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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Sr. Systems Security Engineer

Department: Technical Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Sr. Systems Security Engineer!

This position is located in San Mateo, California but will also consider remote work as long as you're no more than three time zones away and can come to San Mateo now and then.

What You’ll Do:

  • Deep system and security knowledge 
  • Ability to architect both system and security solutions that provide a stable/scalable platform.
  • Able to triage and repair both SIEM and system level alerts within the production website.
  • Coordinate with the Security Team to define and manage cloud security.
  • Vulnerability /Patch Management.
  • Escalation point for the NOC and SOC to resolve site impacting events.
  • Working with Compliance and Security to deploy best practices as it applies to regulatory governance.
  • Ability to work on cross department projects defining operational runbooks for the Compliance / NOC / SOC to follow.
  • General understanding of Ansible / Playbooks
  • System / Security level automation.
  • Working knowledge of scripting - Python, Perl, SQL, etc
  • Engaging in on-call rotation shifts.
  • Assist fellow TechOps team members in handling tasks.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Kubernetes ecosystem components.
  • Willingness to learn eBPF/XDP
  • Experience with BGP, L3/L2 networking 
  • 7 years of experience managing cloud-based storage
  • A combination of start-up and enterprise-based experience.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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