Principal Backend Engineer Threat


Date listed

2 months ago



Job Title

Principal Backend Engineer Threat

Job Description

  • Collaborate with the security research team to develop and improve threat detection capabilities.
  • Engineer and optimize data storage solutions for threat detections using databases like Postgres and Elastic Search.
  • Develop and maintain our browser extension to ensure it's aligned with the latest threat intelligence.
  • Engage in the collection and streaming of event data using Kafka.
  • Integrate new services and platforms into our existing infrastructure.
  • Write high-performance, reusable, and modular code using a range of programming languages and technologies.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • No Agencies Please


  • Strong proficiency in Python with hands-on experience in FastAPI and asyncio-based concurrency.
  • Familiarity with databases such as Postgres and Elastic Search.
  • Experience with data streaming technologies like Kafka.
  • Hands-on experience with big data technologies, such as Spark, and programming in Scala a big plus.
  • Familiarity with languages such as GoLang, Rust, and TypeScript.
  • Experience with GraphQL and Plasmo will be a plus.
  • Solid understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals and threat detection mechanisms.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

About the Company

Obsidian Security was founded in 2017 to solve the unaddressed blindspot of SaaS Security. SaaS applications provide the tools employees need to succeed and hold the business’ most critical information. If those tools become unavailable or that data is jeopardized, there is a detrimental impact on the organization.

Obsidian proudly offers the industry's most comprehensive and powerful SaaS defense solution. We are committed to solving the challenge of SaaS Security for our customers as efficiently and effectively as possible.

We’re a passionate team optimizing for impact by solving some of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today. We listen closely to our customers, iterate quickly, and (over) deliver to delight them. Working at Obsidian means contributing to an industry-leading cybersecurity product in an environment where customer satisfaction, privacy, and data ethics are paramount.

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