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Lead Engineer, Backend

Company: Illumio
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

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What We Are About:

Our guiding philosophy in Engineering is to get things right through practicing disciplined engineering, focusing, not cutting corners, and of course having fun while we are at it. We believe in enabling ownership at all levels of the organization and empowering teams. If you thrive in this culture, come join us, we are changing how enterprises secure their applications.

What You Will Accomplish:

We are growing the core team responsible for building the Policy Compute Engine, the central brain of Illumio Core and Illumio Edge. We are a small, high-functioning team that empowers engineers to innovate and build a world class product. We ask for ownership at all levels of the organization rather than rely on a centralized management body.

You will be writing non-blocking, concurrent code for a distributed system that is deployed in our SaaS, inside the datacenter, and across geographic boundaries. You will have the opportunity to design critical features and subsystems, work out all of the details, defend the design before your peers, and deliver a rock-solid implementation. You will also mentor junior engineers, new-grads, and interns to help them grow as engineers and become productive members of the team.

We primarily write code in Ruby and use PostgreSQL and Redis in the data layer. We integrate with Docker, Kubernetes/Openshift, and cloud platforms. We welcome people with backgrounds in other languages and technology stacks along with a desire to learn.

  • Contribute high quality, scalable code to the Illumio Policy Compute Engine, running in the Illumio SaaS and customer datacenters.
  • Own critical features and subsystems within the Policy Compute Engine application. Own the entire software development lifecycle, from clarifying requirements to ensuring their successful deployment and usage by customers.
  • Provide leadership around building robust features and applications through code reviews, design reviews, and evangelizing coding best practices.
  • Work closely with a strong cross-functional team with the goal of building a world class product.

    What You Will Bring:

    • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
    • 8+ years of experience with building software in distributed systems.
    • Solid foundation in data structures and algorithms, operating systems and networking concepts, and debugging skills.
    • Experience building large, distributed, and scalable software systems.
    • Experience with cloud application design and development, webservices, and REST APIs.
    • Experience with higher level programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python) and/or demonstrated ability to learn new languages. Experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL).
    • Experience with container environments such as Kubernetes/Openshift is highly desirable.
    • Experience building security policy management software is a plus


      Who We Are

      Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world's leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk. For more information, visit and engage us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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