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Staff Software Engineer - Cloud Security


3 months ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: DevOps / Sysadmin

Astronomer is a rapidly growing startup with the mission to build the next generation of data orchestration. We run the world’s most successful Apache Airflow as-a-service offering (Astronomer Cloud), and offer enterprises licensing to run our PaaS on their Kubernetes clusters (Astronomer Enterprise).

We are looking for an experienced, hard-working, and motivated Staff level Software Engineer possessing a unique balance of technical depth, customer focus and a passion for security to join our Commercial Platform team. In this role, you’ll bring a security mindset to teams across our organization in designing and delivering innovative cloud based infrastructure solutions with increasing security, reliability, scalability, and supportability that will help foster customer trust.



  • Develop secure-by-design cloud infrastructure configurations/policies to prevent new security vulnerabilities in our cloud
  • Build automation workflows to detect and remediate existing vulnerabilities
  • Collaboratively develop & implement secure system designs that empower engineers to deliver their code safely
  • Performing security controls design (according to compliance and business requirements), planning/implementing related activities and security controls
  • Being fully aware of relevant trends in Security/Cloud Security, best practices, and tools and bringing them to Astronomer
  • Serve as a thought leader and help engineering leadership define the Astronomer security roadmap for our public and managed cloud solutions

At Astronomer, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status



  • MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience in all phases of software development lifecycle and experience with shipping high quality software in a cloud environment
  • Hands on development experience with advanced knowledge in Node.js, Golang or Python
  • Skilled and experienced in cloud security controls and architecture, risk assessment and threat modelling for cloud environments
  • Comprehensive experience securing cloud infrastructure used to run complex web applications
  • Solid grounding in the technology of at least one cloud environment (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with containerization technology (Docker, Kubernetes) and familiarity with Infrastructure-as-code tools (Terraform, CloudFormation etc.)


Desired skills

  • Excellent time management & prioritization skills with a strong ability to plan, prioritize, and execute projects in coordination with other teams
  • Excellent ability to communicate to technical & non-technical audiences with a positive, collaborative, and enablement-focused attitude
  • Insatiable curiosity & desire to challenge conventional approaches to solving problems
  • Ability to adjust to change and rapid pace of development
  • Ability to see the big picture and keep an eye on long-term goals and direction, while taking care of short-term needs

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This job has a geo-restriction in place: USA Only.

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