Software Engineer

at Distil Networks (view profile)
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted July 24, 2017
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type system


Job Description

Distil is looking for an experienced software engineer to help advance our global bot detection network. You’ll work directly on the Edge Platform which handles billions of requests for some of the highest traffic sites on the internet. Your code will identify and mitigate malicious botnets, scrapers, and other attackers.Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Distil blocks bots. Bots evolve; we do too. You’ll grow the core logic of the Distil bot detection system -- working closely with our research team to implement, test, and iterate the latest in identification and bot detection.
  • Distil is powered by a robust service oriented architecture. You’ll take ownership of one of these services. You’ll define interface contracts and run-time requirements. You’ll deploy frequently.
  • Our mission is to make the web a safer place. To achieve that goal, our product has to be easy to implement and configure. As a Distil Platform engineer you’ll work closely with our user-interface team to ensure changes in the portal propagate to the edge quickly. Given our scale, this is no easy feat.
  • Work closely with the core platform and operations teams to ship code across our network of 15+ global data centers.



  • Experience writing code in Go, Python, or Lua.
  • Passion for discussions at the whiteboard and drive for simplicity and flexibility.
  • Can consistently create code that is clean, maintainable, and has thorough test coverage.
  • Interest in scalable systems and attention to monitoring and fault-tolerance.
  • Technical leadership on complex projects and a history of successful contribution to both design and implementation.
  • Familiarity with HTTP and web servers / reverse proxies like NGINX, Apache, or Varnish.
  • Passion for out investigating, prototyping, and deploying new automation detection techniques.

What's In It For You:

  • Generous salary, Equity potential and 401K with 5% matching!
  • Wicked fun happy hours and socials, catered Friday lunches, awesome company retreats (SXSW, Tahoe and more!)
  • Conference Allowance and Respect for pursuits outside of Distil (our employees are Chefs, Musicians, Comedians, Photographers, Artists, Dog Trainers, etc.)
  • Fully paid healthcare, dental and vision insurance for you, generous contribution towards family plans


Distil Networks is the first easy and accurate way to identify and police malicious website traffic, blocking 99.9% of bad bots without impacting legitimate users.  Only 41% of web traffic originates from humans, so it’s imperative to be able to detect and block automated attacks. Distil gives you complete visibility and control over human, good bot and bad bot web traffic.

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