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Backend Software Engineer at Ghostery

New York, New York, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Aug 20 2018)
About the company
Ghostery is one of the most recognizable and popular brands in the privacy space, with a wildly successful browser extension and mobile browsers that are relied upon by millions of people around the world. We aim to provide a cleaner, faster, and safer browsing experience for our users by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites. Ghostery is a subsidiary of Cliqz GmbH, a privacy leader and innovator determined to deliver a more private internet, with a focus on putting user needs first.

Ghostery is headquartered in New York City, with a small-but-dedicated team operating much like an independent startup. Our engineers are language agnostic with the ability to seamlessly jump between various points in our tech stack. We’re looking for passionate and talented engineers who are willing to learn and grow with us, as we rapidly expand the Ghostery brand.


30 vacation days per year

100% employer-paid healthcare

401k plus employer match

Commuter benefits

Team lunches and happy hours

Flexible/remote-work policy

Occasional travel to Munich, Germany

Ghostery is an equal opportunity employer.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work is NOT possible

Job description
Ghostery, a recognized leader in online user privacy, is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our tight-knit engineering team. We are interested in engineers with a passion for pushing boundaries and trying new frameworks, languages and methodologies. The ideal person will also be ready to jump into our AWS infrastructure as we manage and upgrade multiple legacy services. Applicants must be excited to contribute to a highly visible open-source project and should have a strong desire to make web browsing a safer experience for all.

This is a mid-level engineering position with a focus on development and growth. Candidates must have a working knowledge of Golang and prior experience building clean software applications. A formal Computer Science degree is preferred but not mandatory.

Skills & requirements

Work with the product team to develop and deploy new features and bug fixes to the Ghostery product suite

Build and maintain the AWS infrastructure that powers Ghostery

Work with the privacy gurus at Cliqz to integrate new privacy-first technology into Ghostery

Help with the development of new Ghostery privacy applications

Required Qualifications:

2-4 years’ experience building and deploying back-end services

1-2 years’ experience working with Go

Experience working with Amazon AWS (EC2, RDS, CloudFront)

Experience working with PostgreSQL and other relational databases

Ability to work with Configuration Management and Continuous Integration tools for testing and deployment (Ansible, Travis, Jenkins)

Understanding of HTTP (request, response, headers, sessions, authentication)

Experience working in an agile environment

Ability to build and consume command line tools (Bash, git)

CS degree or equivalent work experience

Bonus Qualifications:

Previous history working on large-scale B2C projects (>10 million users)

Prior experience working in / with ad-tech

Experience writing JavaScript

Desktop application development a plus

Instructions how to apply
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