Senior Backend Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Joining Upfort today means seeing all parts of the business. You'll grow with our team and shape our culture from the earliest stages. Your contributions will become the foundations of our product and processes, enabling us to continue growing and scaling.

You'll be a great fit if:

  • You enjoy figuring out what to work on and teaching yourself whatever you need to get things done
  • You take pride in being a subject matter expert while understanding the big picture
  • You enjoy the autonomy of planning out your own workweek and the freedom to act on your plans

We offer W2 employment to US-based team members and full-time contractor positions to team members located outside the US.

We're backed by Syn Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Y-Combinator, Fika Ventures, Lightbank, Cyber Mentor Fund, and other leading investors.

About the Role

Our software engineers deliver products and infrastructure at a high-impact company that has found product-market fit and is scaling quickly. 

At Upfort you’ll quickly have the opportunity to assume ownership of one or more facets within our software. Our platform encompasses predictive ML models, cyber defense agents, and user-friendly dashboards. We dislike silos, so you'll interact and contribute to products across our comprehensive platform. 

Compensation: $140,000 - $180,000*
**Range listed is for San Francisco, CA. We localize compensation to the top 20th percentile of the applicant's area.


  • Design, develop, and contribute to new product functionality and/or infrastructure leveraging modern frameworks and tooling
  • Independently create working and tested code
  • Create accurate timeline estimates for yourself
  • Provide input for architectural and infrastructural decisions
  • Interact closely with our customers and customer-adjacent teammates to ship impactful features


  • 4+ years experience as a software engineer OR have have been in a Senior level software engineering position in your last role
  • Have prior experience in a dedicated backend engineering (not fullstack) role
  • Be interested in volunteering for tasks outside of day-to-day responsibilities
  • Proven record of delivering features on time and to specification
  • Skilled competency in TypeScript/JavaScript, Go, Java, or C#


Client side

  • React/Redux
  • Some JQuery in browser extension
  • Typescript


  • Typescript
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Express
  • OpenAPIv3
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • RabbitMQ


  • Docker
  • GCP
  • Kubernetes
  • Git
  • Gitlab Autodevops

About Upfort

In our hyper-connected digital economy, cyber risk has become the top business concern. Cybercrime is wreaking havoc on organizations large and small - causing a trillion-dollar drain on the global economy. Most organizations are underprotected and underinsured as achieving cyber resilience is complicated, expensive, and time-consuming.

Upfort is on a mission to accelerate the world’s journey to cyber resilience by democratizing access to effective, affordable cyber security, insurance, and expertise.  

Our platform is transforming how cyber risk is assessed, mitigated, and transferred with intelligent automation, proprietary data, and delightful user experiences. We are already defending thousands of organizations’ employees, systems, and data against modern cyber threats and growing quickly. Our tight-knit, focused, team is unified by a passion for helping our customers stay ahead of cybercriminals. Every Upforter is an owner of our business, our culture, and the outcomes we deliver to our customers.

We take a partner-led approach and work with leading stakeholders in both the insurance and security communities to make cyber resilience achievable for all.

Benefits & Perks

Upfort provides a number of benefits to help you bring your best self to work:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous Equity packages
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (W2 employees)
  • Flexible work schedule and location
  • PTO, Parental leave, and unlimited sick time
  • 401(k) plan (W2 employees)
  • Technology allowance - tell us what tools and tech you need to get your job done, and it’s yours.

Where is this role located?
Remote: This role is fully remote, allowing you the flexibility to work from the location you feel most productive and comfortable. You might be required to be available during times when most team members can collaborate (9:00am to 2:00pm U.S. Pacific Time).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Upfort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Upfort is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Upfort are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Upfort will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Upfort encourages applicants of all ages. Upfort will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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