Principal Security Engineer

New York, NY, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Who we are: 

Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for our clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Our leading AI platform detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks from vast amounts of publicly available information. Our real-time alerts enable tens of thousands of users at hundreds of public and private sector organizations to learn first of breaking events around the world, develop effective risk mitigation strategies, and respond with confidence as crises unfold. 

Dataminr is making its mark for growth and innovation, recently earning recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Forbes AI 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists. We also earned accolades for ‘Most Innovative Use of AI’ from the 2020 AI & Machine Learning Awards. 

Join our team and help the world manage risk in real time. You’ll work with 600+ talented people across seven offices, united by our passion to collaborate, make a difference, and have fun while doing it! 

Who you are

You are an experienced security engineer with a strong vision of how modern security infrastructure and operations should be built and managed. You are committed to help shaping a best-in-class security program through continuous improvement. You have a deep understanding of how a cloud native, containerized, multi-tiered application should be architected and are passionate about cutting edge technology. You have proven experience in threat hunting, vulnerability management, intrusion prevention/detection, data loss prevention, and complex investigations. 

You work well in demanding, fast-paced environments with rapidly changing requirements. You remain calm under pressure and enjoy problem solving in complex situations.


  • Provide technical leadership to help shape and research optimal solutions for Dataminr’s robust cybersecurity program with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Deploy and maintain modern endpoint & linux container run-time security solutions across all three major OS.
  • Contribute to AWS Dev-Sec-Ops initiatives and GIT projects.
  • Provide reporting to executive leadership on current program/project status.
  • Identify risks and gaps within our current state platform and drive future state solutions. 
  • Help architect a big-data solution to meaningfully capture and surface security events across terabytes of event logs. 

Skills & Experience

  • Humility and common sense. 
  • A systems engineering background, or equivalent level of expertise. 
  • Experience and knowledge of modern cloud infrastructure, containers, and SaaS applications. 
  • Experience managing large projects involving numerous stakeholders and tight deadlines.
  • Understanding of common DevOps tools with ability to contribute to automated workflows, and the desire to contribute to production Dev-Sec-Ops GIT projects.  
  • Expert level threat hunting experience. 
  • The ability to write basic to moderately complex SQL queries in order to threat hunt within large datasets.

Why you should work here:

  • We recognize and reward hard work with:
    • company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
    • flexible spending account for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking and dependent care expenses
  • We want you to be your best, authentic self by supporting you with:
    • a diverse, driven, and passionate team of coworkers who want you to succeed
    • individual learning and development fund and professional training
    • generous paid time off; including sick leave and 100% company paid parental leave
    • remote working friendly perks such as expanded telehealth options for mental and physical well being, virtual yoga, meditation and health and fitness app reimbursements

…and this is just to name a few!

Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.



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