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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 4,000 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application ... Read more

Mission: To keep our customers safe from cyberattacks.

Company Updates

  • We're hiring a number of experienced backend engineers. Interested? Check out our spotlight here. "Career Spotlight: Backend Engineering at Carbon Black" - #LifeAtCb

    Career Spotlight: Backend Engineering at Carbon Black - LifeAtCb

    At Carbon Black, our R&D organization is comprised of high-performing teams that are passionate about building next-gen software. Our people are energized by tackling challenges, testing out different concepts, voicing their opinions, and taking a chance on new ideas. Here, you'll be empowered to do exciting work and will have plenty of opportunities to learn along the way.

  • [VIDEO] What's it like to work in our Reading, UK office? Learn more about our company culture, the types of roles we hire for, and how our #UK team is growing. Watch here: #LifeAtCb

    What's it like to work in our Reading, UK office?

    Our EMEA team is growing! Our UK office is filled with smart, ambitious, and supportive people. With a multi-cultural team, the learning opportunities are endless. Learn more about our team and see our open roles here: #LifeAtCb

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Carbon Black – Why Work For Us?

The Power of Team.

Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security, leveraging breakthrough prevention technology to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. With more than 13 million endpoints under management, and more than 4,000 customers—including 30 of the Fortune 100—the opportunities are massive and exciting.

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.

Now is a great time to become part of the Cb Team. Join us!

Check out our culture and career focused Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for a behind-the-scenes look into working at Carbon Black!

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

Take a peek behind the curtain at what it’s like to be part of the Cb Team. We feel incredibly lucky to be part of a group of people working hard on a mission together. It’s challenging, exciting, and incredibly rewarding. We hope you think so too.

High Performance Teams

As part of the Cb Team, your individual ambition will be propelled by true partnership, the right resources, and a defined path to success. “Team” isn’t just a word we use here, it’s the basic core of who we are and how we approach the big mission we’ve set for ourselves. Here, you’re part of an interconnected network of extremely talented, driven people as committed to your success as they are their own. 

Dedicated Culture

We’re incredibly proud that as we’ve grown, our culture has remained steadfast. At its core? Collaboration, camaraderie, and collective hard work without egos or pretense. Nearly every company says they work and play hard—and we do. But it’s much more than that. There’s a dedication to one another that’s palpable. What’s more, we have a respect for the commitments we all have outside of work—and the trust and flexibility to attend to them.

Authentic Leadership

You know the feeling when someone empowers you, inspires you, and challenges you? We sure do. Our leaders are some of the best we’ve encountered at charting a clear course for success, and connecting and communicating on an individual level. Open doors—and open lines of communication—are the norm. Great ideas are championed, no matter the source. You’re given the resources, support, and freedom to do your work, your way. Sound different? Sound exciting? It is. 

Our engineers have big brains (without big egos).

Do you do your best work while part of a high-powered, hard-working team? You've found your match. Our engineering and product organizations are made up of diverse, creative people who aren’t scared to voice their own opinions or take chances on new ideas. As a cybersecurity company that’s scaling in the cloud, everyone who walks through the door each day is empowered to create something great.

How about working on the cutting edge of the cutting edge? That’s a given here and, as such, the pace is fast. Whether you like to pull things apart and dig deeper, build new platforms, or play in the cloud, opportunities abound.

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.


Unique ideas come from unique perspectives.

Diversity is our present and our future here at Carbon Black. We strive to continuously create a more diverse and inclusive team, one that enables everyone to pursue their greatness and work together seamlessly toward our common goal. It’s only through deep pride in what we do and for the people who work hard to get us there that we’ve gotten where we are—and continuing to celebrate and embrace individual talents and perspectives is the only way we can continuously redefine the world of cybersecurity and technology.

Our Dedication to Women

In 2017, 25% of females at Carbon Black had received a promotion or a lateral job change within the organization. With new programs, such as our women empowerment community called the Cigar Room, our mentorship program, and our investment to send women to select conferences (such as Grace Hopper and Mass Conference for Women), women at Carbon Black continue to thrive.

Equal Pay for Equal Work. Period.

In 2017, Carbon Black performed an in-depth compensation analysis for all jobs in which we compared salaries for individuals working in the same role. We proudly reaffirmed both men and women received the same pay, setting the standard for our dedication to a zero pay gap.

In their own voices:

Members from our Boston office talk about what it's like to be a woman in tech at Carbon Black. Learn more in this video.

Maritza, our Campus Recruiter, talks more about how she’s able to pursue an MBA while still managing a growing career at Carbon Black. Hear her story in our latest video.

Susan, our Sr. Director of Inside Sales, shares how the work-life blend has helped her to have a fulfilling career and personal life. Hear how she’s moved up at the company throughout the years in our latest video.

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 President & CEO Patrick Morley
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    Helpful (4)

    "Well run company with meaningful products"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Positive Outlook
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    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: Happy #PrideMonth! A few members of our Cb team met up at Boston’s Pride Parade this month to show their love and support!
Carbon Black photo of: 11th Annual Tube to Work Day! Photo Credit: Paul Aiken Staff Photographer
Carbon Black photo of: CB's interns are out and about in the community. Here they are at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Roxbury, MA
Carbon Black photo of: In this Cigar Room panel, several CB men share their experience in working toward gender equality. Here, they’ll share insights into what they’re doing to advocate for women.
Carbon Black photo of: A group of 6th graders participating in the STEMatch Massachusetts program came on-site to our Waltham headquarters to learn more about STEM careers.
Carbon Black photo of: Check out the rooftop views from our UK office!
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Carbon Black Interviews



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    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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