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Senior Software Engineer

SysdigFull-time$145k - $180kUnited StatesDec 21, 2023
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In the cloud, every second counts. On the leading edge of security, Sysdig stops attacks in real time by instantly detecting changes in cloud security risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. We are passionate open source enthusiasts at heart and technical problem-solvers who are continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to secure cloud-native applications.

We value diverse opinions and open dialogue to spur ideas. We believe in working closely together to achieve our goals, and since our launch, we have been flexible with when and where we work. We’re an international company that understands how to cultivate a strong culture across remote teams. 

And we’re a great place to work too – we’ve been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc., the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and we won six workplace awards from Comparably this year. We have been recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest-growing organizations for the last four years. 

We are looking for driven team members who want to join us on our mission to lead cloud security globally. Does this sound like the right place for you?

Your Opportunity

If you like to automate everything to do with clouds, systems, networks, and you know what it takes to secure them, this role is for you. As an Infrastructure Engineer, Tools & DevX Team, you will build solutions to enhance the availability, performance, and resilience of the Sysdig SaaS and On Premise products. You will collaborate with a high-performing Infrastructure team to help drive the scalability of the platform for our customers and the entire engineering organization.

What you will do 

  • Automate the installation of our entire platform deployments across different cloud vendors and on premise environments.
  • Build and improve internal developer tools and help drive true Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery to increase productivity across the engineering organization.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify areas for process improvement and create automated solutions that streamline workflows and enhance overall efficiency.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, user guides, and process workflows to facilitate seamless knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and trends, continuously improving skills and knowledge in platform automation, scripting, and containerization technologies.

What you will bring with you

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, adapting quickly to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Strong programming and scripting skills, preferably in Go, Python, or TypeScript
  • Hands-on experience with container technologies such as Docker and Containerd, 
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and deployment automation, with experience in tools like Jenkins, GitHub Actions, and Flux/Argo/Harness.
  • Good understanding of Helm and Kubernetes, allowing for effective management and orchestration of containerized applications.
  • Working experience with on-premise Kubernetes environments is a plus, demonstrating an ability to adapt automation solutions to various deployment scenarios.
  • Exposure to Feature Flagging systems and methodologies, using tools like LaunchDarkly,, or similar platforms is a plus.
  • Experience with Contract Testing methodologies, utilizing tools like Pact, Postman, or Pactflow is highly beneficial.

Why work at Sysdig?

  • We’re a well-funded, fast-growing company that has a large enterprise customer base.
  • We have a pragmatic and transparent culture from the CEO down.
  • We are leading the cloud security market.
  • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists and developers.

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation, including equity opportunities.
  • An international culture with employees in more than 40 countries.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Mental well-being support for you and your family, a wellness alliance, and company-wide recharge days.
  • Career growth and development opportunities.

The U.S. annual base salary range for this full-time position is between $145,000 and $180,000 USD per year. Actual offers may be higher or lower than this range based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) the candidate’s work location, job-related skills, experience and education.

We would love for you to join us! Please reach out even if your experience doesn’t perfectly match the job description. We can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your background and passion will set you apart, especially if your career is unconventional.

Sysdig values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Sysdig is an equal-opportunity employer. Sysdig does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.




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