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Python 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.

We are looking for a skilled Python developer to work on a large data-centric platform. In this role you will be responsible for advancing Countercept’s backend services. These services live in a microservices architecture and deal with large volumes of attack detection data every day. We are looking for team members that have an interest in creating cutting edge RESTful APIs that are reliable, scalable and performant.

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…

  • Design, development and maintenance of Countercept’s backend services
  • Build highly scalable data processing pipelines to deliver high fidelity attack detection data
  • Working with the rest of the R&D team to interact with their web interfaces and APIs in a microservice architecture
  • Drive innovation and stay ahead of the curve with new technologies and out of the box thinking

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"
Kamil Janowski
Full-Stack developer
"With the use of the cloud and cutting edge technologies, F-secure makes programming great again"
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

What we need…

  • Strong Python skills
  • SQL and NoSQL database knowledge (ideally Elasticsearch)
  • Knowledge of creating RESTful APIs
  • An interest in cyber security
  • Creatively-minded, able to work to find solutions to unique problems

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in Linux
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Experience with Celery or alternate work distribution frameworks

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

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.

So if you think you've got what we need, just explore our vacancies to explore the possibilities.


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

Carey-Anne Peyper | Hiring Manager

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