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Senior Software Engineer at UpGuard


Sydney, NSW and Remote

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UpGuard is on a mission to protect the world’s data. As a high-growth cybersecurity startup, we have a global presence with offices in Mountain View, California, and Sydney, Australia. As developers at UpGuard, we immerse ourselves in the rapidly evolving and increasingly critical domain of cyber-security. Our focus is on surfacing data in intelligent and creative ways, to deliver integrated solutions that directly impact the security posture of our global customers. With the majority of the internet scanned across multiple vectors daily, the problems of high throughput, massive concurrency and big data are daily challenges.

How we meet those challenges is evident in the developers we hire.

We are growing rapidly, and looking for talented Software Engineers who are naturally drawn to simplifying complex webscale problems in order to help us keep our customers safe. We take writing highly-performant, massively-scalable software seriously.

If this is something that interests you, as part of our world-class development team in Sydney, then we'd like to talk with you.

What you'll be doing

  • Joining a small, high-performing product engineering team
  • Perform green-fields development as we build out new features on the platform
  • Have an instant impact on the product set, with full ownership across the stack from frontend to backend, and right up to production DevOps (React, Go, Kubernetes, GCP)
  • Explore an interesting, challenging domain, mastering the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the internet
  • Do more than code - you will work with the team and our customers to drive product design and direction
  • Apply agile processes, with an adaptable and non-dogmatic approach
  • Enjoy a very competitive salary and a flexible, friendly office culture in the Sydney CBD (although we are currently all remote)

What we're looking for

  • Excellent software design and development skills. We want people that write reliable, well-thought-through code, including high-quality automated tests
  • Experience in building highly scalable software systems
  • The ability to make pragmatic trade-offs in design and delivery
  • An interest in shaping product features
  • Collaboration: We are a tight-knit team that push each other to keep improving.
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience.


  • Experience in cybersecurity. If not, you’ll just need to be willing to learn
  • We use a modern stack - React, Go, and Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform - so experience in those technologies is a plus.
  • Experience working on a SaaS product set
  • Experience working in an agile software development team

What's in it for you

  • Be a key contributor to a fast-growing SaaS platform that is used by some of the biggest and best companies on the planet.
  • Solve interesting technical problems, including scalability, high-availability, high-volume, and big-data processing
  • Quickly see the things you build in the hands of users, as we work in short sprint cycles and release at least every fortnight
  • Work closely with an engaged (and rapidly growing) user base
  • Learn from and teach other great engineers
  • Be surrounded by other highly talented, easygoing (non-egotistical) people.
  • Generous compensation package including a great base salary + equity.
  • Great perks including free lunches, flexible work arrangements and gym reimbursement program.
  • A great team and working environment in Sydney’s CBD.

At UpGuard, we're building cybersecurity products that help organizations protect their information and prevent data breaches.

Founded in 2012, we're a profitable venture-backed startup with hundreds of enterprise customers such as 23&Me, NASA, NYSE, Xinja, First State Super, and IAG. Our threat intelligence capabilities have lead to the discovery of data exposures cited by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC and The Washington Post among other publications.

With offices in Mountain View, CA and Sydney, Australia, we're a global team that takes great pride in what we do.

Please note that at this time, we cannot support candidates requiring visa sponsorship or relocation. Apologies.

About UpGuard

Office address

  • 235 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW, 2000
  • Hobart, TAS, 7000
  • Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000
  • Brisbane CBD, QLD, 4000
  • Perth CBD, WA, 6000

Company size

11-50 people

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