Endpoint Security - Senior Software Engineer - macOS


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

The Endpoint team is looking for an experienced macOS engineer to join us in writing low-level code to detect and prevent advanced security threats across Windows, macOS, and Linux. You will be working with former intelligence community and seasoned security industry engineers with extensive security expertise. If you’re an experienced macOS system-level engineer, join our Endpoint development team and help protect the world’s data from attackers! Security experience is not required, nor is Windows or Linux experience.
Tech Stack:
  • C/C++ with some Objective-C, and Python
  • macOS Kernel Extension and System Extension
  • Windows driver
  • macOS, Windows, Linux user space, system level APIs
  • lldb, Git, Jenkins
  • Design and develop robust kernel and system-level code that collects data with minimal impact on system performance
  • Write, code review, and unit test cross platform code in a multi-threaded application
  • Work with our platform team to rapidly integrate new features end-to-end
  • Communicate and document new features with team members and quality assurance engineers                                                        

Skills and Requirements:

  • Live, breathe, and eat macOS kernel extensions, system extensions, and system level APIs
  • 10+ years software engineering experience in C/C++ and Python
  • Experience debugging with lldb or similar tools
  • Networking socket programming and protocol analysis

If this sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you! Please include whatever info you believe is relevant: resume, GitHub profile, code samples, blog posts and writing samples, links to personal projects, etc.


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