Sr. Software Engineer

Forcepoint    Boston, MA
Job Description

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Forcepoint is building out a new world class UEBA analytics engineering team in Boston. The Boston team will be an important part of not only the global analytics engineering team but also the Cyber Experience Center . This team is responsible for ingesting, processing, storing, and analyzing cybersecurity data. In this role you will work with other developers, data engineers, and data scientists to continue the development of our flagship analytics product. This is an exciting opportunity to work with experienced professionals within an innovative space and to be able to demonstrate your expertise externally to customers and internally across Forcepoint . This position will require you to develop everything from prototype systems to fully mature test-driven production quality code. This is an exciting and fun role where creative contribution and design initiative are welcome and given dedicated time for you to pursue. The successful candidate will have a strong passion for technology, be open minded and have strong technical skills to help solve and troubleshoot large scale deployments. In addition, you should also have good organizational skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills, working well with others across group and department boundaries.

About the Boston Office:

The Forcepoint Boston Office, Forcepoint’s Cyber Experience Center, is located within the historic Seaport District. Just steps away from numerous historic sites, the Seaport District offers many parks, waterfront walking/running paths, amenities, dining options, and incredible views of Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The office is located a half-block from the Silver Line T train, and a 10-minute walk to South Station.

This office is brand new and hosts a state-of–the-art Global Executive Briefing Center. It is expected that executives will come from around the globe to meet first hand with the Industry’s leading Behavioral Analytics Architects and Engineers in order to better understand how approaching security through a behavior-centric lens is the differentiator needed to prevent cyberattacks before they happen. The team at the Boston office will be an important part in this communication.


  • Architect data pipelines involving data cleaning, transformation, streaming enrichment / analytics and normalization

  • Design, build, and maintain data movement solutions such as APIs, pub/sub queues, and data stores

  • Designing and developing data science solutions that serve ML solutions at-scale

  • Design and implement features in the streaming analytics pipeline to suit evolving analytic strategies

  • Lead and participate in detailed design activities by analyzing requirements and high-level designs

  • Develop prototype versions of cloud services and applications

  • Design, document and create unit tests for production level code

  • Participate in Agile planning, estimation, and execution

  • Interface and work well with other engineering groups as part of day to day activities

  • Solves production issues that need reproduction, root cause analysis, and coding

  • Innovate on behavioral technologies and analytics

Skills & Qualifications

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10 + years software development experience

  • Experience with working with data analytics in an at-scale production environment

  • Knowledge and development experience in AWS , Azure or other Public Cloud providers

  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages including Python and Java

  • Experience working with, architecting , and implementing data pipelines

  • Experience architecting and building data movement and storage solutions at-scale

  • Innovative drive to investigate and assess new technologies with minimal learning curves

  • Data storage experience across technologies such as RDBMS, Key/Value Stores , N oSQL , and Graph-based Systems

  • An ability to work successfully across team and geographical boundaries to deliver external and internal initiatives

  • Prior experience working in a commercial development environment: best practices for development, agile, schedules, processes, defect management, code management & continuous integration environments & formal quality practices

Nice to have:

  • Experience automating Public Cloud deployments using both IaaS and PaaS capabilities

  • Demonstrated experience developing and using RESTful API interfaces

  • Cybersecurity knowledge or experience

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of large enterprise networking environments

  • Experience working with large enterprise customers

  • Experience working in Java environments with technologies such as Containers, Servlets, Spring

  • Understanding of security concepts: encryption, secure application development, defensive programming, software vulnerabilities and exploits, general issues in web security

  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery development methods

What You Can Expect

At Forcepoint, you have an opportunity to join a startup environment with the comfort of a world class established organization behind you. You will be working within a brand - new 53,000 square-foot office facility . F o rcepoint o ffer s a competitive range of benefits which include 401K, Healthcare, Critical Illness, Life Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Sports & Social Club, Employee Referral Bonus Payments, Sabbatical Program and Volunteering Hours.

Not only is Forcepoint committed to providing you a state-of-the-art facility, competitive compensation and benefits, but also a Big Investment in You — you ll also get all the training , support, and access to industry leaders you need to succeed and grow your career.

Our values are who we are and drive everything we do…

Trustworthy | Respectful | Collaborative | Innovative | Accountable | Relentless


Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:42:59 GMT

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