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Applying for C++ Software Engineer

Location: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa / UK / Cambridge

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 7,700 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 115 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 2,000 employees located across more than 100 countries. 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

Key Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

  • Working daily with core software modules which are written in C++
  • 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

For this role you need to be tenacious, driven and have the following skill set:

  • Minimum 2:1 from a leading University
  • C++ Software development experience (at least on level C++11), or a demonstrator of relevant skills for graduates
  • Linux development environment
  • Self-motivated, strong time management skills, and the ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload
  • Linux development environment (desirable)
  • Python, SQL, and NoSQL technologies (desirable)
  • Cyber security domain knowledge (desirable)
  • Networking and TCP/IP domain knowledge (desirable)
  • Applications are welcomed from both experienced engineers and recent graduates


  • 23 days holiday + a day off for your birthday, rising to 25 (+ birthday) after 2 years
  • All UK public holidays
  • BUPA healthcare with premiums fully paid by Darktrace for employee + eligible family members
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme with company contribution of 4% and employee contribution of 5%
  • Life Insurance  4x salary
  • Cycle to work scheme

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