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Engineering Spotlight - Immuta

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Immuta is the modern data access and control solution for DataOps and engineering teams with cloud data ecosystems.

We connected with members of Immuta's engineering team to get an inside look at the company's technology, various projects, the team's culture, and more.

Quick Hit Details

  • Year Founded:  2015
  • Number of employees: 160
  • Number of engineers: 41

Can you share a summary on what Immuta does?

Immuta is the market leader in cloud data access control, providing data engineering and operations teams one universal platform to control access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Only Immuta can automate access control for any data, on any cloud service, across all compute infrastructure. Data-driven organizations around the world rely on Immuta to speed time to data, safely share more data with more users, and mitigate the risk of data leaks and breaches. Founded in 2015, Immuta is headquartered in Boston, MA.

What are some of the different technologies that the engineering team gets to work with and at what scale?

Our core technology stack includes Typescript/Javascript, Angular, NodeJS, and Postgres. Some of the technologies that our specialized engineering teams use to develop our integrations with different data storage products also include Java/Scala, C, and Python.

We’ve always operated with the mindset that we are technology agnostic. Whatever task we are trying to accomplish, we try to choose the technology that will produce the best result for our customers.

What are some of the interesting projects that the engineering team is tackling?

One of the interesting things about working at Immuta is that as the data landscape changes, we have to adapt and support new technologies. When the company first started, not too many people were even aware of Snowflake and Databricks, and now they are dominant players in the market. So we have to be prepared to integrate with and support the next up and coming data provider. We’re also adding new integrations for other aspects of the data pipeline, like our new integration with dbt Cloud. Outside our constantly evolving integration support, we are currently improving our public API by adding GraphQL support and working on overhauling our UX so our customers can discover value in our product as quickly as possible.

Does your engineering team have a chance to work on projects outside of their day-to-day responsibilities? 

The engineering team is always encouraged to give back to the open source community when the opportunity presents itself. 

What is the culture like at Immuta for the engineering team?

From our lead engineers to our interns, every member of the engineering team at Immuta plays a role in delivering the best possible product to our customers.

Collaboration is extremely important to us, especially when we’re developing younger engineers. The goal is that everyone can feel confident that they have the tools necessary to contribute to the growth of the Immuta platform.

Sometimes that tool is a double blind fast food chicken nugget taste test, a best crappy beer taste test, best fast food pizza taste test… yeah we do a lot of these, or a guided paint event with a guest appearance of the one and only “Bob Ross”. Regardless of what the method is, we like to bring the team together in-and-out of the office to create an environment that everyone feels comfortable and empowered in.

Immuta Team Culture

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

At Immuta, our number one goal is finding well-rounded problem solvers with an appetite for learning. There are NO weird curve balls during our interview process and everyone involved in interviewing is laid back and understanding.

Our typical interview includes a Tech Screen, HW assignment, Team interviews and then a final round with our VP, Engineering Barry Hammen. 

Are you involved in any local tech organizations or Meetups?

Not at this time because the pandemic sort of stalled us on these but we will be getting back into it very soon.

Rapid Fire Q&A

What’s on tap?

Nitro Cold Brew, Kombucha, and If you’re lucky an ice cold Beer from the Immuta Brewing Co., brewed by some of Immutas Finest!

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

iPhone or Android?


Coffee - hot or iced?


Favorite employee perk?

Free lunch Friday

What TV show describes the engineering team’s culture?

Silicon Valley

Team Profiles

Floyd Hawkes Immuta

Floyd Hawkes is a Technical Lead at Immuta but is more commonly known as a bonafide Code Ninja. With nearly 10 years of experience as a Full Stack Engineer, Floyd easily finds his stride when it comes to rapidly prototyping new ideas and features for Immuta’s core Data Governance platform. When he’s not behind the keyboard slicing up lines of code, Floyd can be found running around trails continuing to chase his need for speed.

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Immuta is the modern data access and control solution for DataOps and engineering teams with cloud data ecosystems.  

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