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Software Engineer (Backend)

Reach Security

Reach Security

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Reach Security:

Reach Security (https://reach.security) builds self-driving cybersecurity. Reach employs the first generative AI for cybersecurity to oversee an organization's current security stack, aiming to achieve the best possible security posture with the products already in use.

About the Role:

We are seeking backend Software Engineers at all levels to drive the development of various critical backend systems to support product engineering including, platform, infrastructure, APIs, databases and data pipelines. This position is integral in supporting our product's ability to deliver high-quality services by managing and processing large volumes of data, ensuring robust infrastructure, developing efficient data pipelines, and providing reliable APIs for internal and external use. You will tackle challenges across multiple domains, such as optimizing data storage and retrieval in databases, ensuring data integrity and efficiency in our pipelines, and building scalable APIs to support our application's growing needs. By contributing across these areas, you will play a key role in enhancing our product's performance, scalability, and reliability. Candidates with a strong foundation in Python, algorithms, data structures, system design, and a versatile skill set spanning data engineering, database management, and API development will find this role both challenging and rewarding.

The ideal candidate is a motivated problem solver who prioritizes high-quality solutions and excels in navigating ambiguity. As an early team member, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of various aspects of our backend from day one. Your role will be pivotal in establishing engineering best practices, balancing engineering priorities with business needs, and identifying innovative approaches to deliver outstanding value to our users. Your engineering knowledge will be applied by designing top-notch architectures, offering insightful feedback on technical designs, solving difficult problems and conducting thorough code reviews, all aimed at ensuring the software we build is both maintainable and dependable.

In this role, you will:

  • Execute complex backend software engineering projects focusing on APIs, data processing, infrastructure and platform.

  • Drive the execution of key engineering initiatives.

  • Fostering a culture of technical excellence.

  • Be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Author technical proposals to document and align teams on the design of complex projects.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues, minimizing downtime and impact on business operations.

Success in this role requires:

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on backend, platform or system programming.

  • Keen sense for identifying business needs and can communicate a clear vision for implementing solutions.

  • Strong communication skills, capable of explaining technical issues to non-technical audiences.

  • Experience with Python and it's ecosystem.

  • Experience designing and building multi-tenant SaaS platforms that ensure data isolation, scalability, and robust security.

  • Experience with cloud service providers in a production setting (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.).

  • Experience with relational databases in a production setting.

  • Deep understanding of computer science fundamentals like data structures, algorithms, and computational complexity.

  • Proficiency in system design.

  • Skill in data architecture and data modeling.

  • Familiarity with common design patterns.

  • Knowledge of API design and development best practices.

  • Are a US citizen or Green Card holder.

Ways to stand out:

  • Experience with Mathematical Optimization (e.g. route planning, supply chain optimization, scheduling).

  • Experience with Logic/Relational Programming (e.g. Prolog, Minikanren, Datalog).

  • Experience in data architecture, database schema design, database scaling and complex queries.

  • Experience with batch or streaming data pipelines.

  • Experience with platform engineering and IAC tools like Teraform, Pulumi, AWS CDK, etc.

  • Experience with Control Systems Engineering (e.g. industrial automation, robotics, avionics systems).

Work arrangement:

  • Competitive salary and equity.

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Remote work flexibility.