In the late 1990s computer users were beginning to encounter new variations of spyware and malware not covered by existing antivirus products. Users were faced with pop-ups, decreased computer performance and frequent interruptions. In response to the shifting online landscape, Nicholas Stark and Ann-Christine Åkerlund established the company originally known as Lavasoft AB and launched its flagship product, Ad-Aware.
Our company launched the first commercial anti-spyware product and was the first to provide a no-strings-attached free security product for home use. Then known as Lavasoft, adaware was a founding member of the Anti-Spyware Coalition, a trade organization focused on best practices in the anti-spyware and anti-malware industry. In 2002, they moved the company headquarters to Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2011, adaware was acquired by the Solaria Fund and moved its headquarters to Montreal, Canada. Our company has continued to expand on its free antivirus solutions and added malicious URL filtering products, ad blockers, and a secure web browser to its product line.
In October 2013, adaware released Ad-Aware 11. The new version of its flagship antivirus product incorporated BitDefender’s award winning antivirus engine and combined it with adaware’s existing anti-malware technology. The partnership signaled a new direction for our company, finding and licensing the best third-party technology solutions for our line of products.
In 2015, adaware partnered with Avira and licensed their cloud-based malicious URL (MURL) database and program classification service (AUC). The cloud-based malicious URL list is used as part of our company’s malicious URL filter.
At present time, adaware’s flagship commercial application, adaware antivirus, has been downloaded over 390,000,000 times on Download.com. In 2016, our company changed its name to “adaware” to reflect the evolution of the brand and the success of its flagship antivirus software.
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At Adaware, we are building the next generation of smart monetization solutions for smart consumers.
The Adaware Team is comprised of creative thinkers and international professionals with diverse backgrounds. We hire socially-conscious people with a strong work ethic and a commitment to genuinely make a difference. At Adaware, we value personal and professional development, and our employees are encouraged to challenge themselves with new projects and responsibilities. If you would like to put your career on the fast track, come to Adaware to create solutions that help computer users worldwide.
This is the ideal position for individual to build great end-user experiences using a broad set of technologies. This is a new position to compliment our existing Applications team. The ideal candidate is a sharp, motivated, self-starter developer with experience of front-end development. As a member of Applications team, you will work on providing cutting edge user interface experience for Adaware’s large end-user base. You will work on projects like web applications, widgets and browser plugins. There is always opportunities to switch projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. Our technology stack is rich, and there are endless opportunities for growth and learning.
Understanding of cross-browser compatibility/responsive designing, general web functions and standards.
Learn and share new technology as per business needs
Maintain ownership of assigned projects and modules
Build and maintain extensions for different web browsers
Look for new ways to improve our product and implement A/B tests
Work in a team environment to build mock-ups and prototypes, establish and create style guidelines and style guide documents as project deliverables.
Analyze and resolve technical problems to implement features in existing products
Help define/clarify user requirements/stories, designs, estimates and work plans.
Follow Agile methodology with active participation in sprint planning, sprint review and daily stand-up meetings
More about you:
You could be our ideal candidate if you present:
2+ years of experience with AngularJS, ReactJS, Bootstrap.
Knowledge of browsers extensions development using web technologies.
Must be familiar with user-interface and information architecture principles
Solid knowledge of web browser extension and its ecosystem
Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, SVN, TFS
Must be detail oriented
Strong communication and conflict resolution skills.
Even better if you have:
1+ years of experience with PHP
1+ years of experience with NodeJS
CMS experience (Drupal is preferable)
CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS
Background in PC or web security
Experience with Issue tracking tool such as Jira
Cross platform development experience with:
This position is located in Montreal.
Employees at Adaware enjoy a full range of benefits, such as:
3 weeks of vacation plus 1 week at Christmas;
Health insurance with dental;
Public transportation card;
RRSP contribution match program.
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