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Software Engineer - Backend - Vault CryptoSec

United States - California (Remote)

About HashiCorp

HashiCorp is a fast-growing startup that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build products to give organizations a consistent way to manage their move to cloud-based IT infrastructures for running their applications. Our products enable companies large and small to mix and match AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other clouds as well as on-premises environments, easing their ability to deliver new applications for their business.

At HashiCorp, we have used the Tao of HashiCorp as our guiding principles for product development and operate according to a strong set of company principles for how we interact with each other. We value top-notch collaboration and communication skills, both among internal teams and in how we interact with our users.

Engineering at HashiCorp is largely a remote team. While prior experience working remotely isn't required, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy.

About the Role

We build Consul, Nomad, Vault, Terraform, Vagrant, and Packer. Alongside that, we deploy enterprise products for each in a variety of different ways: licensed and unlicensed binaries, appliances to public cloud platforms, and hosted SaaS platforms. Our products help organizations of all sizes run any infrastructure for any application.

This role is a Senior-level Software Engineer on the Vault team at HashiCorp. The Vault team works on both open source and enterprise versions of Vault, programming primarily in Go with a focus on stability, reliability, performance, and security. Vault is used in critical environments and operated by a range of organizations and individuals to solve infrastructure management problems.

This role provides an opportunity to help design, prototype, and implement core features while ensuring the stability of the product across a range of use-cases. Our teams’ work can be viewed on GitHub in the core products (for Vault, Nomad, or Consul) or in libraries our teams depend on, like raft, memberlist, and go-plugin.

You can learn more about the Vault product with our Co-Founder & CTO by watching this video here: Introduction to HashiCorp Vault with Armon Dadgar

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Help contribute to the HashiCorp community by providing code review, mentorship, and support to HashiCorp employees, community members, and partners
  • Collaborate with highly skilled HashiCorp Engineers in a team based approach on delivering key Vault functionality
  • Advocate and support improvements to Vault APIs and core to improve development and integration of tools and plugins
  • Work on issues and improvements critical to the success of HashiCorp customers and the broader community
  • Own the full lifecycle of experience-appropriate feature development from design through testing and release
  • Program mostly in Golang, learning from and contributing to a team committed to continually improving their skills

You may be a good fit for our team if some of the following apply:

  • You have experience in a programming language like Go, Java, or C++
  • You have skills or interest in practical/applied cryptographic algorithms, or experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Advanced Data Protection (ADP) and Encryption as a Service
  • You like writing programs that can be understood by their users
  • You care about creating highly testable code
  • You enjoy communicating your ideas through writing
  • You have experience operating and maintaining production systems
  • You exhibit ownership in your work, including research and understanding of the problem space, collaborating with the team to come up with solutions, proactively communicating your progress to the team, and shipping the feature over the finish line

What is our hiring process like?

The below serves as a basic outline; we may choose to add or remove steps based on the information that we gather during the process.

  • Introductory Call with someone from our recruiting team.
  • First Interview with an Engineering Manager
  • Interview Loop with additional team members, with the following panel:
    • Technical Code Pairing interview
    • Code Review interview
    • Communication and Collaboration interview
    • Systems and architecture interview
  • If applicable, a final conversation with the Engineering Manager for the team you would be joining
  • Offer

We do our best to accommodate your programming language of choice for technical interviews.

About the Application Process:

Please note, as collaboration and communication are a critical aspect of how we work, a cover letter is a great way to provide a sample of how you communicate.

In your cover letter, please describe why you're interested in working at HashiCorp, and what draws you to this role in particular. Specifics of your past experience that are relevant to this role are great to include, too.

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HashiCorp embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.

Benefits at HashiCorp

Note: some benefits may differ from one country to another.

Medical, dental & vision

HashiCorp offers your choice of medical plans as well as dental and vision coverage for you and any dependents, including spouses, domestic partners, and children. Coverage begins upon your first day of hire.

Life & disability insurance

HashiCorp provides life insurance coverage in the amount equal to your annual salary at no cost to you. If you would like additional coverage, you have the option to enroll in voluntary life insurance for yourself or your dependents. You will also be covered under our short term and long term disability policies in the event that you are unable to work for an extended period of time due to a health condition.

Flexible spending account (FSA)

You can set aside pretax money to go towards the purchase or payment of approved health care and dependent care expenses. These can include copays, birth control, day care for children or elder adults, acupuncture, and more.

Vacation and Other Leaves

We believe in giving our employees the opportunity to recharge and refresh, and our vacation policy reflects that. Our Paid Vacation Policy offers employees 4 weeks of vacation per year. So, whether you’d like to vacation on a beach or relax at home, it’s up to you! Additionally, we offer 10 days of paid sick leave per year, bereavement leave, miscarriage leave and extended personal leave. We value your health and well-being and empower you to take ownership of your earned and well-deserved time away.

401(k)

Our 401(k) plan provides a variety of investment options to help you fund your retirement. The plan allows you to contribute a designated amount of your pre-taxed income from each paycheck thereby lowering your taxable annual income. The plan also offers employees the opportunity to enroll in Roth, and after-tax contributions.

Family Expansion Benefit

We are dedicated to supporting the needs of our employees and their families in a way that is inclusive of all family structures. That is why we’re proud to offer a Family Expansion Benefit through Carrot designed to support a variety of family expansion methods that range from Adoption to Fertility treatments, and can be customized to the needs and preferences of each individual employee.

Maternity and Parental Leave

To bond with their newborn, we provide birthing parents up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave via short-term disability and HashiCorp’s parental leave policy. For non-birthing parents (including adoptive) we offer 8 weeks of paid parental leave.

Expanded Mental Health Support

We understand the importance of supporting our employees mental health, and are committed to doing this through a variety of resources. In addition to offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we provide employees access to an on-demand behavioral healthcare benefit through Ginger.