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Cyber Security Engineer (Software)


Job Description

We are a watchTowr, an early-stage VC-backed cyber-security start-up headquartered in Singapore. Cyber security veterans and technical experts, we are obsessed with building exciting technology for some of the world’s most targeted organisations.


With experience informed by years of simulating sophisticated cyber attacks against some of the world's largest organisations, our mission is to enable organisations to continuously understand, assess and assure their real external cyber attack surface - with cutting-edge technology.


By leveraging data, our mission is to empower organisations to keep up with the rapid rate of evolution across the cyber security industry, by providing continuous and real-time assurance in line with a frontline adversarial understanding of cyber security.


We are a young, high-energy and high-performing team that is devoted to building world-class technology, in pursuit of realising our mission. We are in a high and aggressive growth phase of our journey, and are excited to continue adding colleagues to join our phorce of nature.


But what’s the role?

We are looking for an ambitious Cyber Security Engineer to join us in evolving our backend technology.


Sounds great – what will I do?

  • You will have a leading role in designing, developing and maintaining modularised attacker tactics and techniques in our technology
  • You will work closely with our cybersecurity researchers to design work flows to quickly identity and exploit potential weaknesses in our clients’ systems
  • You will tackle technology and data problems – how do we continuously improve our handling, processing, and presentation of data?

Job Requirement

Sounds perfect to me, what specifics are you looking for?


  • Backend: Python or GoLang
  • Network: Familiarity with network protocols, common network services
  • Database: MongoDB


Ideal Experience

Ideally, you should have 2 or more years of experience:


  • Working in a fast-paced cyber security environment
  • Collecting data to automate workflows, through scraping, enumeration, network probing 
  • Working with external APIs and data sources that may not always be reliable
  • Having to rapidly prototype mission-critical ideas or theories, where trade-offs have to be made
  • Writing clean, testable code and are familiar with different testing strategies
  • With architecture patterns such as event-sourcing and CQRS


Bonus Experience

It’ll also be awesome if you:

  • Have experience in automating the ability to identify vulnerabilities, at scale
  • Working with distributed systems, at scale
  • Have experience in platform engineering work such as creating CI/CD pipelines and understand common deployment patterns
  • Have worked in an Agile environment with a strong DevOps culture


Our Experience

When you join us, you can expect (ok, we kinda expect this from you too):

  • A highly motivated team that obsesses over our shared mission
  • To be part of a team of outcome-focused problem-solvers
  • An environment of autonomy and creativity to support you to deliver the best work of your life
  • A culture of continuous improvement in the form of learning and growth


What’s in it for me?

  • Competitive compensation - we believe that hard work, skills and ambition should be fairly compensated.
  • Meaningful role in a company - You will be a key and early contributor to a fast-growing cyber security business that helps protect some of the world's largest enterprises.
  • The best tools and powerful kit - we enable you with the tools to effectively fulfil your role.
  • Endless opportunities – we are in a high-growth phase of our journey, and plan to promote from within as we scale.
  • Work with cyber security experts – we are solving cutting-edge industry-wide cyber security challenges with some of the world’s most advanced organisations.
  • Work hard, play hard - we work hard together, but we also have fun together. On Fridays, we regularly turn on the speakers, open the beer fridge, and prepare for the weekend.



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