Security Engineer - Security of Secrets

Denver, Colorado, USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 150K+
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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 Team:

The Security of Secrets (SOS) team is responsible for safeguarding our secrets.  We are looking for strong candidates to define, own, and deliver software solutions for the program over the next few years. We will be working with a wide variety of teams throughout the organization to understand their secrets usage and deliver transparent yet robust solutions. At the same time, we want to share our knowledge publicly so that not only our customers have increased confidence in us, but so that we help the rest of the industry meet their own security of secrets needs.


The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer who will help us review, design, implement, and test security for a wide variety of projects.


You Will:

  • Working remotely with a team of geographically distributed software engineers and security engineers (currently from Eastern Time to Central European Time)
  • Translating high-level initiatives into concrete deliverables
  • Performing systematic threat modeling
  • Designing security to meet said threat models
  • Writing secure yet performant code for new applications and services
  • Writing and reviewing design documents
  • ​​Participating in on-call rotation along with other team members
  • Contributing to the open source community


You Are:

  • A security engineer for at least 1-2 years
  • Familiar with security fundamentals, especially applied cryptography
  • Experienced in handling security of secrets at previous employments
  • Experienced with secrets management systems such as Hashicorp Vault, AWS KMS, GCP KMS, and Azure Key Vault
  • Proficient in a common programming language (such as Go, Java, or Python) with a willingness to learn Go, if necessary
  • A writer of good technical documentation
  • A fast learner who is able to pick up new ideas in software and security on the fly
  • Confident representing your ideas and opinions in a manner that can be challenged, while responding well to feedback
  • Comfortable working independently


Bonus Points:

  • Skilled in cloud service providers such as AWS, GCP, and/or Azure
  • A master of DevOps and deploying your own apps using cloud-native technologies such as Bazel, Docker, gRPC, Helm, k8s, Protobuf, and Terraform
  • Experienced with the Datadog line of products


Why You Should Apply:

  • Remote-friendly (Internet/cellular plans reimbursed; allowance for WFH equipment)
  • Generous and competitive global and US benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding (with Apple M1 laptops on the way)
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture with great emphasis on work-life balance


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 - Security of Secrets role has an annual starting salary of $150,000, 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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Any information you submit to Datadog as part of your application will be processed in accordance with Datadog’s Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice.

Job region: North America
Job country: United States
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