Software Engineer, Cross-Platform Rust

Engineering /
Remote Full Time /
At SpruceID, we are reimagining trusted interactions by creating the world’s best software for packaging beliefs digitally. We are a team of programmers working to develop world-class open source products and libraries implementing open global standards in identity.

There are no well-worn paths or theoreticals here. Every SpruceID technical staffer gets their hands dirty writing code, learning new technologies, and solving problems at the bleeding edge of our space. We hire results-oriented developers who love technology and are committed to intellectual honesty, user privacy, and innovation. 

You will be responsible for developing cross-platform libraries and server software in Rust. Our software is secure by design, professionally audited, and suitable for high stakes applications. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to emerging global technology standards for digital identity. While we don't require you to have Rust experience to apply for this job, you should demonstrate a strong aptitude for statically typed languages, memory management, and secure programming practices.


    • Contribute to new and existing Rust codebases, with a focus on high code quality 
    • Write code that runs across platforms including backend services, mobile devices, and in the browser
    • With support and review from cryptographers, use cryptographic APIs to implement digital signatures, message authentication, encryption/decryption, and zero-knowledge proof protocols for production applications 
    • Write mobile applications to integrate with a backend service


    • Experience writing widely-distributed backend software in statically-typed languages
    • Aptitude for computer security, correct use of cryptography, and user data privacy
    • Proficiency in backend web frameworks, API design, databases, and scalability
    • Experience with one or more of Javascript, Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native 
    • Experience collaborating with geographically and culturally diverse engineering scrum teams


    • Proficiency with functional programming paradigms and use of advanced type systems found in languages such as Rust, C++, OCaml, or Haskell
    • Contributions to open source software projects and technology standards
    • Familiarity with operating system internals, compiler internals, memory management, and low level programming
    • Familiarity with cloud development
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
We are passionate about cultivating a thriving culture of diverse individuals who bring unique perspectives to our mission. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.