Our mission is to defend human rights and democracy through building software that is essential for digital freedom and privacy protection for all Internet users.
ProtonMail 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 such as Proton Calendar, Proton Drive, and much more.
Proton 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, San Francisco, and Taipei.
We are looking for a Security Engineer to help us protect the infrastructure that powers our services and safeguards our users' privacy. As a member of our security team (or Proton-CERT), you will work closely with your colleagues (currently five team members in total, located in Europe) and support other Proton employees throughout the company. In this role, building strong relations with members of the networking and core infrastructure teams are essential.
You will help us make our infrastructure more resilient, build up better monitoring and detection, and help us automate mitigation without impacting our services. As strong believers in free, open source software, our services rely on technologies like Linux and ELK, and we automate using scripting languages such as Python and Jupyter. Proton's focus on privacy comes with a unique challenge to our architecture, so much of your work will be necessarily innovative.
We realize this is a long list of requirements. If you feel like a good fit, despite not ticking all boxes, talk to us and let us know why we should hire you!
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