System Software Developer

  • Trend Micro
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Customer Service Security Software

Job Description

Trend Micro: Securing Your Journey to the Cloud

Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.


As a part of the Deep Security team at Trend Micro, you will participate as part of a dynamic and talented team that develops the next generation of Trend Micro’s security products. Your role will be to design, implement and test high quality software capabilities for data center and cloud based systems using your excellent coding abilities. This is a software development role requiring exceptional programming skills and a high degree of adaptability and creativity. If you love writing beautiful, efficient, and productive code, and have a desire to see your code deliver great value, we want to talk to you.


We’re looking for someone who:

  • Will use their exceptional lower level programming skills, primarily in C++ to build innovative and sustainable solutions that solve our customer’s problems.
  • Loves to work on a great cross functional team collaborating effectively with various groups to understand business objectives, customer needs and gaps, and deliver on the team objectives
  • Has great scripting skills, always prefer to automate in favor of manual work
  • Will work on a variety of platforms at varying heights in the stack, has a desire to learn when necessary; Windows and Linux, User mode or kernel
  • Is quality focused, believes in unit testing and making their code easily debuggable in the field
  • Has a proactive, customer-oriented approach when troubleshooting problems and resolving issues related to product, process and tools.
  • Has knowledge of socket programming, virtualization and cloud computing concepts, and networking knowledge
  • Has a desire or experience developing secure code and working in a security space
  • Has or is pursuing a bachelor of computer science degree (or equivalent)

About Trend Micro Ottawa

The Deep Security R&D team is comprised of highly effective small teams that take ownership for various areas of our product and services. The teams work hard innovating to make the best darn software imaginable. The atmosphere is relaxed, spacious, and we strongly value work/life balance and continued learning. A few specifics:

  • Collaborative workspaces with unique and spacious lounge areas
  • Flexible hours
  • Regular Hack Days!
  • Opportunities to pursue training, industry events and conferences
  • Global company, global opportunities
  • Frequent team activities, project celebrations, and knowledge sharing
  • Foosball, ping pong, etc.
  • Regular pizza lunches
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Cheap snacks and sodas

Here is what one of our summer co-ops had to say:

My summer co-op internship at Trend Micro has been a rich and wonderful experience. I worked with two of many diverse teams, being exposed to a wide variety of software technologies and tools through interestingly challenging tasks. I got a chance to see and learn from the smarts and creativity of all the other teams as well, during both the sprint demo meetings and Hack Day, which is a fun event I was lucky enough to be present for and participate in. Overall, Trend would definitely be a company I would want to work with again in the future!”


If you have any questions at all about development opportunities at Trend Micro do not hesitate to contact


Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.