happy to chat about roles. We can even put you in touch with a team member for an informal discussion about what it's like to work for us, or to work in the United Arab Emirates.

About the Company

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we're the region's first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today's ever-evolving cyber threats. Our vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies. Innovation and Research are cornerstones to our development and the activities in these areas underpin our entire range of offerings, including Secure Communications, Public Key Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics products.

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Vice President salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 80,500

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience