Software Engineer, Back-end systems

Santa Clara, CA
Engineering /
Full Time /
About Bolster
Bolster turns the security paradigm upside down and removes threats and digital risks before an attack occurs.  Our protection extends beyond the enterprise to customers and partners.  Our approach is the antithesis of today’s cyber defense strategy, which is to wait for an attack than try and prevent it.  Or worse, assume you have been breached and hope you can detect it.  We leverage the power of AI to apply deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing to identify criminal intent on millions of web pages daily.  We tirelessly monitor the Internet to find malicious web pages that could cause harm and remove them.  We empower companies to take back control of the Internet by continuously eliminating the threats that threaten their business, customers, and brand. 
We are just getting started, and the future could not be more exciting.  We’re growing the team in all functions as we transition from a small start-up into the next phase of our journey.  We are looking for A-list talent who will have a meaningful impact, solve new challenges, and take ownership of the future of Bolster.  If this is you, apply and join our team!


Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
Be proactive in reaching out to stakeholders and mentors and deliver impactful functionality.
Design, implement, and maintain scalable and high-performance APIs and backend systems.
Expert in coding efficient, easily maintainable code, with a habit of adding extensive unit and integration tests.
Strong in one or more programming languages (e.g., Typescript, Python, Java, or Rust. Typescript knowledge is a plus)
Strong experience with SQL and no SQL databases like Elastic Search and in data modeling.
Hands-on experience with tools to identify back-end performance bottlenecks and improve them.
Implement security best practices and procedures to protect sensitive data.
Troubleshoot production issues and resolve customer issues.
Add monitoring and alerting that can help identify production issues proactively.
Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, UX designers, QA engineers, and Customer support teams, to deliver high-quality software.
Experience working with microservices architecture and containerized services
Experience setting up and working with Jenkins and other CI/CD tools
Experience working with popular cloud service providers.
Strong communication and collaboration skills.

This role is a hybrid work model with Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in our Santa Clara office.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
1-2 years of proven experience as a backend Software Engineer.
Understanding of software development best practices, design patterns, and coding standards.
Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.
An individual with high technical aptitude, easy to get along with others, driven to learn new technologies, and deliver high-quality code.

Why Bolster
Bolster creates a Next-Generation Fraud Prevention SaaS platform & CheckPhish community platform based on pioneering work in Artificial Intelligence-based phishing and scam detection systems.
Bolster protects the world’s top brands like Zoom, Dropbox, Uber, LinkedIn, Roblox, and other Fortune 500 customers. We are funded by top-tier investors led by Thomvest Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Our team has over 100 years of combined cybersecurity experience at Cisco, Symantec, McAfee, Bell Labs, Open DNS, and Lacework.
Our AI/ML technology protects regular citizens from bad actors on the internet, using industry-leading deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning models for highly accurate real-time detection & automated takedown of fraudulent sites at the internet scale.
We also brought our technology to the community with CheckPhish, It is a free tool that protects millions of consumers from daily phishing, fraud, and fake sites. Charities, non-profits, social benefit corps, and schools are targets too. To aid the world, we will give our technology & services for free or at cost to any approved charity, non-profit, or social benefit corporation.
Our work is challenging but fun. We're all about shipping elegant, high-leverage products.  Bolster cares deeply about collaboration, feedback, and iteration. Trust and respect are deeply rooted in our unique culture. Our inspiring proven leaders are hiring great people, providing super benefits, and impacting the world!


Learn about our cultural values:
What we offer:
-Competitive Salary
-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
-Catered Lunch through Forkable
-Monthly "coffee break" stipend for our remote team members
-EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
-Flexible time off
-10 Paid Holidays
-Sabbatical Leave
- Equity