Software Developer (f/m/x) Antivirus Scan Engine

  • Full Time
  • Tettnang
  • With Professional Experience
  • Permanent Contract

We’re an international software company at the forefront of imagining the future of digital security. Avira’s award-winning products and technology protect over 500 million users in the connected world.

What makes us special? First and foremost – it’s the authentic people at Avira. We have a great community feeling that fosters your uniqueness and offers the space to reflect, the feedback to grow, and the freedom to innovate.

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The Challenge

The Engine Team is part of the Protection Unit and works on the core technique for malware
detection. Our work focuses on developing technologies to scan popular file formats used by millions of customers daily.

With your technical expertise you understand complex technical specifications and are able to design, develop, maintain and enhance software components.

You will have the opportunity to work in a team that is fascinated about creating a high-quality product which protects people around the globe.

The Team

The team's responsibility is to ensure the entire product life cycle of the scan engine. Following an agile approach and taking into account our guidelines for secure software development, we regularly provide a new product version to our customers. Our team consists of colleagues in Tettnang and Bucharest.

What you will do

  • As a member of the Engine Team, you will be involved primarily in enhancing the scan engine's software components and developing techniques for analyzing file formats to detect malware.
  • You will be responsible for your software components and will ensure that these are tested exhaustively using a range of test methods.

Your profile:

  • You have a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or similar qualification in computer science.
  • You have extensive knowledge about developing platform-independent code in C and are familiar with script languages such as Python.

This you can expect from us:

  • During the first few weeks, you will work closely with your team members who will train you and ensure you understand every aspect of our workflows.
  • Following your training, you will be assigned to your first software project. After you have determined the necessary integration steps, you will implement your solution successfully and provide the thoroughly tested software component to our customers.
  • With your ability to quickly understand technical material, you will deal with a variety of challenges in detecting malware and develop target-oriented solutions.
  • Your passion for information technology and your knowledge will help you to identify and solve problems during the project development together with your team colleagues.

If you are looking for a culture that also encourages aspiration and professional excellence, get in touch with us and discover the Avira experience firsthand.

How we hire

Codility Test

1st Video interview

2nd Video interview


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Do you have any questions? We are happy to answer them!

Lena Komarek

+49 (0) 7542 - 500 - 2207


  • Modern devices,
    and office concept
  • Gym Card and fitness courses
  • Private medical care
  • Learning and Developement offers
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation package

Although there’s a lot of disruption nowadays due to Covid-19, we at Avira are continuing to run our daily business activities so that we stay true to the promise to our customers - now even more than ever: Protecting people in the connected world.

And we are doing this from the safeness of our own homes. Among other things, this means we are still hiring, but we have moved all our interviews online and all our colleagues are being onboarded remotely

So join us and you will be able to work from home until the danger is over.