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Software Engineer - Team Jedi (Node.js, Typescript)



Software Engineering
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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.

Joining Snyk means embracing our core values: One Team, Care Deeply, Customer Centric, and Forward Thinking. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic environment where fostering collaboration, leading with empathy, driving business impact, and inspiring trust are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Opportunity

Our team is responsible for ensuring the reliability of the Snyk platform's most critical core service. In this role, you will establish and implement a strategy for stabilising the team’s area of the platform, making the Snyk platform more reliable and maintainable.

We’re looking for a proactive engineer, who enjoys working as part of a team with a critical mission. Collaboration with other product engineering teams will be a key aspect of your responsibilities.

You’ll Spend Your Time:

  • Pair-programming with application developers and reliability engineers to improve codebase maintainability and database performance.
  • Proactively contributing to code, prototyping and developing solutions with a bias for action, and focusing on iterative delivery.
  • Proposing solutions that deliver both short-term benefits and also serve as strategic long-term technical investments.
  • Working with other teams across Snyk R&D globally to actively execute the team’s mission.
  • Maintaining our high standards for code quality, testing, and iterative & continuous delivery.
  • Participating in our on-call rotation (compensated).

What You’ll Need:

  • Experience with Node.js and TypeScript/JavaScript, and the desire to work across other languages as needed such as Go
  • Proficiency in developing distributed applications
  • Experience with development tooling like CI/CD tools
  • Experience handling incidents in production environment

We’d be Lucky if You:

  • Are passionate about all things security and reliability
  • Have worked with relational databases such as Postgres
  • Have a good understanding of Kubernetes and Infrastructure as Code
  • Have knowledge or experience with large scale database in production environment


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