Senior Software Engineer -- Mac OS X

Remote • $140k - $180k • 0.100% - 0.125%

Huntress Labs

Role Location

  • Remote


  • $140k - $180k
  • 0.100% - 0.125%


51 - 100 people


6021 University Blvd Ste 450
Ellicott City, MD, 21043, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Stimulus
  • HAML
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • AWS
  • Git
  • Go
  • Python

Role Description

Senior Software Engineer, Mac OS X

What We Do

Hackers are constantly evolving, exploiting new vulnerabilities and targeting small businesses. They are often able to operate unimpeded and undetected in those environments—until they meet Huntress.

Huntress enables IT providers and resellers to stop hidden threats that sneak past preventive security tools. Founded by former NSA Cyber Operators—and backed by a team of ThreatOps researchers—we help our partners protect their customers and take the fight directly to hackers.

When working at Huntress, you’ll join a team of experts committed to transparency, honesty, and going above and beyond to do the right thing. It’s an exciting time for our company as we continue expanding our platform and preparing for new growth and success.

About the Role

The Huntress team is looking for an experienced Mac OS X and GoLang engineer. This engineer will be responsible for developing applications that hunt malware on hosts where it is installed and communicate with our backend services and Threat Operations team. In this role, you will work within a cross-functional agile delivery team to deliver complete end-to-end features. As a senior engineer, you will be expected to show initiative and leadership throughout the software development lifecycle.

What You’ll Do

  • Create a GoLang application that runs natively on Mac OS X
  • Work with the Windows development team to refactor the codebase into cross-platform libraries
  • Integrate with backend REST APIs for managing state
  • Collaborate with QA and DevOps to build a robust testing framework
  • Utilize Git, GitHub, and GitFlow, Continuous Integration, AWS
  • Lead the development of non-trivial features and implementation tasks
  • Mentor junior engineers to help them level-up their skills
  • Provide accurate estimates and take ownership over timely completion of work
  • Actively engage with the team and lead by being a positive role model
  • Develop high-quality software and set standards for team excellence


  • 3+ years programming in GoLang, Swift, C, Objective-C, or C++ on Mac OS X
  • 7+ years experience developing software professionally
  • Knowledge of MacOS architecture and internals, file systems, permissions structure, application installers and administration
  • Demonstrated ability to take high-level requirements, decompose them into actionable work units, and lead the entire SDLC
  • Experience with agile methodologies such as story writing, estimation, retrospectives, Kanban or Scrum
  • Strong intuition that drives priorities and guides development activities
  • Able to reason about a distributed architecture
  • Able to communicate highly technical concepts clearly and concisely
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent OR relevant professional training and/or experience

Company Perks

  • Work fully remote
  • Comprehensive benefits and health coverage
  • Competitive salary with stock options
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and time off to volunteer
  • 10% time allocation for open source contributions
  • Paid leave for new parents
  • We invest in your future with a 401(k) contribution equal to 5% of your salary, even if you don't
  • Stipend to upgrade your home office and equipment
  • Partial reimbursement for your cellular plan

About Huntress Labs

Huntress is a security company building a Managed Security platform to help small and midsize businesses improve their security with tools that better fit their needs, workflows, and budgets. We capture data from our customers endpoints looking for attacker footholds or any other security issues their other tools may have missed. We then process this data to find known-good applications and sift through the remaining applications to answer the question does this belong here? rather than is this malicious?. Our custom algorithms (no neural-nets here) are designed to trigger on unique indicators that allow us to differentiate between legitimate and suspicious/malicious applications. When we find something malicious, we send an alert to our customer with detailed step-by-step remediation playbooks and give our customers the ability to approve the remediations before we automatically execute them on the endpoint.

Company Culture

We value transparency and fairness. This extends to our customers where we clearly explain why we've made business decisions, what our product does, and how we do it without misrepresenting the facts. We form partnerships with our customers rather than simply monetary transactions and it shows in the feedback and reviews we receive.

As an early-stage startup (is 4.5 years still considered early?) we're scrappy when we need to be. Whether it's doing things that don't scale (putting in extra effort to help a customer devastated by ransomware) or staying in a 3 bedroom time-share for a week rather than at the conference hotel for 10x the cost, we find ways to make a big impact without breaking the budget. We believe that keeping the customers best interests in mind we can continue to build trust and respect with our customers, which allows the product and company to speak for itself.

Even though most of our employees work remotely, we have a very collaborative culture which helps to offset any feelings of isolation. We are a remote-first culture and routinely jump on video calls to work together to discuss features, code review, pair program, or when we have something we want to show off.

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