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Staff Software Engineer - Privacy



Software Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023


At Databricks, we are obsessed with enabling data teams to solve the world's toughest problems, from security threat detection to cancer drug development. We do this by building and running the world's best data and AI infrastructure platform, so our customers can focus on the high-value challenges that are central to their missions.

Founded in 2013 by the original creators of Apache Spark, Databricks has grown from a tiny corner office in Berkeley, CA to a global organization with over 1500 employees. Thousands of organizations, from small to Fortune 100, trust Databricks with their mission-critical workloads, making us one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the world.

Our engineering teams build highly technical products that fulfill real, important needs in the world. We constantly push the boundaries of data and AI technology, while simultaneously operating with the resilience, security, and scale that is critical to making customers successful on our platform.

Customers trust Databricks with their most valuable data and Trust & Safety has the mission to build the most trusted data analytics and ML platform in the world. Security Engineering is an integral part of Trust & Safety and has a critical role to play in keeping customer data from bad actors. We are looking for senior leaders such as yourselves to create the vision and define the strategy for this space.

The impact you will have:

  • Make Databricks safer for our customers by identifying and plugging key gaps in our infrastructure and services
  • Attract top talent from across the industry.
  • Represent the security engineering discipline throughout the organization, having a powerful voice to make us more data-driven
  • Represent Databricks at academic and industry conferences & events

What we look for:

  • 5+ years of experience in Data Security or related areas and expertise in two or more of the following--Cryptography, Kubernetes Security, Web Security, Governance, Privacy, Trust, Safety, Authentication, Identity Management, Access Control, Key Management, Inter-Service Authentication, Secure Application Frameworks, Detection & Response. Experience building systems at large scale internet companies is a huge plus.
  • 7+ years of experience building large scale distributed systems with high availability
  • Leadership skills and experience to lead across functional and organizational lines
  • Strong communication skills to explain and evangelize Data Security to senior leaders across the company
  • Bias to action and passion for delivering high-quality solutions
  • MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Work headphones reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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