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TypeScript Software Engineer, Alert Translator



Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 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 dedicated R&D teams in Cambridge that create and improve the products behind the company’s rapid growth. Our software engineers work on a wide variety of projects and with a diverse toolset. As a Typescript software engineer within the Alert translator team, you will ingest alerts/events/logs from the Darktrace platform, packaging them into the required formats before being sent to a 3rd party system.

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

‘To find out more about our world-class products and wider business, please consult our website www.darktrace.com

As TypeScript software engineer, within the Alert Translator team, your role will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Integrate with 3rd party systems (e.g. ServiceNow, Microsoft Sentinel, Amazon Security Lake)
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues reported by customers or internal team.
  • Contributing to rapid prototyping of new and innovative ideas to further improve Darktrace’s services and offerings,
  • Improving the performance and competencies of existing products and platforms,
  • Investigating and furthering our unique methodology in defending against unknown cyber-attacks,

Innovation is of paramount importance and as such, creativity in approach is encouraged as much as traditional project-based development.

Candidate requirements:

We welcome applications from engineers who have a solution focused mindset combined with an analytical approach and problem-solving skills. During the interview process you’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to program using TypeScript and will show an understanding of writing code in a production environment. Additionally, it’s likely that you’ll be:

  • Demonstrating experience using NodeJS and Typescript,
  • Sharing knowledge of both Redis and SQL, particularly PostgreSQL,
  • Displaying familiarity with version control systems (e.g. Git)
  • Discussing and explaining testing frameworks like Mocha and Jest,
  • Show a deep understanding of 3rd party API integrations,

Applications are welcomed from both experienced engineers and recent graduates.


  • 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