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Backend Engineer

Skiff

Skiff

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023
About SkiffSkiff is hiring backend developers to bring freedom to the internet. If you enjoy working on privacy-first, open-source, and well-crafted products you’ll fit right in. Engineers at Skiff own large chunks of the product and are responsible for shipping (a lot) to nearly a million users.Skiff has an office in San Francisco and will be opening another in New York City next year. By joining Skiff, you’ll be part of a team that cares deeply about shaping the future of collaboration, communication, and the internet.About the roleAs a Backend Engineer at Skiff, you will play a crucial role in writing code and delivering to production across our end-to-end encrypted email, drive, pages, and calendar products. Your responsibilities will extend from designing architecture to process millions of emails, to integrating services across an ecosystem of connected products, and leveraging the latest in cryptography.About you
  • Experience with statically typed languages, including TypeScript.
  • Experience with server-side frameworks including Node.js.
  • Familiarity with a range of database solutions, e.g. Redis, PostgreSQL and general storage solutions like S3.
  • Experience with distributed systems and scalable infrastructure.
  • Expertise designing server-side APIs (e.g. GraphQL) for internal services and developers.
  • Knowledge of security protocols and encryption techniques is a plus.
  • Experience with messaging or communication platforms is a plus.
Responsibilities
  • Implement secure and privacy-enhancing protocols to protect user data and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Optimize system performance and scalability to handle millions of concurrent users and messages.
  • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to maintain code quality and best practices.
  • Contribute to the open-source community and support Skiff's commitment to advancing privacy and security.
Benefits
  • Health, Dental, and Vision: Get free comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Lunch always on us: Creativity is sparked by great conversations and there is no better time for inspiration to strike than over a shared meal.
  • Flexible PTO: Take the time you need when you need it. Our flexible PTO lets all Skiff employees do their best work always.
  • 401(k) Plan. Contribute to your 401k and plan for retirement
Application Process
  • Coffee chat with one of Skiff’s founders [20m]
  • Technical screen with members of Skiff’s engineering team [1hr]
  • Virtual “onsite” with both technical/coding and non-technical/discussion-based areas of focus [3hrs]