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Flashpoint // business risk Intelligence
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Company Description:

Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower organizations worldwide with meaningful intelligence & information that combats threats & adversaries. The companys sophisticated technology, advanced data collections, & human-powered analysis uniquely enables large enterprises & the public sector to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats & build insider threat programs, enhance corporate & physical security, improve executive protection, & address vendor risk & supply chain integrity. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

What we are looking for:

For this role, we specifically want software engineers who are interested in bridging the gap between building modular, efficient systems, primarily within cloud-based environments, & working directly with our analysts to collect relevant information from publicly available internet sources. We want candidates who live & breathe both online culture & software development culture.

Below is more about the role we have in mind.

What you will do:

  • Nurture, refactor, & expand our systems to handle new, varied data models, while maintaining sensible code abstractions & improving the efficiency of our operations
  • Work with analysts to identify important trends from the threat landscape & to explore them
  • Evaluate the fluidity, priority, & trends in internet technologies & protocols, & understand their data models well enough to intuit what their value is
  • Drive down total time taken for processing (code optimization & refactoring), deployment (smoother CI/CD pipelines), & other SLAs (delivery to clients via our infrastructure)
  • Improve our tooling for monitoring the health & efficiency of our systems
  • Write empathetic documentation & runbooks to enable your team to be force multipliers for each other
  • Help bring in new technologies & develop innovative approaches to the data challenges we face
  • Apply your honesty, strong sense of morals & ethics, & sense of responsibility towards making Flashpoint & those around you smarter, stronger, & kinder

What you will bring:

  • 1 to 3 years experience contributing to production systems or other relevant experience
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Enjoyment for working in a close-knit, highly -communicative & -collaborative team
  • A coding personality that excels at debugging & applying glue in engineering gaps
  • Experience using headless browsers, Selenium, or the requests & BeautifulSoup Python packages
  • An organized work ethic
  • Comfort with online communities, the Deep & Dark Web, & social media
  • Comfort with writing defensive code that can handle malformed markup, slow network conditions, & edge cases
  • Comfort with non-deterministic input
  • A humble attitude & persistence to learn & to Get Stuff Done Right

What else would be great:

  • Understanding of Layer 7 & the browser application as it relates to web servers, typically learned through front-end & API experience
  • Code samples relating to client interaction with third-party applications
  • Experience developing or using security tools, or any type of security-oriented background
  • Past training in intelligence analysis
  • A passion for staying up-to-date on current events, particularly for reporting about cybersecurity, federal law enforcement cases, national security, gaming community tech, & social networking

What we will provide:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, ability, & role responsibilities. Additional perks include health & welfare benefits, 401K, commuter benefits, a well-stocked kitchen, cool cultural initiatives & employee events.

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