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Backend Distributed System Engineer-Architect/PMTS



Software Engineering, IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Job Category

Software Engineering

Job Details

About Salesforce

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Our Security Software Engineering team builds and operates secure, scalable, cloud-native, fault-tolerant, distributed systems to help identify, classify, and scan for cloud misconfigurations and drift across Salesforce’s vast infrastructure spread across hundreds of teams and thousands of cloud resources. We help improve and preserve customer trust in Salesforce's products across multiple public cloud substrates and our network infrastructure. You will have the unique opportunity to learn from the best industry experts and integrate that into your software and service engineering.

This is a great opportunity for ambitious engineers who want technical growth in distributed
systems development, data processing, as well as security. Your talent will
find significant outreach and business impact, contributing to the CSO’s security goals.

Here’s what you’ll do

  • Design and implement highly available, resilient, and scalable distributed systems to continuously determine cloud misconfigurations and drift across Salesforce’s public cloud resources.
  • Build observability and remediation services to help Salesforce’s engineers, leaders, and internal customers to determine security risk and act on remediating the misconfigurations.
  • Operate in an fast paced - agile development environment, including participating in daily scrums.
  • Own and deliver initiatives adding new features to meet ever-growing product demands.
  • Support the team’s engineering and operational excellence by participating in architecture/code/operational reviews, identifying and fixing issues.
  • Work cross-functionally with product management and other partner teams to complete large-scale projects with impact across the company.
  • Adapt to change quickly and eagerly: changing requirements, changing priorities, changing strategies.

Required Skills

  • Industry experience of 2+ years with a M.Sc/B.E degree.
  • 2+ years of deep understanding of object-oriented programming and profeciency with at least one object-oriented programming language (Java, Go, Python) - Python & GoLang preferred.
  • Experience building highly performant, highly-available (99.99%), and highly fault-tolerant, large-scale distributed systems using native public cloud stack..
  • Experience building ETL pipelines using frameworks like Apache Airflow, Kafka, Spark etc.
  • Experience with building systems using services on AWS.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with SQL and NoSql Databases.
  • Demonstrated experience building services with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Scrum or other agile development methodologies, with attention to code quality, and delivering secure code.
  • Self-starter, independent, and driven with the required emotional intelligence to work in an environment that values team success, collaboration, and business outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.

Nice-to-Have Skills

  • Experience with building systems using services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Azure
  • Strong knowledge of security fundamentals including, authentication/authorization frameworks (e.g., SSO, SAML, OAuth, etc), secure transport (e.g., TLS), and identity management (e.g., certificates, PKI) is nice to have.
  • Deep knowledge of observability frameworks like Splunk, Graffana, Prometheus.


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