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Software Engineer

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Department: Engineering

Job Details

Founded in 2018 in Dublin by experienced security engineers, Tines makes enterprise automation simple. Security and operations teams are too often stuck doing manual, repetitive tasks, and we want to change that. Tines is an automation platform designed to allow anyone to automate any manual task, regardless of complexity. No apps, plugins, or custom code required. With 1,000+ template options for common security actions, Tines is power and simplicity through direct integration with your existing tools.

Now a well-funded, early-stage start-up, Tines is backed by some of the world’s most respected investors and trusted by the world's leading security teams to streamline security automation work. We’re scaling quickly and building our team for the journey. We guarantee lots of challenges, growth and learning as well as the opportunity to be part of a world class team.

We're hiring mid-senior engineers to take on all aspects of our engineering responsibilities. As a small but growing team, this role is not limited to any single part of our product or stack.

You’ll join a supportive team that takes great pride in the work we do. We’re eager to help grow each other’s abilities, and to create an environment where we can do our best work.

This role is about more than writing code. As an early team member, you'll have an influential voice in shaping our product, our technical direction, and our culture. You'll use your skills to ship valuable features while improving our scalability, security and availability.

You can work fully remotely from anywhere in Ireland, and also make use of our office space in Dublin as much as you want. We’ll provide a MacBook Pro and a generous tech allowance more to ensure you have the best tools for the job.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Work closely with colleagues to build the right solutions to the problems our customers face.
  • Make valuable changes in our codebase in your first week, and see them live in production minutes after merging them.
  • Write and review high quality, well tested code to ensure that we’re creating a stable product for our customers, and a stress-free codebase for ourselves.
  • Identify areas for improvement, both in our codebase and in how we work, and share the responsibility of making our team better.
  • Own the problems you’re solving - and the software you write to solve them - all the way to production and beyond, responding to customer feedback to improve those solutions.
  • Use your knowledge and experience to mentor other engineers in our team, providing support and guidance to help them grow their abilities.
  • Help prioritise our roadmap, identifying how we can use our time pragmatically and effectively.

Projects you might work on:

  • Collaborating with our Design team to build out entire product features, like teams, story versioning and placeholder pills, from early tech plans to final UI fixes.
  • Re-implementing our event data storage to improve our background job throughput and increase stability.
  • Introducing dark mode across our entire application UI.
  • Collaborating with our Customer Success team to simplify the upgrade process for customers with on-premise installations.
  • Writing a blog post to share something interesting we learned with the community.
  • Profiling our test suite to diagnose performance issues and ensure our feedback loop stays fast.
  • Creating a Tines story to automate the management of our DNS records.

Is this role right for you?

  • You’ll need to have a proven track record of building and delivering software using a high-level programming language. Our interview process includes a Byteboard exercise which involves adding features to a small command-line app, so you should feel very comfortable working at that level of technical complexity. Our main languages are Ruby and TypeScript, but you don’t have to be familiar with those - we value curiosity and an eagerness to learn. We’ll also cover the cost of education material to bring you up to speed.
  • Your abilities matter, not your education or where you’ve worked. We just need you to show us that you have the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.
  • Cybersecurity knowledge isn’t required. We take application security seriously, but for this role you don’t need any experience in that area.
  • This role is broad, not specialised. You’ll work across our backend, frontend and infrastructure. You don’t need to have expertise in all of these areas (no one on the team does), but you will need to be comfortable pitching in anywhere when needed, with the support of your teammates. This allows us to be more effective as a team, and provides a lot of opportunities for you to learn.
  • We’re focused on the most important problems, not the most interesting ones. Your time and energy are limited, so in order to succeed you’ll need to spend it where it will make a difference. We view technologies as a means to an end, and stick to simple, common tools - Ruby, Rails, React, TypeScript, Postgres, Redis and Docker. 
  • We work healthily and sustainably. We work reasonable hours, we take our holidays and we plan our workloads realistically. No matter how excited we get by a project, it’s more important to not get burnt out from overwork.
  • Your contributions will be obvious. On a small team like ours, you don’t have to spend a tonne of time and energy making sure your work is seen - your impact will be clear to everyone.
  • We’re building an inclusive, supportive team. We have a wonderfully wide spectrum of colleagues at Tines, and we treat them all with kindness and respect - we expect that you will too. We don’t hire people that treat their colleagues badly, no matter how talented they are.

We’re bringing programming to everyone. As software engineers, we can appreciate the power of using software to automate manual work. In our team, we get to use our knowledge to help bring this power to our customers, without them having to learn how to code.

Tines provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.