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Founding Engineer



Other Engineering
London, UK · United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Founding Engineer

Founding Engineer
Off the back of a successful seed fundraise, we’re hiring the very first 5 Founding Engineers to join Tracebit and deliver on an ambitious product vision to reduce the global mean time to detect and contain security incidents from months to minutes.
The two founders are building on their experience at Tessian to vastly improve an organisation’s cloud security (and beyond). This is a fairly unique opportunity to join a UK based security product company that is about to take off!

We’re looking for someone who…

Cares deeply about producing high quality work and is ready to dig into the details but is savvy in making the correct tradeoffs on pace vs. quality.
Has spent at least a few years shipping software at some degree of scale and/or criticality.
Ideally at a Product focused company and/or working with at least 1 of the public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
Is excited by the pace and rate of change that is inevitable in any successful, early stage startup.
Gets their energy from getting things done and in the hands of customers but is also here to have fun along the way!
Whilst passion for and experience in security is something we care about, it isn't a hard requirement if you’re eager to learn.


Reporting to Sam, our CTO and Co-Founder, you’ll join a team of other exceptional engineers looking to make their mark on the world.
Working across the stack, mostly in C# on .NET Core 8 but also Terraform and building out our frontend in HTMX.
All the good practices you’d expect from technical co-founders who’ve done this before (CD, Infrastructure as code, simple but scalable and powerful architecture)
We’re a small, tight team with demanding customers so expect to be shipping every day with very little process.
We’re based in a Central London office and work here 5 days a week (and everyone we hire will too).


Immediate next steps for us are building significant breadth into this system, but then on to the response and containment that is necessary for a security breach.
We’re currently protecting a significant number of AWS accounts, we’re excited at what we can achieve with the right team behind us!
Read more about Tracebit on our Tracebit Careers page.


£70-100k salary depending on your experience.
Every role comes with generous equity options.
25 days of annual leave per year (as well as public holidays).


Is there scope for this to be a remote role?
Short answer: No, but flexible on a day to day basis.
Long answer: We are set on building the company on a foundation of an office based culture. We are a very early stage company and think that we’ll build the best company at the fastest pace we can whilst also having a lot of fun by physically working together 5 days a week. On a case by case basis (e.g. leaving early for a holiday, staying home for a builder, working remote for a few days to visit family, etc. etc.) we’re very reasonable and flexible.
What are the working hours like?
We think 9am-6pm will bring a great cadence to work.
As a Founding Engineer there will definitely be times you need to pick up work outside of these hours, we’re keen to limit this where we can but also offer flexibility in return.
For other details be sure to check Tracebit Careers