Security Engineer - Threat Detection

Paris, France

We're looking for a Security Engineer to join our Threat Detection Engineering team. The team's mission is to detect and hunt for malicious activity across Datadog's internal environments.

As a Security Engineer for the Threat Detection Engineering team, you will work closely with Engineering, Compliance, and Legal to champion threat detection endeavors. You will develop detection rules to catch malicious behaviors that pose threats to Datadog. You will build and own solutions to automate detection triage, response actions, and threat hunting. You will also support the incident response team by investigating security intrusions.

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships that it builds, the creativity it brings to the table, and the collaboration of being together. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our employees can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.


What You’ll Do:

  • Author detection rules that yield actionable alerts 
  • Analyze known attack methodologies (TTPs as mentioned by the MITRE ATT&CK Framework)
  • Incorporate public detections, community research, internal assessment results, and available threat intelligence into the team's overall detection capabilities
  • Partner with engineering teams to understand Datadog's attack surface and visibility gaps
  • Automate detection playbooks to enrich alert data and minimize response time


Who You Are:

  • You have a deep understanding of threat detection, incident response, or threat intelligence
  • You have production experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Azure, or Kubernetes
  • You handle infrastructure with code because automation lets you focus on the more difficult and rewarding problems
  • You value correctness and efficiency; you leave no stone unturned when diagnosing security issues
  • You are comfortable coding in Golang or Python
  • A documented history of relevant security research or open source contributions is a plus

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply. 


Benefits and Growth:

  • Generous and competitive global benefits
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities 
  • Product training to develop an in-depth understanding of our product and space
  • Best in breed onboarding
  • Internal mentor and buddy program cross-departmentally
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.


About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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