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Dark Web Crawling Team Lead

Flare Systems

Flare Systems

Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

We are a team of mission-driven people who want to enable companies to protect themselves against cyber crimes and we’re damn passionate about it. We thrive on trust, operate with integrity and above all support our people so they can do their best work and be their best selves. If you continuously challenge yourself to learn and grow, are driven by the impact your work has and are as equally mission driven as we are, check us out!

Working at Flare means working with:

  • A growing and innovative startup where we recognize your impact and will empower you to take on even bigger challenges as the company grows. Work in a dynamic environment and participate in the incredible growth of the company.
  • A people-first company where the work-life balance is valued and where we do everything to have happy and rested employees.
  • An award-winning team, recognized in multiple hacking competitions and whose work has been referenced in leading academic journals and international media.
  • Flexible work hours; Remote, office or hybrid work options; Dog friendly office; Stock options; Unlimited vacations with a minimum of 3 weeks per years; Health insurance and more

What you’ll get to work on

As a team leader, you will combine your technical expertise and leadership skills to coordinate a team of talented individuals in building and maintaining our data collection systems. You will play a crucial role in recruiting and managing the team that enables us to provide world-class data to our customers. This role is ideal for someone looking to develop their leadership capabilities while helping us sustain our success in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Actively mentor and guide team members, supporting their professional growth.
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of a team of technical professionals.
  • Conduct interviews and assist in expanding our team with top talent.
  • Foster a positive work environment to enhance team wellbeing and productivity.
  • Lead the team in configuring data collection for various sources, including forums and black markets on the Dark Web and Clear Web.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the engineering team to communicate the team's tooling and system requirements.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in guiding technical decisions, monitoring progress, and adapting to challenges.
  • Experience with some of the following technologies: Python 3, Flask, TypeScript, VueJS, Postgresql, Elasticsearch, Amazon Web Services
  • Ability to learn a variety of technologies quickly
  • Degree in Software Engineering or similar

Good to have:

  • Experience in web technologies
  • Experience in data science
  • Experience in cybersecurity

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Flare we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.