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Slack Technologies Inc. Sr. Software Engineer, Security in Denver, Colorado

Sr. Software Engineer, SecurityOur security team supports the unwritten fourth tenet of Slack's mission:make people's working lives more secure. We're serious about protectingour infrastructure, operations, and most importantly, our customers'data. We take a systemic approach to security and strive to ensure that weprovide low friction, high-impact security across everything we do. We'relooking for a developer to help contribute to our Security Engineering team.Significant in-field experience is absolutely not a requirement but aninterest in security, curiosity and a deep desire to learn is paramount.This role is to work directly on the team which developed the novel alertingmechanism which turns out to be quite an interesting scaling problem. Thisteam also is responsible for the production, development and ongoingextensions to the overlay network. We have solved some interesting problemsby writing code and running the systems which our software runs upon.A significant part of this job is meant to attract a multidisciplinaryengineer; you probably feel skeptical of any job posting with the word"DevOps" in it, but that (or even SecDevOps) is what you do. Whilewe don't work directly on hardening systems, we would ask for your help inevaluating tooling pragmatically-particularly when the right time is to spendsome money or when months of development would be advantageous.Slack has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture-we look for peoplewho are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every singleday. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and,above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why notsay hWhat you will be doingDevelop novel software that helps Slack be more secureCreatively scale and operate the infrastructure and tools that handle millionsof events per second, as well as participate in an on-call rotation tosupport these toolsIdentify and develop new features and a roadmap to augment existing tools toprotect Slack's production infrastructure and to help make our businesslives simpler, more pleasant, more productive (and more secure)What you should haveCuriosity and creativity. We're looking for individuals to join the team whovery much want to know why something happened in addition to just that ithappened. We have a lot of ideas, but are hopeful that your perspectivewill push us all forward together to deeper understanding.Proficiency both in a practical systems programming language and the shell ofyour choice. We write Go and Shell, but are interested to see where you shine.This is a role afforded the latitude to define workstreams, and entrusted toapproach engineering problems as an art form. You want to empower yourcoworkers with the easy maintainability of code you've collaborated on,and you take pride in the craftsmanship of your efforts.Motivation to solve problems, not to patch over quick fixes. This is at theroot of our goal to be on-call for our own services. Being on-call shouldn'tbe a burden to team members. If it ever is, fixing it is our highestpriority.We seek a candidate eager to collaborate across the company as we further ourapproachable and inclusive team ethos. As a software development team first,we are actively aligned and working with the rest of engineering.Broad exposure to various security disciplines and deeper understanding ofmodels and principles behind core security concepts such as MFA and securelymanaging secrets or tokens.Bonus PointsGolang-we've written wide-reaching tools in Golang, but we aren't weddedto it.Ansible-it's not that bad, and helps us move quickly, but anyconfiguration management tool is applicable.Elasticsearch / Kibana-you can readily access information and love metrics.Slack is where work happens. It connects you with the people and apps you workwith every day, no matter where you are or what you do. We believe everyonedeserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture. Welive by our val