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Starburst

Senior Platform Security Engineer

USAFull-Time$170K - $195K
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About Starburst

At Starburst, we are working to dismantle the status quo of data silos and vendor lock-in every single day. For decades, database companies have held their customers hostage and we believe that’s just plain wrong. Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes all the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migration projects. Today more than 300 leading organizations trust us to make better decisions faster. 


Though Starburst has raised $414M in venture funding from top investors, we were founded in a rather unusual way as we bootstrapped the business with customers and revenue from the very beginning! We are a remote-first company with employees all over the world and are proud to be named a Best Place to Work. Come join our team of All-Stars!


About the role

As a Senior Platform Security Engineer on the Cloud Infrastructure team, you will be part of an innovative and dynamic team that ensures the security of our Galaxy offering. In this role, you will partner closely with our Security and Engineering teams on security architecture and implementation decisions. You will also act as a go-to resource for customer calls where you will have the opportunity to speak to Galaxy’s security posture and help instill customer’s confidence in our platform architecture and design.  


As a Senior Platform Security Engineer at Starburst you will:

  • Identify and remediate security findings at all layers of the stack
  • Codify security controls into Infrastructure as Code
  • Maintain proper perimeter security (WAF / DDoS controls)
  • SSL cert implementation and management
  • Provide and implement security application and platform recommendations
  • Participate in customer-facing calls to help instill confidence in Galaxy’s architecture and security posture


Some of the things we look for:

  • 5+ years of experience in platform security, preferably in a SaaS environment
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Java, GoLang, TypeScript, or Python with a strong preference for Java
  • Experience interacting with customers and customers’ security teams
  • Strong sense of ownership and proactiveness
  • A team player willing to contribute across multiple teams and projects


Where could this role be based?

  • United States, preference for the East Coast

$170,000 - $195,000 a year


The base salary range for this US full-time position is $170,000 - $195,000, subject to standard withholding and applicable taxes. All candidates receive equity (ISO) and access to a comprehensive benefits offering. The base salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for candidates across all US locations. Work location, skills, experience, and any relevant education or training determine the compensation awarded to the candidate. The Recruiting Team or Hiring Manager can share more about the specific salary range with you during the recruitment process.

Why build your career at Starburst?


We live by our three core company values: Character, Competence, and Ownership and are a team of top performers. We are each in the driver’s seat, shaping our organization and working together towards our common mission. We are solving exceptionally complex and meaningful challenges here and as we innovate, we each have the opportunity to build our careers alongside Starbursts’s growth.


We take care of our global workforce by making sure employees enjoy competitive salaries and attractive stock grants, remote-friendly work options, flexible paid time off, and more!


Starburst Data is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work. Everyone is welcome at the Starburst table and we have several employee resource groups such as Womxn At Starburst, Starburst Military, and Starburst Pride. We know that the more diverse perspectives we have at the table will only serve us to make a better team and company. 


Starburst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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