Engineer, Detection Infrastructure


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Engineer, Detection Infrastructure

As a platform company powering businesses all over the world, Stripe processes payments, runs marketplaces, detects fraud, helps entrepreneurs start an internet business from anywhere in the world. Stripe's Threat Infrastructure Engineers build investigation platforms and tooling, alert and remediation pipelines, ensure reliable data, and transform data from various sensors and applications used within security investigations.

At Stripe, we are building a security detection and response infrastructure using data science tooling and big data systems that will help us with scale while making onboarding and analysis of new data easy and transparent. Rather than traditional commercial tooling, you’ll help to drive codified processes, data analytics and automation for detection and response scale. This is a unique challenge for a cyber professional interested in non-traditional security monitoring and response designed to function within a development operations framework. You’ll maintain strong partnerships with threat detection for requirements on capabilities and other security teams to understand the interfaces to those systems useful for monitoring and response throughout Stripe.


You will:

  • Understand data tooling available at Stripe and determine how to best leverage, modify, or fork them for use by security
  • Create libraries and tooling for the batch computation needs of threat detection
  • Maintain libraries that enable interaction with various internal and external data sources used for correlation of detection logic
  • Create a reliability layer for metrics related to the detection pipeline both for easy debugging and constant improvement of detection bottlenecks
  • Create observability tooling to help our users easily debug, understand, and tune their jobs
  • Develop an orchestration system for automated triage and remediation based upon alert logic
  • Create APIs to help detection and other teams access threat Intelligence and alerting data

We're looking for someone who has:

  • A strong engineering background and are interested in data. You’ll be writing production Python and Golang Code
  • Experience developing and maintaining distributed systems built with open source tools
  • Experience building libraries and tooling that provide beautiful abstractions to users
  • Experience with tools such as Kafka, Flink, Airflow and various Notebook technology
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Security
  • Experience as a consumer of data science tooling and infrastructure
  • Experience security technologies including endpoint detection, network technologies, AWS cloud services
  • Strong understanding of the technical capabilities needed for an effective detection and response capability
  • Ability to build strong relationships and drive cross functional projects with engineering partners


Nice to Haves: 

  • Ability to drive concurrent projects and initiatives while managing operational responsibilities
  • An exemplary, user-focused communication style; emphasizing clarity, empathy and accuracy
  • Demonstrated success working remotely
  • Ability to deliver capabilities to teams in an iterative manner while building towards a larger vision
  • Demonstrated success overseeing internal tool development and automation at scale
  • Experience with collection of compliance artifacts, security incidents and risk awareness

You should include these in your application:

  • Your resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • A 1-2 paragraph summary of your favorite project from any of your work or personal experiences

What’s it like to work at Stripe

  • Stripe makes it easy to start, run and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.

Stripe is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people from various backgrounds with broad technical skills. Stripes take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.

We look at Stripe as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We contribute to open-source projects and the people working on them, and we release tools as open-source.

We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues well. The kind of people who commit to going out of their way to help other Stripes in the short-term and pushing them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).

We’re a diverse organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Stripes all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.

Job region(s): Europe
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