Technical Lead, (Backend) API Security

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Postman is the world’s leading collaboration platform for API development. Postman's features simplify each step of building an API and streamline collaboration to help create better APIs—faster. More than 15 million developers and 500,000 organizations worldwide use Postman today. Our customers are doing more and more astounding things with the Postman product every day, and as a result, we are growing rapidly.

Your Team:

You would be working within the API security team of Postman, which comprises other Security Researchers and Software Engineers and aims to provide users access to security, compliance and data governance tools within Postman, thereby eliminating the need to separate integrations or workflows to perform regular checks during or after API development. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to the development of APIs and products while working with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Designers, Support and Product, Quality, Security and Platform Engineers

  • Quickly build functional prototypes to solve internal and external use-cases

  • Work with security engineers to identify pressing challenges in API security and help solve them for postman users

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other engineers for best practices on system design

  • Be an integral contributor for planning roadmaps with all stakeholders

  • Architecting, designing, and owning API security systems collaborating with all stakeholders

  • Perform Peer Code Reviews

About You:

  • You have 5+ years of experience building applications in high level programming languages - Javascript, Python, Ruby or Go. We code primarily in Javascript.

  • Experience with cloud computing and distributed systems

  • Knowledge of data management fundamentals and data storage principles

  • Fair understanding of front-end technologies, networking, analytics on a fundamental level, proficient in Backend.

  • You're passionate about working with different tools and technologies to deliver end-to-end solutions.

  • You possess strong Computer Science fundamentals - Algorithms, Networking and Operating Systems, and are familiar with various programming tools, frameworks, and development practices.

  • You write testable, maintainable code that’s easy to understand.

  • You are a good communicator who can explain technical concepts to product managers, designers, support, and other engineers.

  • You have curiosity about how things work and to learn new things.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience in Node.js, Python, and frameworks/tooling related to these technologies

  • Experience with technologies like Redshift, S3, EC2, Data Pipeline, Apache Kafka, Kinesis

  • Knowledge of API gateways, CI/CD pipelines, APM tools


We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. What you will also get to experience is a company that believes in autonomous small teams for maximum impact; that strives for organizational growth to align with that of the individual; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves and where ideas are encouraged from anyone and everyone. We seek people who naturally demonstrate our values, who not only understand the challenge but can also solve this for the rest of the world.
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