Lead Security Engineer, Active Defense

| Greater Boston Area

We’re on a mission to bring sanity and clarity to Dev & Ops. We need you to help secure a massively scalable, elegant system that turns trillions of data points per day into meaning for our customers. If you’re excited to work on a fast-moving team with the best open-source data tools at high scale, we want to meet you.

Datadog is building a world class security team to keep our employees and end users safe from real world threats. As the Lead Engineer for Active Defense you will build and lead a team in detecting and responding to threats against the security of Datadog's infrastructure. As the lead you will operate as subject matter expert, principle responder and team leader. By using existing platforms, building new tools and practicing your honed craft you will help secure Datadog as we seek to better serve the our customers who rely on us every day.

What you will do:

  • Analyze known attacker methodology and, in concert with our security development teams, develop solutions to detect and defend against them
  • Create new detection capabilities using available software and in house development
  • Develop systems that detect malicious signals in our infrastructure that processes an extremely large amount of data
  • Develop and deploy systems that support incident response and forensics in public cloud environments
  • Lead security event and incident response efforts
  • Build a team of subject matter experts to execute your given mission
  • Work with other teams to better tune our tooling and train our staff to defend and detect advanced attacks

Who you must be:

  • You an experienced subject matter expert in areas related to incident response and threat detection
  • You have a track record leveraging your skill set in an environment that leverages the public cloud
  • You value correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when diagnosing security issues
  • You handle infrastructure with code because automation lets you focus on the more difficult and rewarding problems
  • You have production experience with Amazon Web Services and / or GCP
  • You want to work in a fast, high growth startup environment
  • You have a documented history of relevant security research or development
  • You are fully fluent in python or go
  • Experience implementing or working within BeyondCorp style, zero-trust network and service architectures
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located steps away from Post Office Square. When we aren't eating free catered lunches, food trucks & other restaurants are easily accessible!

An Insider's view of Datadog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Purpose-oriented culture is central to our mission at Datadog. The atmosphere we’ve created fosters healthy competition and support for one another. Open communication across the floor encourages cross-team collaboration, and we’re always pushing each other to be the best we can be.

Mike Demarco

Commercial Account Executive

What does your typical day look like?

A day in the life may include reviewing accounts, internal product discussions, demoing our product to customers, analyzing contracts, identifying growth opportunities for our customers, and continuous career development/training. As our Senior CSM, I work on specific team-focused projects while also maintaining a full book of business.

Rachel Askin

Manager, Customer Success

What is your vision for the company?

As a leader at Datadog, I'm personally committed to identifying the best people in Boston and investing in their future. We're a high growth company that prioritizes employee development and career acceleration. The majority of our sales leadership team in Boston has been promoted from within and we expect this to continue as we reach new heights.

Shaunt Voskanian

Vice President of Commercial Sales

How does the company support your career growth?

Datadog has been an amazing place for me to further my career so far. Having the opportunity to work alongside some of the best and brightest sales and technical leadership in the SaaS industry has ensured that no matter what the challenge, our team is given the right tools to succeed.

Joseph Chartier

Account Executive

What are Datadog Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We promote a healthy work life balance by giving employees the opportunity to take the time off they need.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Datadog offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees.
Company Outings
We pride ourselves on our fun company outings and creating an outside environment for all teams to interact with each other!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fully stocked kitchen with unlimited amount of snacks, coffee, and huge variation of drinks.
Some Meals Provided
Catered lunches 3 times a week!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
We work with nearby gyms and have fitness reimbursement benefits for a wide range of services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Datadog offers
Cross functional training encouraged
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