Computers are the most powerful tools to exist in the history of humanity. Today, only a relative few—professional software developers—can use this superpower to its fullest extent. This has created an unbalanced world where there are only programmers and those who consume their programs. Replit wants to change that dynamic by bringing the next billion software creators online.

At Replit, we give people computing superpowers. Most people use these superpowers for good. A small number use them to attack Replit itself or other community members. If we can prevent or automatically detect most abuse, we can maintain the most open compute platform on the internet and teach millions of people to code. Security is a key competitive advantage for us—this is an opportunity to have meaningful impact to our mission.

If you have attacked code execution platforms (for fun or for work) or built systems to safely run untrusted code, we want to hear from you! As Replit’s founding security engineer, you will help shape how the company thinks about writing secure systems. In particular, you will create proof-of-concept attacks on Replit infrastructure, then turn around and mitigate those attacks. As you thwart more and more bad actors, you will increase Replit’s efficiency, helping us reach more aspiring coders.

To achieve our mission of making programming more accessible around the world, we need our team to be representative of the world. We welcome your unique perspective and experiences in shaping this product. We encourage people from all kinds of backgrounds to apply, including and especially candidates from underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds.

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