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Sr. Security Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
In the cloud, every second counts. On the leading edge of security, Sysdig stops attacks in real time by instantly detecting changes in cloud security risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. We are passionate open source enthusiasts at heart and technical problem-solvers who are continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to secure cloud-native applications.
We value diverse opinions and open dialogue to spur ideas. We believe in working closely together to achieve our goals, and since our launch, we have been flexible with when and where we work. We’re an international company that understands how to cultivate a strong culture across remote teams.
And we’re a great place to work too – we’ve been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc.,the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and we won six workplace awards from Comparably this year. We have been recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest-growing organizations for the last four years.
We are looking for driven team members who want to join us on our mission to lead cloud security globally. Does this sound like the right place for you?

What you will do

  • Identify any potential security gaps in existing application infrastructure and work with appropriate stakeholders for remediation.
  • Operate our key security tools and constantly tune and build automated response playbooks.
  • Define security configurations for endpoint, network, email security, etc.
  • Design automated workflows to streamline security operations.
  • Analyze and estimate feasibility, costs, time, and work effort needed to design and implement moderately complex technical solutions.
  • Monitor and proactively manage supported products and services to ensure their performance, availability, security, and capacity.
  • Research, analyze, and formulate recommendations regarding technologies, products, and solutions to fulfill requirements within the enterprise.
  • Perform due diligence in ensuring that appropriate technology solutions are chosen to facilitate security at the application level.

What you will bring with you

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent working experience.
  • Solid experience in a security engineering role.
  • Experience deploying and managing various security technologies including AV, network security, email security, SIEM.
  • Expertise in applying security principles to cloud-native environments (AWS, containerization, and microservices).
  • Knowledge of enterprise logging, with a focus on security event logging.
  • Strong understanding of security operations concepts.
  • Proven expertise with networking protocols.
  • Experience with automation and CI/CD tools such as Terraform and GitHub.
  • Experience with user/customer identity management, authentication, and authorization frameworks.
  • Scripting experience in the following: Terraform, CloudFormation, Python, PowerShell, Perl, Bash, SQL scripting, Java.

What we look for

  • We’re a well-funded, fast-growing company that has a large enterprise customer base.
  • We have a pragmatic and transparent culture from the CEO down.
  • We are leading the cloud security market.
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists and developers.

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
  • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation, including equity opportunities
  • An international culture with employees in more than 40 countries
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Mental well-being support for you and your family and company-wide recharge days
  • Career growth and development opportunities
The U.S. annual on target earnings (OTE) range for this full-time position is between $143,000
and 179,000 USD/year. This range represents a combination of annual base pay and targeted commission. Actual offers may be higher or lower than this range based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) the candidate’s work location, job-related skills, experience and education.
We would love for you to join us! Please reach out even if your experience doesn’t perfectly match the job description. We can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your background and passion will set you apart, especially if your career is unconventional.
Some of our Hiring Managers are globally distributed, an English version of your CV will be highly appreciated!
Sysdig values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Sysdig is an equal-opportunity employer. Sysdig does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.
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