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Python Engineer, AI Analysis

Python Engineer, AI Analysis
2 weeks ago


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. The company protects more than 8,400 customers from various threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Innovation and Research

Darktrace's roots lie in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research that has set new standards in cyber security, with over 130 patents and pending applications supporting their technological innovations. The company's European R&D center is based in The Hague, Netherlands.

Company Information

  • Headquarters: Cambridge, UK
  • Employees: More than 2,400 globally
  • Customer Base: Includes public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses worldwide.

Career Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity to join Darktrace, a fast-growing company recognized by TIME magazine as one of the "Most Influential Companies" for 2021 and by Fast Company as one of the "Most Innovative AI Companies" in 2022. To learn more about the company's technology, visit

R&D Teams

Join the dedicated R&D teams in Cambridge that drive the company's rapid growth by creating and enhancing innovative products. Software engineers in these teams work on a wide range of projects using a diverse toolset.

AI Analysis Team

The AI Analysis team is focused on developing products and software to automate the human analysis process. Members work on Python development, security research, machine learning research, and cloud architecture to support various products.

Role Details

As a Python engineer within the AI Analysis team, your responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to prototyping new ideas to enhance services
  • Improving performance of existing products
  • Investigating methods to defend against cyber-attacks

Creativity is encouraged alongside traditional development processes.

Candidate Requirements

  • Solution-focused mindset with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge or interest in cyber-security / malware forensics
  • Familiarity with Docker and cloud computing environments
  • Experience with programming languages like JavaScript, Rust, and C++ is a plus


  • 23 days holiday + public holidays (increasing to 25 days after 2 years)
  • 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

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