Systems Software Engineer

Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States • $120k - $180k • 0.1% - 0.2%


Role Locations

  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


  • $120k - $180k
  • 0.1% - 0.2%


101 - 250 people


11 Embarcadero W Ste 240
Oakland, CA, 94607-4500, US

Tech Stack

  • Go
  • React
  • ES6
  • CSS
  • Linux

Role Description

About you

You understand how computers work and what role an operating system plays. You know why the Linux kernel is written in C and not any other language. You have a favorite file system, you know what a syscall is and you are comfortable exploring /proc and /sys. You like using Go every day, are not afraid of Makefiles and you enjoy when thousands of servers bend to your will.

About the job

You will be working on our open source products:

  • Teleport - the smart replacement for OpenSSH.
  • Gravity - image-based deployment solution for Kubernetes applications.

Both products are written in Golang with web-based UIs written in JavaScript with React. Here is why we love this job ourselves, and hope you will enjoy it too:

  • The range of problem solving includes networking, performance, security and integrations with existing systems.
  • Build and test cycles are measured in seconds, integration tests are running in minutes.
  • Most of the code you will write will be open source.
  • Our products are loved by their users, you'll get to talk to some of them on Slack.
  • We practice thorough code reviews and have an open design process.

Here are some of the example projects you may be working on:

  • Adding additional SSO providers support to Teleport enterprise code base and improving existing integrations.
  • Improving Kubernetes protocol support in our proxy.
  • Implementing RDP proxy with recording and replay.

You should be comfortable changing the area of focus and working directly with customers.

About the locations and benefits

We offer competitive compensation and benefits - including equity grant, platinum level healthcare insurance (supplemental insurance for Toronto), 401k and commuter benefits. We offer relocation to any of the following locations:

  • Seattle, WA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Toronto, Canada

About Teleport

Teleport enables engineers to quickly access any computing resource anywhere on the planet. Our open source products provide a Unified Access Plane for developers and security professionals seeking to simplify secure access to servers, applications, and data across all environments.

Teleport is a unified access plane for your infrastructure (with ~8k Github stars) for accessing clusters of Linux servers or Kubernetes clusters (

Company Culture

We are focused on creating an environment where people can work efficiently and produce their best work, learn and advance their careers, and have a life outside the office. We offer the following benefits:

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