Security Engineer - Backend Development

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powertofly approved What Datadog Has to Offer:

Datadog is the essential monitoring platform for cloud applications. They bring together data from servers, containers, databases, and third-party services to make your stack entirely observable. Datadog makes a conscious effort to ensure their employees at every level reflect the many experiences and identities of the outside world, treating everyone with fairness and without bias so they can belong, excel, and succeed together. Datadog supports the health and well-beng of their employees and families with benefits like:

  • Medical insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Fertility & adoption assistance
  • Pet adoption assistance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Outings & events
  • Referral bonuses
  • Discretionary Paid Time Off
  • About Datadog:

    We're on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams.  We operate at high scale—trillions of data points per day—providing always-on alerting, metrics visualization, logs, and application tracing for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.

     

    The opportunity:

    As a backend engineer on our Security team, you will build the next generation security infrastructure platform that protects our organization. This team gives our service a competitive advantage in security and reliability. You will work with product and internal teams to meet the evolving security needs of our high-throughput, low-latency distributed systems. Your work will impact not only Datadog’s infrastructure, but our customers’.

    We're looking for engineers with a security mindset and background in modern infrastructure tech, cloud environments, and distributed systems. Yes, this includes containers, orchestrators, and service mesh technologies.

    Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way. By joining us you will influence and own significant chunks of our infrastructure security architecture as we continue to scale and help our growing customer base do the same.

     

    You will:

    • Design and code a novel way to detect and mitigate a low-level security vulnerability
    • Keep our security alerting platform observable, up and running, while planning for a 10x scale that’s a mere 12 months away
    • Prototype new ideas, test new open-source security tools
    • Help other engineering teams rely on our security infrastructure

     

    Requirements:

    • Passion and demonstrated experience designing, building, and managing resilient applications and infrastructures at a large scale
    • Experience beyond basic usage of orchestration platforms and container runtimes
    • High level of competency in cloud automation technologies such as Terraform
    • High level of situational and operational awareness
    • Strong understanding of OS and Linux internals
    • Strong interest in security
    • Can provide examples of the ability to solve difficult problems with engineering
    • Experience in core project languages (Golang / Python / Ruby)
    • SRE experience
    • High level of competency with the security principles of at least one of the following:
      • AWS
      • GCP
      • Azure
    • Experience with immutable infrastructure deployments
    • Experience deploying and managing logging and alerting at large scale

     

    Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

    Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

     

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    Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.

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    Security Engineer - Backend Development
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