Senior Backend Software Engineer


  • Location
    • Bengaluru, IN
  • Date Posted
  • 18 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Security

Lookout is a cybersecurity company that makes it possible for individuals and enterprises to be both mobile and secure. With 150 million mobile sensors fueling a dataset of virtually all the mobile code in the world, the Lookout Security Cloud can identify connections that would otherwise go unseen -- predicting and stopping mobile attacks before they do harm. To learn more, visit

As a Software Engineer in the Security Intelligence team, you will contribute broadly to the detection engines, analysis systems, and other core intellectual property at Lookout. This position is an opportunity to take on some of the most interesting challenges in the company and join the team that provides the fundamental technological building blocks of the Security Platform that underlies Lookout’s category-defining Personal and Enterprise products. These are challenging problems, and you must be open-minded to tackling new exploratory areas as well as evolving and continually improving key existing systems.

We're looking for Senior Engineers who have experience building, monitoring, and maintaining high-volume, low-latency, distributed transactional platforms deployed in SaaS model. You will be a member of the team that is responsible for a massively scalable platform that enables ingestion of security events, dynamic and near-real-time analysis and delivery of data sets to internal and user-facing applications.

Requirements for this position:

  • Strong software engineering fundamentals - Object Oriented design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Desire and ability to work across platforms and languages at all levels of the stack.
  • A quality-oriented mindset with a strong commitment to automated testing, metrics collection, monitoring, and continuous improvement in all of your work.
  • 6+ years of overall development experience in Java, Functional programming experience is nice to have.
  • 2-3+ years of development experience in implementing large-scale, distributed production class ‘Saas’ software
  • Ability to drive features from conception to deployment in an agile team with continual delivery.
  • BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering or similar Engineering discipline.
  • Experience with mobile platforms (e.g. iOS and Android) is a huge plus.

Tools that you will work with:

  • Primarily Java, with some Scala and occasionally Ruby (in JVM)
  • AWS primitives and distributed technologies
  • SWF, EMR, Kinesis, and a metric ton of EC2
  • Kafka and Spark, DynamoDB, Redis