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Linux Engineer



Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 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.

As the Linux Engineer, you’ll be joining Darktrace’s Linux Infrastructure Team which is responsible for designing and implementing improvements to the company’s on-premises Linux server estate and cloud presence. This role requires someone who is passionate about Linux and open-source technologies and can use this passion to build stable, supportable and reliable infrastructure. This role may require the learning of new technologies and Darktrace can assist with training and courses. The candidate should have the ability to work well within a team and on their own initiative.

This is a hybrid role, with the expectations of 2 days a week in the Cambridge office.


  • Maintaining and providing expertise on all aspects of the Darktrace Linux Infrastructure.
  • Implementing new processes and solutions that will improve our Linux Infrastructure by appropriately utilising automation, deployment tools and scripting.
  • Assisting in deployment of hardware.
  • Assisting and collaborating with the development team by administering their Linux server and lab environments.
  • Utilising a security-first mindset and evangelise best practices.
  • Participating in cross-team and cross-department meetings with opinions, ideas, and suggestions.
  • Third line in-hours support for troubleshooting complex Linux-related issues.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience with Linux operating systems (mainly Ubuntu)
  • Experience with virtualisation and containerisation (VMware, KVM, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience using deployment tools (Ansible)
  • Knowledge and experience of writing scripts (Bash and or Python)
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP)
  • Knowledge of automation (GitLab CI/CD, Terraform)
  • Experience using monitoring (Elastic Stack, Nagios, Prometheus)
  • Networking knowledge


  • 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.