Join Our Team

Join us in helping people protect their privacy and safety online!

The Opportunity

As a founding member of Kanary, you'll have the opportunity to imagine and build products that make a real difference in people's safety, security, and privacy. We need new tools and services to protect ourselves and our loved ones from an increasing number of threats online and in the real world. Kanary scans the internet, removes listings, and makes sure personal information stays private. This is just the start. Come help us redefine how people interact with websites, companies, and each other.

Compensation

Generous, competitive salary and employee-friendly equity in Kanary.

Location

We're remote. Our team was forged during a global pandemic. Being a remote team has been and will be an advantage as we hire exceptional people and tackle more complex global privacy challenges.

Team

As a founding member, you'll be a core part of our team and shape our culture. We collaborate, move quickly, try not to break things, and help each other do our best work. We don't take ourselves too seriously and trust each other to manage our time effectively. Once health restrictions allow, we'll coordinate in person meet ups so we can collaborate IRL and compare height differences.

Investors

We're venture-backed. 2048 Ventures (Alex Iskold) and First Star Ventures (Drew Volpe) are our primary investors. They support our commitment to challenge the status quo, defend privacy, and build a better internet. Our other investors and advisors include mission-aligned leaders from DuckDuckGo, Mozilla Firefox, Datadog, and Github.

Our Hiring Process

We like to get started by having a quick intro call and taking a look at your past work if you can share it. That might be a portfolio, a reference, or a git repo. Then we'll set up a discussion so you can get to know our team, our mission, and how we could work together. With that background, we'll collaborate on a project or case study. We won't ask you about abstract algorithms or expect you to spend a weekend working for free. The final step is to debrief what did and didn't go well about the project and answer any remaining questions. From first intro until making a decision, we typically take between one and four weeks to know if it's a good fit. Throughout the process, we want to make sure you can show off your strengths and get to know our team.


Open Roles

Senior Backend Engineer

Product Marketer


Senior Backend Engineer

We're a small team looking for exceptionally talented and mission-driven developers to join us. This backend engineer will be a founding member of our team. For the right person, this role could grow into the VP of Engineering.

The challenges you'll work on:

  • Build systems to control the schedule, load, and politeness of our crawler
  • Implement secure protocols, architecture, and encryption to protect member data
  • Abstract code into dynamic and scalable configuration
  • Train and implement models for data matching and confidence scoring
  • Improve application reliability as data volumes grow
  • Design and develop partner APIs
  • Qualities:

  • Expertise in Python, JavaScript, or Go
  • The right person will know what they're best at but be flexible to jump in wherever they're needed
  • Enjoys taking ownership over ideas and problems to help the team build the best solution and move quickly
  • Tech:

  • Today, we use Go, Python, Django, React, Selenium, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Kubernetes, hosted on AWS. Tomorrow, we'll experiment, iterate, and use the right tool for the job.
  • Interested?

    Introduce yourself by sending a quick email to [email protected]. Tell us why you're reaching out and we'll get back to you within 2 days about next steps.


    Product Marketer

    We're a small team looking for incredible marketers to join us. We want to reach new people to share our mission and products in a respectful and privacy-conscious way. This product marketer will be a founding member of our team. For the right person, this role could grow into the CMO.

    The challenges you'll work on:

  • Plan and launch d2c marketing campaigns that prioritize personal privacy
  • Run experiments to understand engagement across our blog, social, in-product, and partner channels
  • Prioritize the highest impact growth efforts based on performance
  • Build customer relationships via social media channels (Reddit, Twitter, Linkedin)
  • Identify opportunities, insights, and product ideas to improve Kanary
  • Qualities:

  • Energized by experimentation, analysis, and iteration
  • Thrives on creative storytelling
  • Loves to plan and bring together the right team to execute
  • Experience growing a d2c product
  • Tech:

  • Today, the marketing stack is self-hosted. We run Twitter, Reddit, and LinkedIn accounts. Tomorrow, we'll experiment, iterate, and use the right tool for the job.
  • Interested?

    Introduce yourself by sending a quick email to [email protected]. Tell us why you're reaching out and we'll get back to you within 2 days about next steps.