oso (backed by Sequoia) makes backend infrastructure security not terrible for developers and ops. We provide a normalized and consistent interface to core security controls, like authentication and encryption, and we do so in a way that’s invisible to developers and simple for ops. We are hiring small number of sharp engineers who want to get involved on the ground floor and who have some combination of experience in and appetite for taking on these kinds of problems:
1. Building an elegant experience for a highly technical end-user, e.g., making it easy and intuitive for an ops engineer to get up and running in <5 mins
2. Low-level distributed systems, e.g., building lightweight proxies that manage requests asynchronously and deal with things like caching and network failures
3. Running an on-path production service, e.g., building a scalable and resilient service layer across multiple regions and cloud providers
We are building the product in Rust, which we think is both a good design choice for our use case and a fun choice for the team. By virtue of our stage, the engineers who join now will not only have a disproportionately large impact on the product, but also on the culture and future of the company. Given the importance of these team members and magnitude of their contribution, they will get a meaningful equity position.
Founding team: Graham Neray (early employee and Chief of Staff at MongoDB) and Sam Scott (PhD in Cryptography).
To apply, please email graham [at] osohq [dot] com