Proton was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Since then, we have become one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, with a team of 300 people representing 30 nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Skopje, Taipei, Vilnius, and Prague. Our privacy-first services, including ProtonMail, ProtonVPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive, with more to come, are used by millions of people from over 180 countries.
Proton is a mission-driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world.
Proton is a technology-driven company, created and powered by engineers. Science, research, and development is a core part of our DNA. We believe in peer review and sharing knowledge. Our software is open-source and written to benefit the world. We believe in the transformative power of technology, and the even greater importance of doing the right thing
About the position:
ProtonVPN is a product based on network interactions between a wide range of different devices. The list of devices we support is expected to grow, and we are also continuously expanding and upgrading our infrastructure to accommodate a growing number of users. At the same time, we are working on new tools and features to improve the privacy and security we offer our users. We are therefore looking for a Networking QA Engineer to join our team.
As a member of the ProtonVPN QA team, you will investigate ProtonVPN’s client applications’ (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android) networking interactions, reporting issues, and suggesting improvements as required. You might be scripting in Bash, Python or Lua, or using advanced networking diagnostic tools. You will work in close collaboration with the entire ProtonVPN development team on any outstanding projects. The ideal candidate will be excited to face unique and varied challenges that require a variety of skills to resolve.
What you will do:
As a QA member, be an active part of the ProtonVPN development team
Collaborate in the analysis of complex challenges related to how client applications behave, in particular, behavior-related, but not limited to, their networking stacks
Perform manual testing on applications’ functionality on different platforms
Take part in the development of innovative solutions to improve the ProtonVPN testing infrastructure and extend its functionality
Take part in extending existing open source projects or in creating new ones
Expert-level knowledge of application-level networking (Windows, Android, or macOS/iOS)
Expert-level understanding of networking/traffic inspection tools
Good knowledge of VPN Protocols (IKEv2, OpenVPN, WireGuard)
Good understanding of HTTPS certificates and public key infrastructure
A documented track record of contributions to open source projects and applications
Basic understanding of the principles of quality assurance
Basic understanding of software development
Bonus points for:
Linux system administration and configuration management (Puppet, Ansible)
Programming languages (C/C++, Python, Lua, Rust, PHP, Bash)
Linux/Windows/macOS Kernel/system development
Code debugging and profiling
Why you should join Proton:
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.
At Proton, our teams, users, and products are as diverse as the world we live in. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and equity in everything we do, and we welcome you to be yourself with us.
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.
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