Principal Engineer

Kenna Security

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 350 Sansome St Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94104

About Kenna Security

Kenna is a software-as-a-service Risk and Vulnerability Intelligence platform that accurately measures risk and prioritizes remediation efforts before an attacker can exploit an organization’s weaknesses.

Job Description

NOTE:  Kenna will not consider or accept resumes from external recruiters for this job posting. Kenna will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping enterprises reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks. Kenna Security was recently named one of the top 10 hottest start-ups and named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list.
About You
We’re looking for a Principal Engineer to jump into developing new and improving existing features with an eye towards a well-tested, secure and performant product. If you’re comfortable in working within a highly autonomous, agile, and iterative software development process; Kenna might be the fit for you! This position is an opportunity for an engineer to join a growing engineering team and contribute to the maintenance, expansion, and scale of the Kenna platform. Engineers are expected to take ownership of technical problems, craft solutions to complex problems, and craft code that meets our internal standards for maintainability and best practices. Our applications are widely used across the industry and your work will be used by millions of people every month. 
About Us
There are a lot of security companies out there, but no one is doing what Kenna is doing: giving our customers the ability to measure their risk landscape and truly protect their environments from the ever-present threat of a breach. As a result, we’re seeing phenomenal growth as some of the top companies in the world flock to our platform. We have solid venture funding, an astonishing team who will support you to accomplish the impossible, and we even offer great benefits and stock options.

What are some of the interesting problems you'll be working on:

    • Provide technical leadership via hands-on development for a cross-functional team to deliver reliable and performant distributed systems
    • Guide teams on architecture roadmapping, implementation and delivery
    • Ensure the quality of delivered software by maintaining and improving code quality, monitoring, testing, and deployment best practices
    • Establish and champion engineering best practices across the engineering department
    • Advocate for and prioritize projects to improve maintainability and scalability where most appropriate for the business and product strategy
    • Help engineers balance good design principles with cost and consistently delivering features for our customers
    • Participate in meetings with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders at all levels
    • Mentor other engineers and provide feedback on proposed application and feature architecture
    • Participate in an agile development environment, guiding teams to break down work into small increments that focuses on the highest value

What does it take to work at Kenna?

    • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or closely related field
    • 10+ years of experience as a software engineer building and deploying SaaS applications
    • Experience in technical leadership, leading project teams, and setting technical direction
    • Strong understanding of distributed scalable systems and microservices architecture
    • Experience decoupling monolithic systems and re-architecting legacy systems
    • Proven track record of delivering complex, large scale and critical products with business impact
    • Proven experience interfacing and integrating across multiple engineering areas and groups
    • Strong analytic, teamwork and collaboration skills to lead discussions
    • Collaborative working style and an openness to give and receive thoughtful and constructive feedback
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Track record of being successful in a remote working environment

At Kenna you can enjoy the following:

      • Competitive compensation package
      • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
      • Wellness Programs
      • Pet Insurance
      • Retirement Planning
      • Company Equity
      • Generous Paid Parental Leave
      • Work From Home Setup
      • Employee Referral Program
      • Discretionary Time Off
      • Friendly & Casual Environment
      • Work/Life Balance
      • Professional Development Program
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.