Senior Software Engineer- Platform Group
SALT Security is first to market with its API Protection Platform, that detects and prevents zero-day API attacks with the power of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
APIs are at the heart of the infrastructure enabling inter-system communication of highly sensitive data. Attackers were the first to identify that APIs are a lucrative point of entry, as evident in the increased number of API security breaches with enterprises such as Equifax, Instagram, Snapchat, PayPal and many others.
The majority of API attacks target the heart of applications by manipulating the application logic itself. These attacks are easily missed by today's security measures, since the API calls may seem completely legitimate and benign. Therefore, modern attackers have an upper hand by flying undetected and under the radar.
Why join us NOW
APIs form the foundation of the application innovation needed to drive business success today. Across banks, retail and transportation, IoT, autonomous vehicles, and smart cities, every web and mobile app depends on APIs. Without secure APIs, businesses cannot rapidly innovate. Salt Security has delivered the only patented solution to identify and prevent API attacks, using Big Data and AI to thwart this top threat to businesses today.
We are backed by the best investors in the world (YCombinator, S-Capital, Tenaya, Sequoia, Capital G, and more) and recently achieved a $1.4B valuation.
We have an amazing customer base - https://salt.security/customers and we’re at a unique sweet spot in a startup’s lifecycle - the demand from customers is huge, yet our team is small and super-high quality.
Now is the opportunity to be a partner in this growth and help shape the future of Salt Security as the world’s leader in API security.
Who we are
At Salt, we’re passionate about what we do. We work as a team and embrace new ideas, wherever they come from. We also enjoy all the benefits of a startup environment, including quickly seeing the results of your work, making an outsized impact on our company, and solving a diverse set of engineering challenges.
Want to make a big difference? We encourage you to apply!
About the position
Our engineering team is made of strong all-around players. Every engineer works on all aspects of the system - from orchestration of our Kubernetes clusters, to inventing new algorithms that detect advanced attacks on APIs, to making our product’s deployments more seamless to customers.
Salt’s engineers are experienced, highly motivated, independent, fast learners, great problem solvers, and are super to work with.
The Platform team is crucial in making Salt Security the API security leader.
The team oversees and builds infrastructure and tooling to allow the system to scale and perform in a fast, stable, and secure manner with bleeding-edge tech.
The platform team is leading the revolution of Salt’s cloud services, providing the expertise and best practices for development in the highest standards.
To learn more about Salt Security’s R&D - https://tinyurl.com/salt-rnd
About the team
The team handles collection of traffic from all of our customers. It is a crucial part of Salt, and requires expertise to be able to build a system that handles Billions of requests per day. The Edge team handles this end-to-end, from deployment, monitoring and development of the necessary infrastructure to collect and process traffic from all of our customers, taking into account the many variations of their infrastructure.
Who are you?
- 5+ years of software engineering experience
- Passionate and experienced in implementing Microservice patterns in a cloud-native environment
- Dynamic, self-directed and capable of absorbing new information quickly
- Experience with Kubernetes and Helm
- Experience with Linux
- Experience with Cloud - AWS / Azure / GCP
- Experience with at least 2 of the programming languages:
Preferred (but not mandatory) experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), or relevant military background
- Platform / DevOps / Leadership positions in the past
- Experience with Linux Networking tools (iptables / tcpdump)
- Experience with GitOps (Argo / Flux / etc.)