Who We Are

Cobalt (cobalt.io) is a fast growing cybersecurity start-up headquartered in San Francisco. Cobalt is providing a Pentest as a Service platform which leverages the sharing economy to find global security talent to help secure companies and their users. We have Scandinavian roots, an American base and a global outlook. Our offices in San Francisco, Berlin, and remote roles are characterized by a fun, fast-paced and collaborative culture based on individual responsibility and ownership.

Description

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to help us as we build the next version of our software architecture. You will contribute to the way we build, maintain, and improve our software stack. You will work in a fast paced, agile environment, collaborating on a daily basis with our Engineering teams and Product Management.

What You Would Do

  • Work with our Berlin based engineering team following Agile and continuous automation processes to build out our Java based architecture.
  • Work with multi-tiered distributed systems, web services, APIs, relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Partner with product teams to gather requirements and deliver creative solutions that meet needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability and realistic implementation schedules.
  • Work in a small fast-paced collaborative startup environment where you will certainly be able to make an impact as we aim to build the best penetration testing as a service platform.

You Must Have

  • 5+ years of professional experience with any JVM language.
  • Being ready to learn Kotlin. Most of our new services are written in Kotlin.
  • Experience working with any scripting programming language, preferably Ruby.
  • Previous experience developing backend services.
  • Experience working with microservices, RESTful APIs, relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience working with any cloud infrastructure, preferably GCP.
  • Experience with continuous deployment processes.
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a big plus.
  • Experience participating in agile and test driven development models.
  • Knowledge of application architecture, networking, security, reliability, and scalability concepts.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Why You Should Join Us

  • Opportunity to join and grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry
  • Opportunity to work on a greenfield projects using modern technology stack
  • Competitive compensation & attractive equity plan
  • Flexible paid time-off, flexible work from home & travel policies
  • Regularly planned team outings and company events
  • Paid lunch 3x/week
  • Pet-friendly offices

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