Linux Software Engineer / C / VPN / TCP/IP / HTTP / kernel
AnchorFree Inc - Mountain View, CA

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Position: Linux Software Engineer

AnchorFree is looking for all-star Linux Software Engineer to become part of our talented team of engineers! As a Linux Software Engineer you will be responsible for developing and maintaining our core back-end technology that services millions of our users worldwide. As a Linux Software Development Engineer you should have proficiency with Linux internals, multi-threaded server software, HTTP proxies and VPN development. As a Software Development Engineer will work together with our development staff to improve stability and reliability of our products. You will be working with real-time environment where the work that she does will immediately impact millions of people next time they use our product. You will be expected to apply their base of technical, operational, process and project skills to identify opportunities for process improvement, lead portions of projects or processes, and bring new knowledge into the organization.

Job Responsibilities:
As a Software Engineer / Linux Engineer you will work with our back-end Linux team to improve experience for our users
Contribute to design and development of new networking features and feature enhancements for existing software
Communicate effectively with peers to highlight and clarify software design requirements
Experiment with new open source technologies that would improve stability and performance of our server infrastructure
Work closely with development team and architect, to scope the problem, investigate, and design a solution that meets product requirements
Be responsible for all aspects of software development including design, coding, testing and debugging

Minimum Job Qualifications:
5+ years’ experience as a Linux Software Engineer including Linux / Unix system-level programming in C, networking, packet filtering
Experience working with Linux - RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu
Hands-on experience with developing content-processing modules (proxies, filters etc.) for popular proxy servers (Apache, NGinx, etc.)
Experience with developing and supporting VPN servers (IPSEC, L2TP, SSL)
Thorough understanding of Internet protocols such as HTTP, DNS, and TCP/IP
Experience in TCP/IP socket programming, multi-threading
Good practical knowledge of scripting languages, including but not limited to Perl and JavaScript, and of the web content retrieval process (headers, cookies etc.).
Strong debugging, troubleshooting and performance-tuning skills
Ability to follow good programming practices and work in a startup environment
Excellent written communication skills, articulate and proactive
Strong team player and independent contributor

Preferable Job Qualifications:
Practical experience with OpenVPN
Practical experience developing and supporting web proxies
Practical experience with intrusion detection / prevention systems: Snort, Suricata etc.
Experience developing and maintaining high-bandwidth, distributed environments
Prior or current involvement in open-source projects
Peer-to-Peer technology development experience

Anchor Free is a fast growing, highly profitable technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley specializing in Privacy and Security for consumers. Funded by investors like Bert Roberts former CEO and chairman of MCI and Goldman Sachs, with growth more than 200% per year, democratizing the Internet with our products, and allowing online users to regain control of their identity and data via our ad-supported free service or subscription service. Our products positively impact people's lives around the globe by providing free access to online information and content. International travelers, expats and security-conscious consumers alike use AnchorFree to securely and privately surf the web in more than 190 countries. More than 3 billion web pages are viewed monthly through our service by our more than 15 million monthly users, and growing. AnchorFree's flagship product Hotspot Shield has been downloaded more than 150 million times. Come join the company as a Computer Software Engineer that is having a positive impact on the world’s right to internet freedom – and have fun doing it!

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Excellent employee stock option plan
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Free food and drinks
  • Foosball, Small gym and showers, Pool table, Table Tennis
  • FREE Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k
  • Easy Access to Caltrain and Light Rail (free pass)
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