Senior Engineer (Automation Engineer) at CrowdStrike

| Austin
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At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.


Brief Description

The CrowdStrike Intelligence team is looking for an Engineer to work on our dedicated engineering team, building processing pipelines, information storage systems and presentation layers in support of our world-class team of analysts and researchers.



The collection, processing, and exploration of information at a large scale is at the core of the Intelligence mission at CrowdStrike. The Intelligence Automation team is responsible for prototyping, building and operating the systems that make up our Intelligence pipeline, and we'd like you to join us!


You will use languages such as Go, Python, and JavaScript to build flexible data integration and processing systems in a fast-paced Intelligence environment. In this environment, requirements sometimes shift rapidly, and projects can live anything from weeks to years depending on changes in the surrounding ecosystem. You will be responsible for all aspects of the software you design, from documentation to deployment to production, and will interact regularly with your internal customers to gather requirements, solicit feedback and validate your results. We are agnostic when it comes to technology stacks, and you will be free to pick the technologies that best fit the requirements at any given time, based on your previous exposure to a wide variety of programming languages and databases. 


As a remote employee, you will not have direct access to all of your co-workers for the entire workday, so the ability to work unsupervised, communicate asynchronously, and take the initiative in maintaining lines of communication is important.


Essential Functions

  • Integrate into the existing Intelligence team and take requirements from Intelligence Analysts and Technical Analysts as internal customers.
  • Autonomously develop requirements based on anything from vague mission statements to very detailed technical specifications (such as information gained by Software Reverse Engineering).
  • Implement system software components in languages such as Go or Python, making choices about implementations yourself. Trading off rapid development versus scalability and performance will be a question you will often have to ask yourself.
  • Produce presentation layers for gathered data or integrate into other existing databases and knowledge bases.


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. Equivalent field experience considered.
  • 4+ years experience preferably with direct experience as a developer.
  • Intimate familiarity with Linux and running services on Linux.
  • Proficiency in one of these languages: Python, Go, JavaScript with at least 3+ years experience developing production code in these languages.
  • Familiarity with database systems such as MongoDB, ElasticSearch, SQL, Cassandra and their tradeoffs. At least 3+ years experience working with such database systems.
  • Familiarity with docker and container orchestration systems.
  • Ability to communicate technical detail into succinct and fact-based business terminology, both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer-focused mindset, with demonstrated skill in managing expectations, providing proactive status updates, and delivering high-quality products.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to make sound, justifiable decisions and take action to solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on a geographically distributed and diverse team.


Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the AWS cloud ecosystem (e.g. EC2, S3, VPC, ECS)
  • Experience developing Web UIs, e.g. Single-Page-Applications (SPA).
  • Experience offering scalable and well-documented HTTP APIs for customers.
  • Work experience with malware analysis or general software reverse engineering.
  • Experience from Information Security Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competitions or comparable offensive information security experience.




Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan 
  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats


We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.


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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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.

Volunteer in local community
CrowdStrike supports employees in charitable efforts and community service for charities and causes important to the local team.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Competitive 401(k) plan.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
RSU's are available as part of employee compensation.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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