Senior Software Engineer (C++)

  • Category: Research & Development
  • Team: Engineering
  • Location: Auckland, Ellerslie


Position at Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and cybersecurity education, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit

Job Purpose:

You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our content analysis products on a daily basis, as well as interaction with other teams with regards to product development. You will also be involved in the technical specifications of future versions, and be a liaison into the QA team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain our content analysis products and associated dependencies to internal coding standards
  • Liaise with members of the QA team during development and testing
  • Liaise with our technical support team to resolve customer issues
  • Research new technologies to determine their applicability to the product

Key Performance Criteria:

  • Development according to product release schedules
  • Code quality and commenting
  • Production of technical documentation for internal use

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Computer science qualification, or similar
  • Solid knowledge of C++ and C++ 11 and above
  • Experience in ATL, STL
  • Experience in C# development (including .NET core)
  • Understanding of software design patterns; both object-oriented and functional
  • Strong debugging skills 
  • Experience with concurrency and multithreading
  • Ability to work with complex legacy code
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking
  • Understanding of SMTP, HTTP, and common Internet protocols
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Advantageous:

  • Strong debugging skills
  • Experience with Boost
  • Experience with cloud technologies (Azure preferred)
  • Experience with REST APIs
  • Experience in Microsoft SQL / TSQL programming
  • Experience with HTTP, TCP/IP and DNS
  • Experience with Active directories, LDAP, Microsoft IIS
  • Previous experience working in an Agile Development environment

Interpersonal Characteristics:

  • Analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with people of varying technical ability
  • Ability to prioritize and self-manage tasks, responsibilities and time
  • Ability to work as a Team Player, in a cross functional team in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Ability to understand the target audience and how the products are used

Reporting Relationship:

Formally reporting to the Development Lead, but primarily accountable to fellow Scrum Team members in a flat team structured environment.


Working from a spacious, comfortable and modern office building conveniently located in the Greenlane business district, with easy parking and multiple public transport options. Trustwave’s Auckland office enjoys the benefits of being part of a large multi-national company, while maintaining a collaborative ‘start-up’ type atmosphere owing to a relatively small number of people at this site, operating within an Agile Software Development Framework.

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Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely.Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.

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