Software Engineer

If you're an exceptional software engineer that excels when challenged to invent elegant solutions to really hard problems, let's talk!

Our flagship product is polymorphic versions of popular Linux distros. We deliver uniquely compiled packages for every customer for every download. Our packages use the same Open Source code as the official Linux repositories, but we randomize everything inside the binaries – instructions, registers, addresses, etc. This ground-breaking product delivers a Linux system that is immune to all memory exploit attacks – even those that have yet to be discovered or disclosed!

To deliver this product, we touch everything from Linux kernels to engineering massively distributed, fault-tolerant cloud services. We're looking to grow our elite team to share in our common goal: protect our customers by delivering high-entropy packages with the most reliable, scalable, cost-efficient, secure build farm and package repository serving system in the world, with quality and with an awesome customer experience.

Polyverse is a fast-growing, profitable startup based in the Seattle area. We do all this using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and the Go programming language. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, an exciting, flexible and fun work environment – and the challenge of revolutionizing the cybersecurity landscape. So if you’d like to use your software engineering skills to protect the good guys and bankrupt the bad, contact us at

About You

Are you looking for a fast-paced workplace that constantly pushes you well outside your current skill set? At Polyverse, you might be asked to work on something completely different every week: modify a compiler/linker, develop a tool that measures entropy, optimization of a Linux build environment, new cloud scale-out scheduler capabilities. Our engineers are responsible for designing, coding, testing, deploying and production support; we don't have dedicated operations or test engineers. So if this sounds exciting, and you're fearless and a fast learner, you'll love working at Polyverse!

You may be the right fit if you...

  • have a strong formal academic training in computer science (or equivalent work experience)
  • are fluent in Go (our primary language) and/or C/C++
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • are a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
  • are proficient in operating and managing Linux
  • have engineered production workloads for AWS (or another cloud provider)
  • have experience with container technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker
  • tend to obsess over code simplicity and performance
  • dare to learn a new esoteric programming language (say, Erlang or Haskell or Rust) and start writing code in it the same day
  • have a Github account that shows your chops

About Polyverse

Polyverse's polymorphic version of Linux is the only Moving Target Defense cybersecurity product proven by the U.S. Department of Defense to stop 100 percent of zero-day memory exploits from buffer overflow bugs and the like. Polyverse eliminates the need for costly and disruptive panic patching through its constant scrambling of binary code throughout the entire programming stack. Polyverse runs by far the world's largest build farm with over 1 million build jobs a day. Founded in 2015 by a group of technologists, Polyverse brings together top engineering and management talent from such firms as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and academia. Polyverse is led by co-founder and CEO Alex Gounares, who brings 25 years of senior leadership experience in the technology industry, holding CTO roles at AOL and Microsoft, and serving as Technology Advisor to Microsoft Chairman and Founder Bill Gates. He has founded four startups and is an inventor on more than 200 U.S. patents. To learn more visit and for the latest Polyverse news follow us on Twitter @Polyverse_io or read our blog

Polyverse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Polyverse complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

If you think you fit the bill, contact us at

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