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Junior Network Engineer



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 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.

In this role you’ll be joining Darktrace’s Network Team and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining the company’s network infrastructure, whilst advising and supporting the business on a 3rd line basis.

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


  • Plan, build, and operate our network infrastructure to drive our business, leveraging both on-prem and cloud technologies
  • Automate repetitive tasks and help to build a more autonomous network
  • Deploy, configure, and continually assess wireless coverage and connectivity in both green and brownfield projects
  • Assist the operations team through networking advice, guidance and upgrades for hosted environments
  • Internalize a security-first mindset and evangelize best practices
  • Participate in team meetings with opinions, ideas and suggestions
  • Support the user-base in a third line function as an aspiring networking expert


  • Juniper SRX/MX/EX/QFX
  • Juniper Mist
  • VMware NSX-T
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • Akamai Enterprise Application Access
  • SD-WAN and IPSec
  • Network monitoring – Nagios, SNMP, Netflow, PRTG, LibreNMS, ELK stack and Elastiflow
  • Network automation – Juniper Apstra, Git, Ansible and Python
  • RADIUS/NPS/802.1X

Candidate Requirements:

  • A CCNA or equivalent accrediations.
  • A good understanding of network fundamentals and routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, multicast, etc.)
  • Experience designing and operating datacenters, as well as WAN, campus, and cloud networks.
  • A proven track record of implementing high-reliability computer networks for large-scale industrial (preferably related to automation) applications.


  • 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