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Senior Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Vanta

Vanta

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Our Senior Staff Software Engineers identify key strategic technical initiatives, deliver significant value to our customers and our business, and set the tone for engineering excellence and culture across the company. In this role you'll accomplish this by architecting and building scalable and secure features, and diving deep into hard complex problems with high ambiguity. You'll make an impact by accelerating product development and creating a consistent experience for Vanta customers!

Vanta’s mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe that security should be monitored and verified continuously, and we empower companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Our product integrates deeply with the services that present security risk to a company, pulls and analyzes data from those sources, and surfaces potential security threats to our customers in real time with guidance to remediate them.

Vanta’s team and technology surface are growing quickly, and it’s essential that we invest in the right abstractions and systems to enable us to scale with our business. As a Senior Staff Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for identifying key strategic technical initiatives that impact our entire engineering team and deliver significant value to our business. You will set a high bar for engineering culture and excellence, and your past experience will be leveraged to enable and accelerate Vanta’s growth.

Our business has found incredible product-market fit and has monetized effectively since the day we signed our first customer. We’re growing at a blistering pace, which presents career-defining opportunities for engineers to accelerate their growth and to contribute to a rapidly-scaling company.

Vanta has a kind and talented team, and while some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it. We’d love for you to join us!

What you’ll do as a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Vanta:

  • Identify and solve complex, high-impact problems, leading projects with multiple cross functional stakeholders, engineering leaders and engineers to deliver significant impact to our business

  • Set technical direction impacting our entire engineering team, from critical systems and core product abstractions to developer productivity and hold a high bar for quality across engineering

  • Design, develop, and own new product functionality and/or infrastructure leveraging modern frameworks and tooling (TypeScript, React, Node.js).

  • Work on deeply ambiguous problem areas, and will tackle larger more long term challenges for the company

  • Act as a cultural beacon, setting an example for effective, collaborative engineering

How to be successful in this role:

  • Have played significant technical leadership roles for bigger orgs and complex projects

  • Had a good balance of customer focus, bias for action, and balancing between right long term, medium term and short term decisions

  • Have experience communicating with and working closely with a large set of cross-functional stakeholders

  • Have upleveled teams of engineers, mentoring and leading by example

  • You are a self starter and have a mix of previous startup experience and working at scale experience, and in an environment that prioritizes a bias for action

  • You have experience building architectural changes whose impact span is multi year, or have experience go very deep in technology and becoming an expert

  • Have an interest in learning about security or prior experience in the space

What you can expect as a Vantan:

  • Industry-competitive compensation

  • 100% covered medical, dental, and vision benefits with dependents coverage

  • 16 weeks fully-paid parental Leave for all new parents

  • Health & wellness and remote workplace stipends

  • 401(k) matching

  • Flexible work hours and location

  • Open PTO policy

  • 9 paid holidays in the US

  • Offices in SF, NYC, Dublin, and Sydney

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below. The base pay range for this position is $260,000 - $306,000. This role may also be eligible for commissions/bonus, equity, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and other company perk programs.

At Vanta, we are committed to hiring diverse talent of different backgrounds and as such, it is important to us to provide an inclusive work environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status, or any other protected class. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply.

About Vanta

We started in 2018, in the wake of several high-profile data breaches. Online security was only becoming more important, but we knew firsthand how hard it could be for fast-growing companies to invest the time and manpower it takes to build a solid security foundation. Vanta was inspired by a vision to restore trust in internet businesses by enabling companies to improve and prove their security.From our early days automating security monitoring for compliance standards like SOC 2, HIPAA and ISO 27001 to creating the world's leading Trust Management Platform, our vision remains unchanged.

Now more than ever, making security continuous—not just a point-in-time check— is essential. Thousands of companies rely on Vanta to build, maintain and demonstrate their trust— all in a way that's real-time and transparent.

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