XQ empowers digital privacy for all. Built for the future, XQ protects data no matter where it goes.  

Designed to meet today’s need for a lightweight, Internet-scale data protection solution for mobile devices, IoT sensors, and data lakes, XQ is a new security architecture where all data is treated as a message. From regulated enterprises to Smart City operators, XQ provides a crypto-agile, quantum-safe data encryption, routing, and management solution. XQ uses the Zero-Trust security model and is focused on being a leader in the emerging market for highly distributed, internet-scale data protection.  

We are increasing in momentum and scale; this is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant and attractive start-up. If you’re excited to join the first company to extend the Zero-Trust Architecture for data protection and the fundamental backbone and services that we believe will drive the future of safe communication, join our team!

Senior Backend Developer (C)

Remote in USA or Canada | Full-time 

XQ is growing and we’re looking for an experienced Senior Backend Developer with proficiency in C. You would be focused on low-level networking, encryption, and working with embedded systems. You'll ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to manage. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality products are important aspects of this role.   

In this role, you will have the opportunity to talk directly with customers, producing creative solutions in partnership with XQ’s customer base.  

What you’ll be doing:  

  • Working on a variety of technologies and environments including C  
  • Collaborate with implementation team to ensure customers are set up for success  
  • Expand XQ’s product offering and uses cases into new customer products and domains  
  • Design and develop code to enhance user experience and platform stability  
  • Help build enterprise-grade software that is user friendly
  • Work autonomously in a hands-on environment  

What we’re looking for:  

  • Extensive experience in C
  • Experience with memory management  
  • Experience with C Socket programming  
  • A versatile person who can pick up new technologies quickly  
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements  

Some of the technologies we use:  

  • C  
  • PHP 
  • Scala  
  • Java   
  • Docker  
  • RESTful APIs  
  • GIT experience  
  • Modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token  
  • Modern front-end build pipelines and tools  
  • NPM and/or Yarn 

Our non-negotiables:  

  • You are both independently proactive and a team player who is collaborative in nature  
  • You’re excellent at managing your time with the ability to meet deadlines  
  • You are a clear communicator and great at interacting with multiple stakeholders  
  • You come to work without an ego and value the opinions of others  

Due to government contracts in place at XQ, it’s a Bonafide requirement that all applicants are a citizen of the United States or Canada. 

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