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Golang Software Engineer - Defense Unicorns

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Job Title
Golang Software Engineer
Job Location
United States - Remote
Job Description

Role Description: 

Defense Unicorns seeks a Golang Software Engineer to work on Zarf, an open source project.  This role will work closely with fellow software engineers, and the Open Source Community within the OpenSSF.

Responsibilities: 

  • Core contributor to Open Source Tools within Defense Unicorns.
  • Develop in Golang, contributing to a team that inspires continuous improvement.
  • Work with engineers internal to the company, and within the open source community to reproduce issues and collaborate on fixes.
  • Actively participate with the open source community via Kubernetes Slack, Github Issues, and Google Groups.
  • Work closely with teammates to ensure a cohesive culture.
  • Loves to grow! Enjoys thinking critically, learning new technologies, and working with the team to cut through ambiguity.
  • Comfortable in an asynchronous, all remote environment.

Travel Expectations/Requirements:  5-15%

The listed responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the evolving needs of the organization. We are seeking a person who is able to adapt and take on new responsibilities as they arise.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience with software engineering.
  • Comfortable in Golang, familiarity with Rust is a plus!
  • Familiar with Kubernetes (Controllers, Operators, CRDs) 
  • Contributing to Open Source Projects such as: participating in Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Apache Software Foundation (ASF), or Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) is a huge plus!
  • Excited to assess intricate problems, propose solutions, and implement them effectively.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, comfortable conveying technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working proactively, managing time efficiently, and thriving in a vibrant remote work environment!  ✨🦄

Full compensation packages are based on candidate experience. Compensation ranges are established using national benchmarking data and apply across all geographic locations within the United States. 

Remote - USA
$165,175$196,749 USD

Who We Are

Defense Unicorns delivers mission value by streamlining software delivery so our customers can focus on the most important challenges. We share a vision of freedom and security for the advancement of progress and innovation. Our commitment to this vision, and to our mission-driven customers, means a commitment to speed, user experience and optionality, without compromising security. Our team is composed of innovators, software engineers, and veterans with decades of experience delivering technology programs across the federal market.

What We Do

We create and deliver secure solutions for continuous software integration and delivery. Defense Unicorns consolidates the best practices for security pipelines, testing, and deployment automation in order to meet the high security requirements valued by mission owners. Our solutions are agnostic by design and we believe that growing a robust ecosystem of secure, cloud-native software solutions can help enterprise customers inside and outside the federal market buy and integrate software more easily.

Who We Serve

Defense Unicorns’ customers are mission-focused leaders across public and private enterprises. We proudly support defense and civil agencies across the U.S. government and we work closely with the creators of leading-edge software solutions to deliver value to the mission-owner by improving the security and consumability of commercial software products.

What We Work On

  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud Environments (AWS/GCP and Azure)
  • Infrastructure-as-code (like Terraform/Pulumi)
  • Continuous Delivery and automation tooling
  • GitOps
  • Containers
  • CNCF projects and open source products and packages
  • Helm/Kustomize-Value Stream Mapping
  • Building and improving security delivery
  • Building Kubernetes and cloud native applications

Benefits Our Unicorns Enjoy

Health:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Premiums are 100% Company Paid
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Financial:

  • 401k with Employer Contribution (Regardless of Employee Contribution)
  • Company Stock Options
  • Home Office Setup Budget

Leave:

  • Unlimited paid time off, with a mandatory 10 days off on top of 11 federal government holidays, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December (including New Year’s Day)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Learning:

  • Reimbursement for approved trainings/subscriptions
  • Conferences (travel, lodging, and fees)

Don’t have all the preferred experience or qualifications? Studies show that underrepresented groups like women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs if they don't meet every requirement listed. 

At Defense Unicorns, we're committed to diversity. If you're enthusiastic about the role but don't match every criteria, we encourage you to apply. You could be the perfect fit for this or another role! Defense Unicorns is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Defense Unicorns Headquarters Location

Colorado Springs, CO

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Defense Unicorns Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

Defense Unicorns Founded Year

2021

Defense Unicorns Total Amount Raised

$35,504,328

Defense Unicorns Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $35,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $504,329 USD

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