Senior Software Engineer

Area 1 Security, Maryland

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Duration: Full-Time

Are you interested in putting an end to data breaches on the internet? 95% of all data breaches start with phishing campaigns. Here at Area 1 Security we are working to rid the internet of this attack vector by preemptively knowing what bad actors are up to.

Hunting for bad actors on the internet is an intellectual and technical challenge. We hunt at scale with high-speed web crawling, machine learning, computer vision, petabytes of data, and a global network of sensors.

All of this technology delivers a comprehensive email, network and web protection layer around each of our customers. Customers know that with Area 1 Security’s solution deployed their users won’t enable a hacker to gain a foothold that results in a breach of their systems.

Intrigued? Come and join an engineering team that builds extensible, reliable, scalable web-based, and data processing applications that our customer count on every second of the day.


  • Create the product’s subsystems and key components by applying up-to-date expertise in Software Engineering to define, design and create world-class implementations.
  • Collaborate with other senior engineers to improve the overall system at the architectural, design, and implementation levels.
  • Design and implement new features for our cloud based email gateway solution that empowers Fortune 1000 customers
  • Design and implement forward-looking portions of the system to execute a long-term product vision.
  • Work with large scale data systems in both online/streaming and offline/batch fashions.
  • Design and implement revisions to areas of the system to enhance key features such as performance, reliability, scalability, or add new functionality.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience designing and implementing software systems.
  • Advanced ability to design and implement software systems in Java and C++.
  • Someone who enjoys security work focused on email detections that identify and protect our users.
  • Software development expert who specializes in big data analysis and the design and construction of large-scale multi-tier systems using open-source technologies.
  • Significant experience in security, cryptography, malware analysis, data analysis, high-reliability clusters, statistics.
  • Recent development or architectural leadership experience with large-scale data systems, streaming analytics, Hadoop and/or Spark is a plus.
  • Experience with SMTP and Postfix are a plus.
  • Detailed understanding of object-oriented design practices.
  • Experience with continuous delivery environments and agile methodologies is a plus.
  • Track record of mentoring engineering team members.


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity.
  • Annual performance reviews - great work is rewarded!
  • Partially Funded Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Open vacation policy and 12 corporate holidays.
  • Stay healthy with our fully funded One Medical membership for you and your dependents.
  • 401k plan.
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done.
  • Anniversary and performance awards.
  • Fun events for employees, friends, and family!
Area 1 Security is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

About Area 1 Security

We’re a performance-based cybersecurity company, changing how businesses protect against phishing attacks. At Area 1 Security, we’re accountable to you: that means we believe you should pay only for cybersecurity that works. If it doesn’t protect you, why invest in it? Our anti-phishing solution stops the attacks that cause nearly all the damage—that dangerous one percent that other solutions miss. Because we’re confident in our superior capability to protect customers, we’re setting a new standard in the industry: unprecedented, performance-based protection. Plus, since our solution is cloud-based, you can be protected within minutes of signing up.

Area 1 Security

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