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We embrace transparency
to drive our innovation.

We are a team of engineers & visionaries. We believe in cryptography and the importance of high standard data protection for everyone.

Our security needs have rapidly evolved in this digital age. While the majority of security institutions have not advanced in the same speed, we believe open collaboration is what can improve the hardware security world to keep up-to-date against emerging attack scenarios.

We are taking a bold step towards making that contribution.

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John Sirianni

CEO

20+ years in the semiconductor and cybersecurity industry. Has worked in Silicon Valley with focus in embedded systems security consultation, strategic commercialization, and leading international deep-tech scale ups. He is passionate about sovereignty, liberty & the use of governance protocols in human & machine ecosystems.

John on LinkedIn

Jan Pleskac

CTO, CO-FOUNDER

20+ years in ASIC/FPGA design services. Has worked for Intel, Altera, S3 Group, and their customers with focus on consumer, avionics, 5G. and networking applications projects. He brings his experiences from the established chip industry to create a secure, transparent, yet auditable solution.

Jan on LinkedIn

Pavol Rusnak

Co-founder at SatoshiLabs Group

A pioneering cypherpunk, and avid supporter of open-source software and hardware. He believes open sourced tools are essential for protecting the power and independence of individuals.

Pavol on LinkedIn

Marek Palatinus

Co-founder at SatoshiLabs Group

An industry visionary and innovator in the global cryptocurrency community. Also the founder of the world's first mining pool, SlushPool (now Braiins Pool).

Marek on LinkedIn

We might be
looking for you

Firmware Architect / Team Leader

Engineering
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PRAGUE
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Hybrid / Fully Remote

We are Tropic Square. Our mission is to make a TRuly OPen IC. We believe in this digital age, transparent and audible security solutions are necessary to ensure high standards. Our belief led to the creation of TROPIC01 - the secure chip with a revolutionary and transparent implementation.

We have the first silicon prototypes with an on-chip RISC-V core ready, so we are advancing to focus on the firmware development that will be part of the final product.

Join us as a Firmware Architect / Team Leader and take the responsibility to drive the development of the production firmware. We have been utilizing firmware from the early stages of our silicon design, along with custom firmware for the chip validation. However, production firmware is the next challenge ahead of us. Are you ready to help us tackle this?

What will your duties be?

  • Lead a small team of firmware developers to drive firmware projects execution
  • Shape firmware-related technologies (we use C and Python, but we are open to other solutions)
  • Develop, optimize and test the firmware
  • Define, deploy, and maintain the firmware development environment

What do we need from you?

  • A solid background in production firmware development, deployment, and maintenance
  • Previous experience with C and Python programming, ARM or RISC-V architecture
  • The ability to lead a small team, and learn new technologies
  • Secure firmware development and testing experience (or the willingness to learn)
  • Applied cryptography and security experience is welcomed
  • Experience with open source development is welcomed
  • A growth mindset and a high level of autonomy

What do we offer in return?

  • A chance to work on a unique project with an agile team focused on developing cutting-edge solutions for secure embedded electronics
  • Learn from the best professionals in the field
  • Flexible working hours as well as the possibility of working from home
  • Support for a high level of freedom and your further growth
  • Financial stability - we are backed by SatoshiLabs and a foreign investor
  • Transparency and Honesty are our best policies
  • And more! We’d love to tell you about our benefits during the interview

Ready to join the team? Our team is excited to grow!

Contact us with your LinkedIn profile or just send your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicsquare.com

We look forward to meeting you after the initial HR screening.

Product Manager

Management
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PRAGUE
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Hybrid / Fully Remote

We are Tropic Square. Our mission is to make a TRuly OPen IC. We believe in this digital age, transparent and audible security solutions are necessary to ensure high standards. Our belief led to the creation of TROPIC01 - the secure chip with a revolutionary and transparent implementation.

As we advance in developing our transparent security solution, we are looking to expand our target market and identify other application use cases. 

Join us as a Product Manager to align our security products to the needs of our customers. We are looking to change the hardware security mindset in more markets, are you ready to take up this challenge?

What will your duties be?

  • Take ownership of shaping TROPIC01 and its derivatives
  • Partner with our clients to understand their needs and be the primary point of contact
  • Identify and prioritize product features based on customer feedback and market analysis
  • Plan and lead the road map that aligns business goals with customer requirements
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team to ensure product delivery and smooth system integration

What do we need from you?

  • Product manager experience, ideally in within the semiconductor industry
  • Good verbal and written communication in English
  • Applied cryptography and security experience is welcomed
  • Experience with open source development is welcomed
  • A growth mindset and a high level of autonomy

What do we offer in return?

  • A chance to work on a unique project with an agile team focused on developing cutting-edge solutions for secure embedded electronics
  • Learn from the best professionals in the field
  • Flexible working hours as well as the possibility of working from home
  • Support for a high level of freedom and your further growth
  • Financial stability - we are backed by SatoshiLabs and a foreign investor
  • Transparency and Honesty are our best policies
  • And more! We’d love to tell you about our benefits during the interview

Ready to join the team? Our team is excited to grow!

Contact us with your LinkedIn profile or just send your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicsquare.com

We look forward to meeting you after the initial HR screening.

ASIC/FPGA Designer

Design
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PRAGUE
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Hybrid / Fully Remote

We are Tropic Square. Our mission is to make a TRuly OPen IC. We believe in this digital age, transparent and audible security solutions are necessary to ensure high standards. Our belief led to the creation of TROPIC01 - the secure chip with a revolutionary and transparent implementation.

To achieve our vision, it starts with the design. We will not hide our implementation details behind any NDA’s so we aim to be thorough when creating each functional block.

Join us as an ASIC or FPGA designer to develop a secure chip that is rooted in transparency. We are looking to change the hardware security mindset, are you ready to take up this challenge?

What will your duties be?

  • Develop the specifications for functional blocks (functional and verification requirements)
  • Develop the RTL for specified block (In SystemVerilog or VHDL)
  • Perform Lint checks for CDC, DFT, etc.
  • Support the constraint development, synthesis, and logic equivalency checks.
  • Silicon bring up, validation, and debugging
  • Scripting with Python, TCL and Unix shell scripts.
  • Report progress to the team leader on a regular basis.

What do we need from you?

  • 3+ years ASIC/FPGA experience
  • SystemVerilog or VHDL experience
  • Verification experience (or the willingness to learn)
  • Applied cryptography and security experience is welcomed
  • Experience with open source development is welcomed
  • A growth mindset and a high level of autonomy

What do we offer in return?

  • A chance to work on a unique project with an agile team focused on developing cutting-edge solutions for secure embedded electronics
  • Learn from the best professionals in the field
  • Flexible working hours as well as the possibility of working from home
  • Support for a high level of freedom and your further growth
  • Financial stability - we are backed by SatoshiLabs and a foreign investor
  • Transparency and Honesty are our best policies
  • And more! We’d love to tell you about our benefits during the interview

Ready to join the team? Our team is excited to grow!

Contact us with your LinkedIn profile or just send your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicsquare.com

We look forward to meeting you after the initial HR screening.

Security Researcher

Engineering
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PRAGUE
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Hybrid / Fully Remote

We are Tropic Square. Our mission is to make a TRuly OPen IC. We believe in this digital age, transparent and audible security solutions are necessary to ensure high standards. Our belief led to the creation of TROPIC01 - the secure chip with a revolutionary and transparent implementation.

We deeply care about security, so we strive to make improvements where it is possible. We want to work closely with an expert or academic who can help us advance the techniques in our Secure Design. We are also involved with the EU’s ORSHIN project, where your research findings will be a significant contribution to the IoT industry.

Join us as a Security Researcher who will support and guide our ASIC and Firmware design teams in the transparent secure chip implementations. Collaborate with our partner universities and research institutions to contribute to the IoT EU project.

What are some topics you will be researching?

  • Fault injection prevention
  • Side channel leakage assessment
  • Test Vector Leak Assessment
  • Known attacks in hardware security
  • State-of-the-art technologies and countermeasures.

What do we need from you?

  • An PhD or Masters related to Embedded Security
  • Applied cryptography experience is welcomed
  • Proficient level in English
  • A high level of autonomy and a growth mindset

What do we offer in return?

  • A chance to work on a unique project with an agile team focused on developing cutting-edge solutions for secure embedded electronics
  • Learn from the best professionals in the field
  • Flexible working hours as well as the possibility of working from home
  • Support for a high level of freedom and your further growth
  • Financial stability - we are backed by SatoshiLabs and a foreign investor
  • Transparency and Honesty are our best policies
  • And more! We’d love to tell you about our benefits during the interview

Ready to join the team? Our team is excited to grow!

Contact us with your LinkedIn profile or just send your CV and cover letter to hr@tropicsquare.com

We look forward to meeting you after the initial HR screening.

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News, Media
& Press Releases

Tropic Square joins IoT Security Foundation to Drive Transparent IoT Solutions

May 23, 2024
Press Release

John Sirianni to scale up Tropic Square as new CEO

May 14, 2024
Press Release

Tropic Square at Embedded World

Mar 21, 2024
Events

August 2023 Newsletter

Aug 21, 2023
Newsletter

BTC Prague 2023 Keynote

Jun 8, 2023
Youtube

March 2023 Newsletter

Mar 13, 2023
Newsletter

Tropic Square Completes Initial Testing On New Open-Source Secure Element Chip

Feb 20, 2023
Bitcoin Magazine

Tropic Square’s initial testing of their first batch of prototype chips moves them one step closer to production

Feb 20, 2023
Press Release

Čipy pro bezpečnější elektroniku. Tropic Square z Prahy ukazují české možnosti v globálním průmyslu

Feb 14, 2023
Hospodářské Noviny

Miliony pro české čipy. Startup Tropic Square pomůže EU vyvíjet bezpečnější kryptopeněženky

Dec 13, 2022
CzechCrunch

Český čip Tropic Square se blíží sériové výrobě. Z Tchaj-wanu dorazily testovací vzorky

Dec 11, 2022
E15

Tropic Square To Launch Prototype For Open-Source Chips Used In Bitcoin Hardware

Aug 10, 2022
Bitcoin Magazine

Tropic Square raised €4M for secure chip development

Mar 22, 2021
Press Release

Tropic Square získala investici čtyři miliony eur. Použije je na vývoj kryptoměnového čipu

Mar 22, 2021
Forbes

Tropic Square is developing an open secure chip

Dec 10, 2020
Press Release

Tropic Square’s Open Source Secure Chip Begins Development

Dec 10, 2020
Bitcoin Takeover

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