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Application Engineering Lead


Job Description

watchTowr was named within Gartner’s Emerging Tech Impact Radar report in 2023, in Gartner's Innovation Impact report for ASM in 2024, and is utilised by Fortune 500 and other large enterprises globally. Our research is well-known and respected across the cybersecurity industry, and can be found in various news outlets - while fuelling the watchTowr Platform.

We are a young, high-energy and high-performing team delivering world-class technology to help our clients prevent breaches. We are in a high and aggressive growth phase of our journey, and are excited to continue adding colleagues to join our phorce of nature.

Our vision for offensive security is continuous.

But what’s the role?

We are looking for an ambitious Application Engineering Lead to join us and our customer-facing application team, in our mission of helping organisations understand how they could be hacked - in real-time.

Sounds great – what will I do?

  • This is a lead role, with exposure to both the backend and frontend of our customer-facing systems
  • You will lead the Application Engineering Team, responsible for managing account lifecycle, access control, notifications, logging, multi-tenancy, and other SaaS features used by enterprise-level B2B clients.
  • You will work closely with our product design team to develop robust workflows that streamline the user experience and meet business requirements.
  • You will tackle technology and data problems – how do we handle large amounts of data, ensure secure and efficient access control, provide reliable logging mechanisms, support multi-tenancy, and ensure proper access segregation across various business units?

Job Requirement


  • Backend: Node.js, Typescript
  • Frontend: React.js, Typescript
  • Database: MySQL
  • Others: ECS, K8s, Airflow, Kafka, Serverless, AWS

Ideal Experience

Ideally, you should have at least 8 or more years of experience:

  • Leading and managing a team of engineers as we scale out the Application Engineering team, in both Singapore and the UK.
  • Working with SaaS applications catering for a diverse range of enterprise clients.
  • Have an understanding of user onboarding, account lifecycle processes, and access control mechanisms. With experience in authentication, granular authorization, as well as Single Sign-On.
  • Have experience working with notification systems, logging frameworks, multi-tenancy, and asset categorisation.
  • Have experience with workflow orchestration, async tasks, and event driven architecture.
  • Handling data stored in both relational and non-relational database management systems.
  • Writing clean, testable code and being familiar with different testing strategies.

Bonus Experience

It’ll also be awesome if you:

  • Have experience working in an early-stage B2B startup focusing on enterprise clients
  • Have experience handling cybersecurity data
  • Have worked in an Agile environment with a strong DevOps culture

Our Experience

When you join us, you can expect (ok, we kinda expect this from you too):

  • A highly motivated team that obsesses over our shared mission
  • To be part of a team of outcome-focused problem-solvers
  • An environment of autonomy and creativity to support you to deliver the best work of your life
  • A culture of continuous improvement in the form of learning and growth

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