Senior Software Engineer

Texas / Utah / Georgia / Florida / Virginia / Washington DC / Arizona / Illinois / Massachusetts / Minnesota / North Carolina
Research and Development – Engineering /
Full-Time /
Who We Are; What We Do; Where we’re Going

Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital investigative software that acquires, analyzes, and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, tablets and other IoT related devices. We are continually innovating so that our customers can deploy advanced and effective tools to protect their companies, communities, and countries.

Grayshift and Magnet Forensics have come together as one organization to accelerate innovation and transform digital investigations for our customers. We’re pleased to share that the combined organization is operating as Magnet Forensics.
The combination of mobile, cloud and computer forensics expertise under the Magnet Forensics name underscores our dedication to providing comprehensive, end-to-end DFIR solutions. This includes our commitment to helping with access to modern digital devices lawfully with our renowned product suite. And, our focus on innovating for the DFIR community, along with our shared mission, continues to be the top priority.

Where we are today, is not where we will be tomorrow. 

Job Description
Magnet Forensics is on the move again and growing our Software Engineer team! We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who naturally takes initiative, a true “self-starter” when it comes to modern technology, and most of all, truly understands the behind-the-scenes of creating great software. In this role, the ideal candidate will be strong technically, have a great desire to bring in & implement new ideas, and demonstrated experience taking the reins with projects. You will have an opportunity to work with innovative features on a best-in-class digital forensics product disrupting the industry.
If you are someone that is a polyglot that loves to seek out new technology and enjoys learning and advancing with fellow like-minded Software Engineers, you will excel in your career as a future member of the Magnet Forensics Team. 


    • Working with a small tight-knit team of Software Engineers building out complex initiatives.
    • Architect & develop NodeJS + PostgreSQL + GraphQL backend functionality.
    • Architect & develop functionality on the typescript data pipeline.
    • Architect & develop features & functionality on the react frontend.
    • Move fast & break things. 
    • Reverse engineer SQLite database formats from other applications


    • 5+ years of experience building web applications.
    • Formal or informal experience leading initiatives
    • Business minded & interested in leadership of technical initiatives.
    • Knowledge of TypeScript (or JavaScript)
    • Knowledge of GraphQL
    • Knowledge of React / Apollo Client
    • Knowledge of NodeJS (we’re using Fastify) /Apollo Server
    • Knowledge of ETLs
    • Knowledge of Cloud

Nice To Have

    • Contribution to open-source software projects.
    • Formal or informal leadership experience.
    • Experience in a startup-type environment
    • Experience building web apps from the ground up (side project or job)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Engineering. 

The Most Important Thing

    • We’re looking for candidates that can provide examples of how they demonstrated Magnet CODE in their previous experiences.

    • CARE  -We care about each other and our mission to make a difference in the world.
    • OWN  -We are accountable for or results – while never forgetting to act with integrity, empathy, and respect.
    • DEDICATE  -We put our heart and soul into meeting the needs of our customers and helping them serve the people they protect.
    • EVOLVE  -We are constantly innovating and exploring new ways to work together to make an impact with our work.
We’re committed to continuous learning and are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. This commitment will be reflected in our hiring processes and embedded in our values and how we treat one another. If you’re interested in this role, but do not meet all of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyways.
Magnet Forensics is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible recruitment process and work environment. Accommodation is available to all applicants upon request throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodation, please let our talent team know, or you can email

All offers of employment at Magnet are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. All background checks will be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws. Magnet will consider each position’s job duties, among other factors, in determining what constitutes satisfactory completion of the background check. Refusal to consent to a background check may be grounds for revoking an offer of employment.