About us

Laika (heylaika.com) combines simple software with expert support to help SaaS companies manage security compliance, security audits, and enterprise procurement security diligence. We help companies design stage-appropriate controls, obtain InfoSec certifications/audits like SOC 2 or ISO 27001, stay compliant with regulations like HIPAA and GDPR, and build trust with enterprise customers for whom security is a fundamental “must have” requirement.

We are a rapidly expanding team based in New York. We were founded in May 2019 and raised our Series C funding in November 2022. Our top investors include: J.P. Morgan, PayPal Ventures, Fin Capital, Centana, and Bain Capital. We're growing customers and revenue dramatically and we’re poised for continued break-out growth in 2023 and beyond.

About the role 

Laika has a new opportunity to join our growing team! This is a virtual opening for select LATAM locations.  The Software Engineer will play a major role in building and maintaining existing and new applications. Open-minded developers will excel at this job since we’re constantly learning new and exciting technologies. We don’t expect you to master all technologies but you should be proficient in either Front-End or Back-End, and be willing to learn the other. 

This is a permanent job opportunity, we’re looking for individuals who are willing to learn and see themselves growing with the company.

Responsibilities

  • Make direct technical contributions (writing, reviewing and deploying code) using (but not limited to) Javascript, React, GraphQL, Python, Django and Postgresql.
  • Working directly with the Product Manager to clearly understand the problem, come up with a solution, implement and deploy it to production.
  • Strive to write clean, easy-to-read code, and make process and code improvements to keep the codebase as clear and organized as possible.

Requirements

  • 7+ years of front-end and/or back-end development experience.
  • Passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience.
  • Maintain composure and calm demeanor in high-stress situations while maintaining focus to resolve the issue as efficiently and effectively as possible.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced English level proficiency (both written and specially conversational)
  • You’re interested in self improvement.
  • You understand the value that features or bugs bring to customers. 
  • You love coding.

Bonus Skills

  • Python
  • Django

Compensation:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Private healthcare benefits
  • Early equity in a fast-growing company
  • Hybrid work from home model
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Home office equipment
  • Quarterly wellness and home wifi stipend
  • Paid courses and certifications

*This position is hiring in Latin America

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Even if you feel you don’t meet every requirement, consider applying! Laika acknowledges the research which shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the stated qualifications. However, we’re looking for authentic innovators to blaze new trails and you just may be the right person for this or another role.

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