Senior Backend Software Engineer, IT Automation & Security

United States
Engineering – Software Engineering /
Full-Time /
Teleport is the market leader in Identity-Native Infrastructure Access Management. Every company must protect its critical computing infrastructure from hackers and other bad actors. The problem is that most rely on outdated access solutions that use passwords and other shared secrets which are #1 source of data breach. Teleport replaces these outdated access solutions with more secure identity, making the happy path for engineers the secure path. By replacing insecure shared secrets like passwords, keys and tokens with true identity based on biometrics and security modules, Teleport delivers phishing-proof zero trust for every engineer and service connected to a company's global infrastructure.
Teleport is used by leading companies including Elastic, Snowflake, Doordash and NASDAQ and recently raised $110M at a $1.1B valuation in a funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Insight Partners, Kleiner Perkins and S28 Capital. We are headquartered in Oakland, California, but embrace a remote-first work culture for many roles.
We're also proud of our numerous awards recognizing business and culture leadership including "Inc. 5000 America's Fastest Growing Private Company",  "2022 Certified Great Place to Work" and Comparably's 2022 "Best Company Culture; Best CEOs for Diversity; Best Perks & Benefits and Best Compensation" award.

You will be bootstrapping a new IT security engineering team of Teleport, unified access plane for SSH, Kubernetes and Database infrastructure.

Nasdaq, SumoLogic and Samsung Electronics trust Teleport to secure access to their infrastructure.

Teleport is an open core product, written in Golang with web-based UIs in JavaScript with React.

Here is why we love this job ourselves, and hope you will enjoy it too:

    • The range of problem solving includes networking, IT security and integrations with existing systems.
    • We write all our automation in Golang.
    • We are really passionate about modern and innovative IT operations.
    • Our products are loved by their users.
    • We practice thorough code reviews and have an open design process.

Here are the projects you may be working on:

    • Building IT workflows in Temporal and Golang, deploying to EKS Kubernetes.
    • Building and integrating IT automation & security with Teleport Identity and Teleport Policy, our internal product and collaborating with our Teleport Identity engineering team on dogfooding efforts.
    • Writing integrations with Panther, JamF Pro, Okta, Rippling, Google Enterprise Browser.
    • Building hardened security & automation for Mac desktops.

What to expect once you apply:

    • We will send you a 20-30 minute programming quiz
    • You will join 30 minute intro call and we will walk you through the compensation, interview process and requirements
    • You join a slack channel and submit a coding challenge in Golang using Github


    • Willingness and ability to roll up your sleeves and work across traditional IT tasks - setting up and debugging IT tools, Okta, Rippling, Zendesk, helping internal customers with their setup (helpdesk), and dive deep into K8s and Golang + Temporal.
    • This is a challenging and hard job across multiple disciplines, we are looking for folks who are up to this challenge.
    • Strong Golang experience is a must have.
    • Strong Linux systems engineering experience, Kubernetes.
    • Strong IT security & administration experience.
$204,000 - $313,000 a year
The base salary range for new hires in this role is between $204,000 and $255,000 for a level 4, and between $212,000 and $313,000 for a level 5. The salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. 
Joining a startup, you should be comfortable changing the area of focus and working directly with our internal customers, Zendesk support.

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