C++ Software Engineer, Industrial



Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit darktrace.com.

You will join the significant R&D teams in Cambridge that create and improve the products behind the company’s rapid growth. Our software engineers work across a wide variety of projects and with a diverse toolset. This role focuses on improving cybersecurity capabilities specialised for industrial and engineering applications, from Operation Technology (OT) process control systems to potentially many others such as healthcare, wireless communications and telecoms, automotive and aerospace.

This is a hybrid role, and the expectation would be to work a minimum of 2 days a week in the Cambridge office.


  • Working daily with core software modules which are written in C++ Python
  • Confident working with numerous different technologies and applications as they can have different needs
  • Able to work within a small team, formed for particular tasks with some experienced members
  • Also, able to work on projects alone, on new brand-new ideas
  • Successfully prioritise how work fits into wider progress, as well as solving immediate challenges

Candidate Requirements:

  • High-level language software development experience (e.g. Python, C++14 onwards), or a demonstrator of relevant skills for graduates
  • Self-motivated, strong time management skills, and the ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload


  • Demonstrated interest in working with engineering technologies
  • Linux development environment
  • Cyber security domain knowledge
  • Networking and TCP/IP domain knowledge

Applications are welcomed from both experienced engineers and recent graduates.


  • 23 days holiday + all public holidays. Increasing to 25 days after 2 years of service.
  • Additional day off for your birthday.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Pension – 4% employer contribution.
  • Enhanced family leave.
  • Confidential employee Support.
  • Cycle to work scheme.