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Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Cork, Ireland
Posted on Monday, June 17, 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!

Job Summary

Forcepoint is growing and hiring software engineers to join our endpoint software development team. In this role you will write user space and low level software for our endpoint agent on the Windows and/or OS X platforms. This position focuses on resolving issues and implementing new features for customers in support of all Forcepoint business units.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, enhance, and maintain Forcepoint endpoint security agents
  • Design and implement endpoint security solutions in response to emerging threats
  • Assist and troubleshoot product related issues escalated by the product support team
  • Perform additional duties and projects as required to achieve organizational goals

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, graduate degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience with C/C++ on OS X and/or Windows
  • Understanding of operating system and device driver fundamentals
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, good coding and source management practices

Soft Skills

  • Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork behavior within a diverse team environment
  • Self-motivated to research new skills and technologies (whether or not directly related to product)
  • Commitment to the broader range of product development goals (teamwork at scale)

Preferred Skills and Background

  • Knowledge of endpoint, network and data security highly desired
  • Experience developing and debugging kernel level code and/or device drivers
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM centered organization
  • Prior experience developing security products for the commercial or federal markets

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.

Forcepoint is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to recruiting@forcepoint.com.

Applicants must have the right to work in the location to which you have applied.