Staff Engineer

About the Position

Contrast is looking for an architect enthusiastic and proficient in front-end technologies such as ReactJS and AngularJS and server-side API development written in Java/Spring interested in pursuing a life changing experience in the field of application security and continuous delivery. We are an exciting, young team that is growing leaps and bounds each month. This person should take a wholistic view of our application architecture with sincere attention to quality, performance, scalability, security and maintainability.

This team is tasked with the unique opportunity to advance our runtime and pre-compile code analysis capabilities. This includes providing enhanced techniques to improve the accuracy, findings and reporting of code analysis. It will also include driving and leading the next generation of product and offerings to make the Contrast platform the choice for code analysis tools among developers and security professionals.

About You

    • Experience architecting modern, scalable and high-performing full-stack web applications
    • You have strong communication skills. You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need.
    • You have experience working in Java/Spring or Python/Flask to design and implement robust and scalable APIs.
    • Stellar visual skills and attention to detail.
    • You have extensive HTML5, CSS3 (Less), and JavaScript Framework (ReactJS) experience.
    • Experience with TypeScript and GraphQL.
    • Have an eye for quality and have an interest in using tools/frameworks like Enzyme, Prettier, ReactTestRenderer, Jest, JUnit, StoryBook, etc…
    • AWS Services: S3, EC2, CloudFront, Lambda.
    • You’re a problem solver. You believe the best work is the result of finding the simplest solution to complex challenges.
    • Your code is clean, your designs are elegant and you are constantly refactoring.
    • Multiple years experience working in Enterprise or Commercial Software development.
    • Own your work. Whether a nasty bug or an awesome feature, you put your name on every line of code.

Ideal candidates have a background building highly scalable and responsive Single Page Applications (SPAs) using ReactJS, CSS/Bootstrap, visualization libraries such as D3, HighCharts or AMCharts, as well as other SVG based visualization plugins. We write a lot of GraphQL to interact with our REST layer to improve performance and data interaction.


    • Collaborate with UX, Product and Engineering to architect elegant APIs, Data Models and Re-usable JS functions
    • Provide overarching design of testability and acceptance.
    • Define and direct team in the area of Performance, Scalability and Security.
    • Build and maintain highly scalable server-side UI processes for the purpose of data collection, manipulation, data pruning, trending and analytics
    • Build web-based interfaces and applications and contribute to our platforms, style guide, APIs and libraries.
    • Design and development of a rich user interface for mission critical high-availability analytics application using front end technologies like TypeScript, Javascript, ES6, HTML, CSS, SASS, and D3.
    • Experience with at least one of the following frameworks: AngularJS, Backbone.js, ReactJS, Ember.js
    • Execute performance analysis and optimization of page render, data transfers and page load optimizations.
    • Proficient designing highly tuned and efficient automated build pipelines.
    • Participate in constant collaboration with teammates in the form of pair programming, group code reviews and pull requests prior to commit.
    • Work with design and product teams to build amazing, jaw-dropping features.
    • Give back to the Open Source Community whenever humanly possibly.
    • Deploys: our engineers deploy multiple times a day to our AWS infrastructure.
    • Technical support: Our engineers don’t just release code in the wild. When our customer have issues, we have to jump in and give them help.

What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation package (salary + equity)
    • A fun and dynamic environment where you work with other like minded people on products which make a real difference to the security of our customers
    • In-office lunches
    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • Flexible paid time off
    • 401K with match

Contrast Security

Automatically detects and fixes vulnerabilities.

Technology we use