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Principal Engineer (Cloud Infra/SRE)



United States · Canada · Mexico
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

By making evidence the heart of security, we help customers stay ahead of ever-changing cyber-attacks.

Corelight is a cybersecurity company that transforms network and cloud activity into evidence. Evidence that elite defenders use to proactively hunt for threats, accelerate response to cyber incidents, gain complete network visibility, and create powerful analytics using machine learning and behavioral analysis tools. Easily deployed, and available in traditional and SaaS-based formats, Corelight is the fastest-growing Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform in the industry. We are the only NDR platform that leverages the power of Open Source projects in addition to our own technology to deliver Intrusion Detection (IDS), Network Security Monitoring (NSM), and Smart PCAP solutions. We sell to some of the most sensitive, mission critical large enterprises and government agencies in the world.

In this role, you will lead the design and architecture of the Corelight SaaS Operations focusing on developing and maintaining systems, automation, and infrastructure to support the Corelight mission and Corelight SaaS offerings. This role will work closely with other teams in Engineering, Customer Success, and our Product organization.

Your Role and Responsibilities

  • Architecture & Design
    • Lead improvements in architecture and design, and facilitate various tests and reviews of our code, products, services, and infrastructure.
    • Drive the overall Corelight SaaS Cloud architecture, collaborating closely with Engineering, Product, and other technical leaders.
    • Provide expertise and assistance on cloud architecture and APIs.
  • SaaS Operations
    • Implement and enhance SaaS Operations, focusing on cost efficiency, monitoring, and change management controls.
    • Develop and apply best practices for automation, disaster recovery, and system resilience.
    • Evaluate new projects and design changes for security implications, and work with design teams to balance value, impact, and effort.
  • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Engage in hands-on, in-depth analysis, review, and design of cloud infrastructure, ensuring high availability, resilience, and adherence to stringent SLO objectives.


  • Education & Experience
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
    • 10+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, or a related field, with significant experience in AWS/GCP/Azure.
  • Technical Skills
    • Deep expertise in AWS services, including but not limited to EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, ECS/EKS, Glue, EMR, Redshift, OpenSearch, and VPC.
    • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, Go, or Java.
    • Strong experience with big data technologies and frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark, or Kafka.
    • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, SQL, or Scala.
    • Strong experience with data integration tools and ETL processes.
    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible.
    • Knowledge of containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
    • Strong experience with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, GitLab CI, or CircleCI.
    • Experience in architecting, building, and scaling platforms and distributed systems that require high availability, resilience, and meeting stringent SLO objectives.
  • Soft Skills
    • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Exceptional communication and collaboration abilities.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data security and compliance frameworks.
  • AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty or other relevant AWS certifications.
  • Familiarity with machine learning and data science workflows.
  • Experience with observability tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack, or Datadog.

We are proud of our culture and values - driving diversity of background and thought, low-ego results, applied curiosity and tireless service to our customers and community. Corelight is committed to a geographically dispersed yet connected employee base with employees working from home and office locations around the world. Fueled by an accelerating revenue stream, and investments from top-tier venture capital organizations such as Crowdstrike, Accel and Insight - we are rapidly expanding our team.

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Notice of Pay Transparency:
The compensation for this position may vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. Depending on the nature and seniority of the role, a percentage of compensation may come in the form of a commission-based or discretionary bonus. Equity and additional benefits will also be awarded.

Compensation Range
$249,000$260,000 USD