Staff Software Engineer - AppDev (Remote)


United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Software Infra
  • Post Date: 05/18/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , San Diego, CA 92122, US

About Drata

Replace manual GRC efforts, reduce costs, and save time preparing for audits and maintaining compliance. Drata is the world’s most advanced security and compliance automation platform with the mission to help companies earn and keep the trust of their users, customers, partners, and prospects.

Job Description

The Staff Software Engineer should be an expert full-stack developer and will be the tech lead of a small team. They develop specifications for moderately complex software programming applications and modify/maintain the existing software. This position participates in design and coding activities with other staff members. The Staff Software Engineer will work closely with management and other leads to design and implement new systems, maintain operations of the production systems and to coordinate work across all the initiatives of the Engineering team. They will operate in a distributed architecture, building the infrastructure to manage Big Data and solve complex algorithmic problems.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborating with the team’s product manager to break down product requirements into simple yet detailed tickets
  • Making architecture diagrams
  • Ready releases for your team
  • Guide and mentor other team members
  • Architects and develops highly scalable web applications
  • Builds RESTful APIs
  • Builds tools, services, and automation to extend the platform capabilities
  • Runs critical operational portions of our ingestion, analytics, and storage infrastructure
  • Evaluates and improves the performance, durability, and security of applications in production
  • Assists with server-side code and database architecture on the back-end in NodeJS
  • Assists with client-side code on the front-end in React
  • Work with management to ensure quality in solutions and in software design
  • Participate in development lifecycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Deliver code in an agile team environment
  • Research and train on technologies you think may be appropriate for current or future projects

What you’ll bring:

  • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer (10+ preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience with NodeJS
  • 3+ years of experience with React
  • 1+ years experience in NestJS (desired)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field
  • Strong skills needed in: Javascript, ES6, NodeJS, TypeORM, PostgreSQL, Git, and REST principles
  • Knowledge in Jest and Redis
  • Proficiency in object-oriented programming
  • Good understanding of algorithms, network protocols, and web services
  • Experience with one of the major cloud hosting systems (AWS, Heroku, GCP, Azure)
  • Nice to have: NestJS, Terraform, ElasticSearch, MySQL, and Snowflake
  • Previous experience in leading a group of engineers on various projects
  • Self-directed, independent, and has experience owning complete features/products
  • Experience developing real-world web applications
  • Outstanding ability to negotiate difficult tradeoffs (e.g., quality vs. speed, collaboration vs. get-it-done)
  • Agile development experience
  • Previous startup or scaling experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing technologies and requirements
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication ability - we want to know your thoughts and input!


  • Health & Wellness: 100% coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans - for employee and dependents + on demand health care concierge
  • HSA, FSA, & DCFSA: Pre-tax savings plans for healthcare and dependent care
  • 100% paid short and long term disability plus life + AD&D benefits
  • Learning & Development: $500 annually towards professional development opportunities + $250 annually towards personal development opportunities
  • Flexible PTO: Flexible vacation policy for strong, fully charged batteries
  • 16 Weeks Paid Parental Leave: An inclusive policy to ensure you have time with your newborn, newly adopted, or foster child
  • Work Remotely: Flexible hours and work from home + $1,000 annually to cover necessary business related items for your home office
  • Charitable Giving Program: Up to $500 match for qualified charities 
  • 401K: Reach your financial goals while reducing your taxes

This role will receive a competitive base salary, benefits, and equity. The applicable salary range for each US-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers based on the cost of labor for that geographic area. The expected salary ranges for this role are set forth below. 

Tier 1: $191,250 - $236,250

Tier 2: $172,125 - $212,625

Tier 3: $153,000 - $189,000

You can view which tier applies to where you plan to work here. A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s leveling and compensation–including a candidate’s professional background and experience. These ranges may be modified in the future and final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Please continue to apply if you are unsure that you fit into our compensation structure.