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Contrast Security

Python Instrumentation Engineer

Contrast Security published 2 months ago

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Mid-Level, Senior, Full-time

Baltimore, MD

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Python Instrumentation Engineer

Contrast Security | Baltimore, MD
Equity Remote

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level, Senior
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Cybersecurity, Enterprise Software, Security Software
Company size: 51-200 people
Company type: VC Funded

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Office Location: Baltimore, MD. Employees can also work full time from this office.

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Job description

At Contrast, our goal is the make the Internet safer day by day. We are always interested in meeting talented and creative technologists who share this goal. We’ve built some amazing technology thus far and are shaking up the way the world looks at application security. We know that our products can get better with new voices and ideas. Contrast is looking for a talented Python and C application developer to join our team, engineering a world-class instrumentation agent for analyzing the security of Python web applications. An ideal candidate is proficient in Python and C. He or she likely has professional Python experience, including some experience contributing to open source frameworks and/or libraries, this could be a great opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of Python's unique characteristics. You like to reverse engineer code, making it better with each iteration. Writing instrumentation agents is a responsibility we take very seriously at Contrast. Our customers trust us enough to run our agents directly in their applications. We're looking for an engineer to exercise that power carefully, to help us build a quality, thoroughly tested agent that our customers run with complete confidence.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of our instrumentation agent written in Python, C, Pybuf and Protobuf.
  • Author security rules in Python, C and RegEx to detect and defend common attack patterns and security anti-patterns in Python.
  • Learn and reverse engineer popular ORM frameworks native to the Python ecosystem for the purpose of analyzing approaches for SQL Injection.
  • Perform forensic investigations when the agent negatively impacts the performance of functionality of instrumented web applications.
  • Build many variations of simple to complex web applications in Python using Django, Flask, Pyramid, web2py and TurboGears for our instrumentation agent to analyze to detect security vulnerabilities at run-time.

About You

  • You must love to code and have a strong passion for making software more secure.
  • You’re a true scientist and think about algorithms and regular expressions while you sleep.
  • You’re a Python expert with a strong understanding of C, Linux (Ubuntu) and Apache.
  • Experience writing Python using Django, web2py, TurboGears, Flask and/or Pyramid.
  • Experience with popular Python ORM frameworks like SQLAlchemy, Django ORM, Storm and/or SQL Object.
  • Experience building Python packaging tools such as pip, easy_install and buildout.
  • You approach problems from a product perspective, thinking through how the user will interact with what you're building.
  • You have strong communication skills. You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need.
  • You're a problem solver. You believe the best work is the result of finding the simplest solution to complex challenges.
  • You see the big picture. You understand how the code you write interacts with systems and services, both internally and externally. 

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Daily in-office lunches
  • 401K
  • Professional Development Budget

Life at Contrast Security

About Contrast Security

At Contrast, our goal is the make the Internet safer day by day. We are always interested in meeting talented and creative technologists who share this goal. We’ve built some amazing technology thus far and are shaking up the way the world looks at application security. We know that our products can get better with new voices and ideas.

Are you looking to make a difference? Are you a problem solver, but want to be challenged with complex and interesting problems. Do you believe the best work is the result of finding the simplest solution to complex challenges? Do you long to be an early contributor to a product and a company culture? Do you ever wish you were there in the early days of these startups everyone is talking about? Here's a little about what we offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Daily team lunches
  • Meaningful stock plans
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Choice of a MacBook Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro 

Benefits

  • Fantastic Medical, Dental and Vision which we cover most of the costs!
  • Free lunches most days and a packed fridge of snacks and drinks
  • Stock options, Competitive comp, Performance-based option grants
  • Flexible and open vacation model
  • 401k, HSA, FSA options
  • Choice of a brand new MacBook Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Amazing views of Baltimore including 2 outside decks on the water.
  • Exciting work in the field of security using cutting-edge tech stack
  • Competitive benefits and time off for new/expecting parents
  • Dog friendly office

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One-step build
Daily builds
Bug database
Bugs fixed before writing new code
Up-to-date schedule
Specs
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Testers
Code screening
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Python Instrumentation Engineer at Contrast Security