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Back End Software Engineer II

Abnormal Security

Abnormal Security

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

About the Role

Abnormal Security is looking for an experienced and driven backend software engineer to join the Email Productivity (EPR) team. The EPR team is responsible for engineering and managing all facets of the Email Productivity Product, a key product which drives a significant portion of Abnormal's revenue. As a pivotal member of the team, you will be involved in every critical aspect of the Email Productivity product, from managing its underlying infrastructure to creating intuitive customer-centric components. If you enjoy working with high-volume systems and want to make a notable impact, this opportunity is tailored for you. The ideal candidate will have worked across the stack and demonstrate in depth knowledge about backend engineering and distributed computing.

What you will do

  • Work with the Tech Lead, Engineering Manager and Product Manager to develop and deliver key features for the product
  • Assist in guiding and mentoring junior members of the team
  • Assume ownership of the reliability of the features you develop, including comprehensive unit tests and rigorous integration testing
  • Participate in on-call rotations and provide technical support to effectively troubleshoot and resolve customer issues
  • Communicate effectively with the team in an async manner. Display a strong sense of initiative and ownership in providing updates, discussing challenges and proposing solutions without prompting
  • Raise the bar of excellence in engineering, actively contributing to knowledge sharing within the team and participating in professional development activities

  1. Design and Development:

    1. Develop robust and scalable backend integrations with external applications

    2. You will be relied upon to own the delivery of complex features for a Standing Team -- to design, decompose, execute, and launch. You will play the role of a highly capable feature lead, able to take a clearly defined business problem, and design a technical approach to implement.

  2. Testing and Debugging:

    1. Conduct thorough testing of applications, including unit testing and integration testing.

    2. Use debugging tools and techniques to diagnose and fix issues in a timely manner.

  3. Support and On-call:

    1. Provide technical support to troubleshoot and resolve issues reported by users or identified through monitoring systems and participate in on-call rotations.

  4. Collaboration and Communication:

    1. Communicate effectively in Async manner with team members to provide updates, discuss challenges and propose solutions.

    2. You will be participating in code reviews to maintain code quality and in system design discussions.

  5. Continuous Learning and Improvement:

    1. Actively contribute to knowledge sharing within the team and participate in professional development activities.

Must Haves

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Applied Sciences, Information Systems or other related engineering field
  • 3+ years of industry experience on backend development & distributed systems, designing & building software applications
  • Experience working individually as well as in groups on a regular basis
  • Experience working with distributed teams, proficient in asynchronous and written communication
  • Experience building features & components from scratch and operating them, balancing feature development work with operational tasks
  • Familiarity with AWS services and deployment practices.
  • Knowledge of containerization using Docker or similar technologies
  • Understanding of database systems and proficiency in SQL.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with our stack: Python, Go, AWS, K8s, Django, Spark, Prometheus
  • 1+ years of experience programming in Golang
  • Familiarity with AWS services and deployment practices.
  • Experience leading a small team to build a feature or component from scratch

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