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Technical Lead Software Engineer - Backend



Software Engineering, IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Technical Lead - Backend Software Engineer

Are you a passionate and experienced backend software engineer with a knack for leadership? Do you thrive in building high-performing teams and delivering complex technical solutions? If so, we want to hear from you!

About the opportunity:

We are seeking a talented Technical Lead - Backend Software Engineer to join our growing team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our backend infrastructure. In this leadership role, you will not only contribute your technical expertise but also guide and mentor junior engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of a high-impact startup while working on cutting-edge technologies in the field of identity and access management.

You will:

  • Design, develop, and build integrations with services like AWS, GCP, Azure and resources like Box, Hashicorp, Databricks. These integrations have to be built ensuring high performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Lead a team of backend software engineers, providing mentorship and guidance to help them grow their skills and expertise.
  • Drive the technical direction for assigned projects, defining architecture, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards and quality principles.
  • Identify and implement new technologies and tools to enhance the team's capabilities and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Collaborate with product managers, software engineers, and security experts to define requirements and architect solutions that meet business objectives and security standards.
  • Integrate with third-party identity providers and directory services, such as Active Directory, LDAP, and AWS IAM.
  • Implement logging, monitoring, and auditing capabilities to ensure visibility and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies in identity and access management, and leverage them to drive innovation and improve our platform.

You have:


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.


  • 5+ years of experience as a backend software engineer with a strong track record of building and maintaining high-quality, scalable software systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership role within a software development team.
  • Strong proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Go, Java, or Python.
  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs and microservices architectures.
  • Understanding of authentication and authorization protocols, standards, and best practices.
  • Experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, and familiarity with IAM services and features.
  • Knowledge of database technologies (SQL and NoSQL), caching mechanisms, and distributed systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Our Culture:

We’re driven to build a strong company culture and are looking for individuals with solid alignment with our following guiding principles:

  • Stay Customer Obsessed
  • Iterate, Adapt, and Innovate
  • Demonstrate a will to win
  • Lead with Humility
  • Act with Integrity
  • Founder’s Mentality

What we Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Pre-tax health care, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)
  • Flexible medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Home Set up and Monthly Connectivity Stipend

At Veza, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. For this position, the reasonably expected pay range can be discussed with your recruiter for the level at which this job has been scoped. Your base pay will depend on several factors, including your experience, qualifications, education, location, and skills. In the event that you are considered for a different level, a higher or lower pay range would apply. This position is also eligible for equity and a competitive benefits package.

Veza is proud to be an equal opportunity and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If a candidate with a disability requires an accommodation during the recruitment process, please email [email protected]

About Veza

Veza is the identity security company. Identity and security teams use Veza to secure identity access across SaaS apps, on-prem apps, data systems, and cloud infrastructure. Veza solves the blind spots of traditional identity tools with its unique ability to ingest and organize permissions metadata in the Veza Authorization Graph. Global enterprises like Blackstone, Wynn Resorts, and Expedia trust Veza to visualize access permissions, monitor permissions activity, automate access reviews, and remediate privilege violations. Founded in 2020, Veza is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and is funded by Accel, Bain Capital, Ballistic Ventures, GV, Norwest Venture Partners, and True Ventures. Visit us at veza.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.