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Senior Software Engineer

Keep Aware

Keep Aware

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

About Keep Aware

Keep Aware is changing the way that modern businesses approach workforce security.

We believe that to secure businesses today, security teams have to start by protecting where modern work lives, the web browser. Keep Aware starts by securing the browser blind spot and provides visibility and response capabilities to challenge threats organizations face every day. Our platform enables security teams to promote continuous awareness, tackle SaaS risk, and intelligently respond to cyber threats across the business.

Based in Austin, Texas, Keep Aware is backed by top-tier venture firms. Our experience comes from multiple cyber security industry leaders, and we are dedicated to developing and implementing the most advanced browser security solution. We are building a team of ambitious and knowledgeable individuals from diverse backgrounds with a passion for creating the best user experience for our customers.

Our engineering team is hybrid and meets in-person one to two days a week.

About the Role

As a senior software engineer (backend), you will be a key player in building and contributing to our platform and product roadmap, shaping our technology strategy, and mentoring talented engineers. You are motivated by building effective engineering teams and driven to roll up your sleeves and dive into code when necessary.


  • Designing, developing, and maintaining our software and APIs for browser threat detection and response.
  • Leading engineering initiatives and projects like architectural changes.
  • Provide technical leadership and help us build a diverse engineering team with a wide range of skills and expertise.
  • Designing data processing pipelines that are scalable and reliable.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the development process and productivity.
  • Communicating technical information to non-technical stakeholders, such as the product roadmap and progress updates.


  • Background: 5+ years in software engineering with demonstrated success working for fast-growing companies, building engineering teams, and adapting to the needs of a company as it grows.
  • Team development: Experience being a team lead or leading engineering projects. Ability to set and track goals with team members, delegate intelligently, offer engineering advice, deliver frequent and transparent feedback and ensure a small engineering team delivers quality results.
  • Strong programming skills: Success in building software products from the ground up with an emphasis on architecture and backend programming languages. Experience developing software and APIs with technologies like TypeScript, Node.js, Express, NoSQL databases, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Project management: Lead projects with a customer-centric focus, passion for problem-solving, and dedication to continually enhancing processes and procedures.
  • Domain expertise: Strong desire to learn and stay up-to-date with the latest user-facing security threats and attack methods. Domain knowledge not required but preferred.


  • Competitive compensation and stock options
  • Health insurance, including vision and dental
  • Unlimited PTO, at a minimum we encourage employees to take 2 weeks off
  • Flexible work schedule