Principal/Senior Security Engineer

InfluxData is a fast-growing Series D startup that offers InfluxDB, a time series database recognized industry-wide as the clear leader of the fastest growing database category.

InfluxDB is running on hundreds of thousands of machines, used by teams worldwide to monitor and understand their systems and devices. The majority of our users are developers and builders using our open source software, but we also offer enterprise and cloud SaaS products, exposing a single unified API.

We’re looking for a Principal or Senior Security Engineer to join a team responsible for architecting, maintaining, and monitoring our cloud-first SaaS products. We have big plans to expand across numerous cloud platforms – and we need you to help us get there!

As a principal or senior security engineer, you will lead the security operations of our Site Reliability (SRE) team which is geographically distributed with a home office in San Francisco, CA.

From a remote perspective, we currently support the UK, Germany, Italy and the following US states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OH, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA *

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Manage security incident monitoring, detection and response process, including
  • Attack surface mapping and threat modeling of service and infrastructure
  • Asset discovery, instrumentation, logging and collection of security events
  • Review and analyze security alerts and work closely with internal teams on investigations and remediation
  • Implement vulnerability management program
  • Perform vulnerability assessments of the production platform
  • Prioritize findings based on risk
  • Work with internal teams to ensure timely remediation


  • Participate in security architecture reviews of current and future infrastructure
  • Perform regular security assessments on existing and future third-party suppliers
  • Recommend and implement technology controls for monitoring ingress and egress traffic
  • Provide regular technical training to internal teams on security best practices and tools
  • Help design and pilot tools for security monitoring leveraging influxdata technology

What You’ll Bring To The Team


  • 5-7+ years experience in a security engineering or operations role
  • Technical degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field
  • Experience with security logging and traffic monitoring tools
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning and penetration testing tools
  • Experience in digital forensics, investigations and incident response
  • Strong asynchronous, remote-first communication skills. Previous remote work experience a plus
  • Self-starting, ambitious, and inclusive: you want to get problems solved and help others follow your lead

InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the leading open source time series database. We are a Series D-funded startup, backed by Sapphire Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Battery Ventures, and a Y Combinator success story. Headquartered in San Francisco, InfluxData’s workforce is distributed throughout the U.S. and across Europe. The company was recently named one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company.

Our technology is purpose-built to handle the massive volumes of time-stamped data produced by IoT devices, applications, networks, containers and computers. We are on a mission to help developers and organizations, such as Cisco, IBM, PayPal, and Tesla, store and analyze real-time data, empowering them to build transformative monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications quicker and to scale.

We offer fantastic benefits; in the US these include:

  • Medical/ dental/vision insurance with 100% coverage for employees and dependents
  • Company contribution to FSA and commuter benefits
  • Open PTO – take the time you need
  • Life lnsurance, short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k (non matching)
  • ….and more!

Our Core Values

We Hire And Live By These Core Values

Our employees are the heart of the company and only by having a core set of beliefs and values will we be successful.

  • We value each other
  • We get stuff done
  • We believe humility drives learning
  • We embrace failure
  • We are committed to open source

Visit our careers page to learn more about working at InfluxData.

InfluxData is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

InfluxData does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters and recruitment agencies through our website, job board or directly to employees. InfluxData will not pay fees to any third-party agency, headhunter or company that does not have a signed agreement for this position in place.


InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the open source time series database. Our technology is purpose-built to handle the massive volumes of time-stamped data produced by IoT devices, applications, networks, containers and computers.

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