At Finite State, our mission is to protect the devices that power our modern lives by illuminating the vulnerabilities and threats within their complex software supply chains. We are leveraging massive amounts of data to solve the next generation of security problems generated by the Internet of Things (IoT).

We are a fast-growing series-B company with a fully distributed workforce. Our mission-driven team brings deep experience serving the U.S. Intelligence Community and Fortune 500 companies, with backgrounds in security research, reverse engineering, and policy. We’re committed to a remote first culture.

Role summary

Finite State is looking for a Senior Software Engineer. In this role you will work on the Static Systems Testing team to improve vulnerability detection and develop the reporting system. You will collaborate with other engineering teams, product management, UX, and sales on implementing new functionality, evaluating efficacy, and assisting with customer engagements. This role is a senior position and reports to an engineering manager.


You must be based in the US.


As a Senior Engineer, you will:

  • Implement new features to develop the core app, primarily in python.
  • Make technical decisions to ensure maintainability and extensibility of software solutions.
  • Measure and improve performance, scalability and observability.
  • Work to enable others to use the vulnerability platform.
  • Work with QA to build automation, and ensure test coverage.
  • Contribute to the agile team, bring ideas to grooming, help unblock teammates in stand-up.

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Experience with Python, or other similar interpreted languages.
  • Experience working on an agile software team.
  • Experience with unit testing.
  • Ability to knowledge share, collaborate with stakeholders in Product Management and sales.

It’s a plus if you also have:

  • Cybersecurity, software vulnerability detection or risk assessment experience.
  • Cloud experience, we use AWS.
  • Web framework experience, we use django.
  • GraphQL experience.
  • UI, CSS/javascript experience.  We use React.
  • Enterprise customer experience.


Success path

  • In 30 days you will: Pair with a Finite State engineer to learn about our stack.  Contribute to on-going projects.
  • In 60 days you will: Take on independent tasks supporting our quarterly goals.  Contribute to planning and technical discussions.
  • In 90 days you will: Contribute to a large quarterly goal deliverable, be involved in planning the next quarter.  Have experience with customer firmware, understand how we help customers harden their devices.


What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary with stock option grant
  • Fully covered medical, dental, vision
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited PTO & outstanding parental leave
  • WFH stipend
  • Weekly team activities because we believe having fun is just as important as working hard
  • In a post-pandemic world, bi-annual team buildings
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Optional (self-funded) benefits: pet insurance, legal assistance, home, auto & renter’s insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


Tech Stack

  • Python / Django
  • React
  • Postgres
  • Elasticsearch
  • Airflow
  • AWS
    • ECS/EKS
    • RDS
    • S3
    • Lambda
    • Glue/Athena
  • Jira

About Us

Built on two decades of cybersecurity experience, our team of experts understands the hidden risks in today’s enterprise networks, where IoT vulnerabilities are quickly becoming the entry point of choice for cyber attacks.

Finite State gives cyber defenders a tactical advantage by identifying the devices running on the network and proactively analyzing firmware buried inside the IoT devices for hidden vulnerabilities. We have a sense of duty to protect the critical infrastructure we rely on including medical devices, power grids and telecommunication networks. We were founded in 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

Finite State has a transparent, collaborative and supportive culture - we are looking for people who have a growth mindset, are curious and innovative. Our team is smart, but humble, hard working with lots of fun sprinkled in.

Finite State is proud to be an Equal Employer Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Finite State is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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