Software Engineer: Growth 

Job Summary 

We are seeking a talented and motivated full-time Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will work as part of the engineering team to: 

  • Develop the Tailscale product, contributing to frontend code and backend services. Bring a special focus on reaching new users and iterating quickly to grow the user base. Because we’re an early-stage and fully remote company, we’re looking for a motivated individual who can help move the product forward. The ability to think on your feet collaborate with highly technical teams, and comfort working asynchronously are essential. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • As many Growth projects revolve around users’ direct interactions with the service and user-facing components, familiarity with frontend development in React+Typescript is of immediate relevance. This will not be the sole focus of the role and there will be opportunities to work across the codebase. 

  • Much of the rest of the product and supporting systems are implemented in Go. Previous experience with #golang makes ramping up much quicker. 

  • Familiarity working with analytics pipelines like Google Analytics and Segment events will be important. You should be comfortable handling cohorts of users who experience different experiments, and be able to determine next steps in the product based on data. 

  • Familiarity with developing features amenable to experimentation through, for example, A/B testing. 


  • Ability to give and process constructive feedback, as well as work independently Flexibility to adjust to the dynamic nature of a startup 

With the team, you’ll succeed with these sorts of goals: 

  • Work as part of a team of engineers and designers to grow the Tailscale service

  • Take a holistic view of the product, from a customer, needs to client applications to the admin console 


Tailscale is a fully remote company with employees in both the United States and Canada. We offer: 

  • Flexible (and reasonable) working hours — work/life balance is exceptionally important to us 

  • Competitive compensation, stock options, and 401(k) (for United States-based employees) 

  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision benefits, and more 

  • 4 weeks of paid vacation (standard across the company) + 12 company holidays per year 

  • An allowance for equipment to help you personalize your workspace 

  • Parental leave 

This is a full-time position. Our team is spread across Toronto, Montréal, New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Victoria, Phoenix, and elsewhere. We are looking for someone based in the continental United States or Canada who can maintain several hours a day of overlap with the Eastern time zone. 

Tailscale is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a work environment that is both diverse and inclusive. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, ancestry, creed, color, disability, ethnicity, family or medical care leave, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No recruiters, please.

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria — unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

About Tailscale

Tailscale builds software that makes it easy to connect and secure devices, no matter where they are. Every day, banks and multi-national companies use Tailscale to protect their corporate networks. Hobbyists and start-ups trust Tailscale to collaborate and share access to tooling. We're building a future for the Internet that's easy, small and safe, like it used to be. Founded in 2019 and fully distributed, we're backed by Accel, HeavyBit, and Uncork Capital. 

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