Sr Software Engineer - Lead



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Sr Software Engineer - Lead

Location: Austin | Remote

Company Mission :
SpyCloud is on a mission to make the internet a safer place by disrupting the criminal underground. SpyCloud’s solutions thwart cyberattacks and protect more than 4 billion accounts worldwide. Cybersecurity is an exciting, evolving space, and being at the forefront of the fight to disrupt cybercrime makes SpyCloud a special place to work. If you’re driven to align your career with a fantastic mission, look no further!

What You'll Do

You are a passionate and experienced software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience, specializing in full stack development with a strong focus on frontend development. You are proactive and capable of quickly introducing new pragmatic designs while providing strong leadership on technical direction. You understand that good design and readable code are more important than following the latest trends. You thrive in a remote role supporting a hybrid workforce and are committed to a 40-hour workweek. You are eager to grow your career while connecting with a fantastic mission.

Our Stack:

  • Programming Languages: Javascript (Typescript / Nodejs / React / Remix, MaterialUI), Python (FastAPI)
  • Databases: Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch
  • Cloud Services: AWS (ECS, RDS, SQS, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, and more)
  • Authentication: OAuth, Auth0
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform

Key Responsibilities:

Product Development

    • Help design, develop, deploy, and test new frontend and backend products and features as part of the Portals Team.
    • Take on full product roadmap items and deliver high-quality results on time.

Technical Direction

    • Provide early pragmatic designs that drive the technical direction of the product and features developed.
    • Work with Product Management to understand the feasibility of requirements and provide technical feedback.

Team Leadership

    • Coach and mentor junior team members.
    • Provide strong leadership and make decisions that drive product development forward with the team.

Collaboration and Improvement

    • Participate in a fast-paced environment.
    • Adopt existing team practices and recommend improvements as needed.

Skills & Experience:

Professional Experience

    • At least 10 years of professional experience delivering high-quality production software.
    • At least 5 years of experience leading teams from inception designs to production delivery.

Technical Expertise

    • Strong working knowledge and 5 years of experience with frontend development.
    • Expert understanding of web, front-end, and server concepts.
    • Experience using component libraries and building REST APIs.
    • Strong working knowledge of security and auth best practices.


    • Experience with Python and relational databases.
    • Experience with an MVC web framework.
    • Proficient in using AWS and a version control system (we use Git).

Performance Indicators:

  • Successful design, development, deployment, and testing of new frontend and backend products and features.
  • Timely delivery of high-quality results on full product roadmap items.
  • Effective technical feedback and feasibility assessments provided to Product Management.
  • Positive impact on the team through coaching, mentoring, and strong leadership.
  • Adoption and improvement of team practices to enhance productivity and quality.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Delivery of innovative and high-quality software products.
  • A cohesive and productive team that is well-supported and mentored.
  • Continuous improvement in technical practices and team collaboration.
  • Effective and efficient use of the technology stack to meet product goals.

We are not currently sponsoring Visas for candidates.

Benefits + Perks

We also look to ensure all SpyCloud employees have the support and benefits they need to stay focused on the mission. In addition to our engaging workspace in South Austin, flexible and remote-friendly work options, and competitive salary package, we also offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


Health, Vision and Dental Insurance

Generous PTO Plan

In-office meals provided

Who We Are

SpyCloud is a place for innovative, collaborative and problem-solvers to thrive. Individually we’re amazing but together, we’re unstoppable. We celebrate diversity and various perspectives and aim to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action “at will” employer of choice. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. SpyCloud complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our culture is something really special. We support a truly worthy and serious mission, but we have fun doing it together. If you are driven, inventive, and collaborative, you’ll fit right in. To learn more and see insights on your company’s exposed data, visit

SpyCloud expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment. Improper interference with the ability of SpyCloud's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

SpyCloud shares the right to work and participates in the E-Verify program in all locations.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us.

SpyCloud’s Recruitment Policy: We will never ask an applicant for sensitive or personal financial information during the recruitment process. We advise all applicants seeking employment with SpyCloud to review available information on recruitment fraud. Anyone who suspects that they have been contacted by someone falsely representing SpyCloud should email

Compensation Transparency Policy: At SpyCloud, we believe in transparency and fairness in compensation. We strive to ensure that all employees are fairly compensated for their contributions, and we openly discuss our compensation philosophy and structure. We are committed to providing competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract and retain top talent, and we encourage open dialogue and feedback regarding compensation matters.