Staff Software Engineer
Our Staff Software Engineers identify key strategic technical initiatives, deliver significant value to our customers and our business, and set the tone for engineering excellence and culture.
Vanta’s mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe that security should be monitored and verified continuously, and we empower companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Our product integrates deeply with the services that present security risk to a company, pulls and analyzes data from those sources, and surfaces potential security threats to our customers in real time with guidance to remediate them.
Vanta’s team and technology surface are growing quickly, and it’s essential that we invest in the right abstractions and systems to enable us to scale with our business. As a Staff Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for identifying key strategic technical initiatives that impact our entire engineering team and deliver significant value to our business. You will set a high bar for engineering culture and excellence, and your past experience will be leveraged to enable and accelerate Vanta’s growth.
Our business has found incredible product-market fit and has monetized effectively since the day we signed our first customer. We’re growing at a blistering pace, which presents career-defining opportunities for engineers to accelerate their growth and to contribute to a rapidly-scaling company.
Vanta has a kind and talented team, and while some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it. We’d love for you to join us!
What you’ll do as a Staff Software Engineer at Vanta:
Identify and solve complex, high-impact problems, leading projects with multiple stakeholders and engineers to deliver significant impact to our business
Set technical direction impacting our entire engineering team, from critical systems and core product abstractions to developer productivity
Act as a cultural beacon, setting an example for effective, collaborative engineering
How to be successful in this role:
Have played significant technical leadership roles for teams or complex projects
Have upleveled teams of engineers, mentoring and leading by example
Have previous startup experience, or worked in an environment that prioritizes a bias for action
Have an interest in learning about security or prior experience in the space
What you can expect as a Vantan:
Industry-Competitive Salary and Equity
100% covered Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with Dependents Coverage
16 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave for All New Parents (Moms, Dads, Adoptive, Foster)
Health & Wellness Stipend
Remote Workspace Stipend
401(k) Matching Plan
Flexible Work Hours and Location
Open & Encouraged PTO Policy
9 Company Paid Holidays
Free Memberships to Online Wellness Platforms (One Medical, Ginger, Headspace, and more!)
Virtual Team Building Activities, Lunch and Learns, and other Company-Wide Events
Offices in SF and NYC with Hubs of Vantans forming across the US, including but not limited to, Seattle, Austin, Indianapolis, LA, Boston, and more!
To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below. The base pay range for this position is $217,000 - $255,000. This role may also be eligible for commissions/bonus, equity, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and other company perk programs.
At Vanta, we are committed to hiring diverse talent of different backgrounds and as such, it is important to us to provide an inclusive work environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status, or any other protected class. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply.
We started in 2018, in the wake of several high-profile data breaches. Online security was only becoming more important, but we knew firsthand how hard it could be for fast-growing companies to invest the time and manpower it takes to build a solid security foundation.
Vanta was inspired by a vision to restore trust in internet businesses by enabling companies to improve and prove their security.
From our early days automating security monitoring for compliance standards like SOC 2, HIPAA and ISO 27001 to creating the world's leading Trust Management Platform, our vision remains unchanged.
Now more than ever, making security continuous—not just a point-in-time check— is essential. Thousands of companies rely on Vanta to build, maintain and demonstrate their trust— all in a way that's real-time and transparent.