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Senior Staff Software Engineer - Java/Networking



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Lookout, Inc. is the endpoint to cloud security company purpose-built for the intersection of enterprise and personal data. We safeguard data across devices, apps, networks and clouds through our unified, cloud-native security platform — a solution that's as fluid and flexible as the modern digital world. By giving organizations and individuals greater control over their data, we enable them to unleash its value and thrive. Lookout is trusted by enterprises of all sizes, government agencies and millions of consumers to protect sensitive data, enabling them to live, work and connect — freely and safely. To learn more about the Lookout Cloud Security Platform, visit and follow Lookout on our blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.

As a Software Engineer on the Security Intelligence team, you will contribute broadly to the detection engines, analysis systems, and other core intellectual property at Lookout. This position is an opportunity to take on some of the most interesting challenges in the company and join the team that provides the fundamental technological building blocks of the Security Platform that underlies Lookout’s category-defining personal and enterprise products. These are challenging problems and you must be open-minded to tackling new exploratory areas as well as evolving and continually improving key existing systems.

We're looking for an Engineer who has experience building, monitoring, and maintaining high-volume, low-latency distributed SaaS solutions. We believe in agile software development, metrics, short feedback loops, well-designed APIs, test-driven development, automation wherever possible, and all sorts of other things to make sure we can minimize friction and focus on solving the big problems. You will be a member of the team that is responsible for a massively scalable platform that acquires and analyzes domains/web content for the purpose of classification and delivers data sets to internal and user-facing applications.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop elegant, scalable, robust, and maintainable code for best-in-class security services, using Java
  • Work closely with our Security Research teams to develop the tools that support our most critical research initiatives and content development workflows.
  • Resolve bugs and conduct code fixes
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Lead by example, demonstrating software craftsmanship and best practices


  • Strong development background in Java
  • Solid design, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with demonstrated passion for engineering excellence, quality, security and performance
  • Deep experience in building SaaS products in Cybersecurity and Intelligence domains
  • Experience in developing, planning, and executing RESTful web services and/or stream message processing systems
  • Experience working with SQL DBs (MySQL, Postgres) in the context of web services, with a big plus for candidates who also have NoSQL DB experience (Bigtable, Redis)
  • 12+ years of overall development experience in designing/implementing large-scale, distributed. production class software on public cloud platforms such as AWS and GCP
  • Discipline for testing and automation - unit, functional, integration, and other forms of automated testing
  • Collaborative attitude, with an interest in growing a strong engineering team and culture: everything from hiring great people, to mentoring junior engineers, to fine-tuning process as necessary
  • Stellar communication skills, able to work well with a smart, passionate, and growing team

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with networking technologies, TCP stack, DNS and routing, including DNS over TLS (DoT), and DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocols
  • Experience with DevOps tools
  • Experience with AWS primitives such as Redis, NLB, DynamoDB, Arora and SWF
  • Experience with GCP primitives such as BigTable, BigQuery is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes services like EKS and GKE is a plus
  • Experience with building secure systems
  • Fault tolerance and self-healing systems

The Canadian base salary range for this full-time position is available below. We offer base + bonus + equity + benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all Canadian locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in Canadian role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

Remote, Canada
$146,000$200,000 CAD