We are headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan but are open to hiring the right candidate to work remotely. 

Security teams need an accurate inventory of their organization’s Internet-facing assets along with prioritized and actionable risk information. Censys maintains the largest, most accurate and most credible map of the Internet, and we’re using that map to discover Internet-facing assets and risks for security practitioners. 

As more companies adopt cloud solutions like AWS, Azure, and GCP, they need tools to help them identify and protect their assets in the cloud. Censys is seeking a backend engineer to build a web application that helps security professionals to have a full picture of their assets using Censys data. You’ll be working on our single-page web application that customers use to understand the makeup of their infrastructure so they can protect it from attacks.

At Censys, you'll create the automated systems that discover assets, organize asset information, and identify security risks. Security teams will use the features you develop to maintain an inventory of assets, investigate new discoveries, and remediate security risks.

Things You'll Do

  • Plan user-facing features with engineering, product, and design teams
  • Design and develop new backend APIs (Typescript or Golang) including Public APIs for our customers to use in their workflows
  • Design efficient database queries (Postgres)
  • Model assets and risks (Python and Postgres)
  • Investigate how our data can provide useful insights for customers
  • Help team members deliver frontend components (React)
  • Build, test, deploy, and monitor code automatically
  • Work in iterative development cycles


  • 2+ years of professional experience building backend services, web applications, and APIs

Recommended Experience

  • A common web programming language (e.g. TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Golang, or Java)
  • At least one backend web framework (e.g. Express, Fastify, Django, Rails, or Spring)
  • SQL, to retrieve and manipulate stored data
  • Code organization for testability and maintainability
  • Designing and building public APIs
  • Writing unit and integration tests to ensure the quality of your code

Censys utilizes many well known tools, but you aren't expected to be familiar with all of them. We use React, Typescript, Node.js, Python, Golang, Redis, Postgres, Gitlab, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform to name a few. Experience with these tools or common alternatives will help you contribute at Censys.

Traits That Will Help You Succeed

  • A great attitude
  • A desire to delight customers
  • A willingness to solve hard problems
  • An ability to collaborate with your peers
  • Attention to detail
  • A commitment to learn, grow, and mentor

We are headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan but are open to hiring the right candidate to work remotely. 

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Censys is an equal opportunity employer.

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