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Backend Software Engineer (Cleared) - SandboxAQ

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Job Title
Backend Software Engineer (Cleared)
Job Location
Washington, D.C.
Job Description

Ready to join the AQ era?

SandboxAQ is solving challenging problems with AI + Quantum for positive impact. We partner with global leaders in government, academia, and the private sector to identify applications that would benefit from quantum-based applications to current and future commercial challenges. We engage with customers early and throughout the development process to improve market fit.

Our team’s unique approach enables cross-pollination across a diverse range of fields, from physics, computer science, neuroscience, mathematics, cryptography, natural sciences and more! Our success comes from coalescing diverse talent to create an environment where experimental thinking and collaboration yield breakthrough AI + Quantum solutions. Join a culture where thought leadership, diverse talent, employee engagement, and technological impact will create the next tech uproar.

We are deeply committed to education as a means to advance quantum solutions and computing initiatives. We invest in future talent through internship programs, research papers, developer tools, textbooks, educational talks/events and partnerships with universities/talent hubs to attract multi-disciplinary talent. Our hope is to inspire people from all walks of life to be prepared for the quantum era and encourage a path in STEM.

About the Role

The SandboxAQ team is looking for a Backend Software Engineer to help develop and implement the next generation of cybersecurity systems. A successful candidate will be comfortable owning the end-to-end lifecycle of internal and external facing applications. The candidate will be part of a diverse team consisting of software engineers and cryptographers where they will play a key role in efficient and effective enablement of the technologies being developed.

What You'll Do

  • Design software that is performant at scale, while being robust, adaptable, and easy to maintain
  • Design, write code, build APIs, code reviews, etc
  • Be a key engineer for our public sector customer requirements
  • Build and optimize our platform reliability, availability, serviceability and performance
  • Contribute to initiatives aimed at scaling our systems, automation and processes 
  • Aid in adoption of good software development practices
  • Support other developers to help them grow in skill and knowledge

About You

  • 2-4 years of experience building software
  • Strong coding skills in several languages with proficiency in Python
  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining web applications at scale, preferably involving PostgreSQL and GraphQL
  • Familiarity with modern CI/CD practices
  • Experience working one or more Cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Motivation to learn about cryptography and how it is used in the industry
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and security clearance is required due to USG contract requirements
  • Preferred: Active TS with SCI eligibility within the last 2 years

Our Current Stack

  • Platform: OCaml, Python (Flask, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL)
  • Clients (tracers, scanners and fuzzers): OCaml, Java, C++ (OpenSSL and .NET APIs)
  • Tooling: GitHub, Bazel, Docker, Google Cloud, AWS
  • Best practices: code reviews, linters, tests, CI/CD

SandboxAQ welcomes all.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where we have zero tolerance for discrimination. We invest in our employees' personal and professional growth. Once you work with us, you can’t go back to normalcy because great breakthroughs come from great teams and we are the best in quantum technology.
We offer competitive salaries, stock options depending on employment type, generous learning opportunities, medical/dental/vision, family planning/fertility, PTO (summer and winter breaks), financial wellness resources, 401(k) plans, and more. 
Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Accommodations: we provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in job application procedures for open roles. If you need such an accommodation, please let a member of our Recruiting team know.

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SandboxAQ Headquarters Location

Tarrytown, NY

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SandboxAQ Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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SandboxAQ Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $500,000,000 USD