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Software Developer - Countercept

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Sandton
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Sandton

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

  • Designing, architecting and implementing high quality enterprise level software to work with large data sets
  • Designing and implementing efficient data management strategies and systems
  • Maintaining and enhancing existing data processing tools responsible for real-time gathering and interpreting various data feeds
  • Working across the full project lifecycle, from initial requirements gathering through to release and support
  • To keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies
  • To drive consistent standards and approaches throughout the team
  • To write clean and healthy structured, well documented code
  • To build future-proof reusable core code libraries, which can be shared, in-order to drive further efficiencies throughout the team
  • To deliver code which is well tested and consistently error free
  • To design and build database schemas with integrity and scalability with data access layers that are optimised for performance and security

Work with great people

Javier Moreno
Senior Security Consultant
"My passion for security comes from understanding how things work. Once you do, you can control it"
Karolina Malagocka
Senior Service Marketing
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Zuzanna Kunik
Junior Data Scientist
"As a data scientist, I love working closely to data. As an extrovert, I love working with people. In my current role I’m doing both. "
Jonas Lundberg
Global Cyber Security Solution Sales
"I feel confident in selling our services that protect our customers. It's extremely stimulating and gives me a sense of purpose"
Robert Petesic
Senior Security Specialist
"Positive atmosphere in the office and knowledgeable colleagues are pushing me to always give my best and learn more."
Ruediger Trost
Pre-Sales Manager
"After more than 11 years, I still go to the office with a smile, even if it is a Monday morning =)"
ROBERT GRZEŚKOWIAK
Lead Quality Engineer
"I chose F-Secure because it gives you a great variety of experiences that you can benefit from the security perspective. "
MACIEJ KUCHARSKI
Lead Software Engineer
"You don’t feel like working in a big company, people are open and the atmosphere is very good"
PIOTR DYBA
Manager
"Every day comes with new challenges and surprises so it is impossible to get bored, especially in my team."
HASSAN MANSOOR
Junior Developer
"In my opinion F-Secure is the best place to work in Poland especially because here you have a lot of freedom at work. "
MARCIN TAMIOŁA
Senior Systems Engineer
"Best part of my current work is to have a real influence on the direction my team and work is going in."
Tinus Green
Information Security Consultant
"The fact that MWR performs research driven security work is the reason I work here."
Sean Nel
Senior Software Engineer
"If you like working on cool, new stuff with lekker people"
Annike Taljaard
Associate Information Security Consultant
"With the supportive company structure, we are encouraged not just to grow, but to grow in the direction that we want."
Jaco Erasmus
Ruby Developer
"In my two years at MWR, It has been amazing to work for an industry-leading company with a very energetic, positive and engaging culture."
Joanna Tórz
Senior Developer, Team Leader
"Nothing beats friendly but professional atmosphere, interesting daily challenges and the culture of growth as an individual and as a Team!"

Skills & Requirements

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with any two of the following languages: C#, C++, Python, Vue.js, Angular or Go.
  • Experience with source code management software (Git or SVN).
  • A degree in Computer Science, or related field. (Non Negotiable)
  • An interest in cyber security.
  • Be ready to work in a fast-paced, engaging and fun environment.
  • Creatively-minded, able to find solutions to unique problems.

Bonus Points

  • Windows / Linux / OSX programming
  • Web APIs / REST
  • Elasticsearch
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • SQL / NoSQL databases
  • Knowledge or experience with networking and security technologies
  • Systems administration skills in Linux or Microsoft Windows.

About Countercept

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.

Great Place to Work

  • 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

About the company

At F-Secure, we are committed to helping people and businesses be free in the digital world, without having to worry about cyber security. Every day, our Fellows face the daunting challenge of outsmarting those that disrupt the digitalized world. A difficult task, we know, but something we all come together to do for our customers. We make the world a safer place.

Our Fellowship of people have a shared interest in being successful together and being open and honest with each other. At F-Secure, we meet each other as equals, but challenge each other’s ideas – we believe this makes us all better and creates a more secure environment for our customers.

As an F-Secure Fellow, you’ll be joining a tight knit network of over 1,600 colleagues, spread over 25 offices around the world. To us, Fellowship means that what we do together is more important what I do. At F-Secure you will be part of our Fellowship. Be who you are – bring your best self.


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

Carey Anne Peyper | Hiring Manager

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