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Expanse is an enterprise software company & the leader in Internet Operations Management.

Staff Software Engineer, Backend

$105k – $160k AngelList Est.
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Company Overview

Expanse helps IT operations and security teams discover, manage, and secure all of their global internet assets. Current Expanse customers comprise more than 10 percent of the routable internet and they use the company's platform to monitor for real-time changes to their infrastructure. Using leading-edge collection and analysis technology, Expanse improves organizations' visibility, governance, and IT operations, reducing risk associated with internet-connected assets and enabling a secure digital transformation. Founded in 2012, Expanse is headquartered in San Francisco and is now backed by more than $135M in funding.

Position Summary

As a Backend Engineer, you will be an integral part of the team that enables our customers to engage with our data. Your expertise will help us transform the way large organizations manage and secure their systems.

At Expanse, ownership starts at defining the problem and seeing it through, from architecture and implementation to rollout and support.

What You’ll Do

- Work closely with our PM team to define feature specifications and build the next generation of products focused on securing the enterprise perimeter
- Design, build, and optimize multi-tiered web applications for maximum speed and scale, using a number of backend storage technologies including Postgres, Bigtable, and Elasticsearch
- Create fast and intuitive RESTful APIs using Java and Python
- Assess and communicate the technical feasibility of different feature requests to the product team
- Drive projects to completion

About You

- 10 years of experience as a professional software engineer
- Proficiency in Python, Java
- Deep understanding of relational databases and SQL
- Experience with column and document stores, including when to use them and how to model data
- Working knowledge of API design and distributed backend systems
- Self-driven and self-motivated
- Experience building for scale and performance
- Comfortable supporting your work in production
- Willing and able to work in San Francisco, CA


- 100% coverage of employee healthcare benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
- 60% coverage for dependent healthcare benefits
- Flexible PTO + 8 company holidays
- Company sponsored parental leave
- 401k Plan
- Opportunities for professional development to attend conferences, classes, and workshops
- $75 every quarter as discretionary team building stipend
- $50 every month in cell phone reimbursement
- $65 every month for your wellness to cover costs of gyms, courses and other activities
- $300, one time, to customize your desk space
- Pre-tax commuter, HSA, & FSA benefits
- Stocked kitchen + catered lunch and dinner
- On-site activities such as Lunch and Learns, Speaker Series, Game Night, and Trivia Night
- Company-wide events including team building, holiday party, and offsites

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