Engineering Manager - Bridge

Job description

A better internet is possible, one that empowers people to choose how their personal information is used. This might seem daunting, or even impossible, but at Proton, building this better internet is what we do every day.

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, ProtonMail, is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as ProtonVPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, use end-to-end encryption that gives our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.

Today, Proton is making privacy universally accessible to more than 50 million registered users, including journalists, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 30 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world.

New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens use our products so they can choose who, if anyone, sees their information. Join us at one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies, we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.


Purpose of the role

As an Engineering Manager for Proton Bridge, you will inspire and grow a dedicated team of software developers to create products that enable our customers to communicate securely online using the mail client applications they already have, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird and Apple Mail. Proton Bridge is compatible with most email clients supporting IMAP and SMTP, and runs in the background seamlessly encrypting and decrypting messages as they enter and leave a computer. Bridge has been in development since 2017 and it is a unique project combining backend (IMAP and SMTP) functionality and desktop app development. 
You can expect to work with the team on continuous improvement of the whole application and making the product ready for broader audience and for professional services. You will collaborate on the design and development of this system at scale, and partner with product managers to develop strategic direction for your team. You will advocate for making continuous investments in developer productivity and code quality, while ensuring fast feature delivery on behalf of our customers.


What you will do

  • Collaborate with other engineering managers and your peers to develop your team's strategy
  • Facilitate the technical design and product discussions
  • Hire, develop, and coach engineers, and help them achieve their goals
  • Hold yourself and your team accountable to high engineering standards
  • Guide your team to continuously improve our systems towards greater observability and resiliency
  • Develop efficient processes, instill a sense of urgency, and motivate your team to operate with high velocity, ownership, and accountability
  • Build products, systems, and services that solve your customers' problems
  • Foster an inclusive environment for your team to show up and give their best each day
  • Contribute to Proton's technology and open source communities


Technologies we use

  • Languages: Golang, C++, C#, make, bash
  • Frameworks: Qt with QML
  • Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Collaboration tools: git, gitlab, JIRA, Confluence

Job requirements

  • 6+ years of professional experience
  • 2+ years directly leading / managing engineers
  • Experience in development of multi-platform (Windows, Linux, MacOS) desktop applications (Golang)
  • A history of collaboration with product, product marketing, design, and analytics on developing product roadmaps
  • Experience creating well-crafted, maintainable code
  • A curious, passionate, and growth-oriented mindset
  • Eagerness to share your ideas, and openness to those of others


Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations, such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - ProtonMail - has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.


Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.


Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.