Sr. Software Development Engineer

Forcepoint

4.2

Reading, United Kingdom

Why you should apply for a job to Forcepoint:

  • 4.2/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 80% would recommend this company to other women

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • We are committed to a human-centric culture and ecosystem that fosters inclusivity, diversity of thought, mutual respect, and dignity.

  • We are honest and ethical. We are committed to always acting with the best of intentions for our customers, partners, and colleagues.

  • We are passionate about our mission because our solutions protect businesses, critical infrastructures, and governments worldwide.

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    Position summary

    Who is Forcepoint?

    Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

    We are looking for motivated Senior Software Engineer to join the X-labs Engineering team.

    As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and development of engineering solutions supporting the threat protection activities within Forcepoint X-labs. You will also be required to configure, maintain the existing threat protection systems as well as providing internet traffic analysis for the purpose of diagnosing problems, developing tools for trending, alerting and technical evaluation of new and existing technology.  You will be required to work on projects independently as well as within a team, often interacting with other groups outside the X-labs to provide Threat information and general expertise.

    Essential Functions

    • Develop, manage and maintain existing systems and software within Forcepoint Security labs
    • Work alongside our researchers  to help design and build new systems that provide expert analysis tools to help respond to new and existing threats
    • Handle requests for threat information and statistical data to support the provision of threat protection to Forcepoint customers.

    Education and Experience

    • A comprehensive understanding of internet application protocols, TCP/IP networking and general internet security issues
    • The ability to develop on, or administer Unix/Linux based systems is crucial to this position
    • Programming experience in Python, Perl and Javascript/HTML is highly desirable
    • Good understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
    • A good understanding of public cloud infrastructure, AWS preferable
    • Experience with web-based APIs and common Python web frameworks
    • Working knowledge of virtualization and containerization software

    Soft Skills

    • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical information with a variety of audiences, including being able to interact with senior managers
    • A self-starter willing to display initiative with common sense
    • Team focused, with the ability to gain the personal support of others
    • Strong work-ethic and committed to quality
    • Disciplined, organised and methodical in approach to tasks and activities

    If you are looking for a new opportunity with a true market leader there are few better than this. The salary and benefits package is impressive. This is a company that truly believes in rewarding their staff and offers a defined career path for all their employees. If you have the relevant experience and are seeking a new challenge, we would certainly like to hear from you.

    Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

    The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Forcepoint is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to [email protected]

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    About the company

    Industry: Technology: Security

    Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for customers and their employees in more than 150 countries.


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    Why you should apply for a job to Forcepoint:

  • 4.2/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 80% would recommend this company to other women

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • We are committed to a human-centric culture and ecosystem that fosters inclusivity, diversity of thought, mutual respect, and dignity.

  • We are honest and ethical. We are committed to always acting with the best of intentions for our customers, partners, and colleagues.

  • We are passionate about our mission because our solutions protect businesses, critical infrastructures, and governments worldwide.