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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!


Network Security Engineer

Department: Technical Operations
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with almost an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. We exited 2020 growing quickly and cash flow positive, and we’ve done all this with just $3M of funding.

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 for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% 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 Network Security Engineer.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys solving difficult problems, running down elusive tech gremlins, and improving our environment one server at a time. If you enjoy being stretched, learning new skills, and want to look forward to seeing your co-workers every day, then we want you!

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Assembling and servicing production network infrastructure.
  • Monitoring network performance and troubleshooting issues.
  • Building and maintaining intrusion detection systems (IDS).
  • Developing and enacting a plan for regular penetration testing.
  • Troubleshooting all layers of systems and services.
  • Collaborating with other teams to build out and improve the environment.
  • Participating in on-call rotation when necessary.
  • Petting the office dogs when appropriate.

What You Should Have:

  • 5+ years of work as a Network Engineer
  • Expert knowledge of network design, protocols, security best practices, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of modern cloud service security threats and mitigations.
  • Excellent problem solving, investigative, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Local enough to commute to San Mateo office when we go back next year. 

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working at a technology/software startup.
  • Familiarity with configuration management and automation software (Ansible
  • preferred).
  • Experience with IPAM and CMDB systems.
  • Exposure to other self-hosted cloud infrastructures.
  • Python and BASH scripting skills.
  • Experience going through an audit.
  • Remote (long run) is an option, in the US.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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