help wanted

Our deal

Open Whisper Systems is making private communication simple. We design open protocols, develop Open Source software, and give it away for free.

It's challenging work, and we pay ourselves to take it on, but we're not a business. We started this project because we think making things is fun, privacy is valuable, and cryptography is remarkable.

Working at Open Whisper Systems is an opportunity to collaborate with passionate people in an environment where it's possible to be creative and effective.


Not VC Funded

We're not a business. We'd rather think creatively than think about the dough.

Small Team

We like working closely with a few people to build something great. We're passionate, but not wingnuts.

Open Salaries

We have an open process for determining how much everyone is paid.

Open Source

Everything we produce is open source. Every time we write code, we get to share it with the world.

Not really benefits


No gym membership, but any time you feel like doing push-ups, we'll do them with you.


No catered meals, but sometimes we cook together. And if you lose a bet, it probably means a sushi dinner is on you.


Most of us use our own laptops, but we've got your surfboard covered.

We're looking for

  • Development Director. We’re seeking a development officer or director to lead our fundraising efforts. This may include working with foundations, grant writing, building the base of private donors, and/or seeking small donations from our users and supporters. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in at least one of these areas.

  • Android Developer. Is the pleasure center of your brain directly wired to the experience of a slick UX or a nice animation? Do you hunt down memory leaks and StrictMode violations for fun? We're looking for someone with deep knowledge of the Android framework and an equally strong intuition for pairing beautiful app experiences with beautiful code. You'll be the architect of major features, making your code available to the world. You don't need to be a security expert; it's knowing how to make complicated systems simple to use that's at the heart of what we do.

These are full-time positions in our San Francisco office or remote (US only).

Sorry, we are not seeking interns at this time.


Send us a note at We look forward to hearing from you.