About MWR InfoSecurity

Address

Cnr 12th Ave & Homestead Lane, Rivonia, Johannesburg

Company Size

51-200
Summary

What we do

MWR InfoSecurity is traditionally an information security consulting company. This means that organisations contract us to test the security of their web applications, infrastructure, mobile applications and anything else that could be protecting assets. Once we have performed an assessment, we provide them with a vulnerability report containing all issues and recommended corrective actions. A "white hat hacking company" if you will.

However, in the last 4 years we have realised that some problems simply can't be solved through consultancy. They require custom software to be developed. Subsequently, MWR has spawned off Countercept to provide defensive capabilities to our clients. In short, Countercept builds cutting edge technologies to help identify when malicious threat actors are attacking out clients and providing the tools to combat these attacks in real time.

Developing these tools offer a multitude of challenges to software and testing engineers. We operate across both Windows and Unix environments, across multiple countries and have to handle reliability, performance and scalability across dozens of clients and thousands of endpoints.

Some of our software is used here: Countercept & Phishd

Our Culture

We are a young company with big aspirations to solve difficult problems. We work hard and play hard and each member of the team is respected and heard. We love dreaming up crazy ideas...that just might work. And then they do :)

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.

We don’t want to give our developers requirements; we want them to solve problems.

Our Engineering Processes

We are firm believers in automation. We operate a continuous integration and deployment environment with a strong focus on quality and speed. This philosophy allows us to automate and get rid of the mundane tasks and focus on development of interesting problems.

Our Hiring Process

  1. A non-technical phone interview
  2. A technical phone interview that requires the applicant to perform some programming challenges (internet connection and hands free connection to speak to interviewer required)
  3. A technical face-to-face interview
Perks
Daily fruit and smoothies
Beer fridge opens every Friday afternoon
Flexible hours
Casual dress code
Multiple chill areas
Foosball, pool and table tennis
Geek toys like Lego, card games and quadcopters to play with
artisanal coffee
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Angularjs
AngularJS
Objective c
Objective-C
Java script
Javascript
Python
Python
Mysql
MySQL
Swift
Swift
Ruby
Ruby
React
React
Redis
Redis
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Csharp
C#
Cplusplus
C++
Windows azure
Microsoft Azure
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Git
Git
Gitlab
GitLab
Puppet
Puppet
Vagrant
Vagrant
Xcode
Xcode
Teamcity
TeamCity

Utilities

Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch

Business Tools

Slack
Slack
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Inside eating area and foosball
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Friday afternoons on the balcony
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Library and chill area
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Johannesburg office
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World writable walls!
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R&D team in the zone
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Excellent coffee
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additional outside chill area
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for our Capetonians missing the Mountain
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assorted phone booths

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