Software Development Engineer in Test – Windows Performance at CrowdStrike

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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.

 

About the role:

 

CrowdStrike is looking for a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) with a passion for performance to join our Windows sensor engineering team. We’re looking for smart people who want to be challenged and take ownership of what they build, working in an environment where quality is the company culture. Come use cutting edge tools and technologies as well as tried and true ones. Work on: measuring and tuning every clock cycle of performance in our sensor product, embedded deeply into the operating systems we protect. Help us build a world class endpoint security product that delivers an efficient, reliable, seamless experience to our customers.

 

Success in this role means:

  • A love for breaking software systems in creative and useful ways.
  • Persistence and ingenuity to identify and isolate subtle interactions in complex systems.
  • Passion for building rock solid solutions that peers can rely on.
  • Thriving with responsibility, challenges, and aggressive goals.
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate, and deliver.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Define and develop performance measurement requirements for Windows sensor agent
  • Benchmark and analyze the performance of the product against our high standards for quality and system impact.
  • Investigate anomalies and identify root causes to performance bottlenecks and recommend resolutions
  • Design and implement performance test infrastructure and test cases to catch and prevent future performance regression.
  • Review engineering designs and provide plans and strategy for building in security, performance, and testability.
  • Increase and improve automated test coverage, especially for measuring performance.
  • Build reliable and easily consumed tools, frameworks, and environments for yourself and peers to build upon, leveraging internal or open source solutions to test in new ways.
  • Work collaboratively with product and release management to control risk, improve quality, and integrate performance measurement into our release process

 

Key Qualifications:

  • A computer science background or equivalent experience (programming styles, data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality C or C++ code and scripting languages like Python
  • Experience and interest in thinking deeply about the boundary between code under test and the system beneath it: low-level characteristics that lead to memory usage, performance, external standards conformance, etc.

 

Strong SDETS have or will develop proficiency in:

  • Developing reliable, understandable systems for oneself and one’s peers to consume
  • Writing and automating test cases, triaging bugs, and writing actionable bug reports
  • Reading code with a focus on robustness, security, testability, and performance
  • Defining and implementing test strategies
  • Shipping quality software

 

Bonus points awarded for:

  • Existing exposure to CI/CD pipelines, Docker, Bamboo, Jenkins, Windows Performance Analyzer or xperf

Bring your experience in distributed technologies and algorithms, your great API and systems design sensibilities, and your passion for writing code that performs at extreme scale. You will help build a platform that scales to millions of events per second and Terabytes of data per day. If you want a job that makes a difference in the world and operates at high scale, you’ve come to the right place.

 

#LI-RL1

 

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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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

What does your typical day look like?

A corporate account executive is essentially a relationship manager between any organization that we're working with and CrowdStrike. We're strategic and we really dig into the current security environment of a company. Finding out what their pain points are, finding out what their goals are and then we consultatively position a solution for their

Theo

Corporate Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

I started off as an intern and then joined CrowdStrike as an SDR. I was quickly promoted to an SDR team lead and now I'm looking at my next possibilities. I have friends that work in other companies and their trajectory in their first entry level job can take 2-3 years. At CrowdStrike, if you prove yourself, you're fast tracked to the next role.

Marit

SDR Team Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

My leadership style is to be supportive and a little bit experimental. We don't try to cookie cut our reps. We want everyone to find out what they are good at and then coach to those strengths, cover the weaknesses and help everyone find their own way to be successful.

Jack

Director Corporate Sales, East

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

There is real cohesion and teamwork here. We're all in this open setting sharing what is working for us in real time. So I would say it's very much a team and we have a tribal knowledge atmosphere. We all help each other succeed.

Pasquale

Corporate Account Executive

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
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
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
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
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
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
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship program
Time Allotted for Learning
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