Sde backend developer

Posted: May 3, 2022, 11:33 a.m. - Full Time - Remote

About us

Astra Security is a Techstars backed cybersecurity company building software as a service (SaaS) solutions to secure businesses. We are amongst the few technology startups that offer a suite of features such as on the cloud Pentest, Firewall, and Malware scanners in a well-packaged suite for small & medium enterprises. With an aim to offer a homogenous experience to its customers, Astra Security incorporates cutting-edge solutions that are easy to comprehend and tailor-made to suit any business requirement.

The company has earned several accolades including ‘The Most Innovative Security Company’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Conference on Cyber Security (2017), one of the top 50 emerging cybersecurity companies at ‘Emerge 50’ by NASSCOM, the French Tech Ticket under which Astra Security got rewarded by the President of France under the La French Tech program. In 2020, Astra Security was also named as a CyberTech100 company. Astra is a trusted security partner to some of the well-known brands like Vodafone, Lynas, Kotak Securities, Unilever, NIIT, TEDx, Muthoot, Ford, Gillette, etc.

We are looking for a self-motivated back-end developer to join our team and help deliver high-quality, scalable and impactful features to secure businesses across the world. Your work will directly stop millions of cyber attacks on thousands of websites and also help businesses uncover critical vulnerabilities in their applications.

You will be working on our security suite - Astra, to build and maintain security software which runs on 1000's of client websites to stop active attacks & conduct pentests of web applications. The job profile involves building scalable applications in FastAPI (Python), Symfony (PHP) and some JavaScript. You’ll be working closely with our CTO and the engineering team.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work in an agile environment of engineers to architect, design, develop and build our server-side infrastructure for our web security product, Astra.
  • You will research, design and code, troubleshoot and support. What you create is also what you own.
  • Writing secure, high quality, modular, testable & well documented code for features outlined in every sprint
  • Design and implement APIs in support of front-end services with a highly scalable, flexible, and secure backend using the Python/LAMP stack.
  • Hands on experience and ready to work on Post-production, bug fixes, support. Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs.
  • Driving strict code review standards among the team
  • Ensuring timely delivery of the features/products
  • Working with product managers to ensure product delivery status is transparent & the end product always looks like how it was imagined
  • Work closely with Security & Malware teams in writing APIs, modules.
  • Responsible for technical hiring, training, reviewing
  • On-call

Basic Qualifications

  • A strong analytical and aspiring mind
  • 1-4 year development experience in either PHP or Python
  • Experience with frameworks such as Symfony 4/5, Laravel (PHP) or FastAPI (Python)
  • Experience in building scalable microservices and APIs
  • Demonstrated passion for user experience design and improving usability
  • Strong sense of ownership and drive
  • Sharp problem solving skills and ability to resolve ambiguous requirements
  • Test Driven Development
  • Git
  • Software Architecture and Patterns

Good to have

  • Understanding of Web Security Concepts
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Redis
  • Experience with AWS or DigitalOcean
  • DevOps (we use GitLab)
  • Used tools such as Burp Suite or OWASP ZAP

We Offer:

  • Adrenalin rush of being a part of a growing company
  • Holistic understanding of SaaS and enterprise cloud security business
  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to engage and collaborate with developers globally
  • Experience with security side of things
  • Annual trips to beaches or mountains
  • Open and supportive culture
  • Fully remote & agile working environment