Imagine working on a global communication network that’s used by 3.7 billion people and every day more than a quarter trillion messages cross this network. There’s just one problem: even in today’s modern world, phishing attacks run rampant, costing companies billions of dollars each year. Whether it’s from wire fraud, W-2 thefts, or targeted strikes to steal data, companies have been powerless to protect themselves.

Valimail offers a comprehensive solution for stopping fake email, protecting brands, and helping ensure compliance. We’ve already stopped billions of malicious emails from being delivered, won over a dozen prestigious cybersecurity awards, and count some of the world's biggest companies as customers, including Fannie Mae, Uber, Yelp, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

As Valimail’s newest Back-End Engineer, you’ll be a major contributor to the company’s success. You’ll share in the design, development, and deployment of major pieces of the Valimail system. Your technical contributions will help protect dozens of brands, authenticate hundreds of millions of emails every day, and protect people all over the world from fraud.

If you like the idea of working on planetary-scale messaging systems with some of the latest tools and making a difference in the lives of half the world’s population, we’d love to talk to you.

What You'll be Doing

  • Building and maintaining high performance, scalable data pipelines
  • Helping ensure that engineering quality goals (test coverage and automation) are met or exceeded as part of the definition of done.
  • Building internal tooling to aid other Valimail departments in the performance of their job duties
  • Helping analyze and resolve any code performance or scalability issues as reported by internal stakeholders

About You

  • Extensive experience building high performance backend systems
  • 7+ years backend programming experience in more than one language (including Ruby & Golang)
  • Experience working with RDBMS (PostgreSQL), Message Queues (SQS, Kafka), NoSQL (DynamoDB), and external caching (Redis)
  • Experience building, provisioning, and deploying services in AWS in an automated fashion
  • Experience working with Container and Orchestration software (We use Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Dedication to automation across the board: testing, coding standards, deployment, configuration management, etc
  • Commitment to using the right tool for the job
  • Ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems

Bonus Points

  • Proficiency in Go, C, Ruby on Rails, or Rust
  • Track record of contributing to or maintaining open source projects
  • Prior involvement with standards bodies such as the IETF
  • Ability to shepherd sophisticated technical concepts through external parties with competing interests, such as open source communities and standards bodies
  • Deep expertise with network protocols like DNS
  • Understanding of email authentication standards
  • Passion for security

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive pay + participation in employee stock option plan
  • Comprehensive health, dental, + vision coverage
  • Eight weeks of paid maternity leave & Four weeks of paid paternity leave (if the parent also qualifies for STD, this benefit is in addition)
  • Remote First Company, you can work anywhere within the US
  • Unlimited and flexible PTO. We believe balanced, happy, relaxed people do better work

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