< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$2m - $5m funding
Pre-series a

Oso is making backend infrastructure security not terrible for developers and ops. We are building a team of sharp engineers that are interested in working on distributed systems and cryptography problems, and people who want to get involved on the ground floor. We are building the product in Rust, which we think is both a good design choice for our use case and a fun choice for the team. Given the importance of these team members and magnitude of their contribution, they will get a meaningful equity position. The engineers who join now will not only have a disproportionately large impact on the product, but also on the culture and future of the company. We are backed by Sequoia.

Founding team: Graham Neray (early employee and Chief of Staff at MongoDB) and Sam Scott (PhD in Cryptography).

Why join us?

  • We are solving a real problem validated by enterprises in NYC.

  • We’re the first company in security that’s building a product not for security teams, but for developers and ops.

  • In our founding team, we have the technical expertise to build the product (Sam Scott, CTO - PhD in cryptography) and the GTM experience to execute (Graham Neray, CEO - early employee and Chief of Staff at MongoDB).

    And we are backed by some of the savviest investors in the world, Sequoia.

Engineering at Oso

Engineering team and processes

We are in the early stages of establishing our engineering culture and structure. The opportunity for the engineers who join now is to shape what that looks like.

Technical Challenges

Low-level distributed systems, e.g., building lightweight proxies that manage requests asynchronously and deal with things like caching and network failures

Running an on-path production service, e.g., building a scalable and resilient service layer across multiple regions and cloud providers

Building an elegant experience for a highly technical end-user, e.g., making it easy and intuitive for an ops engineer to get up and running in <5 mins

Projects you might work on
  • See above (technical challenges)

Tech stack

Working at Oso

We are a lean team that is moving fast to prove product market fit while solving hard distributed systems problems. These are our 3 core values:

  1. Act like an owner: We take full ownership of our results, but prioritize the success of the team and the company over the success of any one project. We have an internal sense of urgency to get things done.

  2. Feedback is healthy: We practice direct feedback early and often. We depersonalize the feedback to focus on what's working and what's not. We have the courage both to give it and to receive it.

  3. Prioritize our end user: We care first and foremost about the pains of developers and ops when it comes to security and we build a product that prioritizes their experience above all else.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited vacation

  • Relocation
  • Health Insurance
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Flexible Hours
  • Team Activities
Our Team by the Numbers

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