DarkMatter is developing a suite of communication applications covering encrypted voice, instant messaging, email and other in-transit data. Working in a fast paced environment, the successful Engineer will be responsible for software design, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment of security-focused products and services. About us Whether you are working in our headquarters located in the iconic Aldar HQ building in Abu Dhabi, or one of our international offices you will be joining a firm that is constantly looking to push boundaries. We live and breathe the ethos that “impossible is just the beginning”. We are the firm that conceptualised and launched the world’s most secure mobile phone and communications suite in under nine months so you wouldn’t expect a mundane working environment. We thrive on challenges and look to hire people with a genuine desire to contribute to our mission to “Protect the future by securing its technologies”. Boredom is not on the agenda. In the last twelve months we have seen our ranks swell from 100 to over 500 working out of five offices across three continents. We have launched a full suite of cyber products and services including Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defence, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & Systems Integration), as well as Secure Communications. We are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions. About the Job You will be responsible for interacting with internal teams to obtain in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements and in-turn produce high-quality documentation that meets the applicable standards. You will be analyzing existing and potential content, focusing on reuse and single-sourcing opportunities. You will be creating and maintaining the information architecture as well. About you The ideal Engineer is bright, responsible, self-motivated, and confident, with a focus on execution and getting stuff done. We look for problem solvers who can anticipate problems, look beyond immediate issues, and take initiative to improve our software. We believe in short feedback loops, well-designed APIs, test driven development, automation wherever possible, to make sure we can minimize friction and focus on solving the big problems. You will join a talented team of experienced software engineers, working on challenging projects. You will have 4 years’ experience in similar role creating beautiful, friendly, responsive and immersive front ended user experiences. You will be comfortable with design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve scalable and highly available backend services. You will be someone with keen Interest in learning about security and cryptography. Your verbal and written communication in English should be excellent. You should also ensure consistency, clarity and quality in and across all types of documentation. Preferred Requirements: Experience with Java and SQL databases Experience with multithreaded applications Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect to back-end services Understanding of Apple design principles and interface guidelines Integrating low level C libraries Demonstrated ability to implement complex algorithms Strong knowledge of data structures, concurrency, modern design patterns, object-oriented software engineering best practices Familiarity with development and configuration tools (Git, Jira, Jenkins, etc.) Strong verbal and written communication skills Our Process We aim to respond to all applicants within five working days, whether you are successful or not. If you make it through the initial selection process you will have a conversation with a member of the Talent Acquisition team to broadly discuss your experience, assess your compatibility with our values and culture, as well as try to answer your questions about DarkMatter. After this you will have a technical interview with someone from the team you would be working in to take a deeper dive into your skills. Assuming you come this far, we will then wheel out the big guns and you will have a final round of interviews with the senior team before we make a decision. With over 50 nationalities working in the firm we are literally hiring the best cyber talent in the world. Hence our interviews are frequently conducted by telephone or video-conference. As we take you through this application process your application will be partly managed by our automated recruitment system so please make sure you keep an eye out for updates. You can always track the status of your application through the candidate portal. If you have been inspired to apply for a role at DarkMatter click one of the buttons below, upload your resume and complete the application form. We will take it from there. We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible, however if you’re not quite ready to commit (or your resume isn’t up to date) then please feel free to reach out to one of our Talent Acquisition team on LinkedIn or call us on +971 2 417 1417 – we are always happy to have a chat about roles (and even put you in touch with one of the team members for an informal discussion about what it’s like to work for us or even just to talk about working in the United Arab Emirates).
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