Synack is hiring a

Sr. Software Engineer

Redwood City, United States

Synack is redefining the traditional model of security assessment by leveraging the best combination of human ingenuity and smart technology. We are passionate about developing cutting-edge products and take pride in building a world-class team made up people who think big and are not afraid to take on big challenges. Re-Imagine your possibilities at a company that CNBC named to their elite Top Disruptor list in 2015 and again in 2016. (#Repeat)...and, we’re just getting started.

As a Sr. Software Engineer at Synack, you will build software that serves as the platform enabling our security researchers to find vulnerabilities in client targets.  In this role, you will be responsible for developing, enhancing and maintaining major components of our researcher platform, LaunchPoint. You will work closely and alongside key stakeholders across the organization to ensure optimal performance of the platform.  We seek engineers who want challenging and impactful work.  If solving complex platform, security and data problems sounds exciting to you, keep reading...

Here’s what you'll do:

  • Deliver new features to the product suite on a continuous basis using Go, Kafka, MongoDB, Docker containers, Apache Mesos, VPN and potentially other technologies
  • Collaborate with a team of security engineers to develop innovative solutions to the world's most complex security challenges
  • Write software using best practices for software design with unit and functional testing
  • Strive to learn - whether it be new technologies or new ways to make things more efficient, you will be ahead of the game
  • Be accountable and take pride in your work

Here's what you'll need:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, MS is preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of development experience
  • Ability to program in Golang highly preferred, or 2+ years of C/C++ experience in system / networking / client-server programming
  • Prior experience with Virtualization and container technologies such as Docker
  • Knowledge of both relational and non-relational database systems such as MongoDB
  • Experience with queueing/messaging systems such as Kafka, SQS etc.
  • Experience with building scalable, resilient, high-performance systems
  • Experience in building RESTful web services at scale
  • Security experience is a major plus

About Us:

Synack saw a need. Cyber criminals try to penetrate enterprise IT environments every day, armed with individual expertise and sophisticated tradecraft. Until now, no solution could protect the enterprise against this self-learning, evolutionary human threat. Synack built a solution that can.

Founded by former NSA security experts, Synack is disrupting a vastly growing $120B industry, one that is now at the forefront of every executive’s mind. Synack doesn’t brag about our customer list, and we don’t need to. Our success in building the next generation of enterprise grade cybersecurity is as equally rewarding as it is hard, and we make a point to celebrate our wins as a team.

On the heels of Synack raising over $34 Million in capital from top-tier Venture Capital firms including Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, Synack is growing rapidly. We are seeking passionate and innovative people interested in being a part of a revolutionary team that’s transforming vulnerability discovery standards for businesses around the world.

It’s all hands on deck, it’s hard work, it’s winning, it’s Synack. Join us!


  • Eatable Perks. Fully stocked kitchen and daily catered meals that won’t disappoint your inner foodie.
  • Social Perks. Team retreats anywhere from AT&T ballpark to Tahoe and weekly social events like sushi/sake extravaganzas, spicy chicken wings with beer pairings and crepe crawls.
  • Best Friend Perks. Besides working with a great team of humans, we bring our dogs to work so it’s not uncommon for a cute pup to greet you at the door.
  • Superhero Perks. Learn and grow with some of the brightest hackers that are using their skills for good...not evil.


  • Work Hard. Play Hard. Unlimited vacation and sick day policy.
  • Get Paid...enough said. Competitive salary, 401(k) plan and meaningful equity to all employees.
  • Get Fit. Access to an onsite 7,500 sq. ft. fitness center that includes a day spa, daily yoga, rock climbing wall, olympic-sized pool, indoor volleyball and basketball courts, and 3 miles of nature walks.
  • Don’t Depend on an Apple a Day. Fully paid health, vision and dental insurance for you and your dependents.


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