Senior Software Engineer

At Blue Lava, Inc.
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote

Posted on November 24th

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At Blue Lava, we're on a mission to empower security leaders to manage the business of security by delivering a platform built by, for, and with the security community providing leaders the ability to measure, optimize and communicate the business value of their security programs.

Our culture is rooted in our core values: Collaborative, Inclusive, and Accountable. Here, you'll be encouraged to bring your authentic self to the Lava and find your ideas and feedback welcomed. We're a 100% remote company focused on flexibility and accountability - it's not about if your Slack bubble is green - it's a matter of trusting our team members to deliver.

As a member of the Engineering team, you’ll make a direct impact on the future of the product and the company. You can expect to collaborate with other engineers, as well as folks from other departments, while we continue to learn about customer needs and ship new iterations of the Blue Lava platform for customers. You’ll work with other engineers to build a team-based culture focused on continuous learning.

Why join Blue Lava Engineering?
  • Collaborative, learning-focused culture in a startup environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Growth opportunities within a fast-growing company
  • Remote-only engineering organization (this is a remote, work from home position)

What you’ll do:
  • Build and manage applications to support the needs of the team and our customers
  • Take full ownership of a product or feature from design to launch
  • Write tests for the software you write to ensure we deliver a scalable and reliable product

What you’ll need:
  • 5+ years of experience developing software
  • Professional experience in Ruby on Rails is preferred
    • In lieu of Ruby on Rails experience, a background in other relevant frameworks such as Django, NodeJS, Phoenix Framework, or Laravel is required
  • Experience interacting with relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL
  • Experience with front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Experience designing and developing applications that expose or integrate with RESTful APIs
  • Ability to analyze and breakdown complex problems and come up with inventive, elegant solutions
  • Previous experience in an Agile, DevOps environment

Bonus skills:
  • Experience building and deploying applications in AWS or another cloud environment
  • Experience in building enterprise applications
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as React.js, Ember.js, etc.
  • Building visualizations in D3, ChartJS, or a similar visualization library
  • Background knowledge in security topics such as OWASP Top 10

Interview process:
Candidates for this role can expect the following
  • Initial call with our People team (Phone - 30 minutes)
  • Call with the hiring manager (Phone - 45 minutes)
  • Technical interview with 2 engineers on the team (Video conference - 90 minutes)
  • Meeting with Product (Video conference - 30 minutes)
  • Meeting with CEO (Video conference - 30 minutes)

So what's in it for you? If you join the Lava you'll:
  • Be in a position to make a big difference in our company, for our customers, and in the cybersecurity community all while challenging yourself and growing your career
  • Unlimited paid time off and a ton of paid holidays - 4 day weekends for Monday holidays and a Winter Holiday break at the end of the year
  • Wide variety of options for medical, dental and vision insurance programs - Blue Lava covers 80% of the premium
  • Company sponsored life, short term and long term disability insurance programs
  • Paid parental leave
  • Training stipend and employee-driven individual development plans
  • Retirement savings program

We hope this overview gives you a good understanding of what the role and Blue Lava are all about. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach our People team at 

As an equal opportunity employer, Blue Lava is proud of our inclusive culture and the diversity of thought, backgrounds, experiences and ideas that make up the rich fabric of the Blue Lava team. Your authentic self is welcome here. 

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