Sr. Software Engineer

About INKY

INKY is a cloud-based email security solution that blocks spam, malware, and - most importantly – phishing attacks. Utilizing computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning INKY catches everything. Driven, curious, mobile and growing smarter by the subject line, INKY adds a thin, but powerful layer of protection like no other. 

We’re happy to report that the industry has noticed. We have been recognized with a number of national honors, including the NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge, and the 2020 RSAC Innovation Sandbox Competition.

We may be relatively new to the industry landscape, but we are fierce phish fighters. We encourage you to learn more about our technology, our leaders, and our track record.

About You 

  • You are curious, and love to learn.
  • You tackle problems head on.
  • You are always searching for a better way to do things.
  • You work well independently or in a team.


The Job

INKY is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to analyze code, identify areas in need of optimization, and write new code to improve the overall system performance.

Rewrite code to improve speed and efficiency.

  • Analyze system performance using perf, and document areas in need of optimization.
  • Write DTrace scripts to get a comprehensive view of system performance.
  • Work with the Engineering team to guide new development to ensure optimization.
  • Help define optimization benchmarks, and work with the development team to meet or exceed performance optimization measures.
  • Write and run testing scripts to ensure new code does not break existing code base.


Job Requirements

  • 7+ years of software development experience.
  • Extensive experience optimizing code in a Linux/Ubuntu environment.
  • Extensive experience with Python, C/C++, and other scripting languages.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming.
  • Extensive experience running performance optimization tools.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field.



College Park, MD or Remote


Why This Job Is Great

With INKY we knew we were inventing the future, and that requires a unique mindset and approach. The threat landscape shifts overnight, which is why we question everything, explore new ideas like crazy, and the moment we solve a complex challenge, we seek out the bigger one that was lurking beneath it. If you are curious, creative and want to join a quickly growing start-up, then INKY is the place for you!

  • Unlimited PTO- we trust you!
  • Competitive salary- we want to attract and retain the best of the best.
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits, with generous company contribution.
  • FSA
  • Equity stake in INKY

Think you might be a good fit for this position? Apply here to start the process.