Contrast Security GoLang Instrumentation Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-Time

Posted on September 19th, 2019

Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate analysis and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has intelligent agents that work actively inside applications to prevent data breaches, defeat hackers and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

About the Position

We've been working with GoLang for a little over two years now. Most of our work thus far has been building our communication layer for dynamic agents to talk with our TeamServer. In the last year, we've spent a lot of time prototyping instrumentation within Go. Now's the time to build our first IAST and RASP agent, dedicated to the GoLang community.

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. Go presents a more unique situation in which our customers will have to include our agent within their compile process.

An ideal candidate has a passion and excitement around the GoLang community. They likely have professional C 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 GoLang's unique characteristics. You like to reverse engineer code, making it better with each iteration.

Responsibilities and About You

  • Love all things String related...
  • Build, ship, curate, and iterate on Contrast Security agent features.
  • Work with design, product, and support teams to build features.
  • Own your work. Whether a nasty bug or an awesome feature, you put your name on every line of code.
  • Be a team player. You love to work with others to find the right solutions.
  • Experience developing in Go and C.
  • Have a deep understanding of Go dependencies (Modules).
  • 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. 
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