Senior Software Engineer, Neo4j



Software Engineering
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

On-site work model of 5 days in office/week in Sunnyvale, CA

In this role, you will focus on the building Illumio Cloud service. Building this cloud service requires building a highly available and scalable cloud platform. In addition, the platform should be built with compliance in mind to be able to satisfy various regulations across industries. The Cloud service provides zero trust segmentation capability in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will contribute to and own a few microservices centered on the graph databases at the core of our service. You should also ensure that service is built incrementally towards the bigger vision meeting the aggressive time-to-market requirements.

To thrive in this role, you will need to have Go / Golang coding experience, and cloud experience in Azure, or AWS, or GCP. You should have worked on Kubernetes and distributed systems and building API-based microservices. Networking experience, especially network security, is an added advantage.

About the team:

Our Engineering team has established a culture based on thought leadership, independence, and responsibility. This powerful dynamic drives us forward as we work to make the digital world a safer place.

Those who join us represent the leader in Zero Trust Segmentation and work on a technology stack that ranges from operating systems to distributed applications to UI and visualization. Together, we will continue to build world-class products—driven by people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and a commitment to innovation in a time when the world faces its greatest cybersecurity threats in history.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will be developing containerized (micro) services for a distributed multi-tenant system that process data and real time events and network telemetry from multiple public clouds to provide real time insights, visibility, and security recommendations to customers so they can identify and minimize risk in the cloud.

  • You will design features and improvements, work out the details, defend your designs before your peers, and deliver a rock-solid implementation and operations.

  • You will also mentor junior engineers, new-grads, and interns to help them grow as engineers and become productive members of the

  • You will primarily write code in Go and work with the Neo4j graph databases at the core of our product. We leverage Kubernetes for service infrastructure platform. We welcome people with backgrounds in other languages and technology stacks along with a desire to learn.

  • Own critical features and subsystems and own the entire software development lifecycle, from clarifying requirements to ensuring their successful deployment and usage by customers.

  • Own operational aspects of the system, being on the front lines and experiencing first-hand the challenges of operating such a system, will make you understand how to write better more supportable software, like no other experience.

  • Own code quality, as we do early developer testing and functional/integration testing to ensure we build robust and resilient products.

  • Partner with Product Management to review and refine requirements that exceed our customers’ expectations.

  • Develop deep understanding of the fundamental problems our customers need solved through interaction with stakeholders and peers.


  • Bachelors in computer science or equivalent degree. Master’s degree a plus

  • 5+ years building distributed & scalable software services

  • Passion for software development, willing to constantly learn, keeping up with technological trends, and working in a team setting

  • Deep expertise in one or more types of data stores (SQL, KV, GraphDB). Experience with large Neo4j deployments in production is a plus

  • AWS / Azure / GCP cloud experience:

    • Extensively used one of these platforms at the API/programming level

    • Experience with networking and security controls is a plus

  • Our platform is K8s based so experience delivering a containerized service is desired

  • Language requirements

    • Experience in Go or a similar language (Java, C++)

    • Terraform, CloudFormation are nice to have

    • General networking knowledge: TCP/IP, HTTP, REST

    • Unix/Linux programming environment experience

About Illumio:

Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust Segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust Security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world’s leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Illumio believes that an environment of unique backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and individual contributions drives our success and makes us stronger together. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse culture and emphasizing inclusion and belonging. #LI-KD1 #LI-ONSITE

Pay Range:

$157,000 USD - $180,000 USD

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or applicable laws.


At Illumio we offer a wide range of benefits to our eligible team members. Our benefit programs vary by location and can include Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage – Health and Dependent Savings Accounts – Life and Disability Programs – Paid Parental Leave – Voluntary Benefit Programs – Company Sponsored Wellness Program – Wellness Reimbursement Program - Retirement Savings – Equity Opportunities – Paid time off and Paid Holidays – Employee Incentive Program.