Senior Software Engineer

Elpha Secure
Vancouver, BC, Remote
Job Year Level
Graduated Undergrad
Graduated Masters
Graduated PhD
Job Type
Full Time

Job Title: Software Engineer

Location: Vancouver or remote

Benefits: Full benefits in the US; full benefits (and CAD salary) in Canada

Projected Start Date: Between now and January 2022

Job Description: Help us build and maintain backend microservices for a new class of cybersecurity insurance products. Our Core Services Team oversees the services that underpin several user-facing websites, managing large volumes of data used for security analysis and endpoint defenses. Our backend services are primarily written in asynchronous Python and run in containers within Kubernetes.

We’re hiring candidates who can take responsibility for the design, testing, and maintenance of each service. You’ll be expected to identify gaps, problems, and needs, and respond with robust solutions as required. You should also be willing to iterate with feedback from the team; we have a culture of very close collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced developers who have built out a strong tech base and are ready to accelerate the company’s growth.


  • Experience with architecting web services (especially in Python)
  • Comfortable with Linux development environment (tmux, command-line editors)
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science (or relevant work experience in lieu of degree)
  • Bonus: Kubernetes or container-based development experience
  • Bonus: Asynchronous programming experience (e.g. asyncio)
  • Bonus: Experience with security or implementing software defenses

About Us: Elpha Secure is a startup in the cybersecurity and insurance space, building proprietary protection and coverage into a single risk control tool for the first time ever. Small and midsize businesses that may not realize their cyber risk — or know how to manage it — can rely on our software to reduce the chance of a cyberattack, and our insurance policy is there to shield them from the consequences of a breach. We aim to offer a unique level of digital resilience that’s accessible, affordable, and beneficial for businesses everywhere.