Linux Software Engineer AnchorFree
Linux Software Engineer (System-Level Linux, Web Servers / Proxies, VPN)
AnchorFree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. The company?s mission is to enable secure access to the world?s information for an addressable market of 5 billion people who access the Web through computers or mobile devices. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world?s most popular app for safe browsing. Hotspot Shield secures all Internet communications, protects the user?s identity online, and provides universal access to all Internet content.
Hotspot Shield has been downloaded more than 150 million times and is the number one security app on the iPhone. Hotspot Shield has over 100 million monthly user sessions. Securing over 4 billion pages per month for its users, AnchorFree is ranked among the top 50 online destinations as far as total traffic (by Quantcast).
AnchorFree is funded by blue chip investors that include: Goldman Sachs, Bert Roberts (former chairman and CEO of MCI), Doug Maine (former CFO of IBM); Esther Dyson, Subrah Iyar (founder of WebEx), Greg Coleman (former president of Huffington Post), Rick Roth (former CEO of OgilvyAction). AnchorFree is located at the heart of Silicon Valley - Mountain View, CA. The office contains a gym, foosball, a pool table, ping pong, free food and drinks.
AnchorFree is looking for all-star Linux Software Engineer to become part of the talented team of engineers! Responsible for developing and maintaining our core back-end technology that services millions of our users worldwide. The candidate should have proficiency with Linux internals, multi-threaded server software, HTTP proxies and VPN development. Candidate will work together with our development stuff to improve stability and reliability of our products. This candidate will be working with real-time environment where the work that she does will immediately impact millions of people next time they use our product. Candidate is expected to apply their base of technical, operational, process and project skills to identify opportunities for process improvement, lead portions of projects or processes, and bring new knowledge into the organization.
Work with our back-end Linux team to improve experience for our users
Contribute to design and development of new networking features and feature enhancements for existing software
Communicate effectively with peers to highlight and clarify software design requirements
Experiment with new open source technologies that would improve stability and performance of our server infrastructure
Work closely with development team and architect, to scope the problem, investigate, and design a solution that meets product requirements
Be responsible for all aspects of software development including design, coding, testing and debugging
Minimum Job Qualifications:
3+ years of Linux / Unix development; including system-level programming, networking, packet filtering
Experience working with Linux- RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu
Hands-on experience with developing content-processing modules (proxies, filters etc.) for popular proxy servers (Apache, NGinx, etc.)
Experience with developing and supporting VPN servers (IPSEC, L2TP, SSL)
Thorough understanding of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP
Experience in TCP/IP socket programming, multi-threading
Strong debugging, troubleshooting and performance-tuning skills
Ability to follow good programming practices and work in a startup environment
Excellent written communication skills, articulate and proactive
Strong team player and independent contributor
Preferable Job Qualifications:
Practical experience with OpenVPN
Practical experience developing and supporting web proxies
Practical experience with intrusion detection / prevention systems: Snort, Suricata etc.
Experience developing and maintaining high-bandwidth, distributed environments
Prior or current involvement in open-source projects
Peer-to-Peer technology development experience
Compensation and Benefits:
Highly competitive salary
Excellent employee stock option plan
Relocation assistance available
Free food and drinks
Foosball, Small gym and showers, Pool table, Table Tennis
FREE Medical, Dental and Vision
Easy Access to Caltrain and Light Rail (free pass)
New Laptop (mac or pc) and Monitor
Employee discounts on HP, Apple and Verizon
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