Staff Security Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2024

Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easy to secure, protect, manage, and get value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale.

We’ve been named a Leader by multiple analyst firms and have been globally recognized for Innovation, Product Strength, and Simplicity in Design.

Join us on our mission to shape the future of our industry.

About This Role:

We are actively seeking seasoned, senior trendsetters in a role as Staff Software Technical Leader, Security Products. As part of our Security Engineering team, you will be responsible for architecture, end-to-end system design from inception through product delivery and lifecycle of multiple security products in one or more of: Detection, Remediation, Prevention of any “kill-chain” at any stage. This can include research, development and delivery, partner integrations among but not limited to Malware, Ransomware, IAM, KMS, DSPM, CSPM, UEBA, SIEM/SOAR and many more.

Day-to-day role involves developing system security software service at a fast paced development environment in a hybrid cloud & on-prem deployment and continuously improving product security posture. The role will serve as a Security Specialist in cloud, container, Kubernetes security, coherence caching, control plane - data plane connectivity and associated security & hardening needs, scale-out DB & managed services, monitoring & metrics, hands-on with cloud-infra CI/CD tools, performant and efficient cloud backend development (full-stack would be a benefit), KMS, identify & access management.

You are working in lock step with cross-BU platform, cloud SaaS engineering and infrastructure teams, enabling and delivering security products in the ecosystem with monthly release cycles. Writing design specs, implementing the design, and communicating with stakeholders will be a regular part of the job. We’re looking for an individual who is motivated by technology and enjoys problem-solving, mentoring, reviewing and collaborating with engineers (not as a people manager, but as their tech lead and architect).


  • Architect, technically leads teams as a hands-on Principal to guide, mentor and deliver Cloud Security Products in SaaS distributed environments. This includes Anti-Ransomware solutions, AI/ML based attack vector analysis with solution & product design to address customer needs to ensure Data Security, Data Sovereignty.
  • Bring core value with current and innovative solutions for Cohesity leadership in securing customer data in hosted SaaS and enterprise environments.
  • Engineering, implementing and supervising security measures for the protection of Cloud Infrastructure and integrations
  • Perform security architecture reviews for Cloud Infrastructure for existing and new services
  • Conduct assessments of security controls and configuration and continuous verification with automation
  • Threat Modeling and Pen Testing of Cloud security Infrastructure & services
  • Design and implement Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring use cases.
  • Implement and Manage Egress and Ingress security controls Network Firewall, WAF, DDoS
  • Perform Security training and outreach to internal development tools.
  • An advocate for policy of code, security, and automation. Embracing DevSecOps towards all cloud activities
  • Design, develop, and implement system, container, and Cloud Security related product features (MUST HAVE)
  • Deep understanding of Linux Internals, Containers, and Cloud security that can be efficient at running as On-Prem software or as SaaS on public clouds
  • Coordinate features and deliverables across multiple teams to achieve project goals
  • Collaborate with cloud operations to establish KPI for different services and own end to end delivery and lifecycle management
  • Lead initiatives and projects. Provide technical leadership and mentoring to team members.
  • An advocate for policy as a code, security, and automation.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related experience.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in Information Security including 4+ years of experience in Cloud Security.
  • Demonstrated success and influence in the Cloud Security space with relevant experience in one or more of: AD, WAF, Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Data Encryption and Compliance needs.
  • Hands-on working experience in architecting/operating solutions and security frameworks built on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Meaningful experience in high level programming languages (Java, Python, C++, Go).
  • Experience defining security policy, technology requirements, and control objectives.
  • Experience in logging, monitoring, and responding to detected incidents in the cloud environment.
  • Ability to translate compliance requirements into technical controls.
  • Strong working experience in protecting databases, networks, and compute security controls including Docker / Kubernetes architecture and security configuration.
  • Deep understanding of Cloud Security fundamentals (Cloud networks and Cloud-based Systems), including cryptography and the shared responsibility model
  • Expert knowledge of secure infrastructure architectures, application architectures, encryption, Cloud Security and broader security technologies.
  • An interest and desire to stay abreast of emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and controls.
  • Experience in implementing Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) is a plus
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (SOC, ISO, PCI, DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Hands-on development experience using Cryptography algorithms, API / User Authentication, and authorization design and implementations
  • Strong cloud backend development experience in one or more of: Java, Golang, C++
  • REST API and GRPC-based application development.
  • Deep understanding of Cloud Security (Cloud networks and Cloud-based Systems)
  • Motivated to solve complex problems and challenges.
  • Distributed systems design and development is plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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