In our monthly Trending in Tech blog series, we offer up an inside look at tech companies in Ottawa that are growing and creating new opportunities for tech talent.
Recently, locally-based cybersecurity software and services provider Field Effect set a course for increasing its market presence by raising $30M U.S. in funding to help power up its growth.
Looking to learn what Field Effect has planned here in Ottawa and beyond, and how you can join the team? Read below to learn more about their holistic approach to providing cybersecurity solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes- and why they’re looking for skilled tech talent.
What does Field Effect do?
Field Effect is revolutionizing the cybersecurity industry by bringing advanced cybersecurity solutions and services to businesses of all sizes. After years of research and development by the brightest in the business, we have pioneered a holistic approach to cybersecurity.
Our complete Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution, flexible simulation-based training platform, and expert-led professional services form a unified defence that results in superior security, less complexity, and immediate value.
We build solutions that are sophisticated, yet easy to use and manage, so every business owner can get the hands-free cybersecurity they expect and the sleep-filled nights they deserve.
Can you talk a bit about Field Effect’s growth?
After securing a Series A round of financing, Field Effect is positioned for rapid growth. With over 170 employees, currently, Field Effect is planning to grow to 500 in the next few years.
Focusing on leadership, sales, marketing, technical, and operational roles will expand Field Effect’s expertise in new areas, as well as further its world-leading cybersecurity offerings.
Are there particular tech skills that are in demand for your company?
- Software developers (Python and/or Java)
- Cyber Security Analysts
- Cyber Security Researchers
Can you highlight a few open positions you’re currently hiring for?
- Software Developers in Data Analytics
- Senior & Intermediate Python Developers
- Senior Java Developers
What do you look for in a candidate looking to join the Field Effect team?
Protecting vulnerable businesses is no easy feat. It requires brains, talent, and top-notch technological tools. But more important than either of those things is the team. Working with a great team makes the unachievable achievable—not to mention fun.
You’re a team player
Your ability to collaborate and contribute effectively to projects on an agile team is just as important as your ability to listen and learn. Simultaneously, you possess the confidence to excel in independent work.
While there are plenty of opportunities for growth, Field Effect employees also need to share experiences to educate others.
You combine creativity with cybersecurity
You don’t need to be ex-CSIS or CIA to work at Field Effect, nor do you need a laundry list of technical qualifications.
While we’re always on the lookout for experienced cyber experts, we want your unique talents and expertise—we want to see what you bring to the table.
Some of the best solutions to challenges in the cybersecurity world come from thinking outside the box and looking at problems with a fresh set of eyes.
Your perspective is important: how you approach challenges and work with your teammates to solve problems may lead to breakthroughs that change how the entire company—and even the industry—does things.
Put simply, your skills and passion are a big part of what makes you you, and why we want you on our team.
You’re brilliant and think on your feet
Field Effect exists to protect small and medium-sized businesses from cyber-attacks, defending them with a resilient and easy-to-understand network security solution. For us, the mission is paramount, and passion for it is critical for success. Daily objectives can change on the fly, so your ability to communicate and adapt effectively is important.
3 reasons tech talent will want to join the Field Effect team
1. Your brilliance will get a runway
At Field Effect, you can let your imagination run wild without worrying about the red tape or bureaucracy that might bog down the average startup. You’re not just a cog in a machine. You will be instrumental in everything you lay your hands on and leave every project feeling more confident in your abilities.
Say goodbye to boredom. We’ll keep your appetite for growth and exploration well fed. The only direction you’ll see is up and, with your skills and positive attitude, you’ll have no problem levelling up your career.
2. You will be surrounded by industry-leading cybersecurity experts
You’ll be building innovative security solutions alongside award-winning cybersecurity champions. You’ll be immersed in a team of high-calibre professionals who are directly responsible for the outstanding reputation Field Effect has earned over the years. Your team solves problems that the competition can’t.
And, outside the margins of your job description, you’ll enjoy a community that lives on far beyond the proverbial 9 to 5. Whether you like after-hour activities, Friday afternoon socials or company-wide town halls, you’ll always have an opportunity to find mentors, make friends, build connections, and collaborate on the future of Field Effect and your own career.
3. You will help shape the future of cybersecurity
We are going places and fast. At Field Effect, you’ll have something that none of your large-scale competitors ever will— speed. Never again dread those boring projects that take years to build and implement.
You’ll be an innovator of scale and your list of career milestones will be full of accomplishments before you know it. As a born self-starter, you won’t just take things at face value and call it a day. You’ll have the freedom to question and explore.
Can you highlight the best way for any interested applicants to apply?
If you are passionate about cybersecurity and interested in taking the next big leap of your career, visit our careers page for the latest job opportunities.
You can also reach out to us at [email protected]. Let’s uncover the future of cybersecurity together!
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