Senior Software Engineer at UpGuard

Product Engineering, Full-time, Sydney sydney engineering product full-time
Posted 11 months ago

Who are we?

UpGuard’s mission is to protect the world’s data. We obsessively seek out elegant, robust ways to enable our customers to find, acknowledge, and remediate cyber risk. With UpGuard, organizations leverage our security expertise and software to automate what were once laborious, spreadsheet-driven processes–whether it's monitoring the attack surface of hundreds of vendors or assessing the security of their own infrastructure. UpGuard is used by some of the world’s largest, fastest growing, and most innovative companies. 

Why are we hiring this role?

As developers at UpGuard, we immerse ourselves in the rapidly evolving and increasingly critical domain of cybersecurity. Our focus is on surfacing data in intelligent and creative ways, to deliver integrated solutions that directly impact the security posture of our global customers. With the majority of the internet scanned across multiple vectors daily, the problems of high throughput, massive concurrency and big data are daily challenges. How we meet those challenges is evident in the developers we hire.

We are growing rapidly, and looking for talented Software Engineers who are naturally drawn to simplifying complex webscale problems in order to help us keep our customers safe. We take writing highly-performant, massively-scalable software seriously.

What will you accomplish?

  • Joining a small, high-performing product engineering team
  • Perform green-fields development as we build out new features on the platform
  • Have instant impact on the product set, with full ownership across the stack from frontend to backend, and right up to production DevOps (React, Go, Kubernetes, GCP)
  • Explore an interesting, challenging domain, mastering the fundamentals of cyber security and the internet
  • Do more than code - you will work with the team and our customers to drive product design and direction
  • Apply agile processes, with an adaptable and non-dogmatic approach
  • What do we need from you?

  • Excellent software design and development skills. We want people that write reliable, well thought-through code, including high-quality automated tests
  • Experience in building highly scalable software systems
  • The ability to make pragmatic trade-offs in design and delivery
  • An interest in shaping product features
  • Collaboration: We are a tight-knit team that push each other to keep improving
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • What would give you an edge?

  • Experience in cybersecurity. If not, you’ll just need to be willing to learn
  • We use a modern stack - React, Go, and Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform - so experience in those technologies is a plus
  • Experience working on a SaaS product set
  • Experience working in an agile software development team
  • What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid or Remote: you choose.  While we have offices in Sydney & Hobart, we don’t mandate how often you need to be there.  We focus on what you deliver, not where you deliver it from.  
  • Impact: Influence the direction and design of projects that push the boundaries of your field and see the impact of your work daily.
  • Be part of an energetic team: Our team is highly collaborative, fostering a positive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.
  • We value work-life balance: We recognize the importance of maintaining balance and provide a supportive work environment that allows you to prioritize your personal life and well-being.
  • Generous reward: We offer a competitive salary + equity 
  • Great perks: You won’t find table tennis tables or office mandates - we prefer to offer perks that support your overall well-being - including a lifestyle allowance, well-being program, WFH budget, personal learning & development budget, generous leave benefits, and plenty more!
  • Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check and reference checks. Also please note that at this time, we cannot support candidates requiring visa sponsorship or re-location. Apologies.