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Software Engineer, Core Technology

Material Security

Material Security

Software Engineering, IT
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023
As a Software Engineer on the Core Technology team at Material Security, you’ll be part of an early, remote first, fast-growing team of experienced engineers. We’re doing greenfield backend work to expand Material’s capabilities beyond email, while simultaneously overhauling the performance and scale of our existing email platform. We run the “secret sauce” that powers Material’s active protections and the platform that the rest of the product is built on.


  • Build scalable distributed systems capable of efficiently handling high throughput.
  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and robust software systems.
  • Collaborate and partner with our product teams to build and maintain reliable and sustainable software.
  • Ship high-impact features or projects (in collaboration with product and security) while leveraging modern frameworks and tooling.
  • Contribute to great engineering culture through active participation and mentorship.

What We're Looking For

  • Technical Ability: Solid software engineering fundamentals, raw coding ability, and problem-solving ability are key. Ideal candidates are prolific but careful coders in at least one mainstream language and have the ability to easily pick up new ones (i.e. Typescript). They can quickly identify the best ways to tackle challenging problems while explaining their decisions to teammates.
  • Technical Maturity: Our engineering team punches above its weight because everyone can write very high-quality code without too much oversight. The foresight to understand what risks we should/should-not take is crucial to reliably ship production code.
  • Ownership: We love engineers who deeply care about the impact of their work and find satisfaction in a job well done. Strong ownership starts before the first line of code (is this the right approach?) and continues after the last commit is merged (now that we've shipped, how is this behaving in prod?).
  • Attitude & Ambition: The best candidates are smart, hard-working, competitive, and not afraid to fail. They are team first but willing to take the lead with minimal guidance and supervision.
Material Security is a remote-first workplace with an office in Redwood City, California.
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Compensation at Material Security is determined by a range of factors, including but not limited to the individual’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience. The projected compensation range for this position is $113,900 to $301,400. The projected salary range is just one component of Material Security’s total compensation package for employees.