Security Engineer - Back End Development

| Greater Boston Area

At Datadog, we're on a mission to bring sanity to cloud development and operations. We need to make the heterogeneous, complex data we collect globally available and secure for users to digest and act upon.

As a back end 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.

In a given week you might:

  • 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
  • (Contribute to our open-source projects if that’s a thing?)

Your skills:

  • 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
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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

Sales Development Representative

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

Senior Customer Success Manager

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

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
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!
Parking
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
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