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Software Engineer

Engineering | Kirkland, WA | Full Time

Job Description

Who we are:

GlobalSign was formed in 1996 as one of the Internet’s original trust service providers (you probably know us as a Certificate Authority). Over the years we have issued millions of digital certificates that have been used to secure commerce and communication on the Internet. Our solutions take the pain out of using cryptography and help organizations solve complex problems with increased productivity and peace of mind.

What we are doing:

How trust is bootstrapped on the internet hasn't changed much since 1996 -- we are fixing that!

Who we’re looking for:

We are building a small engineering team here in the Seattle area and another in Manila and need developers who feel comfortable on both the front- and back-end. People who love learning new stuff, self-starters — true creative problem solvers.

We want someone who knows best practices across browsers; Someone who knows how to hack CSS and the DOM to their whim, and when to say "no," using simple alternatives.

Someone who believes tested code is happy code, that when done right security can enable new scenarios, that APIs should be easy to consume and that a well thought out platform is a significant part of a projects success.


Skills & Experience

  • HTML/CSS/Javascript (jQuery, AJAX, etc.) with a healthy interest in HTML5, REST and JSON.
  • Experience with one or more server-side languages and frameworks especially Java, Node.js and PHP.
  • Interest in developing highly interactive web applications with performance, scalability, and usability in mind.
  • Experience working with Linux, Apache, and relational databases. Bonus points for having written your own stored procedure before.
  • Experience developing software in a professional environment, including source control, bug tracking, unit testing.
  • Understanding of security risks and secure software development.
  • Understanding of the similarities and differences across browsers (both young and old).
  • Understanding of security risks and secure software development.
  • Enjoys prototyping and iterating stuff.
  • Bonus points for speaking Japanese.

Required Qualifications

  • 2 years dynamic / scripting language programming, with background in Java and C++ programming preferred.
  • 1+ years experience in Systems Engineering / Administration with firm understanding of *nix architecture.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience. Engineering or related discipline highly recommended.
  • Awesomeness trumps all other requirements.


If this sounds like it could be you, send us a CV and some examples of the work that you’re most proud of.

GlobalSign is an equal opportunity employer with locations all over the world. Aside from being a great place to work for full time employees we offer an excellent benefit package that includes Health, Dental, 401k, Life Insurance, and a generous time off and holiday schedule.

GlobalSign is an equal opportunity employer

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status; medical condition, disability; or any other legally protected status.