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Senior Software Engineer (Open Source)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Anchore is a company with an important mission: to help teams create and deploy software safely using modern container infrastructure. We operate in a dynamic, fast-growing market segment with a strong belief that Anchore will become the defining technology company for DevSecOps. Our technology is currently in use at major enterprises and the United States Department of Defense.
Founded in Santa Barbara, California, Anchore has expanded rapidly with team members in Colorado, North Carolina, D.C Metro area, as well as remotely throughout the United States and Europe. We value kindness, ownership and openness above all else. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the future of software development and who want to be part of a collaborative team that truly makes a difference.

We are a small and highly productive engineering team that thrives on delivering user-friendly solutions to complex problems in the supply chain security space. We’re looking for software engineers that have the curiosity, determination, and flexibility that only a fast-paced startup can feed. Anchore's open-source team is responsible for inventing, implementing, and supporting a collection of tools for modern DevSecOps engineers to use directly in their automated software supply chain pipelines. We strive to build user-friendly developer and operations tooling that are easy to understand and support our shift-left approach of security into the development process.

What you can expect to be doing

  • Writing clean, robust, and performant code primarily in Go for implementing our open-source supply chain security tools and integrations
  • Creating tests at all levels, from unit to acceptance
  • Participating actively in code reviews, design discussions, and paired programming with team members
  • Responding promptly and thoughtfully to community contributions like PRs, bug reports, and enhancement requests
  • Engaging with the user community—via GitHub, our community meetings, meetups, community Slack groups, etc.—in order to build our community, better understand our users, and promote our projects
  • Contributing back to the open-source projects we depend on for our tools
  • Writing clear documentation for your features and ensuring users can easily understand the features you’ve built

What you'll need to bring

  • Experience participating in open-source communities
  • 3+ years of experience developing in Go
  • 6+ years of experience in a professional software development building tools or systems in Go or a similar language (e.g. C/C++, C#, Java/Scala, Rust)
  • An understanding of how to write code that’s expressive and simplified
  • Ability to learn and understand new concepts and technologies quickly and be able to use them effectively
  • Great coding fundamentals, including design patterns, modularity, testing, and performance
  • Capacity to work well with all kinds of people
  • Enthusiasm for learning from teammates of all experience levels
  • Great verbal and written technical communication skills in English
  • Experience building container images and running containers
  • Flexibility to take on new kinds of projects and pivot to new work as opportunities arise

What we'd like to see

  • Fluency in Go and its ecosystem
  • Solid understanding of what makes a secure software supply chain
  • Passion for building great UX for CLIs and automation tools
  • Strong CI/CD background for production applications
  • Deep knowledge of containers and container images
  • Contributions to Anchore’s OSS projects (e.g. Syft, Grype, etc.)
At Anchore, you can expect a challenging role within one of the fastest growing startups in the hottest space in today’s technology market. We are well-funded with a strong customer base. We offer very competitive salaries, industry standard benefits (e.g. medical/dental/vision care, flexible vacation, etc), and stock-option grants.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Anchore reserves the right to conduct a background check on applicants after a conditional offer of employment is made.