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Staff Software Engineer - Architecture Team



Software Engineering, IT
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

No Agency Submissions Accepted.

This role will be onsite at Sunnyvale HQ five days a week

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:

  • Deliver cloud architecture that solves the business problem and balance architecture and business margins.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product manager, developers, DevOps engineers to understand business requirements and architect scalable cloud solutions.

  • Design, deploy, and manage cloud-based architecture using industry best practices, focusing on efficiency, scalability, availability, performance, and security.

  • Evaluate and select appropriate cloud technologies, platforms, and tools, including Kubernetes, to meet the company's needs and drive innovation.

  • Optimize cloud-based systems for high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery.

  • Implement and manage monitoring, logging, and alerting systems to ensure the health and performance of the cloud infrastructure.

  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, and other operational issues in the cloud environment.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in cloud computing, distributed systems, and cyber security


  • Proven experience as a Cloud Architect or a similar role, designing and implementing cloud-based solutions in a production environment.

  • 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

  • Language and programming requirements

    • Experience in one or more programming languages: Java, Python

    • REST API client experience

    • CloudFormation, Terraform are nice to have

    • Working knowledge of spring or similar eco systems o Knowledge of Kubernetes and docker containers is good to have

    • Gang of four design patters

  • Strong expertise in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes and containerization technologies.

  • Built highly scalable distributed system from ground up.

  • Experience with building highly scalable and resilient cloud services.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.

  • Ability to work in an agile environment and drive initiatives with clarity and purpose

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.

Pay Range:

$ 179,000 USD - $215,000 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.#LI-KD11 #LI-HYBRID