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macOS Software Engineer  



Software Engineering
Canada · United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2023


We’re seeking a talented and motivated full-time Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will work as part of the engineering team to:

  • Develop the Tailscale product, contributing to client code and backend services. The client code is a mix of Swift and Go, while the backend is mostly Go. Prior Go expertise is not a requirement.

  • Bring a special focus on Apple platforms, especially networking functionality of the platforms.

Because we’re an early-stage and fully remote company, we’re looking for a motivated individual who can help move the product forward. The ability to think on your feet, collaborate with highly technical teams, and comfort working asynchronously are essential.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • macOS and iOS development expertise

    • Network Extension and routing table shenanigans

    • Cross-target code sharing and multiple application signing schemes

    • Battery life investigation and improvement

    • Intents and integrations with other software on the device

    • MDM integration, Profile support, fleet management

    • Providing support for the latest Apple platform features while maintaining compatibility with a reasonable subset of older systems


  • Ability to give and process constructive feedback, as well as work independently

  • Flexibility to adjust to the dynamic nature of a startup

  • Experience developing in Go, used for much of the system. Previous experience in #golang makes ramping up quicker

With the team, you’ll succeed with these sorts of goals

  • Work as part of a team of engineers and designers to add features in the Tailscale service

  • Take a holistic view of the product, from customer needs to client applications to the admin console

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Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria — unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements.

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested: we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

About Tailscale

Tailscale builds software that makes it easy to connect and secure devices, no matter where they are. Every day, banks and multi-national companies use Tailscale to protect their corporate networks. Hobbyists and start-ups trust Tailscale to collaborate and share access to tooling. We're building a future for the Internet that's easy, small and safe, like it used to be. Founded in 2019 and fully distributed, we're backed by Accel, HeavyBit, and Uncork Capital.