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Senior Software Engineer - Open Source, Security, Dev Tools

BoxyHQ [Security Building Blocks for Developers] is a commercial open-source company providing APIs for security, privacy, and enterprise compliance. We empower developers to automate product security and enhance their SaaS applications with enterprise-ready features like Single Sign-On (SSO).

We're seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Software Developer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will lead the development of our open-source projects, contribute to our suite of developer tools, and drive initiatives to enhance security across all aspects of our products.

What You'll Be Doing:

As a Senior Software Engineer at BoxyHQ, you'll be at the forefront of developing open-source API-driven developer tools that empower companies to streamline compliance and enhance data security in their products. Here's an overview of your responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of our open-source API-driven developer tools, ensuring high-quality code and adherence to best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement innovative solutions to simplify compliance and data security-related features.
  • Contribute to product discussions and planning openly via GitHub, and actively participate in shaping our internal processes.
  • Take ownership of technical documentation, ensuring accuracy and relevance to our products.
  • Share your knowledge and insights with the team and the broader developer community through technical blogs, talks, and other activities.
  • Take overall ownership and responsibility for the development, maintenance, incident management, and security of our products and systems.

Key Skills:

To thrive in this role, we're looking for candidates with:

  • Strong software engineering background, with experience in languages like Go and JavaScript, preferred.
  • Proficiency in coding standards, unit testing, and documentation practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a remote-first environment, with a high level of self-discipline and autonomy.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage in clear, constructive, and respectful dialogue with team members and the community.
  • A passion for open-source software and a commitment to driving innovation in the developer tools space.
  • Ideal experience in Cybersecurity, Authentication, Authorization, and/or Data Protection.
  • A self-driven and developer-first mentality.
  • Native-level fluency in English.

Don't worry if you're not already well-versed in our product knowledge; we'll kick off by addressing your questions and discussing scenarios to ensure a seamless transition into your role.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Software Engineer role is a seasoned developer with a passion for open-source projects, security, and developer tools. With strong coding skills and experience in languages like Go and JavaScript, you'll thrive in our dynamic, remote-first environment. If you're committed to driving innovation in the developer community and eager to shape the future of BoxyHQ, we want to hear from you!


This is a full-time position (approximately 40 hours/week).


The team is 100% remote. Those who will be working with you most closely are in the European & Indian time zones. But you could be based anywhere in the world.


  • 100% remote work environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days of paid vacation per year
  • Weekly virtual hangouts with the team
  • Team-first, sensible working environment

About Us

  • Open source-first company - your work will be visible and you will be able to influence hundreds of developers!
  • Our team is distributed remotely worldwide.
  • BoxyHQ is still small with less than 10 employees. You will be one of the first employees and can drive major parts of the product.
  • Highly competitive salary and stock options.
  • Experienced founders with strong engineering, commercial, and open-source experience.
  • We encourage and support the team in attending conferences, giving talks, writing blog posts, and other activities.
  • We believe in constantly iterating and improving; you will get to influence our internal processes as well.

How To Apply

To get started, please send your CV to [email protected]. We encourage you to apply even if you don't feel like you match the description 100%. Many great people tend to undervalue their skills, so we don't want to miss the chance of meeting you.