About Thinkst Applied Research

Address

Observatory, Cape Town

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What Thinkst does

Information security is in a woeful state, and Thinkst is making a difference with security products that tackle tough problems across the globe. Thanks to our extensive careers as software/network/system breakers, we've got a good sense of what works and what doesn't, and we're bringing that experience to market through products that make our clients safer.

Our Thinkst Canary is a unique honeypot system deployed across networks you use frequently, with customers including Silicon Valley unicorns, a nuclear research lab, retailers, financial services, academic institutions and more, across all seven (yes, seven!) continents.

Why Work For Us

You'll make a difference. We're small, and your code will quickly be running on networks you've only dreamed of. We pay well, leave is extremely flexible and fixed work hours are unknown in these parts.

We believe in exploration and setting aside time for fiddling. We're regular presenters at international security events and everyone in the company in encouraged to speak at conferences.

If you're looking for a company where you might touch kernel modules, Python code, and Javascript in a 6-month period, Thinkst is the place for you.

Our Culture

You'll find us online late at night, code is committed at all hours and customer queries get dealt with as a priority.

We believe in pushing our people in unfamiliar directions. As a company of unashamed generalists, we're equally happy slinging Python as we are poking around in the kernel. There are no holy cows here; we pick and use tech that works for the task at hand.

In our a small team, each person has a voice and the best idea wins. We hire primarily on team fit and potential; inexperience is not a hinderance if you're capable and willing to learn.

Getting hired

Our hiring process is flexible. In general there will be an initial in-person interview with at least one technical evaluation, plus additional interviews with the team members.

Perks
Macbooks!
Audible.com Subscription
High kyu Go players
Continuing education allowance
Dress code: shoes are optional
Flexible working hours
Charitable donation matching
Crazy low admin / bureaucracy
R400/m Gym Allowance
Research time
Extended paternity/maternity leave
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Java script
Javascript
Python
Python
Mysql
MySQL
Redis
Redis
Memcached
memcached
Jquery
jQuery
Html5
HTML5
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Nginx
nginx
C
C

DevOps

Github
GitHub
Jenkins
Jenkins
Git
Git
Docker
Docker

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Mailgun
Mailgun

Business Tools

Slack
Slack

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