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Backend Developer (Iceland)



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024


Upwind is the runtime-powered CNAPP that leverages runtime data to secure our customers’ cloud infrastructure. Upwind’s comprehensive approach to cloud security helps organizations mitigate the risks that actually matter, identify the root causes of threats in minutes and respond with context and automation. Upwinders are spread across the globe in all departments and work together to protect the infrastructure of our customers - we’re a strong, emerging player in a massive and growing market, and it’s still early enough for you to make a significant impact. At Upwind, you’ll have the freedom to think creatively, dream big, and use your full range of skills to contribute to our record growth.

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our great Software Engineering team.The team faces complex engineering issues on a daily basis, both solving new challenges and constantly improving the existing solutions. We build deep integrations with container runtimes and orchestration systems and efficiently process large volumes of data to get to the root cause of threats and identify the risks that really matter. We work with all major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) and use cutting-edge technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, containerd, eBPF, SQLite, Helm, Terraform and more.


  • Responsible for the entire lifecycle of the project, from initial design and development to deployment, monitoring and maintenance in the production environment
  • Contributing to technical and architectural decisions
  • Conducting design and code reviews
  • Analyzing and improving efficiency, scalability, and stability of various backend system components
  • Interfacing with other teams (e.g. Frontend, DevOps) to deliver best-in-class features


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Software Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with Backend Engineering in a high-level programming language (e.g. Golang, Java, C#, Python, Node.js)
  • Experience with cloud platforms and related products (e.g. AWS, GCP and Azure)
  • Experience implementing data-intensive systems (databases, event systems, messaging systems, etc)
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Kubernetes and container technology
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
  • Experience with microservices based architecture
  • Knowledge of eBPF - An advantage
  • Familiarity or direct experience in a cybersecurity field - An advantage