What you will be doing
Develop novel software that helps Slack be more secure
Write some go: Creatively scale and operate the infrastructure and tools that handle millions of events per second, as well as participate in an on-call rotation to support these tools
Identify and develop new features and a roadmap to augment existing tools to protect Slack’s production infrastructure and to help make our business lives simpler, more pleasant, more productive (and more secure)
Get excited about some “ops” things – terraform, ansible, ubuntu are all keywords for our daily work.
What you should have
Curiosity and creativity. We’re looking for individuals to join the team who very much want to know why something happened in addition to just that it happened. We have a lot of ideas, but are hopeful that your perspective will push us all forward together to deeper understanding.
Proficiency both in a practical systems programming language and the shell of your choice. We write Go and Shell, but are interested to see where you shine.(Java, Scala, Rust or other modern languages should be suitable as well)
This is a role afforded the latitude to define workstreams, and entrusted to approach engineering problems as an art form. You want to empower your coworkers 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 the root of our goal to be on-call for our own services. Being on-call shouldn’t be a burden to team members. If it ever is, fixing it is our highest priority.
We seek a candidate eager to collaborate across the company as we further our approachable 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 of models and principles behind core security concepts such as MFA and securely managing secrets or tokens.
At this level, 3-6 years of proven ability is a typical guidepost, but in no way a requirement.
Golang—we’ve written wide-reaching tools in Golang, but we aren’t wedded to it.
Ansible—it’s not that bad, and helps us move quickly, but any configuration management tool is applicable.
Elasticsearch / Kibana—you can readily access information and love metrics.
Slack is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Slack is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.
For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $150,200.
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