Cybersecurity Specialist (C++,Python and Firewalls)

  • Full-time
  • Career Site Team: Data Impact

Company Description

Data Impact by NielsenIQ is unleashing the power of data in the e-commerce universe.

Are you excited by the surge of e-commerce data and the opportunity to shape strategies that lead to meaningful impact ? At Data Impact by NielsenIQ, we empower our clients to do just that ! With a collection of over 60 billion data pieces daily, we transform raw data into innovative monitoring tools designed for industry professionals.

Data Impact by NielsenIQ is a rapidly growing startup at the forefront of e-retail and omnichannel analytics. We have a global presence in more than 40 countries, and our team - a vibrant mix of 40+ nationalities - is looking for new colleagues to contribute to our mission.

Capture the Flag (CTF) Experience:

Having participated in CTF security events is a plus for us. If you've ever joined this thrilling race against the clock, your skills in identifying vulnerabilities, devising solutions, and working as part of a team would make you an invaluable asset to our team.

Data Impact by NielsenIQ is not just a place to work – it's a place where your work will be making a substantial difference. We offer real opportunities to grow and challenges to overcome, which makes every day an achievement. Join us, bring your expertise, and let's revolutionize the e-commerce industry together !

The role :

As a vital part of our Security Team, you will work closely with our Scraping Team to address anti-bot countermeasures implemented by retailers or third parties. Your tasks will span across :

With us, you can look forward to :

  • Working in a dynamic start-up atmosphere with a team that is both young and experienced.
  • Developing your career in a diverse and international environment.
  • Enjoying a friendly, relaxed work atmosphere that fosters autonomy, trust, and challenges.

Job Description

  • Analyzing and legally bypassing existing or new anti-bot countermeasures.
  • Developing and maintaining tools for effective bot obfuscation.
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of new or existing spiders.
  • Offering guidance and assistance to the Scraping Team as needed.


  • Highly analytical and structured individual, who is ready to bring at least 2 years of experience on a similar role.
  • Advanced proficiency in C++ and Python.
  • Instrumenting Android applications.
  • Familiarity with Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and client-side web security.
  • Deep understanding of networking, particularly STACK, HTTP/HTTPS/TLS.
  • Ability to think outside the box and approach problems creatively.
  • Significant experience in hacking/security.
  • Competence in Javascript (5/10 is enough to understand client-side security)
  • Code source de-obfuscation skills.
  • General knowledge about browsers and web drivers.
  • Proficiency in Linux.

Preferred tools of the trade :

  • Burpsuite for intercepting mobile or web traffic (or any HTTP proxy such as mitmproxy or Wireshark)
  • Frida for bypassing mobile network security or spoofing location
  • Postman for API communication

Additional Information

  • Enjoy a flexible and rewarding work environment with peer-to-peer recognition platforms. 
  • Recharge and revitalize with help of wellness plans made for you and your family. 
  • Plan your future with financial wellness tools. 
  • Stay relevant and upskill yourself with career development opportunities. 

About NIQ

NIQ is the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and revealing new pathways to growth. In 2023, NIQ combined with GfK, bringing together the two industry leaders with unparalleled global reach. With a holistic retail read and the most comprehensive consumer insights—delivered with advanced analytics through state-of-the-art platforms—NIQ delivers the Full View™.

NIQ, is an Advent International portfolio company with operations in 100+ markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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