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Senior Software Engineer - Back End

The Company:

We're a small team of dedicated engineers and security folks revolutionizing how data security works by treating data as a first-tier asset, and using telemetry analysis to find anomalies in user behavior. Y-Combinator Winter '15 with a good number of angel investors (

Our CEO is a engineer-founder who started his career building the fraud detection systems at MasterCard, then left to found the popular "infinite" storage company BitCasa. We try to combine the security of the former with the simplicity of the later.

The Team:

Our backend team is a world-class group of operators and engineers from Palantir, Google, Zenefits, Twitch, and Booz Allen.

We take security and stability very seriously, adhering to the mantras of "Premature optimization is the root of all evil", "Secure by default", and "Gather metrics on all the things".

If you understand your stack fully, little things never become big things.

The Role:

As a Senior Engineer, you'll be architecting and implementing performant systems as well as coordinating with our operations team to ensure that they run smoothly. You'll collaborate with engineering, product and other business stakeholders to scope and design products correctly. You'll perform code reviews, mentor other engineers and contribute to a robust learning culture. You'll be proactive, curious and accessible.

The Stack:

The backend infrastructure is a Python/Django-based stack that uses Celery to scale up asynchronous processing, Redis for caching (amongst other redis-y things), and Postgres for storing/retrieving data. It's vitally important that the stack is stable and highly availible at any given point since all roads lead to us!

The Skillset:

5+ years of relevant experience

Strong (3+ years) experience with Python or other similar high-level language

Strong (3+ years) experience with PostgreSQL or other RDBMS Experience

(1+ years) with full-stack web development (Django experience a plus)

Unit-testing know-how required, experience with TDD or BDD a plus

Efficient, clever, practical programmer with a record of producing dependable and extensible code

Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field (CS/Math/Stats/Engineering)

Bonus Points:

Experience building metrics/telemetry collection platforms

Experience building security tooling

Experience building data pipelines with technologies like Kafka, DataBus or Storm

Experience with deploying code and AWS

Experience building feature extraction systems for machine learning

Deep familiarity with the sorts of vulnerabilities that plague the web (XSS/CSRF/SQL injection/etc), as well as their mitigations and ways to defensively code around them.

Palo Alto, California
$125,000 - $150,000 per annum
Full Time
Additional options:
Startup Offers visa support


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