Security - Go Engineer

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The Cloud Security Posture team is responsible for helping users protect their cloud-native environments using policy management and cloud security enforcement. As a Golang Engineer at the Cloud Security Posture team, you will take part in maintaining and contributing to the Elastic Agent, specifically around the Open Policy Agent (OPA) project. OPA is an open source, general-purpose policy engine that enables unified, context-aware policy enforcement across the entire stack. OPA is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a graduate project.

What you will be doing: 

  • Maintain and evolve Open Policy Agent, an open source project, all written in Go.
  • Interact with the community, understand their needs and help them use our products.
  • Collaborate with other development teams, quality engineering team and documentation team to execute on product deliverables.
  • Spread the word, write blog posts about features you worked on, speak at conferences, if you are willing to.
  • Integrate OPA within the Elastic stack, mostly focusing on the Elastic Agent.
  • Extending the catalogue of policy rules, focusing on compliance frameworks such as CIS, PCI-DSS, HIPAA.
  • Explore and implement deployment methods for Elastic agent in the cloud, on-premise, in k8s and more.

What you bring along:

  • Passionate about working on open source projects, OPA in particular. 
  • Production experience with Go.
  • Creating system level software and back-end services on Linux. 
  • Operational experience with monitoring systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • A team player with the ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.

Bonus points: 

  • Hands-on experience with Open Policy Agent - a significant advantage
  • Experience with kubernetes - an advantage 
  • Experience in developing a security-related SAAS product - an advantage
  • Experience with Elastic stack (ELK) - an advantage

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We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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