Security Engineer - Threat Detection

New York, New York, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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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:

We're looking for a security engineer to join our Threat Detection Engineering team. The team's mission is to detect and hunt for malicious activity across Datadog's internal environments.


The Opportunity:

As a Security Engineer for the Threat Detection Engineering team, you will work closely with Engineering, Compliance, and Legal to champion threat detection endeavors. You will develop detection rules to catch malicious behaviors that pose threats to Datadog. You will build and own solutions to automate detection triage, response actions, and threat hunting. You will also support the incident response team by investigating security intrusions.


You will:

Author detection rules that yield actionable alerts by...

  • Analyzing known attack methodologies (TTPs as mentioned by the MITRE ATT&CK Framework)

  • Incorporating public detections, community research, internal assessment results, and available threat intelligence into the team's overall detection capabilities

  • Partnering with engineering teams to understand Datadog's attack surface and visibility gaps

  • Automating detection playbooks to enrich alert data and minimize response time


You Are:

  • You have a deep understanding of threat detection, incident response, or threat intelligence

  • You have production experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure, or Kubernetes

  • You handle infrastructure with code because automation lets you focus on the more difficult and rewarding problems

  • You value correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when diagnosing security issues

  • You are comfortable coding in Golang or Python


Bonus Points:

  • You have a documented history of relevant security research or open source contributions

  • You have experience with threat hunting

  • You want to work in a fast, high growth environment


Why You Should Apply: 

  • 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

  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally

  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture




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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Job perks/benefits: Career development Salary bonus
Job region(s): North America
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