Sr. Systems Software Development Engineer - Linux (Agent)


San Jose, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 700 E El Camino Real Suite 130, Mountain View, CA, 94041

About Lacework

Lacework delivers threat/anomaly detection and compliance across multicloud environments, workloads, containers and K8s.

Job Description



Lacework is at the forefront of this transformation. We enable security teams to effectively secure public and private clouds – AWS, Azure or collocations – by eliminating repetitive, manual and labor-intensive security tasks. Using Lacework, security teams operate security at the same pace as DevOps, which relies on automated tools to publish daily updates to the cloud.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Systems Software Development Engineer (Agent) to join our core team.

In this role, you will take part in design and development of new system and security features. You will be expected to be passionate, creative and try innovative solutions. You will use your experience to move across the user and kernel boundary in the Linux and Windows OS, develop drivers and integrate them with user space services securing them in the most efficient and performant way.

The Role:

  • You are responsible for projects as part of this scale-out effort that will allow us to handle the next orders of magnitude of data collection and aggregation
  • Take ownership of projects from design, implementation, unit test, troubleshooting and rollout.
  • Work with cross functional team to solve real security challenges for our customers by augmenting Lacework agent's metadata collection capabilities 
  • Conduct performance tuning, load testing, and optimization of information/data processing of  production environments
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot customer facing production service issues
  • To be the trusted platform component for our customers through high quality release of Lacework Agent Software


  • Strong computer science fundamentals in design, data structures and algorithms
  • Solid understanding of Linux internals and networking
  • Golang experience highly preferred
  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with Cloud technologies is a plus
  • Experience with performance tuning is a plus
  • A positive “can do” attitude working in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to articulate thoughts, ideas and to be a good team player
  • An appetite to bring things to fruition

 Key Technologies:

  • Go
  • C
  • Linux/Windows
  • File systems
  • Networking
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS/GCP/Azure

We are a small and dynamic team – join us and be part of the three fastest growing enterprise software markets: cloud, security, and machine learning.

Lacework supports Green Card and H-1B sponsorship. We also have an office in Vancouver and sponsor Canadian work permits.

Lacework is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Lacework to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law.

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