Sr. Security Automation Engineer, Threat Detection & Response



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Us:

HashiCorp is a fast-growing organization that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc. Our open source software is used by millions of users to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application. The Global 2000 uses our enterprise software to accelerate application delivery and drive innovation through software.

About this team:

We're looking for talented Incident Responders to join our Threat Detection and Response Team (TDR). This team will help defend HashiCorp through strategic detection, response, and prevention patterns across all of our products and the enterprise. This person will be responsible for incident response from start to finish coordinating across multiple teams of varying technical ability.

In this role, you will:

As a member of our TDR team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring we are continually striving for best practices implemented within incident response that enables HashiCorp to quickly respond to emerging threats.

You will partner with engineering and other stakeholders to define and drive a rapid response program to secure our vast technological footprint supporting our products and the enterprise. Tooling and automation will be key to success as we scale our environments to meet customer demand. Lastly, we can’t detect what we cant see, so driving visibility improvements across the company will be key to ensuring the IR function is always equipped with the necessary data to perform their job function.

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.

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.


  • Proficiency in coding with Python or Golang, with a desire to continue to build these skills and contribute to internal tool development
  • 2+ years of experience in an Incident Response, Detection, or Threat Intelligence Role
  • Desire to solve response challenges with automation and strive for efficient use of human operator time
  • Understand how to properly determine scope and impact from an array of multiple alerting systems monitoring both corporate IT and production environments
  • Comfortable with the incident response process, from triage to closure, providing various levels of support and coordination across multiple teams
  • Working Knowledge of: Linux (Production Workloads), Mac (Primary endpoints in our fleet), Windows (Plus but not required)
  • Cloud Provider Environments
  • CI / CD experience
  • Common Infrastructure as Code deployment processes


  • Cloud Workload Forensics - Memory and Storage collection and analysis
  • Understanding of legal holds, chain of custody and other fun IR activities to protect HashiCorp
  • Speaking / publishing at security conferences
  • Publicly released tools or modules



Individual pay within the range will be determined based on job related-factors such as skills, experience, and education or training.

The base pay range for this role in the SF Bay Area / NYC area is:
$212,500$250,000 USD
The base pay range for this role in Seattle Metro, Denver / Boulder Metro, New York (excluding NYC), Washington D.C., or California (excluding SF Bay Area) is:
$194,700$229,100 USD
The base pay range for this role in Colorado (excluding Denver / Boulder Metro) and Washington (excluding Seattle Metro) is:
$177,100$208,300 USD