Lead Backend (Application) Engineer - Security Analyst Platform (US or Canada)

Remote - USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 60K - 100K *
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Abnormal Security

Abnormal Security provides advanced email security to prevent credential phishing, business email compromise, account takeover, and more.

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About Abnormal Security

Users and companies are constantly under attack but Abnormal Security’s team and patented, ML-first approach is redefining cloud security for the next generation. Our incredible team needs your help to keep ahead of the evolving threats facing the world. We tackle critical challenges using novel approaches and modern technologies that help make the world a safer place.

Call us Abnormal, but tackling impossible problems takes partnership with customers. By listening to what they want we can build them what they need to stop adversarial cybercrime. It also means our customers love what we build for them because it solves the problems that matter to them! And, of course, it is beautiful to look at and easy to use and administer!

But it’s not just our products; we are Abnormal too.

We’ve combined some of the best talent in the world with serially successful & passionate leadership, which gives us the ability to tackle complex challenges, build incredible things, and experiment and iterate quickly! Then, we empower our people to take ownership of complex end-to-end problems in a culture that supports and rewards them.

Come see what’s so great about being Abnormal!


Team & Work Summary: 

Our Security Analyst Platform team builds the central flywheel of our detection engine, providing Abnormal the ability to continually optimize our models with refreshed data and signals. This tight-knit team is rapidly looking to grow and is looking for a Lead Backend Application Engineer who will partner with the Manager to lead/mentor this capable team through an example of excellence. 

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • 6+ years of professional software engineering/development experience 
  • 1+ year of experience as a Team or Tech Lead over those same teams (or similar hands-on engineering leadership role)
  • To enjoy taking ownership of unique and complex engineering challenges, including architecture & implementation of applications to process MILLIONS of messages a day.  
  • Be willing to mentor, lead, move with velocity, fail graciously, and iterate blamelessly
  • Be able to work with (and lead) cross-functional teams to achieve unified success across multi-quarter objectives and roadmaps
  • Have strong skills in Backend Application Engineering using similar technologies as found in Abnormal
    • Python (experience with Django or Flask is required)
    • Kafka (or similar queueing solutions)
    • Postgres (or similar DB solutions)
    • Cloud Native Tools & Technologies (AWS & Azure, Docker/Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, etc.)
  • To live & work in US or Canada 
  • To have a bachelor’s or master's degree (likely in Computer Science) 


Why Abnormal?

We’re on a serious mission to “protect the internet” and we’re adamant that building a great team will help us build a great product AND a great company! In addition to ensuring our compensation packages and benefits remain compelling to the caliber of talent we hire - we also seek to provide both clear career and personal growth opportunities. We’ve built a diverse and inclusive team that values the contributions and voice of all team members.

Don’t just take our word for it, we encourage you to check out our Glassdoor reviews!

Let’s chat about our team and opportunities - we’d love to show you just how GREAT being “Abnormal” can be!


* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at salaries.infosec-jobs.com
Job perks/benefits: Career development
Job regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Job country: United States
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