The Countercept development team at MWR (South Africa) is looking for awesome developers who want to help create software to defeat the bad guys.
MWR is developing the next generation of solutions to help protect against all kinds of threats to computer security within organisations and a number of proof of concepts have been written and deployed to clients in this space.
We want talented developers to join us working at every point in the development process to turn this into a full software suite, from capturing and analysing requirements to deploying and supporting the solution. We need people that can work with a variety of technologies, including web and desktop. We highly prefer people that enjoy experimenting with new technologies; after all, perhaps Erlang or Go fits the project requirements better.
Training opportunities and international travel will be available to help improve skills where required. We are seeking someone who is not scared of new challenges and knows how to work hard whilst maintaining a fun and friendly attitude. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a team with a culture of learning and mutual respect; where you can bring new ideas to the table and have them heard.
We don’t want to give our developers requirements; we want them to solve problems.
Main responsibilities - Software development
Desired Skills and Experience
Countercept is a complete managed service for detection of and response to advanced persistent threats (APT) and cyber-attacks, delivered from our operations centre for 24/7 real-time monitoring of our clients’ assets. Traditional approaches to malware prevention and protection against being hacked, such as anti-virus scanning, are no longer effective these days, so we’ve built a business around staying at the forefront of the cyber arms race. We have an exceptional track record of picking up everything from script kiddies to nation state attackers.
One of the coolest things about being a part of Countercept is working with true leaders in the field of cyber security. We are pioneering ‘Threat Hunting’ within the industry, a new approach that is fundamentally the only way to be truly effective at stopping hackers in the modern world. While we embrace buzz-words like machine learning and use these techniques as part of our solution, our competitors’ complete reliance on such approaches only serves to prove that they don’t truly get it. As a company we regularly perform red-team (attack) exercises against companies using such defences and it’s shocking how ineffective they can be.
The development team that builds the Countercept platform is dedicated to creating industry-leading software to uncover the most advanced cyber-attacks, by combining multiple data sources, novel analytical approaches along with the Threat Hunting practice and mindset. Our systems deal with the acquisition, processing, cross-referencing and presentation of very large data sets in a high performance, low-latency and scalable manner. This is your opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the industry and contribute to something that is changing the landscape of cyber security.
Over 1,600 amazing colleagues in 25 countries
Possibility to protect the world
Work with best of class experts who care
Relaxed, open and fun working environment
32+ of nationalities
Global with the spirit of a small company
We're on a mission to find the world's best security talent. The question is, can you hack it?
We need people who are highly intelligent and passionate about our work. It's highly rewarding with great benefits – along with an awesome environment in which to learn from the best.
Don't see the job that sounds right for you? Then think on... We don't pigeonhole people. We recognize talent and believe in shaping roles to people, not the other way around.
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1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows
1992First public hysteria about a computer virus
2002First Antivirus for mobile phones
2009F-Secure's next step into the cloud
2010The trouble with cyber espionage
2016F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company
2003It begins... MWR InfoSecurity is founded.
2006MWR publishes it's first security advisory, an early step in establishing our research-led culture
2006Our first presentation at DEFCON, the first of many successful security conference appearances
2008We officially launch MWR Labs, the home of our leading security research, resources and testing tools
2008HackFu, our unique themed cyber security experience kicks off, becoming an annual fixture.
2010MWR secures its first of multiple pwn2own wins, this time finding a major vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser
2015Launch of Countercept, a managed attack detection service leveraging the years of cyber security expertise within MWR.
2018MWR InfoSecurity joins the F-Secure family which leads to a presence in a total of 5 continents