Senior Software Engineer- Linux

At AnchorFree, our mission is to provide secure access to the world's information for every person on the planet. Founded in 2005 by David Gorodyansky and Eugene Malobrodsky, AnchorFree has grown into a service with millions of users in nearly 200 countries. Our flagship product, Hotspot Shield, is Top 100 in the App Store and enables freedom to access all of the Internet's information from anywhere in the world (without restrictions). AnchorFree has recently closed a $295 million investment led by WndrCo and Accel Partners, with further development plans for Hotspot Shield and other products in our suite.

We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our team in Redwood City, to work towards enabling secure and private access to the world’s information, to billions of people around the world. We are looking for an engineer who comes from a background of designing, developing and maintaining large scale, highly available, geo distributed systems. Someone who is passionate about performance, is well versed in linux networking internals, keeps security in mind and has a good understanding of web applications and micro services.

The candidate will be involved in projects requiring large-scale system design, data analysis and developing innovative solutions to problems of scale. We need our engineers to have strong analytical skills, an enthusiasm for taking ownership and problem solving. As a result, they will have exposure to a broader set of problems, understand business requirements, which enables fast career growth.


  • Lead designs of major software components, systems and features.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software and services.
  • Identify and keep track of key performance indicators of product quality.
  • Manage priorities of various projects keeping in mind the deadlines.
  • Work with client teams, product teams and data analysts to develop features and improve product quality.
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques and coding standards.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Masters degree in engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor/Masters degree in engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience architecting and developing large scale design.
  • Experience in developing software in one or more programming languages such as C++, Python
  • In depth understanding of Linux networking.
  • Understanding of VPN and various VPN protocols (SSH, IPSec, openvpn).
  • Understanding of DNS, HTTP/HTTPS protocols.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Well versed with golang and at least one scripting language (python, shell etc.)
  • Hands on experience with performance tuning on Linux.
  • Interest in learning other programming languages and experimenting with cutting edge technologies

AnchorFree Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent employee stock option plan
  • Relocation assistance available
  • $125 per month electric car incentives
  • Free food and drinks
  • Foosball, Gym and showers, Pool table, Table Tennis
  • FREE Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Free Shuttle from San Francisco,CA
  • Dog friendly office

About the Product
AnchorFree are the creators of a powerful technology platform that has been transformational for millions of people around the world, enabling connectivity, privacy, and freedom. The crown jewel of our family of products, Hotspot Shield is available for users on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. 200,000 new users download Hotspot Shield every day, making it one of the top 100 most popular iOS apps in App Store and the #1 top grossing app in the Productivity category. Powered by a proprietary VPN technology, Hotspot Shield is the world’s most popular Wi-Fi security application. Hotspot Shield is the #1 enabler for users to get Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube in places where access to these apps or sites is restricted or censored. AnchorFree is also powering partners with its proprietary VPN technology available as an SDK, enabling app developers to integrate security, privacy and Internet freedom into their apps.

About the Culture
AnchorFree lives, sleeps, and breathes their core mission of enabling secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree is one of the few companies that is actually changing the world by providing users with basic human rights (Internet Freedom and Privacy) while driving solid year over year growth and shareholder value.

Learn more about us here:
AnchorFree website: 
Hotspot Shield website: