Staff Software Engineer - HashiCorp Vault Radar



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About the team

HashiCorp is hiring a Staff-level Engineer to take on greenfield development for the Vault Radar product.

  • Vault Radar is a product that automates the detection and identification of unmanaged secrets in your code so that security teams can take appropriate actions to remediate issues. It continuously scans in real-time to detect risks such as secrets and PII.
  • The Vault Radar Team builds and maintains a platform responsible for scanning source code repositories, as well as other text-based sources for various risks.
  • Our platform is expected to handle millions of requests and manage and query rich metadata in a scalable and highly available service-oriented platform. Vault Radar provides actionable insights and control for implementing security and compliance. It stores and indexes metadata, used for providing insights, alerting on abnormal behavior, policy evaluation, data visualization, and slice & dice data analysis.
  • The engineers on our team have a passion for solving complex problems, designing object data models to represent complex application data, and building highly scalable and highly available platforms. You will be leveraging new technologies and inventing new algorithms to solve complex code security related problems.
  • Our customers scan thousands of source code repositories and other data sources, and rely on our product to detect, triage, and remediate highly critical security risks as they are detected near real-time.

What you’ll do (responsibilities)

  • In this role, you will solve complex engineering problems for the Vault Radar team. We are looking for an entrepreneurial engineer at the Staff or Principal level that is interested in the future of enterprise secrets management.
  • Your projects will range from operational and stability upgrades to novel, greenfield development initiatives across the HashiCorp Vault/Vault Radar teams
  • You will work with internal and external stakeholder groups, including customers, engineering, design, and product management to deeply understand the Vault + Vault Radar products and customer sentiment, and use that information to drive new product initiatives
  • Translate customer and product asks around security and governance related workflows into technical engineering design workflows/diagrams and present to stakeholders and customers
  • Collaborate regularly with internal security engineers to ensure the system and the product adhere to the highest standards of security
  • Create technical RFC documents for engineering organization (primarily Principal Engineers)
  • Guide and mentor Senior Engineers
  • Develop POCs primarily in Go

What you’ll need (minimum qualifications)

  • Deep experience architecting and developing new, complex features for enterprise customers
  • Background in cloud/SaaS product development and distributed systems
  • Experience partnering closely with product stakeholders and cross-functional teams to build and enhance widely used products
  • Experience interacting directly with customers on video conferencing calls, presenting POCs, eliciting feedback and requirements
  • Experience writing RFCs/system design documents solving complex problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional experience developing with Go

What's nice to have (preferred qualifications)

  • Experience with HashiCorp Vault and/or cloud-native secrets management tools such as AWS or GCP Secrets Managers
  • Experience working with GRPC, REST APIs, PostgresDB
  • Experience in building security related applications
  • Experience in developing products that can be distributed on-premise


Individual pay within the range will be determined based on job related-factors such as skills, experience, and education or training.

The base pay range for this role in the SF Bay Area / NYC area is:
$246,200$289,600 USD
The base pay range for this role in Seattle Metro, Denver / Boulder Metro, New York (excluding NYC), Washington D.C., or California (excluding SF Bay Area) is:
$225,600$265,400 USD
The base pay range for this role in Colorado (excluding Denver / Boulder Metro) and Washington (excluding Seattle Metro) is:
$205,100$241,300 USD