AppD Senior Cloud Security Data Engineer

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Security
  • Job Id

Senior Cloud Security Data Engineer

Information Security | San Francisco, CA

About Us

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds.  Using AppDynamics, you’ll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

About the role:

We are looking for creative problem-solver with a passion for delivering data-driven insights.  This individual will have the unique opportunity to establish a data engineering and analytics function within the Product Security team.  You will be part of the Information Security Business Operations team working alongside business stakeholders, security engineering, compliance and the Security Defense Center, tasked with delivering strategic insights and recommendations and developing a data platform in our AWS Cloud.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Partners with Security Program Ops and Security Cloud Engineering teams to develop key metrics (vulnerabilities, incidents, risk analytics, etc), data-driven hypotheses, and formulate recommendations for a wide variety of internal stakeholders, including AppD executive staff

  • Translates business and analytics strategies into multiple short-term and long-term projects, and manages end-to-end project execution

  • Evangelize security analytics insights that lead to data-driven decisions, and evangelize innovative analytics best practices

  • Measure and categorize vulnerability risk related to the various components of our platform (OS, Web, Database, etc); establish SLAs connected to qualitative and quantitative risk management

  • Drives data platform and data services roadmap from data quality to data extraction and acquisition, aggregation, transformation and warehousing, and leverages resources from multiple functions to deliver scalable solutions

  • Drives analytics rigor by inspecting and experimenting methodologies, and integration of AWS native technologies with in-house and 3rd party solutions.

  • Develop a “single pane of glass” information security health dashboard bringing together data from multiple sources into a single repository to facilitate strategic insights, historicity evolving towards predictive analytics.



Candidate Qualifications:


  • 7+ years of diverse analytics and data platforms experience, including end-to-end data ingestion through to visualization and presentation

  • Strong knowledge of cloud hosting principles and services (Aurora, Redshift, Lambda, Quicksight, Hadoop, etc)

  • Proficiency with SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Python is required

  • Must have deep experience in data visualization tools, ideally Tableau

  • Experience with tools such as Nessus, Tenable, OSquery, CheckMarx, Threadfix, Jira highly desired

  • Experience in statistical modeling and data modeling techniques

  • Experience in data gap assessments, requirements and infrastructure implementation, maintenance and scaling

  • Passion for uncovering strategic opportunities and solving business problems through data-driven insights

  • Outstanding communications skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, sometimes ambiguous environment 

  • Can easily flex from tactical to strategic 

  • Must be able to balance competing priorities and work tasks for the team while aggressively driving to delight our customers. 

  • Agile software development experience a big plus

  • BS in Engineering or STEM discipline a must 

  • Masters in a quantitative discipline desired


We know that the award-winning culture at AppDynamics is something to brag about, but here are more reasons that make you excited to get out of bed to come in the morning, like:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage.

  • 401k match (4.5%)

  • Wellness perks (gym, hobbies, education, store discounts, personal finance).

  • 4 weeks paid time off (PTO), 5 days’ volunteer time off (VTO), 14 holidays (including 1 birthday PTO and 1 floating holiday).

  • Mandatory company shut down between Christmas and New Year’s.

  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunch, and all the snacks, fruits and drinks

  • Brand new state of the art office in downtown San Francisco, centrally located near BART, Caltrain, Muni, the ferry, and a bike share station

  • Free shuttle service and pre-tax commuter benefits

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