Join Our Team

Join us in helping people protect their privacy and safety online!

The Opportunity

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 an increasing number 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.

Compensation

Generous, competitive salary and employee-friendly equity in Kanary.

Location

We're remote. Our team was forged during a global pandemic. Being a remote team has been and will be an advantage as we hire exceptional people and tackle more complex global privacy challenges.

Team

As a founding member, you'll be a core part of our team and shape our culture. 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. Once health restrictions allow, we'll coordinate in person meet ups so we can collaborate IRL and compare height differences.

Investors

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 like to get started by having a quick intro call and taking a look at your past work if you can share it. That might be a portfolio, a reference, 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.


Open Roles

Lead Frontend Engineer

Engineering Intern


Lead Frontend Engineer

Kanary's front end builds trust, demonstrates transparency, and saves our members hundreds of hours each year removing personal data from websites. As a founding member of our team, you'll lay the groundwork for scaling our React front end and adapting as we grow. We're looking for an engineer with a founder mentality to join us on the journey!

The challenges you'll work on:

  • Lead the expansion of our React app
  • Scope and launch internal tools quickly, focusing on optimizing operations
  • Translate designs into smooth, fast, and clean user experiences
  • Design APIs to load and cache data, creating immediate feedback for our members
  • Implement personalized alerting based on members' data and preferences
  • Lead the launch and iteration on new microservices and migrations
  • Qualities:

  • Loves frontend development
  • Ships new features quickly, appropriately adding and cleaning up technical debt
  • Obsessive about application performance and speed
  • Analytical about member data, usage patterns, and testing ideas
  • Enjoys taking ownership of ideas to help the team quickly build the best solution
  • Seeks out team feedback & support but is comfortable with ambiguity and autonomy
  • You know what you're best at but are flexible to jump in wherever needed
  • Tech:

  • Today, we use React, Typescript, TailwindUI, NPM, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Kubernetes, hosted on AWS. Tomorrow, we'll experiment, iterate, and use the right tool for the job.
  • Interested?

    Introduce yourself by sending a quick email to [email protected]. Tell us why you're reaching out and we'll get back to you within 2 days about next steps.


    Engineering Intern

    Kanary is a highly technical team looking for engineering interns. You'll be working alongside alumni from IBM, Civis Data Science, GoodRX, Stanford, Northwestern, Mozilla, ID Police Academy, and Tableau. Our goal is to build an amazing product and fulfilling culture. We love working with students or recent grads who are eager to learn about early stage startups and software development. Our interns add a ton of value and we believe in paying them for their contribution.

    What you'll achieve:

    You'll learn a ton. You'll contribute to the growth of an early-stage startup & learn how to protect personal data through automation. Learning is great, but our interns also impact our company objectives & mission! Our latest intern shipped critical code to production in their first 2 weeks. Another decided they wanted to run our Twitter account too and tripled our follower count. Another took on captchas and built a solver using low-code tools in 1 week.

    Your internship experience:

    You'll have weekly meetings with our dev leads and founder. Your work will be in production within the first week and critical to our team's success. Most of our work can be async and via Slack if you're doing other internships, in a bootcamp, or taking courses.

    This quarter, we'll work together on improving the resilience and scope of our automation. Strong analytical skills will be necessary to dig into our data and identify new performance issues. We'll want to hear about your ideas for optimizing performance and increasing development speed. We'll help you implement the best ones.

    In addition to high-priority issues, there is always something new to work on. If you're interested in fullstack development or data science, we'll create the time for you to develop your skills and contribute.

    Qualities

  • Proactive and open communicator
  • Collaborative and unafraid to ask for help
  • Able to complete and test work quickly and on schedule
  • Excelled in prior work or internships
  • Experienced with web development, excited to learn new languages & frameworks
  • Interested?

    Introduce yourself by sending a quick email to [email protected]. Tell us why you're reaching out and we'll get back to you within 2 days about next steps.