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Software Engineer (Security Platform, Distributed Systems)

Remote US
Software Development

About the team

The Security Platform team is responsible for secrets and internal certificate management at Cloudflare, and has the mandate of building powerful and robust infrastructure and tools that enable other engineering teams to deliver secure products to our customers without sacrificing development velocity. 

What you’ll do

  • Build secure and resilient distributed systems for secrets and key management that runs across our edge network spanning more than 310 cities in over 120 countries
  • Design and benchmark proposals; identify bottlenecks in existing systems
  • Work with and contribute to open source projects that help accelerate our delivery

What you’ll need

  • Familiarity with gossip, consensus and WAL system design and protocols
  • Experience working with large-scale systems (>10,000 nodes) and solving associated challenges
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and ability to work under design constraints
  • Worked with codebases and developed in Go or Rust

Bonus points

  • Track record of contributing to open source distributed systems projects
  • Strong cryptography background and able to work with cryptosystems at the primitives level
  • Worked with HSMs, TPMs, or other platform TEEs (AMD SEV, Intel SGX, Apple Secure Enclave)


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $168,000 - $206,000.
  • For New York City, Washington, and California (excluding Bay Area) based hires: Estimated annual salary of $187,000 - $229,000.
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $196,000 - $240,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family.  Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun!  The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave
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