Senior Engineer, CrowdStrike

Cloud Platform

$160-240k

+ Variable/Incentive Compensation & Equity

AWS
Python
Scala
Kafka
Elasticsearch
Redis
Go
Postgres
Cassandra
Hadoop
Overflow
Git
Golang
Senior level
Remote in US
San Francisco Bay Area
CrowdStrike

AI-native cybersecurity platform

Open for applications

CrowdStrike

AI-native cybersecurity platform

1001+ employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceSecurityEnterpriseDeep TechSaaSCyber SecurityCloud Computing

Open for applications

$160-240k

+ Variable/Incentive Compensation & Equity

AWS
Python
Scala
Kafka
Elasticsearch
Redis
Go
Postgres
Cassandra
Hadoop
Overflow
Git
Golang
Senior level
Remote in US
San Francisco Bay Area

1001+ employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceSecurityEnterpriseDeep TechSaaSCyber SecurityCloud Computing

Company mission

CrowdStrike is on a mission to stop breaches. Its purpose is to provide safety and security to some of the world’s largest, most influential companies and, by extension, the billions of people around the world who use their services.

Role

Who you are

  • Degree in Computer Science (or commensurate experience in data
  • Structures/algorithms/distributed systems)
  • The ability to scale backend systems – sharding, partitioning, scaling horizontally are second nature to you
  • The desire to ship code and the love of seeing your bits run in production
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and scalability challenges
  • Deep understanding of multi-threading, concurrency, and parallel processing technologies
  • Team player skills – we embrace collaborating as a team as much as possible
  • A thorough understanding of engineering best practices from appropriate testing paradigms to effective peer code reviews and resilient architecture
  • The ability to thrive in a fast paced, test-driven, collaborative and iterative programming environment
  • The skills to meet your commitments on time and produce high quality software that is unit tested, code reviewed, and checked in regularly for continuous integration

Desirable

  • Authored and led successful open source libraries and projects
  • Contributions to the open source community (GitHub, Stack Overflow, blogging)
  • Existing exposure to Go, Scala, AWS, Cassandra, Kafka, Elasticsearch
  • Prior experience in the cybersecurity or intelligence fields

What the job involves

  • You’ll be joining the cloud backend team in the Platform product group responsible for managing the customer lifecycle and their product experience
  • As part of the team you will play a critical role in enhancing the existing flow and building the next generation provisioning systems
  • Lead backend engineering efforts from rapid prototypes to large-scale applications across CrowdStrike products
  • Leverage and build cloud based systems to detect targeted attacks and automate cyber threat intelligence production at a global scale
  • Brainstorm, define, and build collaboratively with members across multiple teams
  • Obsess about learning, and champion the newest technologies & tricks with others, raising the technical IQ of the team
  • Be mentored and mentor other developers on web, backend and data storage technologies and our system
  • Constantly re-evaluate our product to improve architecture, knowledge models, user experience, performance and stability
  • Be an energetic ‘self-starter’ with the ability to take ownership and be accountable for deliverables
  • Use and give back to the open source community

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Since CrowdStrike was founded by a trio of former McAfee executives in 2011, it’s grown into a thousands-strong, NASDAQ-listed company. With customers including Verizon, Deloitte, and Goldman Sachs, it’s considered one of the world’s top enterprise cybersecurity vendors along with the likes of Cisco, IBM, and Palo Alto Networks.

One of the reasons behind CrowdStrike's continued success is its ability to keep pace with the evolving tech market, for instance with its Generative AI security analyst that leverages recent developments in AI. Although not immune to the slowdown of the global economy, the company's modular design has given it the upper hand, allowing clients to consolidate their security spend with CrowdStrike instead of selecting packages from multiple vendors at a higher overall cost.

With long-term demand for cybersecurity products growing, and its reputation as strong as ever, CrowdStrike shows no signs of slowing down. It has partnered with Ignition Technology to double down on its UK presence, and continues to be a voice in the wider market through its "Falcon Fund" investment vehicle and position as a founding member of NIST's Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC).

Insights

Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

20% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Jun 2018

$200m

SERIES E

Oct 2017

$25m

SERIES D

Total funding: $480.5m

Company benefits

  • Competitive Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits
  • Parental & Fertility Assistance
  • Remote-first culture
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Executive Coaching & Mentorship
  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration
  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements
  • 401(k) Plan

Company values

  • Automony
  • Flexibility
  • Trust

Company HQ

Heritage District, Sunnyvale, CA

Founders

George Kurtz

(President & CEO)

Founded security software company Foundstone in 1999, operating as CEO until McAfee's $90m acquisition in 2004. Spent the next seven years at McAfee in a number of executive roles including SVP of Enterprise and CTO.

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