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Sr. Software Engineer - Platform

| Austin

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.



About the position


Our Baltimore office is looking for a DevOps engineer with 8+ years of experience in developing Ops tools, or Operations role to join our existing DevOps team. This person would be working alongside a small team of other DevOps engineers, developing new solutions for deployment automation, supporting customer engagements that have challenging infrastructures, helping to secure our product deployment, recommending best practices, and working locally and remotely with software engineers, Professional Services and Sales Engineering teams.


What you will be doing


While Forcepoint has many products, the focus for this particular position is working on our User & Entity Behavior Analytics product (UEBA). The UEBA product is a collection of services, running on a cluster of servers, and our DevOps team is responsible for building out and supporting the automation tools for deploying and maintaining this product.


You will achieve this by…

  • Helping drive innovation through improvements to the CI/CD pipeline while automating everything

  • Providing solid features to our Ansible roles which support the UEBA deployment platform

  • Developing new deployment methods for our platform such as dynamic service discovery, scaling on Kubernetes, pulling in modern tools and technologies into our stack

  • Supporting teams who use our tools such as Engineering, Professional Services and Sales Engineering

  • Running our infrastructure as code via git and webhooks

  • Building a strong DevOps culture while also fostering strong collaboration with all areas of development, product, and QA

  • Documenting all the things!

  • Mentoring junior team members and foster a collaborative, process-mature team

  • Being passionate about championing new tools, processes and helping adoption across our organization

  • SecDevOps - yes please!


Required Skills

  • Well versed in Cloud technologies

  • Strong Linux and Windows troubleshooting skills

  • Comfortable working with networking technologies

  • Configuration Management - Ansible (or strong desire to dive in)

  • Adept at scripting language of your choice

  • Managing packages/patches such as OVAs, containers, rpms, pip, npm

  • CI/CD familiarity


Preferred Skills

  • Containers

  • Kubernetes

  • Hashicorp

  • Strong opinion on Window managers, IRC client, vi / emacs etc

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We are located in the North Austin area by The Domain, off of Braker between Mopac and 183. Our office patio overlooks Quarry Lake.

What are Forcepoint Perks + Benefits

Forcepoint Benefits Overview

We have a competitive benefits package.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dependant Care account
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement