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Backend Engineer

Company: Illumio
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Back-End Software Engineer

Hybrid (2 days / week in Sunnyvale, CA HQ required)

What We Are About:

Our Engineering team has established a culture based on thought leadership, independence, and responsibility. This powerful dynamic drives us forward as we work to make the digital world a safer place.

Those who join us represent the leader in Zero Trust Segmentation and work on a technology stack that ranges from operating systems to distributed applications to UI and visualization. Together, we will continue to build world-class products-driven by people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and a commitment to innovation in a time when the world faces its greatest cybersecurity threats in history.

What You Will Accomplish:


  • We are responsible for the whole product experience, from development, to quality, to user experience, to successful operations, no job is too small.
  • We understand our customers and care about making them productive.
  • We take security and the trust our customers give us as a top priority.
  • We understand and focus on the immediate practical problems.
  • We take risks and experiment, but we know how to clean up any mess we make, and ideally catch it early,
  • We know things will never be perfect and we embrace that.
  • We move fast.
  • You will be developing containerized (micro) services for a distributed multi-tenant system that process data and real time events and network telemetry from multiple public clouds to provide real time insights, visibility, and security recommendations to customers so they can identify and minimize risk in the cloud.
  • 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.
  • You will primarily write code in Go, we also have some components in Ruby. We use PostgreSQL and Redis in the data layer. We leverage Kubernetes, Ansible and terraform for infrastructure automation. We welcome people with backgrounds in other languages and technology stacks along with a desire to learn.
  • Own critical features and subsystems and own the entire software development lifecycle, from clarifying requirements to ensuring their successful deployment and usage by customers.
  • Own operational aspects of the system, being on the front lines and experience first-hand the challenges of operating such a system, will make you understand how to write better more supportable software, like no other experience.
  • Own code quality, as we do early developer testing and functional/integration testing to ensure we build robust and resilient products.
  • Partner with Product Management to review, refine and set product goals and objectives that exceed our customers' expectations.
  • Develop deep understanding of the fundamental problems our customers need solved through interaction with stakeholders and peers.
    What You Will Bring:

    • Bachelor's in computer science or equivalent degree. Master's degree a plus.
    • 8+ years building distributed & scalable software and systems.
    • Passion for software development, willing to constantly learn, keeping up with technological trends, and working in a team setting.
    • AWS / Azure / GCP cloud experience:

      • Extensively used one of these platforms at the API/programming level.
      • Experience with networking and security controls is a benefit.
      • Our platform is K8s based so experience delivering onto a containerized platform is desired
      • Language requirements

        • Experience in Go and SQL
        • REST API client experience
        • Ruby, Redis are nice to have
        • CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible are nice to have
        • General TCP/IP networking knowledge.
        • Unix/Linux programming environment experience.
          Who We Are

          Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world's leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Keywords: Illumio, Sunnyvale , Backend Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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