Sr. Backend Developer - Norton SecureVPN in Toronto, ON

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Symantec   •  

Toronto, ON M4E 3Y1

Industry: Information Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

About Us

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), a global leader in cybersecurity, operates one of the world's largest cyber intelligence networks allowing organizations, governments, and people to secure their most important data wherever it lives. Enterprises across the world rely on Symantec for integrated cyber defense against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud. More than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec's Norton and LifeLock Digital Safety Platform to help protect their personal information, devices, home networks, and identities at home and across their devices.

About Norton SecureVPN

Norton SecureVPN is a leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider that delivers easy-to-use solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. VPN technology encrypts consumers' communications online, which can include sensitive information such as passwords and credit card information and helps to protect that information from being intercepted by cyber-criminals.

As a leading Fortune 500 Technology & Security Company, Symantec already protects more than a billion IoT devices. This puts Symantec among the biggest providers of IoT security today, and the first to deliver a comprehensive security reference architecture for how to build-in security to make your IoT systems "secure by design." Symantec brings a unique breadth of leading security solutions for device protection, encryption, authentication, key management, and code signing. Symantec also has unmatched depth in security expertise from monitoring, analyzing and processing more than 10 trillion security events per year worldwide for Symantec's Global Intelligence Network.

About the Role:

Our secure backend is the heart of our product. It is tightly integrated with the software client and is the focus of much of our intellectual property. As an Sr. Developer you will help determine and lead the future of the development of our services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Have the opportunity to contribute to product enhancements and create IP to better our product
  • Actively find ways of improving services, systems and code and work with the team to define future product features
  • Provide technical guidance to developers and other engineers

You have a passion for:

  • Build, release and configuration management of production systems (CI/CD)
  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains
  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products
  • Ensuring critical system security through the use of best-in-class cloud security solutions
  • Help drive out a production class monitoring and metrics system as well as processes
  • Out of the box thinking with a focus on developing real intellectual property
  • Participate in an on-call rotation
  • Ensure scalability for future growth


  • 5+ years deploying, automating, maintaining and running Amazon Web Services and cloud based production systems, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security
  • Deep understanding of AWS: professional experience using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBS, S3, VPC, IAM, CloudWatch) to develop and maintain an AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on standard methodology for cloud security
  • Deep understanding of microservices and serverless application design and engineering
  • 2+ years DevOps experience: experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Cloud based environment, including automation experience with various configuration management tools
  • Operating Systems: Detailed knowledge of Linux systems and administration
  • Continuous Integration & Delivery Tools: Extensive understanding of CI/CD automation tools such as puppet, Jenkins, Docker
  • Monitoring Tools: Experience with system monitoring tools (Nagios etc.)
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues
  • Scripting/Programming Skills: programming/scripting ability in Go, Ruby, etc
  • Data Store: Some knowledge of Redis, HBase, Graph etc. would be an asset
  • Agile Methodologies: Experience with Agile software development, project management methodologies
  • Version Control: Experience with version control systems such as Github/Bitbucket
  • Networking: Deep understanding of network topologies and common network protocols and services. (VPN, SSL, SSH, DNS, HTTPS)
  • Are highly responsible, self-motivated and able to thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, creative environment
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment
  • Creative problem-solving skills and an ability to apply business logic to development requirements
  • Excited to work in an environment focused on building the right solution by encouraging our engineers to invest in the right technologies and architectural improvements to help us innovate faster
  • Are passionate about technology, apps, online security and VPN's (huge plus!)

Knowledge & Experience:

  • A degree in Computer Science or related area is a plus
  • Experience with Golang or back-end ruby experience
  • Comfortable creating scripts to deploy, monitor and handle a network of servers
  • Have hands on experiences deploying, monitoring, and running a network in the cloud using AWS, Azure, etc.,
  • Experience with Puppet, or a similar tool to deploy servers to the cloud in an automated way
  • Experience in Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Comfortable collaborating with enterprise level clients on integration projects and with open source
  • Experience in scalable solutions with high throughput
  • Management of Linux servers in a production environment
  • Validated ability to mentor Junior Developers

Valid Through: 2019-10-17