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IDS Software Engineer - Network Development

Lastline, London, Boston

COMPLETE BREACH VISIBILITY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS


THE JOB:

You will be directly involved in the development and maintenance of part of the Lastline Network Sensor product, more specifically high performance network processing components such as sniffers (e.g. Suricata). You will work at the kernel and system level, using your skills at high performance C development. You will investigate, debug and implement efficient parsers for network protocols: in summary, the job is for a “networking geek”. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you!

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • In-depth knowledge of networking concepts and network protocols.
  • Excellent proficiency in C development, good C++ skills.
  • In depth understanding of the Linux development environment and tools (git, autotools, gdb, profilers).
  • Experience in python development, and basic knowledge of Ruby/Puppet.
  • BSCS or equivalent.
  • Strong analytic thinking and ability to approach potentially complex bugs effectively and methodically, as well as the ability to understand and work reliably and responsibly in large codebases.
  • Comfortable working with geographically distributed team.

THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT WILL STRENGTHEN A CANDIDATE'S POSITION:

  • Knowledge of the Suricata codebase, or any other IDS (Snort, Bro).
  • Experience in rust (https://www.rust-lang.org/en-US/) development.
  • Experience in network security research.
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of large code bases.
LASTLINE, THE COMPANY:

Lastline is a venture backed cyber security company with demonstrably the industry’s best network-based defense against targeted, evasive and zero-day attacks.  Lastline is focused on real-time analysis of advanced malware and knowing the Internet's malicious infrastructure.
 
THE TEAM:

You will work with some of the world’s leading experts in network cyber security.  The team encompasses a range of expertises in network detection that goes from low level packet sniffing to network detection and threat intelligence. Members of the team share a common background and interest in the analysis of network traffic for the detection of security relevant activities and have a passion for this type of work. The team culture welcomes new ideas and experimentation- everybody is welcome to propose new approaches to improve the detection capabilities of the system.

About Lastline

Lastline is revolutionizing the way companies improve network breach protection with malware detection tools that uncover malware- and browser-based attacks and malicious network activity before suffering a costly data breach. And we enable you to do this with fewer resources and at lower cost than existing malware detection tools. In 2011, Drs. Engin Kirda, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna, three of the world’s most influential academic researchers in cybersecurity, founded Lastline. The company’s vision is informed by the founders’ world-renowned research on malware analysis and evasion techniques, academically-rooted rigor, innovative approaches to network breach protection, and a passion to improve enterprise cybersecurity. Lastline’s unmatched level of visibility, accuracy and effectiveness, and our focus on IT managers’ ever-increasing pressure to secure company networks and assets, has resulted in the company providing specific, actionable, context-rich threat intelligence and decreased data loss to many of the largest and most successful companies around the world.

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