Senior Software Engineer (Java)

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs while safely embracing business imperatives including big data, BYOD and social media. More than two million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective data protection, risk management and threat intelligence.

Trustwave is a privately held company, headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit

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

We are looking for talented, highly motivated candidates with 6-10 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.)

  • Strong object-oriented design and Java programming skills, including experience with leading open source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and Junit

  • Experience developing rich application UIs

  • Knowledge of JavaScript and web technologies for the browser (HTML, XML, CSS)

  • Solid relational DBMS skills using MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle or other DBMS products

  • Real-world experience building very large scale, high availability applications.

  • Familiarity with Message Queueing technology (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, etc.) is desirable

  • Experience developing web services using XML-RPC, SOAP, REST approaches

  • Familiarity with C# and .NET is desirable but not required

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar degree is preferred

  • Familiarity with the security industry is desirable but not required

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.

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