Sr. Software Engineer, Data

| 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

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to work on the Data Team. The Network Perception Data Team is responsible for ingestion of data within our NP-View application. We have a mature application that is in the process of being optimized for our future customer growth, and we are seeking individuals to work on the team in order to make technical and process improvements to facilitate our future growth. We are also looking for experienced developers to help us improve our development processes. We consider process and culture equally important to technical skill.

In the first 90 days, you will:

  • Learn the functionality of NP-View
  • Explore different areas of our codebase
  • Address customer-related issues
  • Collaborate with other team members to understand our data model

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and extend the functionality of the NP-View application
  • Write code that is clear, maintainable, and is unit testable
  • Aid in the collaborative functionality of the team
  • Bring new approaches to the team
  • Ask questions, support experimentation
  • Understand customer needs and help to bring them to the team


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to be successful in this role:

  • Primary recent coding experience in python
  • 2-4 years minimum working on a team of developers on a common codebase
  • Experience in some of the following areas:
    • Experience working on large, legacy codebases
    • Experience working in an agile development environment
    • Experience with data pipelines (ingestion, transformation)
    • Experience with DevOps / cloud provisioning / service orchestration
    • Experience working with external APIs
    • Experience working developing REST APIs
    • Experience working with database ORM/ODMs
    • Experience working with nosql databases (code-related)
    • Experience developing for computer networks or security products is a plus
    • Experience with unit testing

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.


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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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Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
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Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
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Generous PTO
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Some meals provided
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