Senior Anti-Abuse Operations Engineer

Posted May 20

Aiven’s exceptional growth is testament to our ambition in becoming the global category leader in managed cloud data infrastructure. Since its inception six years ago, Aiven’s mission has been to enable customers to drive business results from open source that trigger meaningful transformations for their businesses. We love to operate our favorite tools at scale and empower our customers to do great work. Aiven now has clients on every continent and in over 70 countries globally.

Headquartered in Helsinki with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Sydney, Singapore and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open-source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka and M3, on all major clouds. We have raised Series C funding totaling 160M and are backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. With a recent valuation of 2B, we have become one of the tech world’s most recent unicorns!

We take pride in how we’ve grown, and the positive and passionate working environment we’ve created makes us really excited about what we can achieve in the future. We live our values of openness and ownership every day, and ensure you’ll feel empowered to contribute creatively and meaningfully.

At Aiven we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

About the Position

We are looking for an experienced, Senior Anti-Abuse Operations Engineer to be a part of building our new Anti-Abuse Operations team! As a Senior Anti-Abuse Operations Engineer, you are dedicated to detecting and responding to abuse, misuse, crime, and other malicious user activity.

Aiven is a database platform with a software product that provides access to nine different production-ready, open-source systems, across any one of seven cloud platforms in multiple locations, in as few as three clicks.

In this role, you will contribute to designing and building the infrastructures to track the identified indicators of abuse and similar artifacts. Also, you will be hunting, investigating, and identifying the abuser and responding to malicious user activity when using the service as designed.

Information Security is critical for success in our business and has a strong mandate from the company leadership. We hold ISO27001:2013 certification and are SOC2 compliant.

This is a 100% remote opportunity and this position can be based out of any of our global locations.


  • Expertise in information security theory and practice such as (more is better):
    • Log Analysis
    • Threat Hunting
    • Data Forensics
    • Malware Analysis
    • Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Experience with common and/or popular Internet protocols and services and some of their abuse patterns
  • Experience with Linux and the command line
  • Experience in understanding business logic and requirements, how they are codified, and identifying gaps
  • Programming experience in Python.
  • Experience with SQL
  • Familiarity with cloud vendors (one of the ones we offer) and underlying technology products (as many of the ones we offer as possible; postgresql, m3, opensearch, etc)
  • Familiarity with network traffic analysis
  • Familiarity with Github or equivalent code repositories and their usage.
  • Familiarity with Vulnerability Management
  • Familiarity with credit card fraud techniques is a plus!
  • Comfortable analyzing and codifying threat intelligence reports is a plus!

What you'll be doing

  • Hunting for abusers on, of, and from the Aiven platform.
  • Identifying artifacts of abuse and misuse.
  • Helping build infrastructure on SIEM to track those artifacts.
  • Defining alerts, alarms and reports as pertains to the detection and escalation of abuse.
  • Working collaboratively with security operations, security engineering, and management of the business to meet organizational goals.
  • Reading and understanding Aiven core code to identify possible areas of abuse.


  • An agile working environment with short decision paths
  • Compensation for open-source contributions made in your free time
  • Flexible working hours, including remote work
  • Choose the devices and tools that make you work the best
  • Participation in employee stock option plan
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits (once the stay at home order is over and life is back to normal)

Please note that benefits and perks may slightly differ depending on location.

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story. If you’re interested, send us your application.

AIVEN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, gender expression, record of offences, marital, status, family status, disability. AIVEN complies with applicable provincial and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Senior

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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