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Sr. Infrastructure Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Threat Stack enables DevOps and SecOps teams to innovate and scale security by providing full-stack security observability from the control plane up to the application layer. Purpose-built for today’s infrastructure, the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform® and Cloud SecOps Program℠ combine cloud-optimized intrusion defense, continuous security monitoring, and proactive risk assessment to help security and operations teams detect security incidents, achieve compliance, and secure infrastructure in transition.

We are defining the way Cloud Security is done. We are the only cloud-native continuous monitoring solution that gives users instant visibility into their environment, protecting them in real time from insider threats, external attacks, and data loss. Optimized for cloud deployment, our solution allows growth-driven companies to scale confidently without sacrificing speed or efficiency.

The DevOps movement has been embraced across Engineering. The Infrastructure team works tightly with our development and test engineers to enable them to run our platform and services. Our platform is built in Scala and Node.js, and leverages Kafka, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Druid, and other high-scale platforms running in Amazon Web Services. We expect you to be psyched about automating solutions and enabling others to do so. We expect you to love learning new languages and technologies quickly and to be passionate about finding the right solution for the job. We’re looking for someone with experience successfully designing and completing complex projects utilizing a variety of technologies, is able to inspire and help junior staff develop, and has assisted with planning and prioritization.

Come join us in building the future of cloud security.

What We Offer

We’ve built a lot, but our scale challenges keep coming and we’re continuously improving how we can better handle our growing scale. You’ll be directly influencing and supporting software that’s processing billions of events per day, and an engineering team that continuously deploys releases through our pipelines.

A talented infrastructure team that enables all disciplines in Engineering to build well, and to find ways to optimize and improve what we have already built.

A team that is committed to continuous learning, improvement, and support

What You’ll Do

  • Run systems on AWS, with an understanding of the performance implications of the different features
  • Chef, but would expect you to have opinions and experience with at least one modern CM tool
  • Scalable and flexible Terraform
  • Run systems on AWS, with an understanding of the performance and cost implications of the different features and instance types
  • Continue building out our service discovery infrastructure with Consul
  • Performance tuning of data stores like Cassandra, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and/or Kafka
  • With the rest of the Ops team, maintaining the development build infrastructure
  • If you’re interested in debugging complex problems across a large platform, find (technical) root cause analysis interesting, enjoy systems thinking, know your way around a Unix shell, and feel comfortable writing code, this position may be for you.

How We Do It

  • Design, build, and maintain the core infrastructure used by Threat Stack’s Engineering teams
  • Find ways to optimize the platform, with a focus on cost-effectiveness and scale
  • Plan for growth of the infrastructure
  • Build tools to enable our developers to better manage the applications they deliver
  • Help teams improve the way they deploy their code and systems
  • Debug production issues across the platform

What We’re Looking For

  • History of successfully executing complex projects
  • Consistently approachable and transparent with a positive attitude even under stress
  • Open, considerate, and honest communication
  • Deep understanding and command of an area of expertise
  • Commitment to deploying well tested, reviewed infrastructure, with a high amount of confidence
  • Commitment to creating excellent documentation and leaving projects better than found
  • Able to balance the desire to innovate against business constraints
  • Look for ways to help improve teamwork to accomplish the team’s objectives

What Gets Us Extra Excited To Talk To You

  • Experience in multiple AWS services and the tooling that enables your use of them
  • Experience porting infrastructure from one place to another
  • Experience building, deploying and scaling high-volume, highly-available AWS environments
  • Multi-cloud experience
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Chef, or Terraform
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AkkaLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


We're conveniently located in Downtown Crossing where there are endless coffee, lunch, and after work venues options with easy access to the MBTA.

An Insider's view of Threat Stack

How does your team reward individual success?

Anyone in the company can nominate anyone else for a "#OneStack Award," which recognizes a fellow employee going above and beyond their job duties. Our CEO personally gives these out at our monthly Town Hall meetings. Additionally, when a major project milestone is reached, the team responsible gets a 1/2 day out of the office for a team activity.


Technical Writer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is one of our core values and everyone is extremely supportive to each other. We use an internal chat client. So my first step would be to post a question to a group chat and crowdsource and answer. I can @ individuals who I think would have unique insight or feedback, or since we're all in Boston, go discuss with them in-person.


Senior Technical Support Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining in early 2016, Threat Stack has not only helped me grow as a professional but also with finding a career path. Starting as a BDR, I was encouraged to pursue my interest in sales operations and was able to seamlessly move into a new area of the business. This was heavily supported by leadership through education and clear objectives.


Business Operations Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is facilitated through constant communication. Team members are challenged to expand their skills via technical and non-technical endeavors. We've had Engineers transition into management, become Architects, become technical leads, and grow rapidly as Software Engineers which is a testament to our commitment to the team.


Software Engineering Manager

What are Threat Stack Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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