Senior Backend Developer (Rust)

Start9 Labs

Denver, CO, USA Remote

Full Time


Oct 26

About Start9

Our mission at Start9 is to eliminate the need for trusted 3rd parties in the human/computer relationship. Our flagship product, EmbassyOS, is the most advanced, secure, and reliable personal server operating system in the world, making it possible for anyone to host their own software and data. One brick at a time, we will help construct an open and decentralized computing platform for humanity's future, one where sovereign individuals control their own data and the flow of information, as well as the abundance of intelligent devices that will come to engulf the human experience.

Read more about our company and vision, or check out this podcast.

Benefits of working at Start9

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Equity. You're still early!
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Work from anywhere in the world, including our Denver office
  • Budget for new computer
  • Attend meetups and conferences

General Considerations

At Start9, we seek passion and expertise. If you care deeply about freedom through technology and the mastery of your craft, you will fit in.


We are seeking an experienced Rust developer to contribute to the EmbassyOS backend codebase. The EmbassyOS backend is a novel and highly performant container management system that affords users granular control over applications running on their personal server.


  • Familiarity with Rust's async model and the tokio runtime
  • Familiarity with Linux kernel intrinsics
  • Computer science / computer engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Bonus: Familiarity with the Linux FUSE apis
  • Bonus: sub-transport layer networking knowledge

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