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Distributed Key Management for Encrypting Data at Rest

Senior Software Engineer

$125k – $170k • 0.025% – 0.25%
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Atakama is a new solution for encrypting data without passwords. Our product elegantly combines advanced encryption schemes with a seamless, password-free user experience to provide file-level security that operating systems and cloud service providers don’t offer.

Atakama keeps users secure by combining data at rest encryption with an intuitive UX/UI that does not interfere with existing workflows.

As a Senior Software Engineer at Atakama, you will work alongside the CTO and a dedicated group of developers to architect and build various product features. We embrace the agile methodology and encourage creative and adaptive teamwork in order to solve complex problems.

We are seeking engineers who are passionate about building innovative solutions and high quality software. Our ideal candidate is one who works diligently to solve complex problems, appreciates a culture of learning and collaboration, and is invested in the future of security.


Design and implementation of critical features
Enforcement and creation of code standards
Code reviews and standards enforcement
Mentor and lead junior developers

Essential Qualifications:

- Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals: BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
- 3+ years of professional experience or equivalent practical experience
- Proficiency in at least one strongly typed language
- Self-motivation and willingness to extend and improve an established code base
- Strong communication skills and the willingness to collaborate with others
- Proficiency with Git

Non-essential Qualifications:

- An interest in cryptography and a desire to get into the weeds
- Experience with React Native or Qt5
- Back end web experience: data management, networking, worker queues, message queues
- Experience using Linux-based systems for servers
- Experience with FUSE or virtual file systems
- Experience with unit testing and CI tools: we embrace thorough code-testing practices

Our Stack:

- Python
- React Native (Javascript /Java / Objective-C)
- C++
- Qt5 / QML


- The necessary resources to succeed
- Competitive salary and equity
- Career advancement opportunities
- 401K retirement plan
- Premium healthcare, dental, and vision
- Gym membership
- Pantry stocked with healthy and no-so-healthy snacks
- Awesome HQ located in midtown Manhattan

** This is a full time position in our New York City office. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate remote work for this position and candidates must be fully authorized to work in the US. **

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Erik Aronesty

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Founded ZoneEdit, sold to Dotster. M.S. in bioinformatics. Published research on viruses in cancer. Did NLP for Bloomberg. Building a crypto app for Vida now.

Jack Ngai

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Hardworking and passionate IT expert looking find a new career in the cryptocurrency field.
CEO at Vida. Tech entrepreneur and investor. Hedge fund analyst. Physics and EE at Univ of PA, Finance at Columbia Business School, CFA Charterholder
Founder @vida-identity and @Reyhani Nemirovsky • Worked at @Merrill Lynch and @Bingham McCutchen

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