Senior Software Engineer
The Falcon Project | Silicon Valley
Stealth-Mode Startup
Posted Mar 5, 2019

Falcon is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to participate in developing a global-scale, multi-cloud data-centric application that powers consumer applications world-wide. Falcon is the code-name for a stealth mode startup company incubating in a larger, established company. Falcon will shortly "spin-out" as an independent, venture-backed startup, with employees as important shareholders. The company is lead by an experienced team with backing from top-tier investors.

We are building a system that powers some of the top consumer-facing media companies in the world. We operate a secure, highly available and performant product for millions of users daily. If you have a passion for data infrastructure, quality software built to last, large-scale systems, excellent security and privacy practices, and the desire to both mentor and learn please consider this position.


  • Design and implement a distributed, multi-cloud application service.
  • Evaluate and select tools and technologies appropriate to our project.
  • Monitor and evaluate your systems, and plan for the future.
  • Lead by example: give and receive engineering feedback to/from your peers, contribute great documentation and tests for your work.
  • Participate in 2nd level on-call support for your own work


  • Experience designing, building, shipping, and revising a complex, medium or large-scale, distributed application.
  • Experience with modern distributed databases and schema design
  • BS in Computer Science, or similar with 7 years work experience. Alternative career paths will absolutely be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extra Bonus Points

  • Experience with Clojure or other functional programming languages.
  • Understanding of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Security and user data privacy are much more than just checkboxes to you
  • You can represent a diverse viewpoint to our existing team


We respond to every application promptly.

This position is a contract to full-time opportunity. Successful candidates will have the option to transition to full-time employment.

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