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Carbon Black Overview

Waltham, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, Cb Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, “Streaming Prevention,” to instantly see and stop ... Read more

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    It goes without saying that the world of cybersecurity is exciting and ever-changing. Unique threats emerge regularly, new tools are being built, and impactful insights are being shared. There's a lot going on when it comes to this industry and those working in it need to stay current on what's happening.

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Carbon Black – Why Work For Us?

At Carbon Black, you have an opportunity to make a huge impact in the highly relevant, in-demand cyber security industry.

With an emphasis on protecting the world’s intellectual property, Carbon Black is leading the way by defending organizations of all sizes from modern-day attacks with its unique zero-gap protection.

How do we arm your endpoints?

Our technology – In a world where cyber threats are more prevalent than ever, the Cb Endpoint Security Platform offers next-gen antivirus, threat prevention, threat hunting, threat detection and incident response capabilities on endpoints and servers.

Our people – A game-changing technology means very little if there isn’t a team of passionate, knowledgeable people behind it. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., our growing team now comprises more than 800 of those people around the world.

Thousands of organizations worldwide— Organizations from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses trust Carbon Black.

We’re growing and we’re looking for exceptionally talented people to join us in our mission.

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.

What Makes Carbon Black Great?


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

Carbon Black’s engineering team is comprised of energetic, agile people who team up to provide the best solutions for information security. With tireless commitment to a rapidly changing industry, our people unite with other partners to create a collective defense against attackers. 

From creating an open API-strategy and building top technology, to performing threat intelligence and fostering a community of knowledge, our engineering team never lets our customers go it alone. Our people are able to disrupt attacks to steal intellectual property and give the power back to customers.

We are tasked with a huge responsibility that makes a tremendous impact. Are you up for the challenge?

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

Meet Melissa from our Engineering team

As Carbon Black’s VP of Engineering, Melissa believes the company’s commitment to helping people succeed truly makes a difference in the way we innovate.

Meet Scott from our Engineering / Threat Intelligence team

As Carbon Black’s Sr. Director of Engineering, Scott believes that success in information security requires a high-energy, passionate team.


Meet Jesse from our Sales Engineering team

Indefatigable commitment to information security is what sets Carbon Black employees apart, says Jesse, Sales Engineer. 

Carbon Black Campus Recruiting Program

At Carbon Black we provide extensive learning and development opportunities for those breaking into their careers. With internships and entry-level positions across our various product and business lines, students and graduates have a chance to join the right team for them.

Our culture is not only fun but also exceptionally supportive and inclusive. New team members will be immersed in an environment where they can have a voice, be innovative, and make an impact.

Show us what you’re made of! Build your career at Carbon Black.

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    -Amazing culture. Culture doesn't just mean having a game room with ping pong and Wii, or scattered living room spaces with modern couches, and snazzy movable stand-up desks. That's just the physical office. CULTURE is about people.
    Not just the people who work beside you in your department, or the people who report to you, or the peopl you report to; it's the people from other departments who answer questions and provide input you need to get projects done, and collaborate with you to tackle challenging problems. It's the smiling and friendly faces you see as fellow employees fill their coffee cups, grab lunch outside on the patio, even if they're stressed and have only had a chance to eat at their desk all week. Happy people. You cannot put a price tag on happiness and it's contagious. Love coming to work every day!


    -Exciting to contribute to a product that is better than rest of the competition but this also leads to a lot of stress / greater demands on employees to perform

    Advice to Management

    -Keep up the great work!
    -Continue to motivate employees through recognition and appreciation on a regular basis.

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Carbon Black Photos

Carbon Black photo of: We're thrilled to be the BostInno "50 on Fire" technology winner for a second year in a row!
Carbon Black photo of: Sometimes our people like to kick back and head to a Red Sox game for some team bonding.
Carbon Black photo of: The Boston Tech Jam was a blast! Looking forward to next year.
Carbon Black photo of: e love our weekly visits from 9 Miles East! Gives us some healthy (and delicious) options for lunch and dinner.
Carbon Black photo of: Softball season is in full swing again for 2017!
Carbon Black photo of: New Employee Orientation brought us employees from Egypt, India, Russia, Japan, the UK, and Poland!
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Carbon Black Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Carbon Black.


    I applied online and a recruiter emailed me to set up a time for a phone interview. I responded with times I was available. The recruiter did not confirm a time, but instead called me a few times outside the window I gave.

    Once we finally got in touch, the recruiter went bullet-by-bullet through my resume and made some condescending remarks. This interview style does not at all reflect how to attract tech talent.

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Carbon Black Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2015
  • 50 on Fire - Technology Winner, BostInno, 2015
  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2014
  • InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award, Infoworld, 2010
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