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Security Engineer - Threat Detection & Response

United States (Remote)

About HashiCorp

HashiCorp is a fast-growing company that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build products to give organizations a consistent way to manage their move to cloud-based IT infrastructures for running their applications. Our products enable companies large and small to mix and match AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other clouds as well as on-premises environments, easing their ability to deliver new applications for their business.

Engineering at HashiCorp is largely a remote team. While prior experience working remotely isn't required, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy.

Our Team

We're looking for talented Security Engineers to join our Threat Detection and Response Team. This team helps defend HashiCorp through strategic detection and response across all of our products and enterprise. 

This Position

This person will be responsible for creating the tooling and infrastructure that drives our detection and response pipelines. You will work closely with teams across the company to provide foundation tooling to scale detections across all environments.

As a member of our Threat Detection and Response team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring we have the proper visibility, detections, and operations to protect HashiCorp and our customers.  You will work closely with engineering teams to turn detections into preventions where possible and continue to drive down time to detection and time to remediation across the enterprise.

In this role, you can expect to:

- Research and develop detection rules utilizing an array of tools

- Develop tooling to improve detection and response capabilities

- Be involved with incident response (IR) serving both as a responder and commander and help mature the process

- Improve our current automation and expand our use cases to reduce manual effort during the investigation and IR process

- Contribute to internal tooling that supports our cloud security posture

- Work across security and engineering teams collaborating on efforts to secure our infrastructure and improve the coordination of IR efforts

You may be a good fit for our team if you have experience in some of these areas:

-  You have 2+ years of work experience in threat detection, incident response, threat intelligence, or infrastructure security

- You have programming experience in Python and/or Go to build security tools

- You have familiarity with securing cloud services running in Modern Cloud

-  You have experience in developing and deploying cloud native applications in

- You have demonstrated technical experience across related security disciplines
  e.g. appsec, intrusion detection and response, network security, infrastructure
  security, etc

- You have the ability to prioritize and track multiple projects in parallel

- You have previous experience working in collaborative security teams.

- You have a background in Threat Detection & Response

- You have experience operationalizing security tooling and infrastructure

- You have experience implementing and scaling security programs in a startup

-You have experience speaking / publishing in security conferences 

-You have publicly released tools or modules

-You love to build and push the industry to do better

About the Application Process

Please note, as communication is a critical aspect of how we work, a cover letter is a great way to provide a sample of how you communicate. In your cover letter, describe why you're interested in working at HashiCorp, and what draws you to this role in particular.



HashiCorp embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.

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Benefits at HashiCorp

Note: some benefits may differ from one country to another.

Medical, dental & vision

HashiCorp offers your choice of medical plans as well as dental and vision coverage for you and any dependents, including spouses, domestic partners, and children. Coverage begins upon your first day of hire.

Life & disability insurance

HashiCorp provides life insurance coverage in the amount equal to your annual salary at no cost to you. If you would like additional coverage, you have the option to enroll in voluntary life insurance for yourself or your dependents. You will also be covered under our short term and long term disability policies in the event that you are unable to work for an extended period of time due to a health condition.

Flexible spending account (FSA)

You can set aside pretax money to go towards the purchase or payment of approved health care and dependent care expenses. These can include copays, birth control, day care for children or elder adults, acupuncture, and more.

Vacation and Other Leaves

We believe in giving our employees the opportunity to recharge and refresh, and our vacation policy reflects that. Our Paid Vacation Policy offers employees 4 weeks of vacation per year. So, whether you’d like to vacation on a beach or relax at home, it’s up to you! Additionally, we offer 10 days of paid sick leave per year, bereavement leave, miscarriage leave and extended personal leave. We value your health and well-being and empower you to take ownership of your earned and well-deserved time away.


Our 401(k) plan provides a variety of investment options to help you fund your retirement. The plan allows you to contribute a designated amount of your pre-taxed income from each paycheck thereby lowering your taxable annual income. The plan also offers employees the opportunity to enroll in Roth, and after-tax contributions.

Family Expansion Benefit

We are dedicated to supporting the needs of our employees and their families in a way that is inclusive of all family structures. That is why we’re proud to offer a Family Expansion Benefit through Carrot designed to support a variety of family expansion methods that range from Adoption to Fertility treatments, and can be customized to the needs and preferences of each individual employee.

Maternity and Parental Leave

To bond with their newborn, we provide birthing parents up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave via short-term disability and HashiCorp’s parental leave policy. For non-birthing parents (including adoptive) we offer 8 weeks of paid parental leave.

Expanded Mental Health Support

We understand the importance of supporting our employees mental health, and are committed to doing this through a variety of resources. In addition to offering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we provide employees access to an on-demand behavioral healthcare benefit through Ginger.