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Carbon Black Overview

Waltham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CBLK)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application ... Read more

Company Updates

  • [HOT JOB] Carbon Black is hiring a Sr. Software Engineer in Boulder who will co-lead, define, and build for performance and scale the next generation of endpoint security applications.

    Carbon Black is looking for a great Senior Software Engineer - Backend/Cloud.

    Carbon Black is looking for a great Senior Software Engineer - Backend/Cloud. Learn more or Jobvite a friend.

  • "What it was Like to Run the 2018 Boston Marathon." Hear the story from Carbon Black employee, Rebecca, and find out how she raised money for the Boston Children's Hospital. #LifeAtCb

    What it was Like to Run the 2018 Boston Marathon - LifeAtCb

    Conditions for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16th were record-breakingly bad. Elite New England runner Shalane Flanagan, who took 1st place in the NYC Marathon last fall (1st American woman to win since 1977) said they were the "most brutal" she had ever run in.

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Carbon Black – Why Work For Us?

Dare to discover your potential.

The work we do at Carbon Black matters. Our growing and talented teams are taking on some of the world’s toughest challenges and solving emerging problems. And, as a leader in our space, we look to the brightest people, the newest technologies, and the most impactful methodologies to get work done.

While we focus on cybersecurity technology, we’re really in the business of people. It’s our people who help protect more than 3,600 influential companies and governments around the world. And it’s our people who bring with them a commitment and passion to keep the world safe from cyberattacks each and every day.

Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and with offices in the USA, EMEA and APJ, our growing team now comprises more than 1,000 people around the world.

Are you interested in learning how you can make the world a safer place in a role that challenges and excites you? Come discover your true potential at Carbon Black.

Also, be sure to check out our culture and career focused Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

Carbon Black is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges and our people are up for the task.

We’re facing something new every day which makes working at Carbon Black exciting. Employees are challenged to think BIG and futuristically so we’re always one step ahead of our adversaries. In some cases, the problems our people are solving can provide a once in a lifetime experience.  

Our company is growing and scaling. We’re creating new teams, building out new offices, and are entering new markets. We’re investing more in our people and giving them opportunities to grow themselves and their careers. And despite all the rapid change happening, we’re still true to our culture.   


Finding the right people doesn’t always mean a central location or lifestyle, which is why Carbon Black offers a remote workforce option and flexible schedules for some of our lines of business. With the right tools for optimal collaboration, our employees are able to move swiftly and be influential. Our internal Intranet, chatrooms, and web conferencing make it easy for employees to stay connected and in-the-know no matter where they are.   


Carbon Black empowers employees to step out of their comfort zone and take on the tough challenges we face. Your colleagues and managers will give you the support, resources, and recognition needed to seize these opportunities. It’s an exciting place to push yourself to the next level, build new skills, learn new things, and make a difference.


Our people make the difference and we’re focused on investing in their growth. With job-role training programs, career-development plans, and openness to new learning opportunities (via conferences, SANS, and threat hunting events), Carbon Black fosters great talent. We are committed to helping our employees advance their careers and love seeing them take on new roles within the company as we grow.   


Our leadership team loves to immerse themselves into the organization. It’s not uncommon to see them at on-site events, joining meetings, or greeting employees by name down the hall. They want to hear from our people and learn what they can do to make Carbon Black better. In addition to their approachability, they also take the time to share news and insights about the company. Employees can participate in monthly Q&A meetings with the CEO, quarterly company meetings, or chat with them on our intranet. It’s all a part of our open culture.   


As our team grows around the globe, we stay nimble to provide the best support for our customers no matter where they’re located. Our success not only comes down to our technology, customers and partners, but also our people. We couldn’t do it without them.  

Engineering at Carbon Black

Smart people who thrive while working on teams are ideal candidates for building world-class software. Our engineering and product organization are made up of diverse and creative people who aren’t scared to voice their opinions and take chances on new ideas. As a cybersecurity company that’s scaling in the cloud, our people are empowered to create something groundbreaking. Discover your potential at Carbon Black.

Watch the videos to learn more about our people, product, and career opportunities.

Commitment to Agile

In 2017, our product team went through a major Agile Transformation. All employees adopted this new way of working to establish better collaboration within and across teams.

Engineering and Product at Carbon Black

Carbon Black's commitment to helping people succeed truly makes a difference in the way we innovate.


Carbon Black Campus Recruiting Program

We know you’re ready to dive in to your career and we’re happy to help you do it. As a fully-integrated member of our teams, interns and entry-level employees are trusted to take on projects, share their insights, collaborate with others, learn, and make an impact. 

It’s time to find out what you’re made of. Discover your potential at Carbon Black.

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Carbon Black Reviews

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Carbon Black President & CEO Patrick Morley
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  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Well run company with meaningful products"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carbon Black full-time (Less than a year)


    Opportunity to grow cyber security knowledge which is in high demand
    Remote work opportunities - Large remote contingent means your not "That person on the phone" because everyone is one video conference and Slack (mostly level playing field for remote employees)
    Working with a great team
    The executive team seems to really be on the ball
    Has a great mission and really works towards it - "A world safe from cyber attacks!"
    Very low BS. As CEO says, "We need to reduce the friction" and they follow through on it.


    Mountain of technical debt
    CI/CD is maturing, but has a long way to go
    Whiny millenials

    Advice to Management

    Keep the level of friction low as the company continues to quickly grow.
    Don't let investors ruin a great company and culture.
    Get developers talking to users more.

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Carbon Black Photos

Carbon Black photo of: Have you heard? Carbon Black is now a certified "Great Place to Work."
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Carbon Black photo of: Some members of our Boulder Hiking Club hit the trails this past week!
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Carbon Black photo of: A few women hosting the WPI Women in Tech panel.
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Carbon Black Interviews



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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carbon Black in November 2017.


    The initial contact was initiated within 2 days of my application. An initial phone screen with the recruiter then the hiring manager happened on the next day. After that, there were a couple more phone screens (due to location) and a coding test over the next week. I then had an on-site interview with 5 people. After that, it was waiting for an offer.
    During the whole process, I was kept informed of the next steps by the recruiter in a timely manner, and the pacing of the process was comfortable. They appreciated that I had existing responsibilities with my current employer, and were flexible with scheduling.

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Carbon Black Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2014
  • Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2015
  • 50 on Fire - Technology Winner, BostInno, 2015
  • 50 on Fire - Technology Winner, BostInno, 2016
  • Top Workplaces 2016, The Boston Globe, 2016
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