Sr. Software Engineer

| Austin

About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre- and post-incident response services.  With the ability to collect and process over 200 billion events a day, CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.  We are one of the World's Most 50 Innovative Companies according to MIT, and one of Forbes Most Promising Companies. Our growth and innovation are driven by incredible employees who deliver unmatched customer success.  

About the role:

Crowdstrike is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Engine and Content Development (ECD) team, which focuses on security related endpoint development on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The Engine and Content Development team is a central part of CrowdStrike’s mission - “We Stop Breaches." ECD implements strategies and processes that detect suspicious or malicious behavior. Sometimes these detection strategies are performed directly on the endpoint, and sometimes they’re evaluated in the cloud. We leverage a variety of techniques to accomplish this while also minimizing false positives. Our goal is to stop the bad guys automatically where possible, and to provide visibility and guidance to security analysts so they can effectively identify adversaries. We research attacker behavior to understand it, and we build capabilities to detect and stop attacks.

As a sensor engineer in the ECD team, you’ll work collaboratively to implement threat detections in the Falcon Sensor, a small kernel-level module that observes system activity and recognizes malicious behavior, then provides on-box prevention capability and remote telemetry to the Falcon cloud. You’ll help develop creative and resourceful ways to detect threats on Windows, Mac, and/or Linux systems. Features frequently cut across core OS subsystems such as file system, memory and process, and networking. You’ll get exposure to both user-level and kernel-level coding practices. Many features are built utilizing shared components across multiple platforms. You’ll collaborate with multiple teams within engineering, and will be expected to make significant contributions to the design and implementation of major development projects. We're looking for smart people who want to be challenged and take ownership of what they build.

You will:

  • Design and build detection logic and systems leveraged across teams within CrowdStrike to detect cyber attackers and stop breaches.
  • Extend our existing codebase and test suites utilizing C++, Python, and other tools as appropriate.
  • Brainstorm, define, and build collaboratively across multiple teams.
  • Build elegant, robust, and reliable solutions for complex technical problems.
  • Obsess about learning, and champion the newest technologies & tricks with others, raising the technical IQ of the team.
  • Deliver and accept feedback with grace and courtesy.
  • Troubleshoot issues with the product when necessary, assisting customer support.
  • Leverage your understanding of engineering best practices, including topics like secure coding, testing paradigms, effective peer code reviews, logging, and resilient architecture patterns, to ensure that our code is clean.
  • Be an energetic ‘self-starter’ with the ability to take ownership and be accountable for deliverables, both individually and when leading a team.

What You'll Need

  • 5+ years of experience designing, building, and delivering high-quality software in C/C++ and an interest in security, or 5+ years of experience with reverse engineering, threat detection, and malware analysis; and an interest in on-device development.
  • Low-level OS knowledge in any of Windows, macOS, or Linux.
  • Team player – able to lead, mentor, communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a globally distributed team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior security experience, particularly in exploit and vulnerability analysis.
  • Prior experience working with low-level code, such as OS kernel, firmware or device drivers.
  • Understanding of kernel-mode and multi-threaded concurrent systems development in any of our supported platforms, with an interest to grow skills in all of them.
  • Prior development or testing experience with python.
  • Prior experience delivering software via agile processes.

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike: 

  • Market leader in compensation + stock options
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan (US only)
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work hours and remote friendly environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats
  • Peer recognition
  • Inclusive culture focused on people, customers and innovation
  • Regular team activities, including happy hours, community service events CrowdStrike believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is essential to our success as a global company, and we seek to attract, retain and empower the industry’s best and brightest from a diverse talent pool. 

CrowdStrike believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is essential to our success as a global company, and we seek to attract, retain and empower the industry’s best and brightest from a diverse talent pool. 

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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Technology we use

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Location

Fantastic downtown location walking distance to awesome restaurants and happy hour spots.

An Insider's view of CrowdStrike

What's something quirky about your company?

Our mascot is a falcon so the SDR team puts falcon in front of activities - for example when we do team stretches when everyone needs to get up from their chair and take a break we call it Falcon Stretch

Jessica

SDR Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

CrowdStrike does an awesome job at promoting from within. I started as an SDR a little of a year ago and am now an SDR Manager! When departments are looking for new hires the SDR org is the first place they look for internal promotions.

Jessica

SDR Manager

What are CrowdStrike Perks + Benefits

CrowdStrike Benefits Overview

We offer flex schedules, a comprehensive benefits package, health and wellness programs, fully stocked company pantry, company and team events, and commuter benefits. We also offer our people the chance to work on passion projects and innovation during our annual “Think Week” as well as peer recognition and reward programs like Team Bravo award for cross-functional collaboration and Hero award for those who embody our core values and live our culture.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
RSU's are available as part of employee compensation.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CrowdStrike provides 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks leave for the secondary care giver.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor company-wide bring your child to work days as well as company events where family is encouraged to attend.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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