Software Engineer (New Grad)

SF / Bay Area /
Engineering /
Full Time
About Us

Opaque Systems is a data privacy startup born out of UC Berkeley. Our founding team comprises leading computer science researchers in security and systems with extensive prior entrepreneurship experience (Databricks, Anyscale, PreVeil). We've raised  $22 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total financing to $31.6 million. The round was led by Walden Catalyst Ventures, with participation from new investors, Storm Ventures and Thomvest Ventures, as well as all existing investors, Intel Capital, Race Capital, The House Fund, and FactoryHQ

Our mission is to unleash confidential data from its current security constraints by building a next generation platform to drive secure analytics and machine learning directly on encrypted data. Our platform is powered by cutting-edge technology that builds upon years of published research and commercializes the MC² Project.

We believe that diversity in backgrounds and opinions powers growth, creativity, and new ideas. We cherish inclusivity and acceptance, and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply so we can engage in a conversation about how you can amplify our team with your unique experience.

We’re looking for people who:
∙ Will help us set and maintain a high-performance and inclusive culture
∙ Share our passion for consumer and data privacy, and our vision for disrupting big data analytics and machine learning with confidential computing
∙ Are self-starters — those with detail and quality-oriented approaches who want to make impact and who will help shape the company

Some things we're looking for:

    • Experience building and deploying production systems
    • Experience benchmarking and improving system performance
    • Experience working with (and on!) Spark SQL
    • Experience working with secure enclave technologies (like Intel SGX)
    • Proficiency in systems, database, and/or security concepts
    • Proficiency in Python and C++

As part of your role, you will:

    • Help make design and architectural decisions that will lay the foundation for our codebase
    • Have the freedom to choose which features/components to work on
    • Develop high quality software to unlock insights drawn from confidential data
    • Work with a team of leading security and systems experts
    • Communicate your work to a broader audience through talks, tutorials, and blog posts
    • Help us to build and shape a world class company


    • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Equity awards
    • Flexible time off

99% employer-covered health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
401(k) plan
Equity awards
Flexible time off
Monthly commuter benefits
Home office reimbursement
Team lunches (regardless of whether you're remote or in office!)

We offer a fully remote working model with the option to come into our office in San Francisco as you please.

We're excited to build a diverse team and encourage all to apply!