Software Engineer, Platform

| Greater Boston Area

Threat Stack enables DevOps and SecOps teams to innovate and scale security by providing full-stack security observability from the control plane up to the application layer. Purpose-built for today’s infrastructure, the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® and Cloud SecOps Program℠ combine cloud-optimized intrusion defense, continuous security monitoring, and proactive risk assessment to help security and operations teams detect security incidents, achieve compliance, and secure infrastructure in transition.

We are defining the way Cloud Security is done. We are the only cloud-native continuous monitoring solution that gives users instant visibility into their environment, protecting them in real time from insider threats, external attacks, and data loss. Optimized for cloud deployment, our solution allows growth-driven companies to scale confidently without sacrificing speed or efficiency.

Our platform is built in Scala and Node.js, and leverages Kafka, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Apache Flink, Spark, and other high-scale platforms running in Amazon Web Services. We expect you to be psyched about learning new languages and platforms quickly and passionate about finding the right solution for the job. We’re looking for someone who dives deeply, has a solid fundamental base, and is enthusiastic about taking on any task.

What We Offer

  • You’ll be directly influencing and building software that’s processing billions of events per day. We’ve built a lot, but our scale challenges keep coming and we’re continuously improving how we can better handle our growing scale.
  • A cohesive Engineering team where software, quality assurance, and infrastructure engineers work side-by-side as we release new code, resolve bottlenecks, and improve our reliability and scalability (DevOps!)
  • A team that is committed to continuous learning, improvement, and support

What You’ll Do

  • Explore new ways for us to efficiently ingest, process, store, and leverage the vast amount of data we capture
  • Innovate solutions to complex problems
  • Build scalable, cloud-based services capturing and aggregating streams of data
  • Closely monitor the health of services with metrics (statsd, grafana, graphite) and logs (graylog)
  • Develop tooling to help internal teams automate tasks

How We Do It

  • Write code in Scala, Javascript
  • Work closely with operations to deploy new services using tools like Chef, and monitor our existing infrastructure
  • Utilize distributed stream and batch processing for complex, high throughput tasks
    • Akka, Apache Spark, Apache Flink
  • Messaging system queues/brokers
    • Apache Kafka, Apache Zookeeper, RabbitMQ
  • Store massive amounts of data in relational and NoSQL databases
    • Druid, Elasticsearch, Apache Cassandra, Postgres, MongoDB
  • Leverage AWS to efficiently solve problems and provide insights
    • Elasticache, RDS, SNS, SQS, CloudTrail, Elastic Map Reduce

What We’re Looking For

  • A collaborative teammate with passion and focus
  • Experience building and scaling high-volume, highly-available SaaS solutions
  • Experience developing and scaling data stores for large distributed systems
  • Have designed and developed distributed systems for real-time and batch processing
  • Debugging issues in distributed systems, including monitoring performance and identifying bottlenecks
  • API design (e.g., REST-style Web services) for internal and external consumers
  • Comfortable programming in Unix environments (e.g., Linux and OS X)
  • Have some exposure to infosec or a keen interest in learning more
  • Experience with databases systems of all sorts, including relational and NoSQL solutions, and informed opinions on when to use them
  • Maniacal focus on quality

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AkkaLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We're conveniently located in Downtown Crossing where there are endless coffee, lunch, and after work venues options with easy access to the MBTA.

An Insider's view of Threat Stack

How does your team reward individual success?

Anyone in the company can nominate anyone else for a "#OneStack Award," which recognizes a fellow employee going above and beyond their job duties. Our CEO personally gives these out at our monthly Town Hall meetings. Additionally, when a major project milestone is reached, the team responsible gets a 1/2 day out of the office for a team activity.

Becky

Technical Writer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is one of our core values and everyone is extremely supportive to each other. We use an internal chat client. So my first step would be to post a question to a group chat and crowdsource and answer. I can @ individuals who I think would have unique insight or feedback, or since we're all in Boston, go discuss with them in-person.

Eric

Senior Technical Support Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining in early 2016, Threat Stack has not only helped me grow as a professional but also with finding a career path. Starting as a BDR, I was encouraged to pursue my interest in sales operations and was able to seamlessly move into a new area of the business. This was heavily supported by leadership through education and clear objectives.

Colin

Business Operations Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is facilitated through constant communication. Team members are challenged to expand their skills via technical and non-technical endeavors. We've had Engineers transition into management, become Architects, become technical leads, and grow rapidly as Software Engineers which is a testament to our commitment to the team.

Joe

Software Engineering Manager

What are Threat Stack Perks + Benefits

Threat Stack Benefits Overview

Threat Stack offers comprehensive perks and benefits, including: Unlimited PTO (really!) and health benefits day 1.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
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
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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