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Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote)

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$160k - $180k





  • Contribute to a 100% remote company's mission of delivering top-tier customer experience through innovative backend development

  • Lead in developing a state-of-the-art asset and network discovery platform using Golang and cutting-edge technologies

  • Opportunity for mentoring, learning new technologies, and being a core member of a diverse, collaborative team at a growing startup


Why runZero?

Fully remote

runZero is a 100% remote company! While we aim to gather annually for kick-offs, our team thrives in the flexibility and freedom that remote work provides.

Product-market fit & customer satisfaction

Our customers love us!  We have hundreds of paying customers from mid-market to very large enterprises and thousands of freemium users. Want to learn about how runZero works and how it helps our customers? You can listen to featuring our co-founder HD Moore (creator of Metasploit), hear from , or experience it firsthand with our 21-day premium .

Great benefits

At runZero, we prioritize the well-being of our team members. We provide platinum-level medical, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability coverage for you and your dependents. Additionally, we match 4% of 401K contributions, offer unlimited PTO, and provide equity to all employees.

Culture of collaboration

Our team is diverse, representing various backgrounds and perspectives, which fosters an inclusive and vibrant environment. With flexible schedules and supportive coworkers, runZero promotes a culture of collaboration. Learn more about life at runZero !

The Opportunity

We are growing the runZero Engineering team and are looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer (Golang) to join us in developing the runZero product. Our engineers work together to deliver an outstanding customer experience by coding, troubleshooting issues, listening, learning, and cheering each other on. You will be working as part of a team focused on building and supporting a state-of-the-art asset and network discovery platform.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and maintain high-quality, performant web applications using Golang/Go and other technologies

  • Build features and solve problems that frequently span front-end and back-end concerns

  • Collaborate closely with product management, design, frontend, and backend engineers to understand customer needs and translate them into product features

  • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to team members

  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure the performance and quality of both front-end and back-end code

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our products, technology, and practices with a pride of ownership

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in front-end, back-end, and architectural development

  • Have an opinion, play well with others, work hard, and enjoy being a core member of a growing startup!

Skills You Have

  • You are proficient at writing advanced Go and working with large Go codebases

  • Experience with other parts of our stack (PostgreSQL, Linux, Vue.js) is strongly preferred, but deep experience with related technologies and a desire to learn can work for the right candidate

  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs, writing and tuning SQL queries, and working with relational databases

  • Experience designing and optimizing data structures / schemas and indexes in relational databases

  • Thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the platform, database, API, caching layer and other web services used in modern software systems

  • Proficiency with standard development tools and paradigms (Git, GitHub, CI/CD, etc.)

  • Experience mentoring and providing technical guidance to other Engineers

  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills

  • Positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Knowledge of approaches for testing, debugging, profiling, and optimizing software applications.

  • Solid understanding of the HTTP protocol and the web browser security model

  • Experience working within one of the major cloud provider environments (AWS preferred, GCP, Azure)

  • Familiarity with network design, security, and scanning can be helpful but is in no way required to be successful

Salary Range

runZero values transparency in the hiring process. According to our market data, we’re expecting this role to come in at a salary of about $160k-$180k, plus stock options. We know that the talent market is always in flux, so please let us know if you believe we have advertised this role at the wrong salary band.

For more information on what it's like to work at runZero, please visit our


We offer an extensive set of benefits including:

  • Top of the line medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverages with runZero paying for 99% of the premium

  • A stock option plan consistent with early stage, rapidly-growing startups

  • A competitive salary composed of cash and equity compensation

  • Unlimited PTO (We encourage everyone to take at least 25 days a year)

  • 4% 401(k) matching program


runZero positions are currently restricted to the United States and the United Kingdom. All other International applications will not be considered.

runZero is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, ancestry, nationality or any other basis covered by applicable law.

We encourage under-represented applicants to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria (nobody ever does)!