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Senior Backend Software Engineer, Encryption Services (REMOTE - Palo Alto, CA)

Mobile Skyflow

Mobile Skyflow

Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

Senior Software Engineer, Encryption Services (Palo Alto, CA - Remote)

About Skyflow:

Skyflow is a data privacy vault company built to radically simplify how companies isolate, protect, and govern their customers’ most sensitive data. With its global network of data privacy vaults, Skyflow is also a comprehensive solution for companies around the world looking to meet complex data localization requirements. Skyflow currently supports a diverse customer base that spans verticals like fintech, retail, travel, and healthcare.

Skyflow is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and was founded in 2019. For more information, visit www.skyflow.com or follow on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

About the role:

As a Senior Software Engineer, Encryption Services at Skyflow you will use your experience in various encryption and cryptographic methods to design solutions to keep our product secure against all possible threat vectors. You will build distributed systems at cloud-scale, and collaborate daily with a brilliant team of engineers who are passionate about building high-quality enterprise solutions that will delight our customers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in backend software engineering, building large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience with homomorphic encryption, lattice cryptography, or other advanced encryption technologies (format-preserving encryption would be a plus)
  • Knowledge of encryption algorithms, quantum-resilient computing, and post-quantum cryptography is desirable
  • Good understanding of infrastructure and application-level security threat vectors and an ability to use a best-of-breed approach to design and implement solutions
  • Experience delivering cloud-native distributed platforms at scale and with a meaningful adoption
  • Solid experience building high-throughput, low-latency systems
  • Experience with a relational databases (e.g. SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Teradata, BigQuery, or similar)
  • Experience with continuous integration, designing testable code, and test-driven development


  • Good understanding of modern privacy expectations and compliance will be a plus
  • Experience with zero-knowledge proofs, and building zero-trust systems
  • Keeping up with ever-evolving cryptography standards and techniques


  • Design and develop encryption APIs to support large-scale data and workflow security and privacy products
  • Contribute to performance engineering efforts and ensure low-latency and high-throughput transactions at scale
  • Participate in building and implementing effective test strategy including but not limited to safe code, automated testing, penetration testing, and ethical hacking
  • Participate in the efforts of simplifying the world of cryptography, security, compliance, and privacy to non-technical internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to building a world-class security and privacy engineering team


  • $1,000 Work from home expense (U.S.A., Canada, and Australia)
  • Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options (Varies by Country)
  • Very Generous PTO
  • Flexible Hours
  • Generous Equity


A base salary range of $150,000 - $200,000 can be expected for this role in the San Francisco/Bay Area. You could also be entitled to receive an additional incentive bonus or variable pay, equity, and benefits.

Skyflow operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to disclose the pay range for our open roles that best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, education, and location.

At Skyflow, we believe that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We invite applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, disability statuses, educational experiences, family situations, and socio-economic backgrounds.