Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Vectra® is the leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises.

The Vectra AI Platform delivers integrated signal across public cloud, SaaS, identity, and data center networks in a single platform. Powered by patented Attack Signal Intelligence, it empowers security teams to rapidly prioritize, investigate and respond to the most advanced cyber-attacks. With 35 patents in AI-driven threat detection and the most vendor references in MITRE D3FEND, organizations worldwide rely on the Vectra AI to move at the speed and scale of hybrid attackers. For more information, visit

The Role

Detecting attackers in real-time requires a high-performance technology stack that enables machine learning and statistical techniques. This requires the management of considerable volumes of data. We are looking for an innovative and resourceful Software Engineer to join our growing team. Our data science and analytical capabilities rely on fast and efficient data flow. Working with our existing Data Engineering and Data Science teams, you will assist in optimising these flows as well as building out new data pipelines to support our growing product portfolio.

At a Glance

A Senior Software Engineer in this capacity will create, test and maintain large scale distributed systems and tools for Vectra Engineers to build optimal data product architectures.

  • Support our internal teams by creating efficient data flows
  • Identify and develop data set processes for data modeling, mining, and production
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of large data sets
  • Fuel fresh ideas that are infused in our culture and our products
  • Leverage emerging tech and Big Data to ensure delivery of real time analytics solutions
  • Work on complex, large-scale, group-wide data focused projects
  • Perform analysis tasks required to troubleshoot data-related issues and present optimised solutions.
  • Collaborate with other groups including Product Management, UX, Security Research or Data Science to ultimately help customers simplify security

What Will Impress Us

  • 6+ years in software development or equivalent experience
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills
  • Solid programming knowledge in Python
  • Some programming experience in Rust
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform), automated testing, and CI/CD
  • Experience building and deploying distributed services to any cloud provider (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Production experience with various distributed processing technologies (e.g. Kubernetes, Kafka, NATS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of tools like Git or Jira
  • Some experience in dealing with low level data storage formats (e.g. Parquet, Avro, Arrow, etc.)
  • Get things done, learn new things, take initiative and challenge existing assumptions and conventions
  • Knowledge of software design principles and leading software development practices
  • B.S or M.S or Ph.D. in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Vectra provides a comprehensive total rewards package that supports the financial, physical, mental and overall health of our employees and their families. Compensation includes competitive base pay, incentive plan eligibility, and participation in the employee equity plan (stock options). Specific benefits offered varies by location, but commonly include health care insurance, income protection / life insurance, access to retirement savings plans, behavioral & emotional wellness services, generous time away from work, and a comprehensive employee recognition program.

Vectra is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.