Principal Software Engineer Manager (Position located in Bengaluru, India)

KnowBe4Bengaluru, IndiaFull-time$100k - $240k*Dec 7, 2023
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About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by tens of thousands of organizations around the globe. KnowBe4 enables organizations to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering by helping them train employees to make smarter security decisions, every day.

Fortune has ranked us as a best place to work for women, for millennials, and in technology for four years in a row! We have been certified as a "Great Place To Work" in 8 countries, plus we've earned numerous other prestigious awards, including Glassdoor's Best Places To Work.

Our team values radical transparency, extreme ownership, and continuous professional development in a welcoming workplace that encourages all employees to be themselves. Whether working remotely or in-person, we strive to make every day fun and engaging; from team lunches to trivia competitions to local outings, there is always something exciting happening at KnowBe4.

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As a Principal Software Engineering Manager at KnowBe4, you will play a pivotal role in driving our software engineering initiatives to new heights. Your expertise will shape our product development strategy and ensure the seamless integration of cutting-edge solutions into our cybersecurity offerings. 


  • Developing state-of-the-art software solutions to enable KnowBe4 products.
  • Leading a team of software engineers to develop cutting-edge solutions that enhance our product offerings.
  • Spearheading the design, execution, and deployment of innovative models, driving innovation in our cybersecurity products.
  • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to understand product requirements, and translating them into actionable software engineering requirements.
  • Defining clear project goals, driving timelines, and ensuring that the team delivers results that meet or exceed targets.
  • Championing best practices in software engineering, ensuring the integrity, accuracy, and security of our software assets.
  • Providing mentorship and technical guidance to team members, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment.
  • Regularly monitoring and evaluating project progress, identifying opportunities for improvement, and making data-driven decisions.


  • Full Stack Engineering: Minimum 10 years of experience in software engineering, with a proven track record of 4+ years of successfully leading teams delivering software-driven products in a product development organization.
  • API Development: Extensive expertise in building and integrating REST-based APIs, implementing best practices of authentication and authorization in enterprise-grade production environments.
  • Software Design Principles: Strong understanding and practical application of software design principles such as DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself), KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid), and YAGNI (You Ain't Gonna Need It).
  • Cloud Technologies: Proven experience in building scalable products using AWS backend technologies, including EC2, S3, Lambda, Eventbridge, SNS, SQS, etc. Demonstrable knowledge of fundamental cloud concepts like multi-tenancy, scaling out, and serverless architecture.
  • Web Frameworks: Expert knowledge in at least one web framework technology, such as Python Django/Flask, Rails, or Express.
  • Frontend Technologies: Expertise in one or more frontend technologies like React, Svelte, Angular, or equivalent.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Proficiency in at least one Infrastructure as Code (IaC) technology, such as HashiCorp Terraform or equivalent.
  • Database Management: Working knowledge in relational databases such as MySQL/Postgres and expertise in SQL. Knowledge of NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB and Elasticsearch is preferred.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment: Experience with continuous delivery and integration pipelines, utilizing tools like Docker, GitLab CI, and other automated deployment and testing tools.
  • Adaptability: Openness to learning new technologies and programming languages as needed.
  • Code Quality: Working experience in developing clean, unit-tested, and secure code.
  • Experience working in the cybersecurity industry or related fields.
  • Advanced degrees (MS or Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.

Our Fantastic Benefits

We offer company-wide monthly bonuses, employee referral bonuses, 401k matching (US), fully paid medical insurance (US), open/generous paid time off (length varies by country), parental leave (length varies by country), adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, certification reimbursement, certification completion bonuses, gym benefits, and a relaxed dress code - all in a modern, high-tech, and fun work environment. For more details about our benefits, visit

Note: An applicant assessment and background check may be part of your hiring procedure.

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