Wickr

ny, remote
51 - 100 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
Private Funding
Series C

Wickr's mission is to secure the world's most critical communications. Wickr provides the highest standard of encryption trusted by millions worldwide. In the workplace and out in the field, Wickr enables end users to communicate securely and protect their privacy while providing IT organizations the administrative controls needed to deploy at scale and provides flexible options and controls for information governance and compliance for regulated industries

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We deliver world class end to end encrypted software people trust, we recently secured a contract with the US Air Force. We believe in zero knowledge architecture and math that creates privacy in a tech landscape that is focused on selling your data

  • We are quickly gaining traction and growing our revenue with a product that has already proven it's value in the market

  • The work we do is interesting and challenging. While most client applications are entirely server driven and not very interactive, end to end encrypted chat requires a high level of processing and business logic on both the client and server. There are a ton of features to implement, and who doesn't love coding something they also will use every day to get their job done?


Engineering at Wickr

Engineering team and processes

The engineering team is structured into streams where each stream contains the skill sets necessary to deliver functionality across our various components. Typically a stream will consist of an iOS, Android, Desktop, Server, Designer and Product resource. This is to help us keep everything aligned in terms of the business logic and look and feel of a feature across the various clients we offer. We use the scrum process to help us deliver on a 2 week cadence. We believe strongly in engineers having input in the entire product development cycle from grooming to delivery to customers.

Technical Challenges

We are building next generation technologies for end to end encrypted messaging and video conferencing. Due to the nature of our application, a lot of business logic around how messaging and calling are conducted is embedded into the native client applications. Every day brings up new challenges around implementing world class features while maintaining a high level of performance and stability, all while delivering a product you can believe in

Projects you might work on
  • (Server Team) Working on a custom web socket server capable of delivering messages and message notifications to millions of daily active users

  • (iOS / Android / Desktop clients) Implement a message processing pipeline for our end to end encrypted messaging protocol that manages keys, conversation state, and message storage while communicating updates to UI components using MVVM architecture

  • (iOS / Android / Desktop clients) Upgrade our video conferencing UI to improve user experience by adding features that support hundreds of users in a single meeting

  • (iOS / Android / Desktop clients) Implement native UI for messaging features such as emoji reactions, file sharing, location sharing, replies and more

  • (SDK / Protocol Team) Re-architect core code from native clients into an SDK that can be used for custom integrations for IoT devices.

Tech stack
Swift
Kotlin
C++
Node.js
React

Working at Wickr

We are a fast growing startup atmosphere with a solid foundation. Our company builds a collaboration product and we use it internally to create a fun and challenging environment for our employees while understanding that security is a serious business. Everyone in the company is an open book from our CEO all the way down to our interns. We don't believe in creating barriers between people or logistical overhead as we are all here to create a great product that we enjoy using ourselves. We are a fairly small team making a big impact on the world

Diversity and Inclusion
Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation
  • Flexible Hours
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance

    We provide solid medical, dental, and vision coverage and cover 90% of the cost

  • Beautiful Office

    Although everyone is currently remote until at least June 2021, our office is conveniently located in midtown NYC, very close to Penn Station. Working out of the office is not 100% necessary post covid, we have a flexible remote work policy

  • Free Food

    We treat everyone in the office to a weekly staff lunch and everyone gets to vote on where we order from. We also offer happy hours and other events

  • Transportation

    If you commute to the office we have commuter benefits

  • Work from Home

    We have a flexible remote work policy. We are 100% remote until at least June 2021

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We encourage people to grow in their career, we offer reimbursements for certain conferences

  • Team Activities

    We are always looking for new ways to have fun when we are together. Suggestions are welcome from anyone!


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