Stay in Touch



Security Applications Engineer



Shape Security



Greater London, GB


We are security and web experts, pioneers, evangelists and elite researchers. We believe in the power of the Internet to be a positive force and our mission is to protect every website and mobile app from cybercriminals.
Shape’s founders fought cybercrime at the Pentagon, Google, and leading security companies. They realized that Alan Turing’s vision of a day when computers could pass for humans had arrived in the form of automated attacks on websites. They responded with a fundamentally new technology approach to web and mobile security that has attracted some of the top computer scientists, researchers, and engineers in the world. Shape now defends the web and mobile applications for the world's leading corporations.
Shape in the News
Shape recognized as the fastest-growing company in Silicon Valley:
Shape made the list for top AI 100
Job Description
Would you enjoy the challenge of hands-on, applied engineering, solving complex problems in distributed systems, and securing the Internet against the onslaught of bot attacks? Then join Shape Security, the superheroes protecting online accounts from criminal takeover, safeguarding the privacy of you, your friends, and family. We’re looking for somebody with web development experience, knowledge of networking fundamentals, and strong troubleshooting skills to ensure the successful deployment of Shape’s industry-leading security solution.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Diagnose and resolve problems across multiple components in the Shape system, from the JavaScript SDK, to the network appliance, to the cloud data system. Troubleshoot problems that require analyzing the system end-to-end.
    • Configure the Shape JavaScript SDK for optimal effectiveness on enterprise web sites.
    • Develop tooling to support how the Shape reverse proxy network appliance processes http traffic.
    • Analyze http traffic to uncover attacks and errors and work to optimize the security and reliability of the Shape defense system.
    • Empower Shape’s Customer Success team out in the field through tooling, training, and systems engineering support.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Experienced with web development including client-side and server-side frameworks
    • Troubleshooting experience related to networking and web application development
    • Strong coding skills in Java, Python, or other programming languages
    • Working knowledge of HTTP/HTTPS and the TCP/IP stack
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in Linux operating system


    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field; otherwise, strong programming background that demonstrates grounding in fundamentals
    • Three+ years of application security experience
    • Knowledge of various operating systems, cloud environments and coding standards
    • Experience in application testing and verification
    • An understanding and experience in application security
    • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
    • Good collaboration skills
    • A highly motivated individual with strong technical skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • An energetic, self-starter, who is comfortable in a team-oriented environment including the ability to articulate daily individual accomplishments and blocking issues.
    • An understanding of software development methodologies and the demonstrated ability to design and develop complex software systems.

Bonus Knowledge and Skills

    • Experience in application or network security
    • Solid understanding of secure coding practices
    • Experience in data encryption and secure communication
    • Experience analyzing network traffic for attacks

Apply for the job

Subscribe to our blog.


Blog & Newsletter Signup