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Staff Software Engineer, Applications


United States of America / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Cybersecurity
  • Post Date: 05/24/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 180 Montgomery St, 20th Floor, San Francisco, California 94104, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Valimail

Valimail is a pioneering, identity-based, anti-phishing company that has been ensuring the global trustworthiness of digital communications since 2015. Valimail delivers the only complete, cloud-native platform for validating and authenticating sender identity to stop phishing, protect and amplify brands, and ensure compliance. Valimail has won more than a dozen prestigious cybersecurity technology awards and authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies and organizations, including Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Job Description

Company Overview

Valimail is a fast growing, venture funded startup and the leader in Email Authentication as a Service. Here is your chance to get in on the ground floor at an important technology innovator and to help build a major business service category. We have built a revolutionary platform on top of open standards — DMARC, DKIM, and SPF — for the first time it makes it possible for any organization to protect itself against email impersonation. Valimail pioneered the notion of automated email authentication, with innovative components like our DNS-based Authenticator (including our patented Instant SPF). We’re committed to building a more trusted email ecosystem.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented classes will only apply to roles if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Valimail, we encourage you to break through that statistic. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need in the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We hope you're open to learning new skills in order to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

What You'll Be Doing:

As a domain knowledge expert, communicate effectively between Product and Engineering while working to push our products and solutions forward
Generate a good understanding of our product line and be able to work and develop new features with minimal assistance
Develop a solid baseline of our features and offerings and be able to work through tech feasibility of new stories
Partnering with Product Management to scope out deliverables quarterly by defining tradeoffs and prioritizations
Collaborate with project team members into stable, working, high performance software
Working as a full stack engineer which can include working up to or over 50% of time on frontend feature work
Write scalable, robust, testable, efficient, and easily maintainable code
Build modern Ruby on Rails web applications with a full team of developers
Empower team members to own their work and work hand-in-hand with cross functional teams
Show a deep proficiency in your craft and own the conversation to improve
You provide and are able to receive constructive feedback
Improve the development process by identifying inefficiencies in workflows and providing solutions
Understand the full range of a project prior to beginning to work on it
Evangelize and drive the adoption of standard processes in code health, testability, maintainability, and scalability
Provide technical expertise throughout the product life cycle including design, implementation, and delivery of scalable build/test/release infrastructure
Help define the strategy and roadmap to adopt developer tools across the Engineering organization
Influence other software engineers through PR reviews and pair-programming
You will not be managing people but you will be using your leadership skills to help advance the goals of the company

About You:

10+ years of experience in building production web applications
Experience mentoring developers
Senior level experience in building Ruby on Rails applications and APIs
Proficient understanding of how to write, analyze and optimize PostgreSQL
Knowledge of when it is wise to incur technical debt and when to pay it down

Bonus Points:

Experience as a Product Owner (You won’t be doing this work yourself as the team has a Product Owner and several Project Managers but having previous experience could be helpful).
Experience with responsive applications and tools including, but not limited to: Tailwind CSS, Stimulus.js, Hotwire, React, RSpec, Sidekiq, Rails (Celluloid / Components) / View Components

Who We Are

Valimail is the global leader in zero-trust email security. The company's full line of cloud-native solutions authenticate sender identity to stop phishing, protect brands, and ensure compliance; they are used by organizations ranging from neighborhood shops to some of the world's largest organizations, including Uber, Splunk, Yelp, Mercedes Benz USA, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Valimail is the fastest-growing DMARC solution with the largest global market share and is the premier DMARC partner for Microsoft 365 environments.

Why Join Us?

Competitive pay + participation in employee stock option plan
Comprehensive health, dental, + vision coverage
Eight weeks of paid maternity leave & Four weeks of paid paternity leave (if the parent also qualifies for STD, this benefit is in addition)
Remote First Company, you can work anywhere within the US
Unlimited and flexible PTO. We believe balanced, happy, relaxed people do better work

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