Engineering Manager - Drive

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 Engineering Manager for Proton Drive, you will manage and lead development of end-to-end encrypted online storage products for millions of Proton customers worldwide. You will be responsible to ensure best practices in code quality and architectural design, while maintaining alignment across mobile, web, and desktop clients. You will lead design and development of systems and customer experiences at scale, and partner with product managers to develop strategic direction for your teams. As a member of the Proton engineering leadership team, you will advocate for making continuous investments in developer productivity and code quality, while ensuring fast feature delivery for your customers. You will report directly to the VP of Engineering.


What you will do

  • Collaborate with senior leadership and your peers to develop the strategy for your team
  • Lead and participate in technical design and product discussions with leaders across the company
  • Hire, develop, and coach engineers and engineering managers, and help them learn and grow to 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 our broader technology and open source communities


Technologies we use

  • REST APIs
  • HTTP networking
  • SQL, Redis
  • PHP (Symphony), Go, and Python
  • iOS, macOS (Swift)
  • Android (Kotlin, Jetpack)
  • Web (Typescript, React)
  • Windows (.NET)
  • Applied cryptography (PGP, SSL, etc.)
  • Object stores and storage systems (S3, Ceph, etc.)
  • File system implementations, POSIX APIs

Job requirements

  • 10+ years of software development or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years directly managing engineers and engineering managers
  • Experience in development of first party products
  • A history of collaboration with product, product marketing, design, and analytics to develop product roadmaps
  • A curious, passionate, and growth-oriented mindset
  • Experience creating well-crafted, maintainable code
  • 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.


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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.