Senior Software Engineer

    • Flexible / Remote
NOTE:  Kenna will not consider or accept resumes from external recruiters for this job posting. Kenna will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping enterprises reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks. Kenna Security was recently named one of the top 10 hottest start-ups and named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies list.

About You
We’re looking for an engineer to jump into developing new and improving existing features with an eye towards a well-tested, secure and performant product. If you’re comfortable in working within a highly autonomous, agile, and iterative software development process; Kenna might be the fit for you!

This position is an opportunity for an engineer to join a growing engineering team and contribute to the maintenance, expansion, and scale of the Kenna platform. Engineers are expected to take ownership of technical problems, craft solutions to complex problems, and craft code that meets our internal standards for maintainability and best practices. Our applications are widely used across the industry and your work will be used by millions of people every month.
You have 5+ years experience writing quality software similar to our stack. You have experience participating in code reviews and providing feedback to help maintain the quality of the codebase and mentor those around you.

About Us
There are a lot of security companies out there, but no one is doing what Kenna is doing: giving our customers the ability to measure their risk landscape and truly protect their environments from the ever-present threat of a breach. As a result, we’re seeing phenomenal growth as some of the top companies in the world flock to our platform. We have solid venture funding, an astonishing team who will support you to accomplish the impossible, and we even offer great benefits and stock options.
Kenna is a growing and maturing organization with well defined and growing product offerings, established technical processes, and healthy relationships with our peers throughout the organization. While we are comfortable with existing processes, we are not afraid to assess and change where change is needed to help push the company forward into new growth. The goal is to give engineers the process support that is needed to allow them to focus on scaling the platform to keep up with business and customer demands.

Interesting problems you'll be working on

  •       Planning, designing and building full-stack software primarily in Ruby, React, and GO.
  •       Data modeling and querying at scale with MySQL, ElasticSearch, and Redis. Extra credit if you have exposure to GCP and BigQuery as well.
  •       Improving the performance and scalability of our API.
  •       Pragmatic technical decision-making to ensure we're delivering high quality software as quickly as possible.
  •       Breaking apart a large application into smaller services
  •       Constructing user interfaces that allow customers to effectively interact with data at scale
  •       Ensure test coverage by writing automated tests to help hoist code quality.
  •       Collaboratively working with QA engineers and design to ensure high quality feature releases.

What does it take to work at Kenna?

  •       Experience working in small teams with a great deal of autonomy. Points for remote experience!
  •       Previous medium/growth company experience is nice to have as you’re likely comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a talented team. 
  •       Experience with some or all of our existing stack: Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch.
  •       Significant experience with dynamic languages, agile methodologies, test-driven development, and distributed systems.
  •       Experience communicating with stakeholders and customers in the lifecycle of a technology product or project.
  •       A positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  •       A yearning to learn, collaborate and teach other Engineers. Everyone is both teacher and student regardless of how long they’ve been in the industry.
  •       Expertise in a particular area but recognize how you and your code fit into the bigger picture

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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