Cloud Software Engineer - Spotlight

Engineering Bucharest, Romania Cluj, Romania


About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre- and post-incident response services.  With the ability to collect and process over 100 billion events a day, CrowdStrike has revolutionized endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.  We are one of the World's Most 50 Innovative Companies according to MIT, and one of Forbes Most Promising Companies. Our growth and innovation are driven by incredible employees who deliver unmatched customer success.   

 We have received a number of exciting awards including:

  • October 2018: 100 Best Medium Workplaces Second Year in a Row by Fortune magazine.
  • June 2018:  Closed over $200 million, led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP, with participation from March Capital and CapitalG (Google), achieving a valuation of more than $3 billion.
  • April 2018:  CrowdStrike Wins SC Award for Best Security Company Second Year in a Row.

About the Role

We’re looking for a highly technical, hands-on engineer with Python who loves to operate at scale and build globally distributed, fault-tolerant and highly scalable cloud-based critical systems. You will be part of the engineering team that delivers the Spotlight vulnerability management product. 

You will help build a platform that scales to millions of events per second and Terabytes of data per day. If you want a job that makes a difference in the world and operates at a high scale, you’ve come to the right place.

You will:

  • Lead backend engineering efforts from rapid prototypes to large-scale application services of the vulnerability management features in the Spotlight product.
  • Make it possible for internal teams to easily work with data at the petabyte scale
  • Leverage and build cloud based services to support our top rated security intelligence platform
  • Work with security researchers to troubleshoot time-sensitive production issues
  • Keep petabytes of critical business data safe, secure, and available
  • Brainstorm, define and build collaboratively with members across multiple teams
  • Obsess about learning, and champion the newest technologies & tricks with others, raising the technical IQ of the team
  • Be mentored and mentor other developers on web, backend and data storage technologies and our system
  • Constantly re-evaluate our product to improve architecture, knowledge models, user experience, performance and stability

 You'll use…

  • Python
  • Cassandra
  • Kafka
  • Elasticsearch
  • SQL
  • Redis
  • ZMQ
  • Hadoop
  • AWS Cloud
  • Git

What You’ll Need 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or commensurate experience in data structures/algorithms/distributed systems)
  • The ability to design scalable and re-usable SOA services
  • The ability to scale backend systems – sharding, partitioning, scaling horizontally are second nature to you
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and scalability challenges, multi-threading, concurrency, and parallel processing technologies
  • Be an energetic ‘self-starter’ with the ability to take ownership and be accountable for deliverables
  • Existing exposure to Go, Scala, AWS, Cassandra, Kafka, Redis, Splunk is considered an advantage

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:  

  • Market leader in compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Working with the latest technologies
  • Training budget (certifications, conferences)
  • Flexible work hours and remote friendly environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats
  • Peer recognition
  • Inclusive culture focused on people, customers and innovation
  • Regular team activities, including happy hours, community service events


CrowdStrike believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is essential to our success as a global company, and we seek to attract, retain and empower the industry’s best and brightest from a diverse talent pool. 

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 


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