Software Engineer (Java)

Research & Development United States


Position at Trustwave


As a recognized global cyber defender that stops cyber threats all day, every day – we enable our clients to conduct their business, securely.

Trustwave detects threats that others can’t see, enabling us to respond quickly and protect our clients from the devastating impact of cyberattacks. We leverage our world-class team of security consultants, threat hunters and researchers, and our market-leading security operations platform, to relentlessly identify and isolate threats with the right telemetry at the right time for the right response.

Trustwave is a leader in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security, and email security. Our elite Trustwave Spider Labs team provides award-winning threat research and intelligence, which is infused into Trustwave services and products to fortify cyber resilience in the age of advanced threats.

Trustwave, a leader in cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, announces an opening for a Software Engineer to join Trustwave's Product Engineering Team in Chicago.  

We are looking for talented, highly motivated candidates with 5 years of software engineering experience that are interested in building Security Products for low-latency, high-volume environments.


  • Work in small, agile teams to design, prototype and build new product offerings and enhance existing products and tools
  • Collaborate with Product Management to identify, prioritize and document detailed product requirements
  • Design, develop and document application and framework code in Java and other object-oriented programming languages
  • Create robust automated unit/functional test suites and deployment scripts
  • Work with internal QA team on system, performance and acceptance testing

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiarity with agile/iterative development methodologies (XP, SCRUM, etc.)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tools
  • Strong object-oriented design and Java programming skills, including experience with leading open-source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and Junit TestNG, Mockito
  • Knowledge of HTTP protocol, Websockets.
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and web technologies for the browser (HTML, XML, CSS, jQuery).
  • Real-world experience building very large scale, high availability applications.
  • Experience in developing plug-ins for various browsers, specifically Firefox is desirable but not required.
  • Experience developing web services using REST approaches
  • Familiarity with Python desirable
  • Familiarity with the Web Application Security is desirable
  • Familiarity with PhantomJS and/or WebKit


General Requirements:

  • Ability to work with distributed teams in a dynamic, iterative development process
  • Occasional overnight travel to other Trustwave offices in the U.S. may be required
  • Able to quickly prototype ideas
  • Able to give rough work estimates and strive to complete projects by the deadline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred

We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

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

To All Agencies:

Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place, and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.