Staff Backend

About The Role

The Staff Engineer role is a critical role in the Engineering team. You will be the backbone of our backend engineering team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the role includes ownership of products to deliver and operate high quality, scalable, and extensible software, including making appropriate design and technology choices.

This is a hands-on individual contributor that requires the ability to hire and grow top engineering talent and have the ability to roll up the sleeves to code and code reviews as required for feature delivery.

The role also requires strong strategic thinking, with the ability to think of out-of-the-box solutions and make build/buy/partner decisions. Strong communication inside and outside of engineering is critical, working closely with customers and the product and operations teams to translate customer requirements into code.

About you

You thrive in a small team where you can make a significant impact. You are a fast learner, ready to prove yourself in a challenging role with the expectation that you will rapidly pick up increased responsibilities. You have an innate drive to be successful, and you bring both the acumen and the grit to achieve your objectives.

As a foundational member of an early-stage start-up, you want to take the initiative, tackle new obstacles, and solve problems we have not encountered before. Each problem you solve will leave a mark, shaping the future of our sales strategy. You don’t shy away from even the most challenging issues and are relentless in consistently looking for better solutions.

You pursue your objectives, but you are also comfortable working with an engineering-oriented team towards common goals. When you know a better way, you voice your opinion.

What You’ll Do

  • Designing, developing, and maintaining the robust backend code that forms a crucial part of web applications.
  • Create astounding designs and breathe life into web applications, using your excellent backend development skills.
  • Collaborate closely with the frontend team to develop and maintain APIs that will enable seamless communication between the frontend and backend parts of our applications.
  • Scavenge and scour through mountains of data to fetch, retrieve, index and analyze it accurately, to ensure our applications offer maximum speed and scalability.
  • Troubleshoot backend code issues like a pro and keep the security of our applications as tight as a fortress, by preventing any unauthorized access.
  • Nurture junior developers and enable them to hone their backend development skills through guidance and mentorship.
  • Engage in continual learning and stay updated with the latest emerging trends and best practices in backend development.
  • Actively participate in the hiring process to bring world-class programmers in the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or a related field. 
  • A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated excellence in backend development. 
    Exhibiting versatility with a flair for multiple programming languages such as Python, Java, Node JS, or other backend technologies. 
  • Hands-on experience in cloud-native architectures, and Data storage, retrieval, indexing and analysis. 
  • A masterful command of data structures, algorithms, and software design patterns, crafting simple yet elegant solutions that leave a lasting impact. 
  • Expert at designing and implementing scalable and reliable systems 
  • Adeptness to handle relational and non-relational databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or Cassandra
  • Proficiency with message brokers, such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, or SQS
  • Experience with containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Hands-on Experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience with microservices architecture and related technologies.
  • Strong understanding of DevOps practices and tools, such as Jenkins, Git, and Terraform.
  • An outstanding record of working in Agile methodologies and software development best practices such as code reviews, unit testing, CI & CD etc.

Basic Qualification

  • Experience with big data technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, or Flink.
  • Strong open-source contributions or participation in relevant technical communities
  • Experience in leading and managing technical teams.

Why VComply

  • Opportunity to have a direct impact on the growth of a fast-growing & dynamic company
  • A challenging work environment with End-to-end ownership of your role
  • Incredible growth opportunities – we are a meritocracy, and the best will always have room for growth in the company
  • Opportunity to work directly with senior leadership
  • Accelerated learning environment with a high-performing team surrounding you
  • A Culture that promotes challenging oneself & continuous improvement.
  • Perks of Joining VComply include competitive salary, health benefits, sick leave, paid time off, learning, and training.

About VComply Technologies

VComply is an agile cloud (software as a service) GRC platform with capabilities to manage GRC in an easy-to-use and intuitive environment that delivers business value, brings a contextual understanding of GRC to enable an organization to reliably achieve objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity. VComply was founded in 2019 with a focus to deliver a SaaS Cloud GRC solution that is highly configurable and adaptable to a range of industries with a particular focus in the mid-market. VComply enables organizations with out-of-the-box GRC applications that can be configured to exact needs of an organization with zero coding and zero infrastructure. Our cloud platform for GRC enables organizations to strengthen risk and compliance management.

Organizations across industry verticals benefit from VComply’s simple and modular approach to GRC that transforms GRC management in an increasingly mobile, social, global, and virtual business environment. VComply is an innovative, intuitive platform that modernizes how people work and interact with GRC processes across the enterprise. It is used to collect, organize, link, report, and analyze GRC data with increased control, collaboration, transparency, and accountability.

Company Highlights

  • Well-funded: $8.5M raised through Series A from top-tier investors including Accel & CounterPart Ventures
  • Team of 30+ and doubling in 2022
  • Headquartered in Palo Alto, with offices in San Jose, Hyderabad, and Kolkata