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PHP Software Engineer, Analyst Systems



Software Engineering, IT
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 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 within the Analyst Systems teams work across a wide variety of projects and with a diverse toolset, as a team they build and maintain all tools and platforms used by the Analyst teams in their workflows.

This is a hybrid role, and the expectation would be to work at least 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 a software engineer within the Analyst Systems team, your role will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Improving the performance and competencies of existing web applications and platforms, including backend resources,
  • Writing clean and scalable code,
  • Integrating internal elements that are focused on user experience and that were made by frontend developers,
  • Adjusting the IT product for different types of browsers,
  • Developing detailed specifications,
  • Testing at all stages of the product cycle to determine how well it performs and adjust as needed,
  • Searching for optimal solutions to release the highest quality product,
  • Creating internal features,
  • Implementing updates and documentation,

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 using PHP with frameworks such as Laravel.

As a software engineer within the Analyst systems team, you will gain exposure to IaC tools such as Terraform and Ansible.

It’s likely that you’ll be:

  • You will have the ability to lead and contribu features from conception to deployment,
  • Prioritise how work fits into wider team progress, as well as solving immediate challenges,
  • Comfortable working autonomously and taking independent decisions as well as having the ability to work cooperatively within a team,
  • Experience using web technologies such as: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, and JavaScript-based libraries,
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of secure web development,

Experience of databases like NoSQL and SQL, as working with a range of other function web frameworks such as Yii and Symfony would be beneficial too.


  • 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