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Join us in helping people protect their privacy and safety online!
Working at Kanary
As a founding member of Kanary, you'll have the opportunity to imagine and build products that make a real difference in people's safety, security, and privacy. We need new tools and services to protect ourselves and our loved ones from a rapidly changing landscape of threats online and in the real world. Kanary scans the internet, removes listings, and makes sure personal information stays private. This is just the start. Come help us redefine how websites, companies, and individuals treat your information.
Generous, competitive salary and employee-friendly equity in Kanary.
We're remote with a hub in Seattle. Being a remote team has been and will be an advantage as we hire exceptional people and tackle more complex global privacy challenges. We coordinate quarterly trips and recognize the benefit of IRL collaboration.
We are a small, highly cross-functional team. You'll be a core part of shaping our culture and mission. We collaborate, move quickly, try not to break things, and help each other do our best work. We don't take ourselves too seriously and trust each other to manage our time effectively.
We're venture-backed. 2048 Ventures (Alex Iskold) and First Star Ventures (Drew Volpe) are our primary investors. They support our commitment to challenge the status quo, defend privacy, and build a better internet. Our other investors and advisors include mission-aligned leaders from DuckDuckGo, Mozilla Firefox, Datadog, and Github.
Our Hiring Process
We start with an intro call and take a look at your past work if you can share it. That might be a portfolio or a git repo. Then we'll set up a discussion so you can get to know our team, our mission, and how we could work together. With that background, we'll collaborate on a project or case study. We won't ask you about abstract algorithms or expect you to spend a weekend working for free. The final step is to debrief what did and didn't go well about the project and answer any remaining questions. From first intro until making a decision, we typically take between one and four weeks to know if it's a good fit. Throughout the process, we want to make sure you can show off your strengths and get to know our team.
Backend Engineering Lead
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We’re a team of 5 building a new way for individuals to protect their information. We’re backed by top pre-seed VCs like YC and 2048 and privacy leaders like Mozilla, but 2 years since our first raise, we’re funded by our customers.
Titles at our stage don’t matter much. We’re looking for a strong software engineer to help grow the product and the team as we respond to rapid customer growth. The most challenging work at Kanary is backend development. You’ll own projects like:
experiment with novel approaches for anonymously traversing the web (captcha solving, browser fingerprinting, residential IPs). Embrace the cat and mouse game of working against the bad guys.
performance engineering - identify and implement optimizations across application code (API, serializers, data models), database and deployment configuration. We use python and django on our backend.
minimize QA time and code repetition by working with generative models and extending our templating language using Go.
Salary estimate: $150k + generous equity (3%)
Compensation depends on experience and potential but we aim to be fair and competitive with equity and salary. If this sounds like fun, reach out to our founder, rachel[at]kanary.com.