Application Security Engineer

Munich / Berlin / London /
Tech – Software Engineering /
Who we are

Helsing is a new type of defence and artificial intelligence company. We believe that software - and especially artificial intelligence - will shape our democracies’ future. Our purpose is to attain technology leadership so that democratic societies are free to make sovereign decisions and control their ethical standards.

Our mission is to attract Europe’s best purpose-driven tech talent and apply their capabilities to some of the most complex problems.

We are looking for people with their heart in the right place, who share our conviction that our democratic values are worth protecting, for ourselves and for future generations.

The impact you will make

Our ambitions are enormous (both on the business and on the technology side) and we are building Europe’s premier AI research and software engineering teams across disciplines such as streaming data processing, edge networking, probabilistic inference, 3D computer graphics, and many more.
Your mission is to protect Helsing and our partners and customers. You will own all application security aspects in our Technology&Engineering function, responsible for the security of our software products, development processes, and infrastructure. You will collaborate closely with the Chief Security Officer and T&E leadership, shaping and enforcing the security policies, processes, and requirements. You will be a trusted security advisor and evangelist to our AI researchers and software engineers during the complete lifecycle from design to implementation to operation. You will build tools and infrastructure to automate your ideas.

Why Helsing

    • Learn a lot working alongside extremely talented, high-performing and committed people from all over the world
    • Have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology
    • Be able to define, create, and build from scratch. Technology, processes and even the organization we are all part of - we are continuously growing and evolving
    • Have an enormous impact on our mission and some of the most important geo-political, global problems, with an ethics-first approach
    • You will be part of a transparent and friendly culture where trust, recognition and autonomy are at the forefront of everything that we do

Who we are looking for

    • The following bullet points describe one version of our dream candidate. We very much encourage you to apply even if you believe you meet only part of our wish list.
    • Experience in software engineering with a passion for security
    • Deep understanding of cloud-native software systems, including cloud security, container-based architecture, and networking
    • Experience with high-level programming languages such as Rust, Python, or C++
    • Experience in evaluating code bases for known or novel vulnerabilities
    • Experience with black-box testing of complex microservice applications
    • Experience with design and operationalisation of DevSecOps / Software Supply Chain Security practices

    • [Bonus] Experience with military-grade software, infrastructure, and data security and protection against APTs and state-level adversaries

What we offer

    • The chance to work in an innovative organisation focused on cutting-edge technology and on serving our democracies
    • The opportunity to drive impact in a fast-growing company with mission-orientated colleagues
    • A diverse, collaborative, and focused team located in the heart of Munich, with offices in Berlin and London (and planned expansion to Paris)
    • Flexible working hours and locations
    • Diverse team events and fun in and outside the office
    • Competitive compensation and stock options
Helsing is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity.