Huntress
Huntress was built on a simple premise: to force hackers to earn every single inch of their access.
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Principal Software Engineer - SIEM (Ruby/Rails)

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Employer Provided Salary: 195,000-215,000 Annually
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Reports to: Engineering Manager 

Location: Remote, US and Canada 

Compensation: $195,000 to $215,000 base plus bonus and equity 


What We Do: 

Founded in 2015 as a fully remote company by former NSA cyber operators, Huntress was built on a simple premise: to force hackers to earn every inch of their access. 

Today’s cyber-attacks aren’t limited to large organizations with the security tools that can ward off threats. Hackers don't discriminate and will find a way to penetrate any vulnerability in any size business, which is why Huntress focuses on protecting those small to midsize businesses that make up the backbone of our economy.

Huntress stops hidden threats that sneak past preventive security tools by utilizing our award-winning security platform and expert human threat hunters through dynamic products, including Managed EDR, MDR for Microsoft 365, and Managed Security Awareness Training.

Join the hunt and help us stop hackers in their tracks!

What You’ll Do:

The Huntress team is looking for an innovative and highly motivated Principal Software Engineer with excellent problem-solving and communication skills.  As a Principal Software Engineer at Huntress, you will be responsible for leading a feature delivery team in the design, development, and high-quality release of software features for the newly created Huntress SIEM Platform. You will focus on creating the technical vision for new and exciting features from the product roadmap.  You’ll be working with a smart and diverse team of problem solvers who exhibit high energy, deep technical skills, and a drive to get things done.   You will work closely with the Architect team to design and build the type of solutions Huntress has become known for—solutions that not only solve problems but drastically improve industry standards, workflows, and user experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a technical and functional expert who strategizes with senior leaders across multiple functions within the org to understand the needs of the customer and how a customer will use features that are developed for the platform
  • Responsible for driving design and managing the technical aspects of the development of features for the newly developed SIEM offering
  • Work with the product team to design and architect creative solutions for key features and functionality
  • Lead and develop high-quality scalable software, software designs, and architecture and set standards for team excellence
  • Convert acceptance criteria into functional workflows and data models and associated performant software design
  • Be a technical thought leader for your team, providing architectural and design direction
  • Focus on the entire life cycle of the system, including evolution, configuration, and risk management
  • Ensure code quality and test code coverage through code reviews and test plan reviews
  • Lead the team in providing accurate estimates and taking ownership over the timely completion of work
  • Mentor junior engineers to help them level up their skills
  • Motivate teams and promote collaboration and engagement
  • Actively engage with the team and lead by being a positive role model

What You Bring To The Team:

  • 10+ years of experience developing complex software products
  • 7+ years of programming in Ruby on Rails
  • Experience working with large data sets (billions of records, terabytes of data)
  • Experience working with OLAP DBMS (ClickHouse/SQL preferred)
  • A deep understanding of ActiveRecord (Rails)
  • Experience working with S3
  • Experience working with structured and unstructured log and event data
  • Experience with Javascript
  • Experience with AWS Cloud Environments
  • Experience working on Linux-based infrastructure
  • Experience with databases such as Postgres
  • Experience working with Vector (nice to have)
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to coordinate with the Director and Architecture level engineers to define and refine the long-term strategic goals of the organization.
  • Ability to grasp new technologies quickly and prioritize and multitask on multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to operate independently, make decisions, take action, and take responsibility
  • Ability to distill complex technical topics so that they can be shared and understood by a non-technical audience in a meaningful way.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and coordinate between multiple teams
  • Demonstrated ability to take high-level requirements, decompose them into actionable work units, and lead the entire SDLC
  • Passion for technology and strong motivation and responsibility for high-quality software features
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with product, development teams, leadership, senior management, and internal and external stakeholders

What we offer:

  • 100% remote work environment - since our founding in 2015
  • Generous paid time off policy including vacation, sick time, and paid holidays
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Highly competitive and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits plans 
  • 401(k) with 5% contribution regardless of employee contribution
  • Life and Disability insurance plans
  • Stock options for all full-time employees 
  • One-time $500 reimbursement to build/upgrade home office
  • Annual allowance for education and professional development assistance 
  • $75 USD/month digital reimbursement
  • Access to both Udemy and BetterUp platforms for coaching, personal, and professional growth


Huntress is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where every single member of our team is valued, has a voice, and is empowered to come to work every day just as they are.

We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status. 

We do discriminate against hackers who try to exploit small businesses.

Accommodations:

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to [email protected]. Please note that non-accommodation requests to this inbox will not receive a response.  

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What are Huntress Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
All employees receive equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
12 weeks paid leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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