Infrastructure Security Engineer - Observe, Inc.

Infrastructure Security Engineer

San Mateo, CA Engineering Full Time On-Site
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Infrastructure Security Engineer

Observe is a SaaS Observability product which enables businesses to investigate modern distributed applications 10x faster. Observe ingests anything with a timestamp (e.g. system and application logs, metrics, and traces), and then structures that data so that it is correlated and easy to navigate. We enable engineers to spend more time coding features and less time investigating incidents. Finally, because of Observe’s unique elastic architecture, it is priced based on usage, making it cost 10x less than incumbents. Watch this video to learn more about our mission.

Traditional approaches to this problem have resulted in fragmented tooling and fragile dashboards which, in turn, have resulted in exploding costs and complexity. At Observe, we believe that the core challenge lies in organizing and relating telemetry data emitted by those applications, despite the fact it is constantly changing. Solving this data problem makes observability an order of magnitude easier, faster, and less expensive. At Observe, we didn’t set out to build another monitoring tool company, we set out to build a data company. Observe is founded by top enterprise VC Sutter Hill Ventures and has a founding team from leading Enterprise SaaS companies Snowflake, Splunk, and Wavefront.

Observe embraces a modern cloud-first infrastructure. While empowering, modern architecture brings with it modern security challenges. At Observe, we treat security as a pervasive, holistic, end-to-end endeavor. We are looking for a security infrastructure generalist to grow with us as we build a reliable and secure base for our product. Come help us secure all the things!

We welcome candidates from Senior to Principal level.

Sample of Responsibilities:
- Drive security initiatives throughout the company
- AWS security-related design, configuration, maintenance
- Certificate, key, secrets design and management
- Network access architecture: VPN vs ZTA vs micro-segmentation
- SCA (Software Composition Analysis) and VM (Vulnerability Management)
- HIDS, NIDS, EDR initiatives
- The above are just examples! Choose your own adventure, within scope of team objectives.
- Assist with company-facing compliance requirements
- Participate in a security on-call rotation

- 5+ years of security-focused infrastructure experience (min, at Sr level)
- 3+ years of production SRE or devops experience (preferred)
- Expertise with Kubernetes environments
- Deep understanding of AWS infrastructure, especially security aspects
- Deep understanding of general Internet security fundamentals and best practices
- Competent software engineering skills — beyond scripting level (preferred)
- Experience with IaC tools, and possessing an IaC mindset
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Startup or growth stage experience
- Local candidates preferred

About Us:
Observe's mission is to turn business data into information. Our SaaS Observability product ingests anything with a timestamp - logs, metrics, traces - and then curates and relates that data to provide unique insights into a customer’s data universe. If a customer has a problem on the application layer, engineering teams can seamlessly find the root cause of the issue whether that’s a new release pushed to production from Jenkins, or an underlying database or memory issue. We enable engineers to spend more time coding features and less time investigating incidents. We reduce outages and issues with customer experience. And we leverage an elastic cloud architecture so that customers only pay for what they use. To learn more about Observe, visit or join the conversation on Twitter @Observe_Inc.

Observe Inc. is a diversity-friendly zone. We seek to assemble a heterogeneous team where employees from all backgrounds can feel valued, appreciated, and celebrated, and where individual development does not come second to our collective goals.
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