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Build the secure Internet of the future with us.

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At ProtonMail, we are committed to online security and privacy. We have been working diligently on this cause since 2013, and we launched ProtonMail in 2014 with the goal of defending our rights to security and privacy online.

Today, ProtonMail is used worldwide by millions of business professionals, journalists, activists, and individuals who value security in their communications. We strive to make encryption and privacy an integral part of the future of digital communication. Along the way, we are developing and building cutting edge technology to support our rapidly growing community.

 

We're a global team rebuilding the web to put privacy and security first.

Proton Technologies AG is an international company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a presence in San Francisco, Macedonia, France, Czech Republic, and Lithuania. You will find among us former CERN and MIT scientists, chess champions, and many experts in their fields.

 

meet the team

We're passionate about our work. We're building technology that will forever change online security and privacy on a global scale.

Working at ProtonMail is fast-paced and exciting. Our movement is rapidly taking off, and we're excited to be leading the revolution towards an Internet that protects freedom and civil liberties.

Working at ProtonMail

For those up to the challenge, ProtonMail provides an intense and exciting atmosphere as part of one of Europe's highest profile and fastest growing startups. We're looking for extremely intelligent and highly motivated problem solvers to join our team of experts. We provide highly competitive compensation packages, commensurate with experience and performance. As a fast growing company that doubles headcount annually, there is also the possibility for rapid advancement for capable candidates. We operate on a strict meritocracy, with a flat management structure, and promoting internally whenever possible.

ProtonMail has millions of users, and we are growing rapidly. As part of our team, you will have the ability to make a direct and significant impact. You will have the chance to work on challenging large scale problems related to scaling, security, reliability, and user experience. Our work is complex, and our team moves fast and works at a higher level than the typical team. You should be smart, fast, versatile, and creative. Working with us will likely be your most challenging job, but perhaps also the most exciting and rewarding. In the process, you will touch the lives of millions of people around the world.

We are strong believers in quality over quantity and the hiring process at ProtonMail is highly selective. A lot of what we do is challenging and requires exceptional talent. For technical positions, ProtonMail has historically hired less than 1% of applicants that apply. If you make it however, you will find a close and tight knit atmosphere where nobody is a stranger. We are an equal opportunity employer, and don't account for race, sex, nationality, current location, or educational background when hiring. We do hire remote candidates for certain positions, but local candidates are preferred. For candidates relocating to Geneva, San Francisco, Macedonia or Prague, we will provide all necessary visas and work permits. The only criteria we have is that we hire the best of the best.

 


Addtional Benefits:

Health and social benefits for you and your family
Casual and friendly working environment
Flexible working hours
Dedicated budget for computers and equipment
Generous perks (fitness subsidy, parking, transit passes, snacks, etc)

 

 


 

Open Positions (Technical)

Location: Geneva, Zurich, San Francisco, Prague, Macedonia, Lithuania, Ukraine
Type: Full Time.
Experience: Experienced or Expert

Description:

Developers at ProtonMail frequently transition between front-end, back-end, iOS, Android, and other projects. Our strength comes from our speed and agility, and our ability to refocus the engineering team based on current priorities. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging problems anywhere in our stack.

The following are required:
  • We use Javascript (ES6, AngularJS, React, etc), PHP, Python, Objective-C, Swift, Java, Go, .NET, and several other languages. You'll have to be able to become an expert in at least 2 of these languages within a few weeks, and learn any other language equally rapidly.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  • Extensive experience working on extremely complex software projects
  • Strong background in computer science (algorithms, data structure, software design, reliability, maintainability, etc)
  • Ability to keep up in an extremely fast-paced environment
Bonus points for:
  • Well versed in security and with a good understanding of security best practices from a programming point of view
  • Fluent in UNIX/Linux
  • Degree from a top university
  • Math/Physics/CS competition winner (ACM ICPC, International Math/Physics Olympiad, Putnam, etc)
What you will be doing:

You can focus on Front-end, Back-end, or Mobile or you can work on everything.

Why work at ProtonMail:
  • You will learn many things you can't learn anywhere else
  • Flexible and casual working environment
  • Startup environment where everyone matters and can make a big impact
  • Work in an ultra high growth environment solving interesting problems, there is never a boring moment
  • Fast growth also means there are many opportunities for rapid advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • High potential upside. In addition to highly competitive salaries, key employees can receive valuable early employee stock options.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default, and not merely an afterthought. Be part of this revolution that is changing the world.

How to apply?

Send your resume to with a description of what you would be most interested in working on at ProtonMail, and why you are interested in working at ProtonMail.

Please include your nationality, current location, and which country or city you are most interested in working in. The options are: Geneva, Zurich, San Francisco, Prague, Macedonia, Lithuania, Ukraine

Location: Geneva, Zurich
Type: Full Time.
Experience: Expert

Description:

We operate our own cloud infrastructure distributed across multi-tenant datacenters throughout Switzerland, with over 1 Petabyte of storage. This infrastructure is connected through a redundant network with a 24/7 NOC in Switzerland. This is a senior level position, as you will be head of all network and datacenter operations.

You will be responsible ensuring our infrastructure remains reliable and can scale quickly enough to match our growth. You will be working both internally with the ProtonMail engineering team, and also with an external ISP that we have partnered with. As you will be working in an international environment, English fluency is mandatory.

Experience with the following are required: Networking:
  • BGP (IPv4/IPv6)
  • MPLS
  • Proven track record of success in an ISP environment
  • NOC experience
  • LIR experience
  • Cisco routers/switches
  • Netflow analysis
  • Network design (Transport and Internet layer)
  • Fine level knowledge of UDP/TCP
  • Extensive experience with network troubleshooting
Sysadmin:
  • RedHat derivatives (CentOS, RHEL, Scientific Linux, etc)
  • Linux networking (bridges, bonding, STP, etc)
  • Nagios, Ansible, ELK
  • CEPH, MySQL, OpenStack
  • Expert at debugging/customizing Linux system (building custom packages, kernel level tuning, recovery/rollbacks/upgrades, etc)
  • Fluent in Python/Bash/C/SQL
Bonus points for:
  • Extensive software engineering experience (could also work as a software engineer)
  • Well versed in security and with a good understanding of security best practices from both a network and systems point of view
  • OpenVPN/IPsec
  • Ability to keep up in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Fluent in French
  • Masters degree in a relevant field of study and/or scientific background
What you will be doing:
  • Building scalable, reliable, and highly redundant networks.
  • Building petabyte scale storage solutions
  • Server and network security
  • Architecting and building monitoring and auto-failover solutions for both networks and servers
  • Designing backup strategies and implementing them
  • Writing software to improve site reliability
Why work at ProtonMail:
  • You will learn many things you can't learn anywhere else
  • Flexible and casual working environment
  • Startup environment where everyone matters and can make a big impact
  • Work in an ultra high grow environment solving interesting problems, there is never a boring moment
  • Fast growth also means there are many opportunities for rapid advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • High potential upside. In addition to highly competitive salaries, key employees can receive valuable early employee stock options.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default, and not merely an afterthought. Be part of this revolution that is changing the world.

How to apply?

Send your resume to

 

Open Positions (Non-Technical)

Location: Macedonia, Ukraine, Lithuania, remote may be possible from low cost regions
Type: Full Time.
Experience: Any, must be willing to learn fast

Description:

Customer support is one of the most rapidly growing teams at ProtonMail, providing ample opportunity for rapid career advancement. Customer support at ProtonMail also includes B2B account management and sales, quality assurance, technical documentation, and project management. Thus, it provides many opportunities for learning new skills and personal growth.

As a technical support specialist, you will be involved in the following activities:
  • Communicating with customers facing issues and answering questions
  • Answering pre-sales questions from both B2C and B2B customers
  • Identifying and gathering information on customer issues and communicating them promptly to engineering teams
  • Doing quality assurance testing prior to product releases
  • Development technical documentation and optimizing customer support processes
  • Coordinating along engineering, product, and design teams and company management
  • Defining priorities and managing timelines for engineering teams, such as defining release conditions and release dates
  • Helping to train and mentor new technical support specialists
  • Helping to improve a product that is used by millions of people around the world, some of whom depend on ProtonMail to stay alive
Requirements:
  • A technical background is required because ProtonMail contains many highly sophisticated features which require technical knowledge
  • Some previous exposure to, and basic understanding of programming
  • Responsible, with good attention to detail
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Weekend shifts will sometimes be required

How to apply?

Please send your resume to

Location: Geneva, Macedonia, Lithuania
Type: Full Time.
Experience: Experienced

Description:

ProtonMail is a radical departure from existing consumer facing web products, because our focus is on user privacy and security, instead of advertising. You will be responsible for ensuring that we develop the best possible products. Duties include:

  • Product strategy - come up with the best features which should be build to ensure optimal product/market fit and commercial success
  • Product development - come up with ideas and concepts for new and innovative products which can increase the reach of ProtonMail
  • Work with our design team to ensure our products are both aesthetically beautiful and also highly usable at the same time
  • Work with customer support team to ensure we solve customer pain points
  • Improve the copy, design, and UX flows to ensure the optimal user experience
  • Help ProtonMail reach new markets by optimizing our products to promising niches
  • Product owner - you're responsible for ensuring we bring to market the best possible product
Required experience:

You should have a track record of previously delivering on many of the points listed above, preferably in both a B2C and B2B context.

Why work at ProtonMail:
  • You will learn a lot
  • Flexible and casual working environment
  • Startup environment where everyone matters and can make a big impact
  • We are growing fast and solving interesting problems, there is never a boring moment
  • Fast growth also means there are many opportunities for rapid advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • High potential upside. In addition to highly competitive salaries, key employees can receive valuable early employee stock options.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default, and not merely an afterthought. Be part of this revolution that is changing the world.

How to apply?

Submit a resume to . Include a description of why your previous experience makes you a good candidate for this position, and one non-obvious idea for a ProtonMail product improvement.

Location: Geneva preferred, remote possible
Type: Full Time.
Experience: Experienced

Description:

We are looking for a highly experienced designer who will work on all current and future products designed by Proton Technologies (not just ProtonMail). Your work will be used by millions of people worldwide and will be high profile and visible. Depending on your ability, you may have the opportunity to build and run your own design team as the company grows. You will work on all aspects of design (web, mobile, desktop, marketing materials, sales documents, etc).

Requirements:
  • * Experience or the ability to learn quickly is absolutely mandatory
  • You should have previously done work for mobile responsive web apps, iOS/Android, and also Windows/OSX.
  • Experience developing graphical assets for marketing and social media
  • A good sense for UX
  • Ability to work quickly deliver good results under tight deadlines
  • Enough knowledge of CSS to fully understand CSS capabilities/limitations and even write some CSS code
Why work at ProtonMail:
  • You will learn a lot
  • Flexible and casual working environment
  • Startup environment where everyone matters and can make a big impact
  • We are growing fast and solving interesting problems, there is never a boring moment
  • Fast growth also means there are many opportunities for rapid advancement
  • Do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • High potential upside. In addition to highly competitive salaries, key employees can receive valuable early employee stock options.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default, and not merely an afterthought. Be part of this revolution that is changing the world.

How to apply?

Due to high interest in this position, all applicants should submit with their application a concept for a redesigned ProtonMail homepage or ProtonMail inbox. Interested candidates can apply to