Senior Staff, Software Engineer

November 9, 2023

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Sysdig

Confidently secure containers, Kubernetes and cloud services with #SecureDevOps.

Monitoring • Troubleshooting • Docker • DevOps • Kubernetes

201 - 500

💰 $350M Series G on 2021-12

Description

• Architectural Leadership: Offer architectural guidance across several engineering teams, ensuring consistent design principles and alignment with the company's long-term vision. Guide teams with designing for scalability, extensibility, and stability in mind. Devise systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, and preempt potential bottlenecks. • Cross-Team Collaboration: Engage with engineering leaders and their teams to address complex technical issues. Foster a collaborative environment within various technical teams. Define guidelines, procedures, and policies in the software development life cycle (SDLC). • Technical Roadmap and Strategy: Influence the company's technical direction by contributing to the strategic engineering roadmap. Propose the technical roadmap for innovative features. • Documentation & Quality Assurance: Establish documentation templates for both technical and functional specifications. Supervise development workflows, embedding crucial quality assurance tests. • Project Management & Delivery: Estimate and plan cross-workstream projects. Have technical responsibility for the delivery of several projects spanning different products and technologies, inclusive of tasks not directly implemented. Manage escalations on technical decisions concerning various workstreams. Propose an actionable recovery strategy for platform tech debt. • Innovation, Research, & Risk Management: Stay updated on industry trends and infuse new technologies to refine current infrastructure and systems. Drive architectural design and authenticate non-functional requirements, including security and scalability. Proactively pinpoint risks, escalating issues and risks to the appropriate stakeholders, along with suggested actions. • Stakeholder & Team Interaction: Manage and nurture key stakeholder relationships, including those from product and other engineering teams. Collaborate and maintain regular communication with management and the broader company leadership team. Step into complex customer cross-team escalations and guide them to resolution.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degrees are valued. • Over 10 years of experience in software development, with significant exposure to build systems at scale. • Demonstrated expertise as a technical leader In-depth understanding of data architectures, software engineering, and data science principles. • Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Java or Go.. • Expertise in distributed systems, message queues, and deploying configurations at scale. • Experience with various cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) and their services, ElasticSearch, Postgres, Object store, and container orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes). • Knowledge in sharding, horizontal scaling, auto-scaling, and the noisy neighbor problem. • Preferred Qualifications: Robust leadership skills with a history of coordinating cross-functional teams. Excellent problem-solving abilities and a curious mindset. Experience mentoring and nurturing engineers. Aptitude to convey complex technical details lucidly through strong communication skills. Experience in a vibrant, agile, and innovative work setting. Domain expertise in Cloud Detection and Response and Threat Detection.

Benefits

• Competitive compensation including equity opportunities • Flexible hours and additional recharge days • Mental wellbeing support through Modern Health for you and your family • Career growth

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