Full-Stack Developer

Job description

Our company:

At Proton Technologies AG, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data.

Proton Technologies AG was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users. Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Our users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei. We're also considering future potential office locations such as London and Barcelona.

About the position:

As a member of the Growth Engineering team, you’ll be responsible for bringing millions of new customers to our product ecosystem: Proton Mail, Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and Proton VPN. You'll work closely with a small, dedicated team to build systems for acquisition, onboarding, activation, and engagement while creating great user experiences at scale. You’ll help design experiments to discover and validate customer hypotheses and develop fast, reliable services to drive engagement and keep our existing customers happy.

As we scale, you’ll have the opportunity to grow into a larger role, responsible for a team of engineers and the entire lifecycle of new projects. If you have experience and a keen interest in turning abstract ideas into reality, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

What you will do:

  • Design, build and maintain large-scale products
  • Ensure all parts of the technical design are correctly incorporated
  • Write clear, tested, and documented code
  • Follow high engineering standards and best practices
  • Enjoy the benefits of a flexible work environment that utilizes Agile workflows

Technologies we use and teach:

  • PHP, Symfony
  • Python
  • Go
  • React.js, Gatsby
  • MySQL, Redis
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • WordPress

    Job requirements

    • 5+ years experience in designing and building highly scalable front end and back end systems
    • Solid knowledge of server-side technologies (e.g., PHP, Python, Golang, Node.Js)
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • At least a few years of experience using JavaScript and working on concepts such as asynchronous programming, closures, and ES6
    • Strong background in computer science (algorithms, data structure, software design, reliability, maintainability, etc.)
    • Solid knowledge of browser APIs and optimizing front end performance
    • Demonstrated technical ability to motivate and guide teams to reach their goals, and a desire to learn and grow into a larger role

    Bonus points for:

    • Well versed in security and with a good understanding of application security best practices from a programming point of view
    • Extensive Linux experience
    • Knowledge of TypeScript

    Why you should join Proton Technologies AG:

    • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
    • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
    • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
    • The chance to do something meaningful. Our products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
    • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.

    Proton Technologies AG 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.