Platform Architect

    • Sunnyvale, CA

What We Are About: 

Our guiding philosophy in Engineering is to get things right through practicing disciplined engineering, focusing, not cutting corners, and of course having fun while we are at it. We believe in enabling ownership at all levels of the organization and empowering teams. If you thrive in this culture, come join us, we are changing how enterprises secure their applications.  At Illumio, we design systems and write code that runs both in our own multi-tenant cloud service and in customer data-centers around the world. 

What You Will Accomplish:

We are looking for a passionate, hands-on platform lead to join the Platform team of the Policy Compute Engine (PCE), the central brain of Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform product. Our PCE Platform team owns the Core Platform and the System Platform of the Policy Compute Engine.  This covers platform frameworks and infrastructure for our service-oriented architecture including service and cluster management, high availability, API support, audit and job infrastructure, authentication and authorization and more. The team is responsible for the various deployment models of the PCE that include our flagship multi-node cluster and supercluster deployments. We also focus on the important aspects of scale and performance of the system to meet the demands of our customers, including queuing, responsiveness, and active connections to tens of thousands of managed servers.  We write unit and integration tests, as things need to just work. And we’re kept honest by a world-class QA team who will let us know if it doesn’t.

  • As a lead in the Platform team at Illumio, you will be instrumental in developing the architecture and platform infrastructure that will take Illumio to the next level. We are looking for a passionate, hands-on platform lead to join the Platform team of the Policy Compute Engine (PCE), the central brain of Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform product. 
  • Anticipate and be prepared to handle jumps in scale of orders of magnitude from our customers.

  • Mentor engineers, collaborate with peers and leaders in our organization.

  • We expect you to write and own code, object oriented,  both during and after releases and embody our ‘Customers First’ philosophy.  

What You Will Bring:

  • We want you to have experience building large scale and performance distributed systems, and REST-ful web services. 

  • We expect you to have a broad system understanding and ability to architect new components from the ground-up.

  • We want strong database fundamentals, and experience with ORM ; experience with postgreSQL is a bonus.  

  • We seek self-driven, independent, engineers who want to be hands-on and own the architecture, design and implementation. 

  • Ability to ask the right questions, articulate design trade-offs and propose solutions.

  • Ability to own architecture decisions, not just for your features but for the entire platform. 

Who We Are

Illumio enables organizations to realize a future without high-profile breaches by preventing the lateral movement of attackers across any organization. Founded on the principle of least privilege in 2013, Illumio provides visibility and segmentation for endpoints, data centers or clouds. The world’s leading organizations, including Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite, trust Illumio to reduce cyber risk. For more information, visit and engage us on LinkedIn and Twitter

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