Platform Architect with Tessian

Remote (Europe)

£130K - 200K a year

Tessian protects every business's mission by securing the human layer 💫

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way. You can read more about Human Layer Security here.

Tessian has raised a $74m Series C led by renowned security investors, March Capital (Crowdstrike, Knowbe4), with follow-on from Sequoia, Accel, Balderton, Latitude, Okta, Sozo, Citi & Schroder Adveq, to further our mission to secure the human layer.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by world-class venture capital investors, has hubs in London, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin, and London, and is one of the Top-3 2021 Best Places to Work for Women.

Platform Architect

We're looking for an experienced technical leader to join our Platform Team as Platform Architect.

The Platform Team is fundamental in supporting our nearly 100 strong Engineering and Product organisation and this role will be responsible for defining and delivering on the strategy for the team's priorities.

As a team we focus on 3 long term goals, we want to speak to candidates excited to work closely with the team, Tech Leads in Engineering and the wider business to push these priorities forward:

  • Supercharge our Engineers and Data Scientists - ensuring we have the right workflows and tools
  • Enable Tessian for hypergrowth - 2-3X scaling of our customer base and deploying our Product to Enterprises
  • Lead the way on security, reliability and cost effectiveness  - ensuring technical debt is managed and security is a priority

What does our stack look like?

  • We AWS for all our production infrastructure,  managed using Terraform
  • Our Engineers deploy microservices through Concourse using a number of AWS managed services (including Aurora PostgreSQL RDS, DynamoDB, Kinesis, Kafka, S3)

What will your responsibilities be?

  • Own the vision and execution for the infrastructure for a fast growing mission critical SaaS product.
  • Short term technical delivery within the team as well as setting the long term vision.
  • Technical leadership of a team of 7 experienced engineers.
  • You will work with the Head of Engineering, CTO and Tech Leads to define your team's roadmap.
  • Partnering with InfoSec team on security priorities

The role does not involve Line Management and whilst you'll need to contribute technically to we anticipate <=30% of your time spent on individual contribution.

We'd love to meet someone who:

  • Has 8-10 years of AWS experience (some of which is in a leadership role).
  • Has 3+ years of experience leading a team technically (we're open to talk to Managers, Technical Product Managers and Tech Leads - but this is a Architect role)
  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work.
  • Enjoys building scalable and resilient systems, with a focus on systems that are robust by design and suitably monitored.
  • Has strong experience managing a range of production applications in a distributed and highly available AWS environment.
  • Has experience with and is opinionated about containerization (Docker) and a container orchestration system (e.g. ECS/Kubernetes).
  • Has experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform).
  • Has a deep understanding of server/network security concepts and implementations.
  • Programming knowledge, preferably Python.

Why we think you'll love it here 😍....

It's important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we're on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there's plenty more too….

Be at your best, both inside and outside of work

  • 25 days of paid holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, and an additional day for every year you've worked at Tessian!)
  • Private health insurance provided through Vitality Health and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 60 days of working abroad, limited to 30 days per trip a year
  • Spill - employee mental health support through Slack
  • Classpass - subsided access to gym time and classes all across London
  • Choice First: Do your best work, in the way that works best for you
  • Flexible working hours and working from home (if you're not already remote!)
  • Work-from-home subsidy upon joining, so you can kit out your home office
  • Enhanced pension contributions, matched up to 5%
  • We're family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
  • High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on, plus Tessian ANC headphones
  • If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs

Beyond work

,,,and here are another 200 reasons!

Equality & diversity ⚖️

Our mission to empower and protect people is a reflection of two of our values: Human First and We Do the Right Thing. For us, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also a reflection of these core values.

As a human first company, we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where all our Tessians have the opportunity to thrive. We strive for a better Tessian, and a better world. We're working inside and outside Tessian to improve diversity and equity in our industry, and foster an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Our strategy touches each part of a Tessian's life cycle, from applicant to employee, ensuring that we keep DEI at the core of every point in our candidate and employee experience. Read more about our DEI commitments here.

Obligatory small print

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.