Software Engineer, Backend



Software Engineering
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Job Overview:
As an early hire, you will have an opportunity to build as well as help architect our systems and platforms, including our development practices and processes. Many fundamental choices have not yet been made, so this greenfield background is an unusual opportunity to have broad ownership and ability to define requirements and goals for across product delivery, tools, and process..
Above all, you have a bias for action. You love getting product out the door and learning from tight feedback loops, and love the satisfaction you'll receive from knowing that your contributions are directly improving the security of data for millions of people in the world.


  • Design, prioritize, and build infrastructure and services to support end to end experiences. Deployment target is currently AWS, though we may expand to additional public clouds in the future.
  • Data is our life - much of our stack is related to data import, transport, cleaning, storage, analysis, and learning. This is not however typical ETL - our bread and butter is sophisticated security analysis on user behavior, and are data sets are petabyte vs terabyte scale, so multi-layer distributed systems able to drive real-time analysis and alerting are the norm.
  • Work with our team to create, design and implement a world-class development lifecycle, architecture, and toolset, from initial concept through DevSecOps delivery
  • Define service architecture and APIs to implement the above
  • Understand and participate in tradeoff discussions, but have the courage to stand behind principles and values that you believe cannot be compromised on.

Skills Required:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in backend development
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Golang, Java, .Net, JavaScript with understanding of technical and community pros, cons, and tradeoffs
  • Strong understanding of RESTful API design principles
  • Strong understanding of industry best practices across entire lifecycle from idea to design to development, as well as test, deployment, operations, monitoring, and incident management
  • Have shipped and operated high-scale commercial SaaS products, with all that entails
  • Understanding of core networking, data transport and persistence systems and methods at scale, particularly noSQL
  • Broad direct experience with at least one public cloud platform - AWS preferred, Azure, GCP, and modern deployment tooling (CI/CD, containers, Terraform, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of performance, privacy, scalability, HA/DR, instrumentation, logging & alerting, and other requirements of industry best practice enterprise scale products and services
  • Experience in cybersecurity or SaaS industry, especially with Access, Identity and Governance would be a plus
  • Understanding of industry best practice security and privacy and data governance requirements and practices
  • Familiar with secure development practices, from coding to artifact generation to deployment
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-moving world with ambiguity and potential change as daily companions

Bonus Qualifications:

  • BS, Masters, or PhD in computer science or related, or equivalent experience
  • Experience or strong interest in ML/AI and what it takes to deliver in end products
  • Building and operating large-scale distributed systems, with live HA/DR
  • Familiar with multiple identity and access management systems
  • Fully automated CI/CD pipelines, with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) methodologies - Terraform/Helm, Pulumi, etc.
  • Experience building, deploying, and/or operating highly secure deployments, e.g. SOC 2, FedRAMP compliance

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement in a fast-growing company.
  • The chance to work directly with our co-founders and contribute meaningfully to shaping the company’s direction.
  • A collaborative and dynamic work environment with a dedicated team of professionals.
The base annual compensation range being offered for this role depending on individual candidate level and experience is $120,000 to $160,000, and an opportunity to participate in equity ownership.