Staff Software Engineer role at CloudBees in Raleigh

CloudBees in Raleigh is hiring a Staff Software Engineer

CloudBees is the leading software delivery platform that enables enterprises to deliver scalable, compliant, and secure software, empowering developers to do their best work.

Seamlessly integrating into any hybrid and heterogeneous environment, CloudBees is more than a tool—it's a strategic partner in your cloud transformation journey, ensuring security, compliance, and operational efficiency while enhancing the developer experience across your entire software development lifecycle. It allows developers to bring and execute their code anywhere, providing greater flexibility and freedom through fast, self-serve, and secure workflows.

CloudBees supports organizations at every step of their DevSecOps journey, whether using Jenkins on-premise or transitioning software delivery to the cloud and wanting to accelerate their cloud transformation by years. CloudBees is helping customers build the future, today.

About the role

CloudBees is seeking a Staff Software Engineer with expertise in GoLang (preferred), Java, or Python and a solid background in application development. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a profound understanding of security best practices within a micro-service-based ecosystem, actively identifying and advocating for security measures. Serving as a key liaison between the product security team and software development team, you will play a pivotal role in integrating security seamlessly into our products.

Responsibilities include delivering software with superior quality, speed, and consistency, leveraging enterprise-class DevOps and CI/CD development experience as a valuable asset. Join our dynamic product development team at CloudBees, collaborating with top-tier engineers and technical product managers. This role offers an exceptional opportunity for career advancement within an innovative and progressive technology company.

As a senior-level software engineer, you will engage with a highly talented team, leading technical management activities to establish the foundation for all CloudBees product offerings. Embrace this chance to contribute significantly to our cutting-edge solutions and shape the future of software development security.

What You'll Do

As a Staff Software Engineer, your role involves spearheading projects and crafting systems to enhance the developer experience within large enterprises. Leverage your advanced expertise to exert cross-team influence, playing a vital part in an agile development environment. Joining a dynamic engineering team consisting of front-end, back-end, and full-stack engineers, you will actively contribute to the integration of security best practices within a micro-service-based ecosystem. Your responsibilities include championing security measures and serving as a liaison between the product security team and software development team, ensuring the seamless incorporation of security into all CloudBees product offerings.

The Ideal Candidate Is:

**...a security-focused technical expert. **Prioritizing and championing security best practices in software development is a paramount aspect of this role. Demonstrate a proven track record in delivering software products, from ideation to market, with a keen focus on integrating security measures throughout the entire development lifecycle.

  • Implement and advocate for solutions that address technical challenges, actively contributing to the development of secure and innovative software.
  • Possess a decisive approach to task execution, ensuring successful context switching between projects to deliver high-performance results consistently.
  • Engineer and automate our security tooling/process Security education / awareness.
  • Collaborate in defining development standards for the team, offering valuable suggestions for enhancing overall performance.
  • Champion and implement modern software development practices, embodying Lean and Agile thinking, with a specific emphasis on security measures within a micro-service-based ecosystem.
  • Stay abreast of the latest tools, technologies, and development practices, with a particular focus on advancements in security.
  • Serve as a dedicated escalation point for addressing technical issues, concerns, and conflicts related to security in software development.
  • Exemplify creative thinking and innovation, actively seeking alternative ideas and opinions to enhance security practices and contribute to business growth.
  • Evaluate the technical feasibility of projects, ensuring that products/capabilities can be built securely, in a timely manner, leveraging the right skills and technology.

…decisive, accountable, and an effective communicator. Actively participate in in-depth sessions to translate organizational vision and strategy into actionable goals, taking complete ownership of the design, architecture, and efficient, high-quality delivery of multiple major components.

  • Define and shape the vision and goals for the software team, aligning them with the overall organizational strategy.
  • Make informed decisions on day-to-day work that significantly impact the short-term success of both the team and projects.
  • Mentor team members, providing valuable technical guidance to foster professional growth.
  • Establish and nurture key contacts across the organization, leveraging networks to address complex business challenges within the functional area.
  • Maintain a strong customer focus, contributing significantly to the overall success of the business by prioritizing customer satisfaction across all aspects of the company.
  • Create conditions that enable the team to thrive and be successful.
  • Foster effective communication within the team, empowering members to optimize their processes autonomously.
  • Represent the team diligently in our weekly scrum of scrums, ensuring seamless collaboration and alignment with broader organizational objectives. influential technical leader with a focus on security in software development. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in establishing security-focused delivery targets for the team, consistently working towards increasing efficiency in a micro-service-based ecosystem. Proficiency in Agile methodologies is highly advantageous.

  • Collaborate effectively and exert influence both within and outside the team, emphasizing the importance of security best practices. Coach team members on the intricacies of secure software development.
  • Present innovative ideas and techniques for problem-solving, with a proactive approach to independent research aimed at improving organizational-level work execution, particularly in the context of security.
  • Plan and organize development tasks and stories, taking the lead in guiding the team through the analysis, design, architecture, implementation, and execution of features with a strong emphasis on security.
  • Provide direct supervision to team members, assisting as needed while maintaining commitments to the team, ensuring the integration of security measures throughout.
  • Inspire an atmosphere of feedback, continuous improvement, and knowledge sharing, with a specific focus on advancing security practices.

This position, reporting to the Sr Manager of Engineering, is pivotal in delivering our next-generation solution for DevOps to our customers, with a commitment to prioritizing and implementing security at every stage.

The successful candidate will help to create delivery targets for the team and to continue to increase efficiency. Experience with Agile methodologies is an advantage.

Role Requirements

  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in full-stack software development with an emphasis on integrating security best practices.
  • 5+ years of enterprise software development experience in Go (preferred) / Java / Python is a must, showcasing a deep understanding of security considerations in coding.
  • 5+ years of experience with our tech stack or equivalent: Kubernetes, Go, AWS, and Cloud Storage. Proficiency in Docker, Node, Tekton, and DataDog is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Snyk, Defect Dojo, and prior experience with code sniffing tools (e.g., SonarQube, Checkmarx) is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools, DevOps culture, and SaaSOps, with hands-on experience in developing large CI solutions or directly on K8s, emphasizing security measures.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience working on SaaS products, with a track record of building complex software systems successfully delivered to production, including a focus on security considerations.
  • Excellent understanding of all aspects of software development, project management, quality assurance, and customer advocacy, integrating security seamlessly throughout.
  • Ability (and preference) to work in an Agile empowered environment, demonstrating autonomy and a proactive approach to security innovations in a fast-paced industry.
  • A BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership, with the ability to participate actively or drive pen-testing and other security initiatives, providing added advantage.
  • Meets/exceeds CloudBees functional, leadership, and foundational skills requirements for this role, with a commitment to advancing security practices in software development.

We’re invested in you!

We offer generous paid time off to allow our employees time to rest, recharge and to be present with family and friends throughout the year. At CloudBees, we truly believe that the more diverse we are, the better we serve our customers.  A global community like Jenkins demands a global focus from CloudBees. Organizations with greater diversity—gender, racial, ethnic, and global—are stronger partners to their customers.

Whether by creating more innovative products, or better understanding our worldwide customers, or establishing a stronger cross-section of cultural leadership skills, diversity strengthens all aspects of the CloudBees organization. In the technology industry, diversity creates a competitive advantage.  CloudBees customers demand technologies from us that solve their software development, and therefore their business problems, so that they can better serve their own customers.  CloudBees attributes much of its success to its worldwide work force and commitment to global diversity, which opens our proprietary software to innovative ideas from anywhere.

Along the way, we have witnessed firsthand how employees, partners, and customers with diverse perspectives and experiences contribute to creative problem-solving and better solutions for our customers and their businesses.

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