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About Us:

SelfDecode is a well-funded biotech startup in the personalized health space. We build software to help interpret peoples’ genetics, lab tests and symptoms in order to give personalized health recommendations. Our primary goal is to give people the tools they need to live a healthier and better life.


  • We are a flat organization and prioritize efficiency.
  • We work as a team and every input and suggestion is taken into account, no matter who it comes from.
  • We thrive on open communication and dedication.We are a meritocracy and people who show good abilities or skills can move up in the organization fast, get raises, etc…
  • We expect people to work full time without side gigs.
  • We expect the applicant to have a long term relationship with our company.
  • We expect employees to be proactive and autonomous.
  • We do not micromanage.
  • Dishonesty is not tolerated at all, and we thrive on trust.
  • When you're working, we expect you to work.
  • We emphasize skills & abilities rather than formal education.

Job Type and Pay:

We are looking for a proficient Security & Privacy Engineer with significant skills and experience. Pay will be in accordance with abilities, skills, experience, etc...

  • Full time - we expect people to put in 40 hrs a week or more
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Salary Highly competitive - depending on skills, experience, proficiency in our tech stack, etc...
  • Equity is also available for outstanding applicants and those with leadership abilities.

Must have professional experience in the following:

  • Securing a distributed web application against threats
  • Docker: Dockerfiles + containers orchestration of choice (docker-compose, ECS, kubernetes)
  • AWS OR Azure OR Google cloud
  • Git: basic ops + history manipulation (rebase, interactive rebase, stashing, patches)


  • Developing solutions to ensure privacy policies are correctly implemented.
  • Assisting with the management of the data privacy, data protection, data usability, performance and the integrity of the privacy solution.
  • Using current programming language and technologies, creating a solid design, writing code, completing programming.
  • Performing testing and debugging of applications as well as completing documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance.
  • Performing regular privacy assessments of operational processes, identifying, and mitigating risks across the company through effective tools, training and guidance

Skills & Experience

  • Good English Language Communication Skills
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a security and privacy software development role
  • Significant familiarity with the technologies in our stack
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Ability to perform operations on large datasets
  • Understanding of design for software applications running on multiple platforms.
  • Understanding of testing, coding and debugging procedures.


  • Previous experience working remotely or in a startup.
  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, privacy engineering or related field of study.