Sr Backend Engineer

New York, NY, United States, Remote


Role Locations

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote


51 - 100 people


254 W31st Street
New York, NY, 10001, US

Tech Stack

  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • C++
  • Node.js
  • React

Role Description

Senior Software Engineer

Wickr is securing the way the world communicates. Our mission is to help organizations and individuals around the world ensure the privacy of their intellectual property and communications, regardless of the data format. We build state-of-the-art cyber security technology tools to safeguard the integrity and security of personal and business data in transit and at rest with greater efficacy than any other solution on the market. Are you passionate about privacy and interested in how you can use your software development skills to help protect people’s information by building really cool tools? If so, you may be a good fit for our Full Stack Engineer opening. You will be able to help create a globally scalable ecosystem of web and mobile applications that amplify the power and fun of social commerce for Wickr’s users.


  • Design and develop high performance backend services to power our messaging pipeline using websockets and REST APIs
  • Create and maintain fully automated CI build processes for the back-end API
  • Write build and deployment scripts to package up and deploy components using docker
  • Work with other engineers to integrate functionality within Wickr’s mobile and desk-top applications
  • Integrate 3rd party functionality such as SSO components and analytics
  • Work with DevOps engineers to continuously deploy to test environments in order to facilitate testing and collaboration with other engineers throughout the company
  • Attend meetings and standups as required to support the Company’s development efforts


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related field
  • Strong technical skills including an understanding of software development principles
  • Strong understanding of Node JS
  • Experience working with databases such as MySQL and Redis
  • Experience with docker
  • Experience using a REST API or WebSocket to communicate with 3rd party services
  • Experience writing unit tests preferred
  • Familiarity with Linux based systems, and command line tools such as SSH
  • Familiarity with AWS services such as S3 and Elasticsearch
  • Experience using Git/GitHub, Gitlab CI/CD
  • Interest in encryption algorithms and secure coding practices a plus
  • Be a self-starter who is willing to take ownership of your work
  • Excellent communicator in both verbal and written English
  • Agile Software Development and Management methods (i.e. user stories, iterative development, continuous integration, continuous delivery, shared ownership, test-driven development, etc.)


  • Ensuring the privacy of millions of people
  • Work with world class cryptographers
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Vacation days & time off
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage

Wickr is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity in every way. Wickr does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

About Wickr

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

Company Culture

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

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