Natnael Getahun
Application Security Engineer
Brooklyn

Datadog
2017-08-15 - Ongoing
Application Security Engineer
Developed tools, managed incident response and identified vulnerabilities for the product security team.
  • Designed and developed internal applications to automate away security related concerns.
  • Provided security reviews of applications in Golang, Python and Java and offered context specific recommendations to remedy potential threats.
  • Provided security reviews of new architecture and infrastructure in both AWS and GCP
  • Developed product security monitoring tools to automate the identification of critical components in a constantly evolving and large organization without blocking developers.
  • Facilitated product incidence response, quickly identifying solutions and delegating efforts.
NCC Group
2015-07-20 - 2017-08-01
Security Consultant
Performed dozens of security assessments of a wide range of platforms of various size and complexity.
  • Identified critical vulnerabilities in Web Applications (Rails, Spring, Django, etc), iOS and Android applications, REST and SOAP APIs, internal and external networks, Linux Host Configurations and SSO deployments
  • Triaged Bug Bounty issues and acted as liason between companies and pentesters
  • Managed and mentored an intern through a summer research project
  • Tech lead complex projects solo and as part of a group
  • Wrote internal Python tools to simplify day to day testing
MIT CSAIL
2014-09-01 - 2015-02-01
Undergraduate Researcher
Provided programming support for a research project that attempted to optimize the optimization layer of SMT solvers using Program Synthesis and Machine Learning.
  • Wrote an SMTlibv2 parser in Python and translated it into a Directed Acyclic Graph that can be consumed by Sketch
Netcraft
2014-06-01 - 2014-08-01
Internet Services Development Intern
Performed security assessments, improved automated phishing detection software and developed new APIs to interact with Namecheap.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Computer Science and Engineering - Bachelors of Science
    2011-08-01 - 2015-07-01
    Cambridge University
    Computer Science and Engineering - Study Abroad
    2013-08-01 - 2014-06-01
    English
    Native speaker
    Amharic
    Conversational
    Programming Languages
    • Golang
    • Python
    • Java
    • C/C++
    • Javascript
    Technologies
    • Chef
    • Gitlab
    • Jenkins
    Systems
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Linux
    • BLE
    • Docker Containers
    • VMware ESXi
    • AWS