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Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

About Semgrep

Our mission is to make world-class software security available to everyone. This means building program analysis tools that are open source, easy to use, powerful, and fast. It also means building a team with security expertise and a passion for great developer experiences. Most of all, it means working with honesty and respect in a diverse community of dreamers and builders. We’ve redefined static analysis tooling by committing to all of these, and turned our project, Semgrep, into an essential safeguard for code at Snowflake, Dropbox, and more.

About the role

As a senior full stack engineer, you will be working on our cloud product, you’ll work on a full-stack team that builds and maintains our free and paid-tier products on https://semgrep.dev. Semgrep is used by some of the world’s leading tech companies, including Snowflake, Slack, and Shopify, to guarantee the security of their codebases. Working hand-in-hand with Semgrep’s community of security researchers and program-analysis experts, you’ll rapidly identify and solve issues before they impact our users and collaborate with our customers to run Semgrep at scale within their environments.

You’ll learn about the application-security space, mentor more junior developers, collaborate with product managers and other engineers to create security tools our customers love, architect systems for storing and maintaining sensitive data, and help us surface those data back to our users to help them understand their individual security posture. Through Semgrep's culture of transparency, you’ll see and influence the decisions that make an early-stage startup successful. As a member of a small engineering team with a culture of permissionless innovation, your contributions will affect every aspect of our products, giving your contributions meaningful impact now and as Semgrep grows.

This role is open to 100% remote work as long as you are able to overlap work hours with PST at least 3 hours a day 4 times a week.

What you’ll do

  • Work on major product initiatives end-to-end, from user-research through design, implementation, and deployment
  • Help set technical and product direction, collaborating with the team to determine the future of the product, what features to build, and how to build them
  • Architect and build elegant, maintainable, extensible software systems
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, designers, and security researchers to build the best product possible
  • Learn from users to understand their needs, build products to help keep them secure, and work with them to help them scale their security programs

You are ideal for this role if you have

  • 5+ years of experience writing production software and building products
  • Experience as a full stack engineer with experience up and down the stack
  • You are first and foremost excited to build products and help users
  • Experience breaking down challenging problems and executing on them
  • An interest in running experiments, working iteratively, learning quickly, and failing fast


Salary Range: $156,000 - $202,000

Our compensation package includes equity and benefits in addition to salary.

Please note that the range listed is for someone based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What we offer

Our goal is to competitively and fairly compensate every Semgrep employee with a system that equally rewards those who are vocal and those who are less comfortable making demands during the final steps of the hiring process. To that end, we generate internal compensation bands that are used when discussing and negotiating salaries. We update these based on market data to make sure they’re above the average for comparable roles.

We also invest in our employees’ well-being and long term success with comprehensive health plans, generous vacation time, 401k matching, learning stipends, and more. Our benefits are for everyone, so that you’re taken care of, and we work with individuals to make sure they have what they need, whether that’s quiet work space, adjusted hours, or something else.

Who we are

We have people from France and the Philippines, physics and philosophy, formal methods research and full fledged corporations. We’re new parents and new grads, aspiring authors and aspiring Americans, dog lovers and dogfooders. We get together often to bike, bake, and meet up in parks. In our interactions, we believe respect and honesty go hand in hand, and prioritize both.

Semgrep is an equal-opportunity employer seeking a diverse range of backgrounds. We value who you are — including your cultural heritage, your socioeconomic status, your age, your race, your gender, your sexual orientation, your disabilities. We value what’s vitally important to you — your family, your religion, your politics. We value what you love in this world — your music, your weekend pursuits. We believe in welcoming varied professional backgrounds, educations, and interests. If you’re exceptional in your role, believe in Semgrep’s mission, and treat Semgrep’s values as your own, you belong here.