Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024
About Kasada
Join us in stopping bad bots, for good! Kasada protects millions of online users everyday. Founded to stop automated bot attacks, we believe the internet should be a safe place for everyone. Bad bots are highly destructive. They take over accounts, steal content, overload systems and infrastructure and cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Seeking to restore trust in the internet, Kasada stops bots at the very first request including those that have never been seen before.
We’ve grown from a few friends working out of a shipping container under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to now operating globally, we’re spread across the world protecting some of the most well-known brands on the face of the earth.
We’re an innately curious team that’s not afraid to bring bold ideas to create better ways of solving problems. We’re looking for people who are passionate about solving some of the most difficult and pressing cybersecurity issues, while having fun doing it!
We are in search of a seasoned Senior Software Engineer to bolster our small yet mission-critical Detection team. We work on the challenging task of defeating bots, and we handle an immense volume of traffic (think a billion requests per day) safeguarding renowned brands and protecting people online. Every millisecond counts!
At Kasada, you won’t be confined to the traditional three-tier applications. You will help drive greenfield projects to streamline and optimize the approach to client-side script generation and provide a platform that enables us to enhance our defence at a faster rate.
This position offers abundant opportunities for research and collaboration with our R&D team and the wider engineering group, driving continuous improvement in our defence mechanisms. We are a remote-first business, and this role can be based anywhere in Australia. Although we do have offices in Sydney and Melbourne if you'd like to work from an office.

What you will be doing:

  • Taking proof of concepts from security research and implementing them to further enhance our defence against bots
  • Performing research in collaboration with product and engineering teams
  • Designing and implementing features on our market-leading product
  • Being involved in architecture design discussions on how we can build efficient solutions
  • Building massively scalable solutions that cater for millions of requests per minute
  • Mentoring and coaching other engineers

What you'll be working with:

  • NodeJS
  • TypeScript
  • A mix of databases such as Redis, DynamoDB, etc.
  • AWS (Kubernetes, SQS, Lambda, S3, etc.)
  • Docker
  • GitHub

What you'll bring

  • At least 5 years experience with some flavour of JavaScript (Back end and TypeScript experience a plus)
  • An understanding of or exposure to AWS services
  • Experience working with containers
  • A great ability to communicate highly technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • A continuous delivery mindset
  • An interest in cyber security
The Benefits of being a Kasadian
We want to ensure Kasada remains a great place to work and a place to do great work. It's important to us to build an inclusive environment where you can realize your full potential. We are a highly collaborative team regardless of location, placing a strong emphasis on our core values; and we have designed our benefits package so you can thrive, both inside and outside of work:
- A stake in Kasada’s global success with equity/stock options
- Flexible working hours and arrangements - Create a schedule that suits you
- Support for growing families - Generous parental leave allowances and return to work coaching
- Resources for well-being to support your growth including our EAP - confidential counselling for you and your loved ones
- An action packed calendar of fun in-person and virtual events
Sound interesting? What’s next?
Hit the apply button and one of our team will set up an exploratory, confidential discussion. We have designed our hiring process to be streamlined and thorough so everyone can make the right call on whether it is the right move for you. We are an inclusive team and this extends to all candidates that interview with us. Interviews are conducted virtually however if you want to come onsite - just ask! When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any adjustments you may need during the interview process, we want to ensure you are set up for success in every conversation.
Still with us? Just a little bit more…
Research shows that women and other marginalized individuals tend to only apply when they check every box. We’re always keen to broaden our perspective, so if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch, we'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to the team!
Please note: Kasada is an e-verify employer (US based applicants only)