Software Engineer II, API / Python

| Chicago, IL, USA
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About Us

Network Perception was launched in 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Park. Founded by a team of experts on network security and critical infrastructure protection, Network Perception delivers a pioneering solution that enables corporate compliance and cyber security managers to gain a complete view of their network security and to immediately determine if its configuration is in alignment with best practices and regulatory standards.

About the Role

At Network Perception, the Software Engineer II, API role is a python software engineer who reports to the Team Lead, Front End Development. Our Front End engineers are responsible for the client side and API layers of our web application stack. We work closely with the UX and Product teams and other stakeholders as we build additional capabilities into our flagship product, NP-View. Our team has developed numerous custom UI components for reporting and visualization. We also work deeper in the application stack to optimize for performance.

What this role does:

  • Maintain and enhance the systems supporting our web application
  • Work vertically through our stack to add new Web API routes and enhance existing routes
  • Work horizontally in the stack to add new cross-functional capabilities to our system
  • Decommission and replace technologies used in the Back End / API layers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities likely needed for success in this role:

  • 2+ years of Python software development experience, additional experience with compiled languages such as C++ / Golang is preferred
  • Familiarity with Python web server libraries
  • Experience creating REST Web APIs
  • Understanding of multi-threading and multi-processing and sync / async programming
  • Understanding of benchmarking and performance optimization for speed and memory footprint
  • Familiarity with NoSQL Key-value databases (Redis)
  • Experience building automated unit tests
  • Experience developing for computer networks or security products is a plus

Conditions of Employment

  • Due to a contract this role supports, you must be a U.S. Citizen residing in the U.S. to apply for this position.
  • Successful completion of a background screening once a conditional offer of employment has been made.


Network Perception participates in the E-Verify program from the United States Department of Homeland Security. For more information about the E-Verify program please visit You can also review the E-Verify Participation Poster and the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section Poster.


  • Full health, vision, dental benefits available on day 1
  • Competitive compensation and equal pay commitment
  • Flexible working hours and locations
  • Continuous professional training
  • Parental and medical leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Equity
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An Insider's view of Network Perception

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I started at Network Perception, I had no knowledge of our efforts to protect the nation’s infrastructures. Now I consider daily how we can strengthen those protections. That I continue to evolve each day is what I love most about my job. I have grown in so many aspects - from understanding our clients' needs to onboarding to process creation.


Manager of Technical Support

What is your vision for the company?

We are a purpose-driven organization with a mission to protect critical infrastructure. We cannot address today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges without focus, innovation, and teamwork. At Network Perception, we strive to build a work environment where we invite creative talents, respect everyone’s voice, and solve problems together.


CEO & Co-Founder

What are Network Perception Perks + Benefits

Network Perception Benefits Overview

Network Perception provides its employees with a full suite of benefits, offering 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance plans that are effective on an employee's first day. We also offer paid time off, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, life insurance, adoption assistance, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and a 401(k). Continuing education is highly encouraged, and we offer employees up to $2,500 annually towards training and development.

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OKR operational model
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Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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