Software Tools Engineer - Linux

About CrowdStrike

At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.

About the Role

CrowdStrike Falcon Host is a two-component security product. One component is a “sensor”: a driver installed on client machines that observes system activity and recognizes malicious behavior, then provides on-box prevention capability and remote telemetry to the Falcon Host cloud. The sensor processes thousands of events per second to provide deep visibility into operations on the endpoint, and performs rich correlation and computation to identify malicious events and blocks malicious activity.

The cloud component aggregates sensor telemetry for each customer’s network, correlates malicious behavior across multiple machines, and presents our customers’ operations teams with a prioritized summary of the threats detected in their environments.

This is a Software Tools Engineer role in the engineering team that delivers the sensor (lightweight agent) on Linux. The sensor is supported on multiple distributions of Linux and ships frequently to support new kernels. The Tools Engineer owns production of installers and cloud updates of Linux sensor releases in a timely manner, working closely with the rest of the team. As a Tools Engineer, you'll use your strong technical ability to drive these releases across many different systems and develop repeatable and scalable processes and tools to keep our releases processes on-time across all supported distributions.


  • Support and improve our tools for continuous build and release management.

  • Build and maintain tools to improve scale and efficiency in our product and product release process.

  • Other projects as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • Must have demonstrated passion to find bugs - i.e. they must like breaking software as much as writing code!

  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • At least 4 years experience in software engineering, release engineering, and/or configuration management on Linux or Unix environments

  • Able to communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a globally distributed team

  • Strong experience with one or more scripting languages such as Python

Bonus Points Award For

  • Must have demonstrated passion to find bugs - i.e. they must like breaking software as much as writing code!

  • Strong familiarity with software configuration management systems and/or source code version control systems - git, bitbucket, etc.

  • Experience with build management tools

  • Experience automating release and build processes

  • Experience using Docker containers and virtualization platforms (such as VMWare)

  • Some experience in C/C++

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation policy

  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401K plan

  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption

  • Wellness programs

  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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