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Senior Software Engineer - Platform (Remote)



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Senior Software Engineer - Platform

The “Senior Software Engineer” for the Platform Team is passionate about exploring new and more efficient ways of doing things - through automation and building tools that make engineering easier.

This person will evangelize the use of automation and tooling throughout the overall Engineering Org at Drata to ensure our engineers have the tools necessary to support our fast-paced agile environment.

This person is responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our platform systems that SCALE our Application Development team. Your “customer” is not Drata’s normal users, it’s developers both internally and externally. You’ll develop specifications for complex software programming applications and modify/maintain the existing software. They will operate in a distributed architecture, building the platform to manage our applications, data, and solve complex algorithmic problems.

What you’ll do:

  • Architect and build platform systems that will allow our application developers to build faster more reliable software
  • Builds tools, services, and automation to extend the platform capabilities and promote efficiency across Drata Engineering
  • Collaborates with our product managers to define strategic solutions
  • Evaluates and improves the performance, durability, and security of applications in production
  • Assists with server-side code and database architecture on the back-end in NodeJS
  • Work with management to ensure quality in solutions and in software design
  • Participate in software development lifecycle activities like design, coding, testing, and production release
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Deliver code in an agile team environment
  • Research and train on technologies you think may be appropriate for current or future projects

What you’ll bring:

  • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer (9+ preferred)
  • 4+ years of experience with NodeJS
  • 1+ years experience in NestJS
  • Strong skills needed in: Javascript, ES6, NodeJS, TypeORM, MySQL, Git, and REST principles
  • Knowledge in Jest and Redis
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of algorithms, network protocols, and web services
  • Experience with one of the major cloud hosting systems (AWS, Heroku, GCP, Azure)
  • Nice to have: Terraform, ElasticSearch, & Snowflake
  • Self-directed, independent, and has experience owning complete features/products
  • Experience developing real-world web applications
  • Outstanding ability to negotiate difficult tradeoffs (e.g., quality vs. speed, collaboration vs. get-it-done)
  • Agile development experience
  • Previous startup or scaling experience is a plus

Self-motivated and adaptable to changing technologies and requirements

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field

  • Strong communication ability - we want to know your thoughts and input!
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish is a plus.


  • Health & Wellness: 100% coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans - for employee and dependents + on demand health care concierge
  • HSA, FSA, & DCFSA: Pre-tax savings plans for healthcare and dependent care
  • 100% paid short and long term disability plus life + AD&D benefits
  • Learning & Development: $500 annually towards professional development opportunities + $250 annually towards personal development opportunities
  • Flexible Time Off: Flexible vacation policy for strong, fully charged batteries
  • 16 Weeks Paid Parental Leave: An inclusive policy to ensure you have time with your newborn, newly adopted, or foster child
  • Work Remotely: Flexible hours and work from home + $1,000 annually to cover necessary business related items for your home office
  • Charitable Giving Program: Up to $500 match for qualified charities
  • 401K: Reach your financial goals while reducing your taxes

This role will receive a competitive base salary, benefits, and equity. The applicable salary range for each US-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers based on the cost of labor for that geographic area. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below.

Tier 1: $165,750-$204,750

Tier 2: $149,175-$184,275

Tier 3: $132,600-$163,800

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here. A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s leveling and compensation–including a candidate’s professional background and experience. These ranges may be modified in the future and final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Please continue to apply if you are unsure that you fit into our compensation structure.

Drata is on a mission to help build trust across the internet.

Drata is a security and compliance automation platform that continuously monitors and collects evidence of a company's security controls, while streamlining compliance workflows end-to-end to ensure audit readiness.

We all recognize the importance of earning and keeping the trust of our customers when it comes to protecting their data. We've felt firsthand how burdensome achieving and maintaining a strong security and compliance posture can be at a fast-growing company. It’s a manual, redundant, error-prone, and unscalable process - and it only grows more complex and expensive over time.

Our team of SaaS, security, compliance, and audit experts have built a better way - with automation.

Employment at Drata is based solely upon individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We also make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled.