Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Remote US)

Published date Posted on Indeed on May 10, 2022 (17 d ago)

DomainTools is looking for a Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Sr.DSE) to add to our real-time data engineering team. This is a crucial role to drive growth and innovation of DomainTools’ real-time products and services. A Software Toolmaker is crucial to the innovation, and integrations of technology that helps drive the ability of the organization to provide exceptional service to our customers.

As a Sr.DSE you will invent, design, prototype, construct, deploy and maintain cutting edge real-time telemetry platforms. You’ll collaborate with all departments, and at times with outside companies. A Sr.DSE is an experienced technologist and developer who can produce a range of capabilities spanning from rapid-prototype or proof-of-concept projects to high quality production-ready code. A Sr.DSE should be adept at finding elegant solutions to highly complex problems.

Your role is very important to the company’s success. The requirements and skills outlined below are not all inclusive of the role and responsibilities of your job.

Remote within the US.


  • Design, prototype, construct, and maintain real-time telemetry platforms
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders throughout the company to execute a smooth process from idea to product
  • Maintain security, including best practices for secure coding standards, on all development projects and processes
  • Keep current with new technology
  • Write complete and effective documentation for your projects
  • Ensure that the team only produces the highest quality of code by acting as a peer reviewer and providing in-depth review along with detailed and thoughtful comments
  • Support sales activities as a subject matter expert by way of customer calls, blog posts, presenting training, or giving presentations at industry conferences

Key Applicant Qualifications

  • Innovative thinker, able to envision how technology can be implemented to solve challenges.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Ability to Write and review expert level code in at least two of the following languages: C, Python, Go
  • Familiarity with and adherence to security best practices
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative, commitment and energy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to understand the needs of the business and evaluate solutions to recommend to leadership
  • Commitment to excellence for both internal and external customers
  • Experience working with a distributed team and collaborating with co-workers in different time zones
  • Demonstrate good attention to detail, good judgment showing logical decision making


  • 5+ years experience in information technology
  • BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • Deep understanding of one or more standardized Internet protocols: DNS, BGP, SMTP, etc.
  • A working familiarity with some of the following: Cython, shell, m4, perl, ruby, php, C++, Erlang, asciidoc, docbook, doxygen, markdown


DomainTools is the leader in domain name, DNS and Internet OSINT-based cyber threat intelligence and cybercrime forensics products and data. With over 15 years of domain name, DNS and related ‘cyber fingerprint’ data across the Internet, DomainTools helps companies assess security threat risks, profile attackers, investigate online fraud and crimes, and map cyber activity in order to stop attacks. Our customers include many Fortune 500 companies, including leaders in Internet technology, banking, consumer products, manufacturing and government. We are located in Downtown Seattle (but you can stay remote indefinitely) in a very cool office staffed with smart and energetic co-workers. We provide great benefits such as fully paid premiums on medical plans for employees, pet insurance, unlimited PTO, and flexible scheduling to name a few.

DomainTools embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion to its fullest as an equal opportunity employer. We build our teams so creativity and innovation can flourish. We believe inclusivity and equity fosters innovation and growth; and we harness this mindset to drive a culture that serves our employees and our customers. We encourage people of all backgrounds, ages, perspectives, and skill sets to apply; and do not discriminate based on age, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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