Location: Work From Your Home on a Remote-First Team at a Hybrid Remote Company (USA only)
Are you an expert in the inner workings of the FTP protocol or SFTP protocol? Would building a server that achieves perfect compatibility with the RFC while still managing to support buggy clients make you smile?
If so, we'd like you to learn about Files.com!
Files.com is one of the largest providers of commercial FTP and SFTP server hosting in the world. Our service was originally launched as BrickFTP, and even though we've grown beyond FTP in our service offerings, we have thousands of businesses that rely on our services 24/7 for reliable FTP and SFTP server hosting.
Our FTP and SFTP server code is primarily written in Java and leverages open source code from the Apache foundation (that we have considerably extended).
We're looking for a rare unicorn who knows FTP and/or SFTP at a protocol level and knows Java to help us modernize our FTP and SFTP server code and implement many new exciting features.
Read on to learn more!
World Class Pay and Benefits
Earn a "Bay Area" Salary from Anywhere In The USA. Our pay is competitive with the top software companies in the world, with generous base salary plus equity compensation.
Big Company Benefits: You'll get full 🏥 Health/Dental/Vision Insurance coverage (plus 75% of Spouse/Family coverage too), 💰 401(k) with generous matching, 🎄 11 Company Holidays per year, and 🏖 20 PTO/Vacation days.
Brand New Laptop and $1,000: Upon signing, we'll send you a brand new 💻 Apple laptop as well as $1,000 to outfit the rest of your home office with things like a monitor, webcam, keyboard, and mouse.
Tight-Knit Fun-Loving Team: You will be joining a fun-loving team that works together very closely, despite the remote work environment.
100% Remote Opportunity
The Files.com Engineering team is 100% remote. However, we travel for regular in-person meetings with the team and the entire company to meet and work together face to face. These meetings are in cities around the US, including Scottsdale, Austin, Orlando, New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, and New York City.
In-person events combine work and fun and are designed to make up for the in-person interaction that occurs in an office job.
We are very excited that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and we have fully resumed company travel. 🎉
About the Role
As an FTP or SFTP server developer at Files.com, you'll take ownership of our FTP and SFTP server code, helping us keep it modern, fast, and maintainable, while implementing exciting new features.
These codebases are currently written in Java, and we want applicants to be comfortable in Java, but we are also exploring the possibility of switching to Go.
In this role, you'll work on the following things and more:
Keeping our SSH and TLS cryptography up to date, including integrating new ciphers and curating the list of approved ciphers for maximum security.
Ensuring that our FTP and SFTP server products are maximally compatible with the wide range of client software in the wild (even the buggy software).
Optimizing our FTP and SFTP servers for speed and throughput so our customers get the fastest server experience possible.
Integrating new features such as client-side encryption.
Ready To Apply?
We would like you to write a cover letter telling us why this opportunity speaks to you. Please specifically cover the following things in your letter:
What is the largest or most relevant project you have worked on that involves File Transfer? How many users interact with it, how many servers run it, and can you share any other information about the scale at which it operates?
What is the largest contribution you have made to Open Source Software and are there any repositories that you maintain personally?
On a Scale of 1 to 10, please rate your knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and writing code that will scale.