Senior Java Developer (USA/Europe, Remote)

Candidate Location: USA or Europe (this is a remote position)

Job description

We are the team that created OpenVPN, the industry-standard VPN protocol now used by most of the commercial VPN providers worldwide. We are currently looking for a rock star to push further the product that millions of people around the world will be interacting with on a daily basis! You should have a strong working knowledge of Java, REST APIs, and databases, excellent in understanding security topics, be familiar with TCP/IP networking, SSL VPN, and distributed systems, possess a solid conceptual foundation in the development of distributed and cloud-computing systems, and have network programming understanding on Linux development environments.

You will join a team that is responsible for the requirement specifications, system specifications, software development and maintenance of several critical security-related cloud services.

Why OpenVPN?

Competitive salary package (base salary, full benefits, PTO, 401K)
100% Remote
Unlimited PTO
Great Culture
Flexible hours
Work/life balance
Company shuts down from Dec 24th-Jan 1st


Full-cycle development of Linux-based distributed server software, including development from scratch and maintaining existing services
Development of a web-based API (using JSON and REST) for management of product systems
Collaboration with other developers on development and deployment.


4+ years of commercial programming experience
4+ years of experience with Java
Experience of developing modern REST services on Spring Boot
Security topics hands-on with Spring Security (SAML, OAuth2)
Experience with RDBMS, NoSQL storage (MongoDB)
Experience with deployment on Docker and AWS
Good understanding of networking
At least upper-intermediate English, both spoken and written
Excellent communication abilities.

Nice to have:

Experience with messaging in Java (Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.)
Experience working with AWS SDK in Java
Hands-on with plain Java sockets or WebRTC / WebSocket
Hands-on work experience with Linux platforms
Experience in the security space, specifically PKI, encryption, x.509 certificates, SSL
Experience with performance testing (Apache Benchmark, JMeter, Gatling)
Open Source experience.