Security Engineer – Backend Development

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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 vulnerabilityKeep our security alerting platform observable, up and running, while planning for a 10x scale that’s a mere 12 months awayPrototype new ideas, test new open-source security toolsHelp other engineering teams rely on our security infrastructureRequirements:Passion and demonstrated experience designing, building, and managing resilient applications and infrastructures at a large scaleExperience beyond basic usage of orchestration platforms and container runtimesHigh level of competency in cloud automation technologies such as TerraformHigh level of situational and operational awarenessStrong understanding of OS and Linux internalsStrong interest in security Can provide examples of the ability to solve difficult problems with engineeringExperience in core project languages (Golang / Python / Ruby)SRE experience High level of competency with the security principles of at least one of the following:AWSGCPAzureExperience with immutable infrastructure deploymentsExperience deploying and managing logging and alerting at large scaleEqual 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.Your Privacy: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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