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Senior Software Engineer - Networking

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$160k - $300k




  • Mission: StrongDM puts people first, developing solutions that improve customer lives with a 98% retention rate.

  • Projects: Build secure, high-throughput networking systems in Go, own technical direction, and improve deployment complexity.

  • Growth: Lead in designing and implementing cutting-edge systems in Go, working on real-time permissions, secure protocols, and more.


StrongDM lives by a very simple principle: Put People First.

That means we do the right things by our colleagues, employees and customers. It also means developing products and solutions that improve the lives of our customers. Our commitment to People First is one of the reasons our year-over-year customer retention rate is an industry-leading 98%. Once a customer, forever a fan. That's our goal.

When you work at StrongDM, you work with people who care, technology that works, and customers who are obsessed with both the product and the support they receive.

If you ask any employee of StrongDM, you’ll find that our values truly are our guiding principles in everything we do–from how we make decisions to how we treat each other. That’s because these values represent the foundation for our culture and who we are as a company. It sounds cliche, we know. But trust us—we’re onto something good. can confirm. ✔️

1. We embrace the mission

2. We pursue mastery

3. We are people first

4. We are smarter together

These are the values we seek to cultivate as an organization. They inform not just how we behave as individuals and teams, but also the unspoken traits of the candidates we hire and perspectives we take when helping and supporting customers. Speaking of candidates, we’re so glad you’re here! If this sounds like an environment you’d thrive in, read on.

We build..., high-throughput networking systems in Go. If you enjoy writing code that is parsimonious, correct, yet featureful - you will enjoy coding with us! If you enjoy shipping a product that is appreciated by a growing population of happy, paying customers every day - you will enjoy shipping with us!

We're a distributed, but close-knit team. We have high standards and high levels of respect for each other and our customers.

What You'll Do:

  • Build and own the technical direction of the network stack

  • Work on improving the deployment complexity of the Strongdm network fabric

  • Design and implementation of highly concurrent, distributed systems in Go

  • Design and implementation of secure protocols, routing, real-time permissions and auditing systems, APIs, SDKs, and command-line interfaces


  • 10+ years of work experience in networking and distributed systems

  • Affinity for high-rigor engineering environments

  • Experience building scalable distributed systems

  • Strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms

  • Familiarity or past experience with Go, Rust, C, C++ or a similar programming language

  • Expert level understanding of L3-L4 networking protocols and services - DNS, HTTP, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS

  • Experience with proxy, forwarding engines, routing, and client network stack (Windows, Mac, Linux)

  • Experience with Kubernetes, containers

  • Nice to have experience developing solutions using eBPF


  • $160,000-$300,000 DOE + equity salary packages

  • Company-sponsored benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (free to employees and dependents)

  • 401K, HSA, FSA, short/long-term disability coverage, life insurance

  • 6 weeks of combined accrued vacation + sick time

  • Volunteer days + standard holidays

  • 24 weeks paid parental leave for everyone + 1 month transition time back + childcare stipend for first year

  • Generous monthly and annual stipend for internet + home office