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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024

Tigera provides active, zero-trust based security for cloud-native applications running on containers and Kubernetes. Its Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) prevents, detects, troubleshoots, and automatically mitigates exposure risks of security issues in build, deploy, and runtime stages.

Tigera is the creator and maintainer of Calico Open Source, the most widely adopted container networking and security solution. The company’s software powers more than 100M containers across 2M+ nodes in 166 countries, and is supported across all major cloud providers and Kubernetes distributions.

As our team grows, we are looking for colleagues who not only share our passion for this work and growing our company, but who will also strengthen our company values and help ensure that Tigera remains a great place to work. At our core, our focus is on our customers, who are the heroes of our story; on aiming high and staying nimble in how we get there; on continuous learning to drive our success; and on respecting, collaborating, and supporting each other on a daily basis.

If you are looking to help make a substantial impact, and our values and products align with your vision of your career growth, we want to hear from you!

About Your Role

We are looking for passionate and skilled software engineers to join us in our mission to secure the next generation of cloud-native applications. At the heart of our strategy is a set of open-source networking and security projects that define the new gold standard for application connectivity within large-scale cloud environments, such as Kubernetes, Docker, and related technologies. Building upon this open-source foundation, we are working on complementary commercial offerings to help enterprises build and operate cloud-native applications and infrastructures, securely and at scale.

You will be joining a team that is highly engineering-focused with a culture that values diversity, collaboration, agility, and innovation, keeping us one step ahead in the exciting and fast moving cloud-native technology space.

For this position, we are looking to hire in Vancouver (Hybrid).

Vancouver Salary Range: CAD $125,000 to CAD $150,000

You Will

  • Be an active member of an engineering team working on tasks as part of release sprints
  • Enhance and build new functionality in Golang
  • Take responsibility (along with the team) for the entire development process of the features you are working on, including design, coding, testing, and releasing to production

You Have

  • 8+ years of product-oriented software engineering experience
  • Experience with distributed systems development
  • Hands-on experience with backend development languages like Golang (preferred), C, C++, Java, NodeJs, Python, etc.
  • A drive to get things done in a highly collaborative, agile development environment
  • A BS in CS or related/similar degree (equivalent experience may suffice)


  • Past experience with using or building tools for vulnerability scanning and management.
  • Any knowledge around security posture management, especially within Kubernetes.
  • Any experience with configuration security tools such as Kubescape.
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas and technologies: Kubernetes, Docker/containers, Networking.
  • Experience developing, securing, or operating cloud-scale applications or infrastructure.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to attend conferences and to work with partners, customers, and colleagues in other offices.

With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Vancouver (Canada), Cork (Ireland), and London (England), we have a thriving team of diverse individuals from all over the world. We believe in a collaborative, flexible work environment based on respect for, and commitment from, every employee. We also offer a competitive compensation package along with full health, vision, and dental benefits. These benefits, coupled with an amazing team of individuals who believe in our mission and value openness, collaboration, and teamwork, make Tigera an awesome place to work.