Security Engineer - Cloud Security

Denver, Colorado, USA

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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—allowing for seamless collaboration and problem-solving among Dev, Ops and Security teams globally for tens of thousands of companies. Our engineering culture values pragmatism, honesty, and simplicity to solve hard problems the right way.


The Opportunity:

We’re looking for engineers to take our Cloud Security program to the next level. The Cloud Security team is chartered with keeping our systems secure across multiple cloud environments. As an engineer, you will build solutions to assess security, prevent attacks, remediate vulnerabilities and drive down risk.

You will participate in the engineering efforts and partner with various engineering teams to ensure security concerns are addressed, build paved roads that establish secure-by-default configurations, and detect and protect critical threats that may impact our products.

You will participate in establishing the proper relationships to understand support models needed by teams as well as creating the proper metrics to show continuous improvements.

You’ll join at an ideal time to make a big impact, the product is seeing very high growth, with many new features to build as well as a need for scaling up dramatically. You’ll be involved in every step of the process—defining organization, strategy, and executing while hiring world-class security, data analytics, and software engineers.


You Will:

  • Design and implement scalable security solutions for our core infrastructure
  • Maintain and debug day-to-day infra operations while assisting engineering teams with security concerns
  • Work with our infra teams to secure services that support resilient, high velocity global deployment models across clouds without sacrificing availability and reliability
  • Prototype and assess security technologies in the evolving cloud native landscape
  • Research and experiment with new cloud computing technologies, security solutions, and vendors
  • Focus on the visibility, detection capabilities, and preventive measures for our infrastructure 
  • Collaborate with a globally distributed engineering team


You Are:

  • Passion and demonstrated experience (at least 3 years) designing, building, and securing resilient applications and infrastructures at scale
  • Experience beyond basic usage of cloud platforms, services, and runtimes
  • Strong focus and commitment to the evolving security needs of engineering teams
  • Good understanding of cloud environments (preferably AWS), OS and Linux internals
  • Programming experience in core project languages (Golang / Python)
  • DevOps/SRE experience is a plus


Bonus Points:

  • Proven experience working in geographically distributed teams
  • Are passionate about building products that engineers love and believe in the true outcome of security
  • You are confident representing your ideas and opinions in a manner that can be challenged and respond to feedback well
  • Certifications in cloud security (AWS Certified Security Specialty, Professional Cloud Security Engineer, Azure Security Engineer Associate)


In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule (“EPT”)

At Datadog, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including your work history and professional experience. These considerations potentially can cause your compensation to vary. 

The Security Engineer - Cloud Security role has an annual starting salary of $130,000, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about Benefits click here.



Equal 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.


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