Huntress Labs

251 - 500 employees
51 - 100 engineers
$50m - $100m funding
Series b

If your career aspiration when you were a child was to fight the “bad guys” while helping the good ones, keep reading.

We’re Huntress. Through education, expertise and curiosity, our team protects our partners from today’s increasingly dangerous threat actors. Founded by former NSA Cyber Operators—and backed by a team of human ThreatOps researchers—we’re working to bring cybersecurity to the 99%: those businesses and mom-and-pop shops that lack the resources to defend themselves.

Come join the hunt and make your childhood self proud (in a 21st century kind of way).

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Why join us?

  • Our customers love our products!

  • We continue to build our team with experienced individuals: the co-founding team previously worked in offensive security at the National Security Agency and the sales team is comprised of proven senior sales executives.

  • We're using our skills to build a great company and engineering team to tackle tough engineering problems and reducing the effectiveness of malicious software. Work on interesting stuff and make the internet a safer place. Win - win!

Engineering at Huntress Labs

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is small but growing fast! We don't have explicit sprints, but we follow an agile workflow tracking tickets in Clubhouse so we can organize what needs to be worked and see who is working on which tickets. We work closely with the Sales, Marketing, and the Threat Ops teams to understand what functionality they need to be successful. We treat the other teams as customers of our product, which means that we try to build features for them and they have influence and input to the roadmap but they don't dictate to us what we should be working on. We use GitHub to store our code and utilize Pull Requests to conduct code reviews. We setup CircleCI to perform continuous integration testing and will soon utilize the deployment capabilities to automatically deploy to the production environment builds when all tests pass. We believe in moving fast while trying not to break too many things so we push to production multiple times a day. Technical debt is real and we take time to pay off that debt by refactoring code as needed with complete support from all stakeholders. We believe it's important to have a clean and up-to-date code base to work from so we can be productive and happy engineers.

Technical Challenges

Huntress is deployed to hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe, each of which has thousands of applications, system components, and utilities registered to start when the computer boots up or a user logs in. Processing and storing all of these relationships requires careful thought and a good understanding of the technologies that underpin the Huntress platform. We run large PostgreSQL instances and continuously analyze and tune our queries and schema to ensure we can quickly access the large amounts of data we store.

The relationships we track allow us to see unique patterns and give us additional context about persisting applications which we use to identify known-good, suspicious, and malicious applications that other security products struggle to identify. These relationships are key to our success and continue to grow as we build and improve the system. We need to be able to quickly and efficiently navigate these relationships to ascertain new and interesting details about the applications installed in order to make decisions about the viability and trustworthiness of each application.

Projects you might work on
  • One major upcoming project is designing and building a customer facing API. Now that we better understand our data, how it is used, and how our customers would want to retrieve it, we are ready to build.

  • Currently when we detect an incident we provide our customers with an alert that contains remediation steps they can take to remove the malware infection. This was a great starting point and continues to work well but we want to take our product to the next level and build an automated remediation system that is capable of executing these steps without the need for any user interaction.

  • We love to integrate with other applications to make it easy for our customers and internal teams to utilize other applications. We integrate with Hubspot, PagerDuty, and other systems our customers use to manage their businesses. We plan to add even more integrations and build on the integrations we currently have.

  • We have a laundry list of features and improvements on our roadmap but we're always looking for our engineers to help discover new ideas we can turn into features that our customers will love.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails

Working at Huntress Labs

We value transparency and fairness. This extends to our customers where we clearly explain why we've made business decisions, what our product does, and how we do it without misrepresenting the facts. We form partnerships with our customers rather than simply monetary transactions and it shows in the feedback and reviews we receive.

We believe that keeping the customers best interests in mind we can continue to build trust and respect with our customers, which allows the product and company to speak for itself. We take our role of being industry experts seriously. You'll find us sharing industry updates, blog postings, and best practices at our Tradecraft Tuesday monthly webinar.

We've been a remote first organization since the beginning. We routinely jump on video calls to work together to discuss features, code review, pair program, or when we have something we want to show off. Leadership hosts monthly town halls to share updates on company projects and milestones and we also celebrate individuals successes.

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    We believe in work-life balance and chose to offer an explicit vacation policy rather than the trap of unlimited vacation. Full-time employees enjoy 3 weeks vacation, 40 hours sick leave, and 10 US federal holidays each year.

  • Company Retreats

    Twice a year we host a weekly, on-site summit where we can collaborate with our teammates in person. It's a mix of working sessions and social events!

  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer a matching 401(k) plan up to 5% of compensation immediately vested because none of us want to work forever.

  • Work from Home

    Many of us are parents so we understand the need for flexibility when caring for your children and family. This fits well with our remote culture. Even employees who live near and work at an office, work from home when they need to.

  • Flexible Hours

    We believe in treating employees like adults and giving them the freedom to work around their schedule and busy lives to help maintain the work-life balance. The team is always available to collaborate during the day without needing strict core hours.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide full medical, dental, and vision coverage and fund 99% of the cost for the employee. We also offer life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental policies.

  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    12 weeks of paid leave

  • Team Activities
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
Our Team by the Numbers

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