Software Engineer- Discovery Team
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.
We are growing fast, and the opportunity window to join as a member of the core team is closing.
We have many challenges we have not yet tackled, waiting for talented and passionate people to own.
We have many leading positions still to fill.
Our org structure is constantly evolving to meet our business needs, creating many opportunities to grow.
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
As an engineer in the discovery team, you'll work closely with developers, data scientists, researchers, and security analysts to learn and secure APIs. You'll design and code new capabilities and features, implement statistical and ML algorithms and improve our system to support the rapidly growing scale
Our challenges involve near real-time stream processing of large volumes of data that grows every day.
We believe in full ownership of our tasks - from design and coding to deployment and monitoring in production. It's all yours!
Salt's engineers are experienced, highly motivated, fast learners and are super fun to work with.
If you are passionate about solving problems, writing neat code, implementing state-of-the-art algorithms, and dealing with high-scale challenges - your place is with us
To learn more about Salt Security's R&D - https://tinyurl.com/salt-rnd
Who are you?
1. 5+ years of software engineering experience (1+ years in Scala/Java/C#/Node.js/Go).
2. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), or relevant military background.
3. Experienced in designing, developing, and debugging complex, distributed systems (cloud-native, microservices, event-driven).
4. Experience with developing large-scale, data-oriented applications.
5. Experience in data engineering.
6. Passion for writing clean, extensible, and robust code.
Preferred (but not mandatory) experience:
1. Hands-on experience with Kafka and the various technologies in its ecosystem (Kafka streams, Kafka connect, etc.) or similar technology - big advantage.
4. Experience with full stack development (React)