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Senior Software Engineer I, Security Detections

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Senior Software Engineer - I - Security Detections

At Sumo Logic, we are building a data platform designed to power the analytics and investigations that are common in the Security Operation Centers of large enterprises. It is designed to accept hundreds of billions of events from security-relevant data sources (detection products, network sensors, log shippers, inventory systems) per day. It is cloud-native, multi-tenant, and is designed to simultaneously process events from thousands of our customers. And, it is security-focused — it is designed to perform the kinds of stateful analyses that security analysts demand.

We are building this platform the way companies should — with ruthless prioritization, and with a live and demanding customer base. By joining as a detection engineer, you have the opportunity to make our vision a reality, one feature at a time.

What You Will be Doing

  • Building, improving, maintaining, and scaling stream processing services.
  • Writing code. Reviewing code. Revising code.
  • Giving feedback on our standards. Holding your teammates to them.
  • Collaborating with teammates on major feature designs. Sometimes, you will own features, sometimes others will.
  • Monitoring production, participating in on call rotations, and responding to production incidents

Who You Are

  • You are a software engineer with 3+ years of experience. (We treat our data systems as software systems, and engineer them accordingly.)
  • You love working with data. (Small data. Big data. All the data.)
  • You have worked in AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • You are excited to optimize for events per second (not requests per second).
  • You have experience working with the technologies we use: Kafka, RocksDB, ElasticSearch, Postgres, Spark, HBase.
  • You know (or want to write software in) Scala.
  • You love collecting data about your software as much as writing software that collects data. We measure everything. We make data-driven decisions.
  • You are collaborative. Nothing this hard can be accomplished by working alone. We work as a team.
  • Minimum Bachelors in Computer Science.

About Us

Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. Our SaaS Analytics Platform helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications. For more information, visit

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The expected annual base salary range for this position is $155,000 - $180,000. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors which include (but aren’t limited to) role level, skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, location, and experience. In addition to base pay, certain roles are eligible to participate in our bonus or commission plans, as well as our benefits offerings, and equity awards.