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Sr. Platform Engineer, AppSec

| 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.

Threat Stack has recently added Application Security to the platform, empowering developers to build secure, cloud-native applications that can detect and prevent threats at runtime, including applications running on Kubernetes.

Our platform is built in Scala, Kotlin and Node.js, and leverages Kafka, Postgres, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, and other high-scale platforms running in Amazon Web Services. We expect you to be psyched about learning new languages and platforms quickly and 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 technology, 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

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

A cohesive Engineering team where software, quality assurance, and infrastructure engineers work side-by-side as we release new code, resolve bottlenecks, and improve our reliability and scalability.

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

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in planning and prioritization of upcoming projects
  • Apply technical experience to solve complex problems
  • Proactively recommend and implement solutions to improve Engineering process and standards
  • Work with teams across a variety of departments from development, operations, and product
  • Explore new ways for us to efficiently ingest, process, store, and leverage the vast amount of data we capture
  • Build scalable, cloud-based services capturing and aggregate streaming and stored data
  • Utilize our build pipelines for shipping code quickly

How We Do It

  • Write code in Scala, Node.js, and Kotlin
  • Work closely with operations to deploy new services using tools like Chef, and monitor our existing infrastructure
  • Utilize distributed stream and batch processing for complex, high throughput tasks
  • Akka, Apache Spark, Apache Flink
  • Messaging system queues/brokers
  • Apache Kafka, Apache Zookeeper, RabbitMQ
  • Store massive amounts of data in relational and NoSQL databases
  • Druid, Elasticsearch, Apache Cassandra, Postgres, MongoDB
  • Leverage AWS to efficiently solve problems and provide insights
  • Elasticache, RDS, SNS, SQS, CloudTrail, Elastic Map Reduce

What We’re Looking For

  • Consistently approachable and transparent with a positive attitude even under stress
  • Fosters open, considerate, and honest communication
  • History of successfully executing complex software projects
  • Experience building and scaling high-volume, highly-available SaaS solutions
  • Experience developing and scaling data stores for large distributed systems
  • Deep understanding and command of an area of expertise
  • Experience assisting and helping mentor junior team members
  • Commitment to deploying well tested, reviewed code, 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
  • Maniacal focus on quality
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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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