Server Side Engineer

June 3, 2024

Job Description

Brave is dedicated to safeguarding online privacy as a fundamental human right. We’ve developed a free web browser that automatically blocks invasive ads and trackers, a private search engine with an independent index, an integrated crypto wallet, and a private ad network (opt-in) that rewards users directly for their attention. With over 50 million users and growing every month, Brave is transforming the web experience to be faster and more private.

The internet is filled with ads, hackers, and echo chambers. Big Tech profits from our data while controlling the narrative. Brave stands against this. Join us!


Brave is seeking a seasoned server-side engineer to enhance our Brave Premium infrastructure. The aim is to significantly boost the robustness and reliability of our backend system. We seek an impactful individual who prefers straightforward solutions and can deliver complete projects from start to finish.


  • Proficiency in Go, JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Experience with SQL, Postgres, Redis, and similar data storage technologies
  • Expertise in building robust API endpoints
  • Familiarity with AWS and deploying production systems at scale
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools like Prometheus, Zabbix, Pingdom, etc.
  • Commitment to 24×7 uptime and willingness to participate in pager duty rotation
  • Experience with distributed development teams
  • Comfort working in an open-source environment
  • Passion for user privacy and security
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven track record of successful project completion

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Rust
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with payment systems like Stripe APIs
  • Experience with subscription services and App Store/Play Store APIs
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrency, particularly Ethereum/Solana

Working at Brave

  • Leader in privacy, with a team innovating daily to enhance online safety and challenge Big Tech
  • Competitive salaries and benefits, including generous home-office stipends
  • Fully remote team, eliminating the need for commuting
  • Collaborative, humble, and highly intelligent teammates with a flat organizational structure
  • Opportunity to join early in a rapidly growing company and revolutionize the internet
  • Plus, our CEO & co-founder, Brendan, is the inventor of JavaScript!

For U.S. candidates: The salary range for this role is $130,000 – $180,000 USD, based on experience.