Defiant is Hiring!

This entry was posted in Defiant announcements on Feb 23, 2021 by Mark Maunder

Defiant, the team that makes both Wordfence and Fast or Slow, is looking for talented, motivated team members to continue our efforts to make the web a safer and faster experience for all. We have numerous positions available, listed below. Defiant has been a 100% remote company since 2015 and all positions below are 100% remote.

Who is Defiant?

Defiant Inc is a team of 40 talented individuals mostly based in the USA with members in other countries like Australia, the UK, and parts of Europe. Our key products include Wordfence and FastOrSlow.com. We are working on several major new products and are continuously improving our existing stable of products and services. If you are looking for opportunities to grow, you’ve come to the right place.

Wordfence is by far the most popular security solution for WordPress and is currently protecting over 4 million WordPress sites. Our Threat Intelligence team is consistently publishing new research that helps WordPress site owners stay safe from the attackers looking to exploit plugin and theme vulnerabilities. We contribute educational content on weekly livestream shows to help educate WordPress users worldwide about emerging threats facing WordPress.

Fast or Slow is a website performance profiling tool that gives you an accurate and real-world view of your site performance from 18 major locations around the world. Fast or Slow is ground-breaking in that it performs actual browser simulations simultaneously from all 18 cities, for free. This is the only free website profiling service that gives you a true indication of how the whole world experiences your website, in just a few seconds. Your site might be fast for Europeans or Americans, but if it is slow for the other half of your market, that has a significant financial impact.

Defiant culture

The only core value at Defiant is trust. We trust that you can grab a bug, do a great job of implementing the required code and do it in a way that is scalable, secure, reasonably bug free (our awesome QA team has your back!), and maintainable. Our release tempo is frequent, and our team produces well engineered software.

All positions are remote. That means you will be working wherever you like and interacting with the rest of the team using internal tools like Slack. We keep a flexible schedule and we try to keep meetings to a minimum, and let our team do what they’re good at and focus on creating awesome for our customers and the online community.

Our current job opportunities include the following:

Senior PHP Developer: 2 positions currently open

We are hiring two senior PHP developers to work on a variety of projects including the Wordfence plugin, Fast or Slow, our ecommerce systems and our internal threat intelligence platform. We are also working on several major projects that have not yet been publicly announced, and you will assist with those.

You’ll be working closely with our engineering, QA and operations teams. Many members of these teams have received industry recognition through the research they have published and many in our team are credentialed security researchers and professionals.

You’ll find that our conversations and collaborations are relaxed and collegial and our team is goal oriented rather than being bogged down by process, bureaucracy or minutia.

Many members of our team have created standalone products that have transformed customers lives or transformed Defiant as a business. These products include the Wordfence firewall, FastOrSlow.com and our internal threat intelligence platform. Our team is small enough to provide you with tremendous growth opportunities and the potential to own your own project.

The full job description is available here as is the application.

Senior Researcher: Website Performance

A successful candidate in this role will create original, ground-breaking website performance research, publishing those insights in a format that is easily understandable by our audience. This role will be approximately half research and half technical writing.

Defiant will provide tools like FastOrSlow.com which has a range of unpublished back-end capabilities that our researchers can use, along with an audience of over 4 million website owners who are interested in findings that uncover industry-leading insights on website performance. We expect you to publish a steady cadence of defendable research once every two weeks on average.

The full job description is available here as is the application.

Senior Security / Operations Engineer

In this role you will join our operations team and work on releases, scaling infrastructure and maintaining our systems, along with securing Defiant’s network, systems, applications and data. Defiant uses AWS extensively along with dedicated servers in colocation facilities. You will contribute to the design, maintenance, monitoring and configuration management of our systems. From operations to intrusion detection to attack prevention, this role offers the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of information security, working remotely in a leading cybersecurity organization.

The full job description is available here as is the application.

Spread the word

If you know someone who is suitable for any of these roles, please forward this post or the specific role to them. We are currently offering a bounty of a $500 Amazon gift card if you refer a successful candidate for any of the roles mentioned here. And don’t worry, we’ll make you look good, because Defiant is an awesome company to work for. Make sure you mention our benefits, including 21 days PTO along with time off between Christmas and New Year. 🙂


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