Cloud Engineer (Belfast) at Contrast Security

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyberattacks, heralding the new era of self-protecting software. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate assessment and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has sensors that work actively inside applications to uncover vulnerabilities, prevent data breaches, and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

About the Position

As a member of the Cloud Engineering team, you are part of a team responsible for ensuring availability, reliability, responsiveness and scalability across all Contrast production services. You are deeply hands-on with our cloud-based infrastructure, Linux systems, automation, monitoring and systems telemetry. 

You work with our engineering team to design and build system infrastructure that is automated, elastic, and reliable. The tools you build and provide increase automation, consistency, and confidence in all platforms. . In a teammate, we expect you to challenge conventional wisdom and encourage everyone to have simpler solutions. You are an  teammate that is interested in the products we work on and have a passion for making the Internet a safer place.

Ideal candidates have a background or interest in working with: Ansible, AWS, Tomcat/Java, RabbitMQ, Kafka, MySQL, CloudFormation, Terraform, Kubernetes and Restful API development. If you're amazing but missing some of these, apply anyway. Please include a link to your Github or BitBucket account, as well as any links to some of your projects if available.


    • Ability to harness all that AWS has to offer - you'll be spinning up new scalable environments quickly and keeping our AWS accounts tidy and efficient.
    • A passion for working with AWS Lambda gets you an extra cookie each day!
    • A passion for working with AWS IAM gets you extra milk to go with the cookie!
    • A love of New Relic, ThreatStack, SumoLogic and any other telemetry available
    • Familiarity with Linux containers and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Nomad
    • Understanding of HTTP, REST, networking concepts and global load-balancing
    • A passion towards automation – a key team goal is to reduce daily toil through automation
    • Work cross-functionally within a service team and be a core contributor in every significant engineering solution that is delivered
    • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
    • Participate in on-call rotations, along with every member of the engineering team
    • Solid understanding of system design, including the operational trade-offs of various designs
    • Solid programming and troubleshooting skills. You may be called upon to help with systems written in Java, Go, Python and NodeJS. We are looking for people who value the opportunity to dig through a codebase for debugging and commit tactical fixes as needed.

About You

    • You have experience in a Cloud Engineer, DevOps or SRE role.
    • You can work from our office in Baltimore each day, but we would consider candidates that are based in other locations as well.
    • You have a story about how you learned "that new thing" in order to solve a problem.
    • You have a story about "that one failure" and how you apply that lesson today.
    • You love to code and deploy at scale.
    • You have a desire to make the Internet a safer place.
    • You had a passion for tools like Ansible and Cloudformation, but are moving on to tools like Terraform, Kubernetes and Helm.
    • You approach problems from a product perspective, thinking through how the user will interact with what you're building.
    • You value that acceptance criteria that says, "Create a wiki page or improve the existing one."
    • You're a problem solver. You value simplicity and elegance over complexity.
    • You are in the lead if you have application development experience involving OOP concepts and the use of a major framework. 

What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation package (salary + equity)
    • A fun and dynamic environment where you work with other like minded people on products which make a real difference to the security of our customers
    • Free in-office lunches every day
    • Healthcare packages
By submitting your application, you are providing Personally Identifiable Information about yourself (cover letter, resume, references, or other employment-related information) and hereby give your consent for Contrast Security, and/ or our HR-related Service Providers, to use this information for the purpose of processing, evaluating and responding to your application for current and future career opportunities. Contrast Security is an equal opportunity employer and our team is comprised of individuals from many diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and locations.