Software Development Engineer - Back End


San Jose, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 700 E El Camino Real Suite 130, Mountain View, CA, 94041

About Lacework

Lacework delivers threat/anomaly detection and compliance across multicloud environments, workloads, containers and K8s.

Job Description

Cloud computing is revolutionizing IT and forcing organizations to rethink their approach to cloud security. Lacework is at the forefront of this transformation. We enable security teams to effectively secure public and private clouds – AWS, Azure or collocations – by eliminating repetitive, manual and labor-intensive security tasks. Using Lacework, security teams operate security at the same pace as DevOps, which relies on automated tools to publish daily updates to the cloud.

Are you interested in building the next generation Cloud Breach Detection systems that power the cloud? Do you want to revolutionize the way we forecast and fulfill the gear that forms the foundation of Cloud security?  Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on millions of customers who use Cloud every day? 

Here at Lacework, we are looking for a Software Development Engineer – Back End who is excited about building an industry leading, next generation Cloud Security System. You will be part of the team that architects, designs, and implements highly scalable distributed systems that provide availability, scalability and latency guarantees. 

This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor and help shape our technologies, products and business.


  • At Least 2-5 years industry experience building highly available, distributed services 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar
  • Must have experience developing backend software and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Must have deep knowledge of the relational database engines like MySQL, Postgres, SQLServer, Oracle 
  • Must have experience developing with Java. GoLang is a plus.
  • Experience with open-source technologies: Hadoop, Spark
  • Experience with distributed system performance analysis and optimization
  • Experience with Unix/Linux development/production environments
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects 
  • Relentlessly high standards (never satisfied with the status quo) 
  • Able to dive deep, never out of touch with the details of the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD)
  • Working knowledge/experience with Aws-stack
  • Strong sense of ownership, customer obsession, and drive
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Experience in data modeling and analysis, especially with distinctive data sources
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment

We'd love to hear from you if these kinds of challenges excite you, and you want your work to make a positive difference in the world!

About Lacework

We are a small and dynamic team – join us and be part of the three fastest growing enterprise software markets: cloud, security, and machine learning.

Lacework supports Green Card and H-1B sponsorship. We also have an office in Vancouver and sponsor Canadian work permits/permanent residence.

Lacework is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Lacework to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law.

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