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Model Developer



Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 18, 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.

For more information on our product and company, please consult our website.

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


  • Working on the continual development of our threat detection model deck.
  • Reviewing and processing cyber threat intelligence to improve our models.
  • Responding to customer queries, prioritising time sensitive and high priority issues.
  • Develop and improve internal tooling and processes.
  • Working with a broad range of stakeholders within Darktrace, including Development, Analyst and customer facing teams.


  • Experience working in a Cyber Security-related role
  • Experience using the Darktrace product suite for analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Passion for staying up to date with the latest cybersecurity trends and a willingness to continuously develop your skillset


  • Experience creating models/rules for threat hunting
  • Python and/or JavaScript programming experience
  • Experience working with Gitlab
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • Strong communication skills


  • 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.