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End-point Architect



Cork, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Position: Endpoint Architect

Location: Cork, Ireland (hybrid role)


Have you architected endpoint development before? We’re seeking an architect to design and direct the creation of a new generation endpoint. Experience in cross-compiling agents and delivery of agents running on multiple operating systems is required. Deep operating system knowledge is critical.

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.

Forcepoint is recognised as a Market & Technology Leader in Data Loss Protection, CASB, NGFW and Cross Domain Cyber Solutions and is a pioneer in anti-evasion defences and high-availability clustering.

The Endpoint team is an essential part of a global team that designs and develops Forcepoint’s Windows, Linux and MAC capabilities to scale to meet the needs of hundreds of millions of Forcepoint users. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious, independent hard worker who wants to be part of a winning team.

This position includes responsibility for architecture, design and implementation of our Endpoint products. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious, independent hard worker who wants to be part of a winning team.


  • Act in the role of leader and mentor regarding the direction for technical decisions in software architecture for a cross-compiling agent system.
  • Set, inspect, and direct high-quality coding standards
  • Leader who can work collaboratively with a degree of humility
  • Interact with management and stakeholders
  • Determine the best design and architecture in translating business requirements into specific endpoint capabilities for all Operating Systems.
  • Ensure best practices for success are well defined and followed for endpoint products
  • Assists in the development of prototype versions of endpoint products.
  • Debate and lead resolution for technical challenges
  • Plan for technology insertion and evolutionary paths
  • Identify risks and propose risk mitigation strategies
  • Document design activities including high-level designs, design features and components.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the business’ strategic direction.
  • Work to strengthen the quality deliverables by reviewing test plans and recommending testing strategies.
  • Understanding and experience delivering software
  • Agent side depth knowledge and Server side awareness

Skills & Qualifications

Must have

  • Proven background as a Software Architect, ideally within any endpoint space
  • Experience working with a multi-product architecture
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working with distributed teams.
  • Kernel, System extensions & User level development experience
  • Expert in C/C++, Multi-threaded applications, server-side time-critical applications.
  • Demonstrated experience developing on multiple platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux). Working with cross compiling architectures.
  • High emphasis on quality – unit testing, E2E testing, code reviewing, pre-merge testing etc...
  • Strong understanding of good branching/merging techniques & strategies.
  • Experience developing large scale multi-threaded applications in a loosely coupled, modular, maintainable and scalable fashion.
  • Self-motivated and driven individual
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills both within formal and informal settings.
  • Experience with modern engineering processes such as Agile and Scrum.
  • Experience of the full endpoint product lifecycle from requirements to development to quality to operations and production.
  • Ability to provide complete and measurable feedback to others in a positive manner.
  • Keeps up to date on current and future technologies within the endpoint space and security in general.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of large enterprise networking environments.
  • Experience working with large enterprise customers.
  • Security certification
  • Understanding of security concepts: encryption, secure application development, defensive programming, software vulnerabilities and exploits, general issues in web security.

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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