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Senior Software Engineer, Backend (MongoDB)

Vanta

Vanta

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Our Senior Software Engineers lead and mentor engineers, delivering high-value products for our customers and infrastructure that enables our business to scale.

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 Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for setting technical direction to enable our product and infrastructure to scale with our business, driving complex projects across our technical stack, and mentoring our talented engineering team. 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 Software Engineer at Vanta:

  • Set direction for critical infrastructure with a focus on MongoDB, enabling us to stay ahead of continued rapid growth.

  • Solve upcoming scalability problems related to our build system, developer workflows / experience, and key infrastructure and services

  • Lead complex projects with multiple stakeholders and engineers to enable our business and team to scale

  • Support design reviews, communicate constraints, and help engineers make the right trade-offs

How to be successful in this role:

  • Have at least 5 years of industry experience

  • Have experience with complex infrastructure challenges related to scale, reliability, and performance with MongoDB

  • Have played technical leadership roles for teams or complex projects

  • Have previous startup experience, or worked in an environment that prioritizes a bias for action

  • Have previous experience working on greenfield projects

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

  • Work with talented and kind engineers to make a significant impact on our customer base, enabling them to improve their security and prove it

  • Contribute to building Vanta’s engineering culture as we grow

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. We hire for this position at multiple levels internally and the base pay range for this position for US based candidates is $163,000 - $223,000 USD.

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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