Sr. Software Engineer

Engineering – SECURE /
Regular - Full Time /
In the cloud, every second counts. On the leading edge of security, Sysdig stops attacks in real time by instantly detecting changes in cloud security risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. We are passionate open source enthusiasts at heart and technical problem-solvers who are continually innovating and delivering powerful solutions to secure cloud-native applications.

We value diverse opinions and open dialogue to spur ideas. We believe in working closely together to achieve our goals, and since our launch, we have been flexible with when and where we work. We’re an international company that understands how to cultivate a strong culture across remote teams. 

And we’re a great place to work too – we’ve been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc.,the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and we won six workplace awards from Comparably this year. We have been recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest-growing organizations for the last four years. 

We are looking for driven team members who want to join us on our mission to lead cloud security globally. Does this sound like the right place for you?

What you will do

    • Build Graph database platform leveraging large-scale datasets to solve various use cases.
    • Lead design and development of graph database models to support a variety of use cases including property graphs.
    • Design and build graph database ingestion pipeline while being the owner of the integrity of graph models and schema platform-wide.
    • Build both batch and real-time update processes to keep the knowledge graphs in sync.
    • Build Graph database query services in the distributed system architecture.
    • Collaborate across product engineering teams to use existing data assets in the property graph and to drive the creation of additional data assets.
    • Resolving technical roadblocks and mitigating potential risks.
    • Delivering system automation by setting up continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines

What you will bring with you

    • Working experience with property graphs/graph databases (Neo4j preferred).
    • Experience tuning and scaling Graph databases (Neo4j preferred).
    • Experience with graph data models (LPG, RDF) and graph languages (Cypher, Gremlin, SparQL) with hands-on graph data modeling techniques for common use cases.
    • Solid understanding of graph data modeling, graph schema development, graph data design.
    • Experience developing graph algorithms, optimizing complex queries, designing indexes and constraints.
    • Experience developing APIs using property graph data
    • Experience in designing and building highly scalable Graphs in production
    • Experience with building data pipelines using distributed data processing frameworks.
    • Messaging/Streaming Technologies (NATS, Kafka, AWS SQS or  Kinesis), Relational and NoSQL databases (Elasticsearch, Object Storage, Graph database) and APIs.
    • Solid understanding of developing highly scalable distributed systems using Go or Java.
    • Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins or equivalent), version control (Git), orchestration/DAGs tools.

What we look for

    • Experienced database engineer with expertise in Graph database and Big data implementation.
    • Someone with abilities to translate various use cases to effective data modeling. 
    • Hands-on experience with database and integration (read/write) in high volume, velocity, and variety (3Vs) environment 
    • Excellent at organization and written/verbal communication 
    • Experience working with a cross-functional engineering team for data sourcing and standards.

Why work at Sysdig?

    • We’re a well funded startup that already has a large enterprise customer base
    • We have an organizational focus on delivering value to customers
    • Our open source tools ( are widely used and loved by technologists & developers

When you join Sysdig, you can expect:

    • Competitive compensation, including equity opportunities
    • An international culture with employees in more than 40 countries
    • Flexible work arrangement
    • Mental well-being support for you and your family and company-wide recharge days
    • Career growth and development opportunities
We would love for you to join us! Please reach out even if your experience doesn’t perfectly match the job description. We can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your background and passion will set you apart, especially if your career is unconventional.

Some of our Hiring Managers are globally distributed, an English version of your CV will be highly appreciated!

Sysdig values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Sysdig is an equal-opportunity employer. Sysdig does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.