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Staff Software Engineer - (Typescript/Golang)



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2023

Every day, the world gets more digital thanks to tens of millions of developers building the future faster than ever. But with exponential growth comes exponential risk, as outnumbered security teams struggle to secure mountains of code. This is where Snyk (pronounced “sneak”) comes in. Snyk is a developer security platform that makes it easy for development teams to find, prioritize, and fix security vulnerabilities in code, dependencies, containers, and cloud infrastructure — and do it all right from the start. Snyk is on a mission to make the world a more secure place by empowering developers to develop fast and stay secure.

Our Opportunity

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer for our Extensibility Team. The Extensibility Team is responsible for delivering tools and infrastructure to enable customers and partners to build on top of the Snyk Platform. The domain ownership includes: Webhooks / Events Systems, API Tooling for the new REST API and Snyk Apps. The ambition of the team is to deliver the Snyk App Marketplace and you will play a central role in shaping the strategy to make this a reality.

You’ll Spend Your Time:

  • Providing technical leadership for the team, working closely with the Engineering Manager and Product Manager
  • Partnering with other engineers in the organisation to deliver solutions which encourage platform-thinking
  • Working in a full CI/CD environment, at a sustainable pace, within our modified Shape Up (Snyk Up!) process broken into cycles and sprints
  • Fostering engineering best practices within your team by defining and teaching them
  • Mentoring and coaching other engineers in the team & group
  • Taking part in our on-call rotation to maintain and support our production services (for a week every ~10 weeks)

What You'll Need:

  • At least 8 years experience working on commercial web applications
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with a hands-on approach
  • An ability to clearly communicate complex ideas, problems, and solutions to team and company
  • To encourage effective testing, code quality, and useful code review
  • To be comfortable with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment workflows
  • To be proactive and enjoy working on cross-functional delivery teams
  • To enjoy learning and sharing with your peers, and are comfortable pair programming
  • An interest in providing technical direction for the team, and influencing prioritisation
  • To enjoy helping to mentor and grow other engineers

We’d be Lucky if You:

  • Have Node/Typescript experience
  • Have Go experience
  • Have experience with Kubernetes or another container-based operational environment
  • Have experience scaling a rapidly growing SaaS application
  • Have experience of building great REST APIs
  • Have experience with authentication and authorization standards, such as OAuth2


We care deeply about the warm, inclusive environment we’ve created and we value diversity – we welcome applications from those typically underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this role but are not totally sure whether you’re the right person, do apply anyway!

About Snyk

Snyk is committed to creating an inclusive and engaging environment where our employees can thrive as we rally behind our common mission to make the digital world a safer place. From Snyk employee resource groups, to global benefits that help our employees prioritize their health, wellness, financial security, and a work/life blend, we aim to support our employees along their entire journeys here at Snyk.

Benefits & Programs

Prioritize health, wellness, financial security, and life balance with programs tailored to your location and role.

  • Flexible working hours, work-from home allowances, in-office perks, and time off for learning and self development
  • Generous vacation and wellness time off, country-specific holidays, and 100% paid parental leave for all caregivers
  • Health benefits, employee assistance plans, and annual wellness allowance
  • Country-specific life insurance, disability benefits, and retirement/pension programs, plus mobile phone and education allowances