Security Team

Making security a part of innovation.

Our mission is to earn the trust of our customers and the broader internet community as the safest and most secure cloud provider. Our passion is making security a part of innovation for our engineers and customers, not a barrier.

Security Engineering

Our mission

Our mission is to predict, protect from, and respond to those who seek to disrupt and do harm to DigitalOcean, our customers, and our customers’ customers.

You can find our team working on:

  • Delivering security features and products that help our customers build on DO with confidence and resilience
  • Designing secure by default management, control plane, and infrastructure security
  • Collaborating with systems teams on hypervisor and host-based security
  • Architecting analytics for security logging and monitoring
  • Making it easy for our engineers to design and deploy secure products
  • Detecting and automating responses to fraudulent and abusive behavior on DO infrastructure

What we look for:

Candidates who are passionate about security, and can work confidently in a constantly evolving environment. We want fast-learners who are tirelessly seeking new knowledge and challenging the status-quo approach.

"It's extremely rewarding and motivating to work on a team that rallies around doing the right thing for our customers, which includes incorporating security best practices at every level of the stack."

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Heather Cannon
Security Engineer

"The pace of innovation and the scale at which DigitalOcean operates is like no other place in the world. There is no textbook approach for solving security challenges in this kind of environment, so we’re bringing together incredible security and engineering minds to make magic happen."

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Tyler Healy
Director, Security Engineering

Security Operations

Our mission

Our mission is to minimize and manage harm to the company, employees, customers, and the internet.

You can find our team working on:

  • Ensuring the day-to-day security of DigitalOcean's internal corporate systems, customer data, and infrastructure investments
  • Consulting with engineering teams to minimize and mitigate exploitable software flaws by understanding bad actors' methods, motivations, and techniques
  • Proactively hunting for new threats based on available intelligence, then simulating or replicating those attacks in order to close our vulnerabilities
  • Handling live intrusions and incident response cases, in a customer-facing and transparent manner, to minimize the impact of bad actors on the internet

What we look for:

Candidates with an insatiable curiosity for understanding how things work, why they fail, how the bad guys think, and what we can do to keep them out.

"Information Security is a mindset, a passion, and a lifestyle... either you run away from the fire, or you run towards it."

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Will Lefevers
Director, Security Operations

Trust & Safety

Our mission

Our mission is earn universal trust in DigitalOcean as the safest cloud computing provider available.

You can find our team working on:

  • Responding to inbound malicious and abusive attempts to affect DigitalOcean or our customers
  • Responding to outbound malicious and abusive behavior from DigitalOcean infrastructure
  • Mitigating the impact of fraud, excessive use, and feature abuse
  • In collaboration with our legal teams, responding to legal and regulatory requests (e.g. DMCA)
  • Advocating with our customers and other service providers for collaboration on making the internet a safer place

What we look for:

Candidates who are passionate about solving problems and protecting the cloud.

From legal requests to phishing and fighting fraud, we aim to protect our network from bad actors and keep it a safe place for our wonderful customers. We work to ensure trust on our platform and provide a reputable cloud computing service.

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Alice
Trust & Safety Specialist

I am someone who craves novelty. Working within the Trust & Safety organization provides me with that on a daily basis. The people I work with are adept at identifying new trends and behaviors, as well as bringing new approaches to old problems.

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Mike White
Team Lead, Trust & Safety