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SaaS Security Engineer



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 SaaS Security Engineer, you will help secure the SaaS applications and cloud platforms used throughout our business. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include configuration of application security baselines, reviewing deployed applications for security compliance, and automating security tooling ingestion capabilities. You will work closely with the DevOps, IT, Security, and executive leaderships teams to ensure that we maintain the highest security standards.


  • Configure, troubleshoot, audit, and document the security settings of authorised SaaS applications and associated integrations in security tools, to include CASB.
  • Develop automated solutions to ingest SaaS security logs into security stack tools.
  • Provide recommendations to Security, IT, Development, and business stakeholders to improve the governance and lifecycle management of approved SaaS applications.


  • Direct Experience with the design and implementation of security controls in SaaS apps such as Office365, Salesforce, Workday, or similar.
  • Understanding of information security technologies and concepts, such as SSO, DLP, NAC, ZTNA, conditional-access, technical security policies, GRC, and vulnerability scanning
  • Direct experience using Cloud-Access Security Brokers (CASB) to secure SaaS apps is required, such as Defender for Cloud Apps.
  • Working knowledge of Azure, AWS, and GCP.
  • Any professional certifications or relevant vendor training courses in security or cloud administration.
  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language
  • Proficiency with of Gitlab or GitHub.
  • Prior experience deploying, troubleshooting, and maintaining enterprise security tooling, as well as proposing improvements to logging and monitoring capabilities.


  • 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