Junior Gaming Analyst

Posted: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Randburg, ZA

Company: Irdeto

Who we are:


Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health and infrastructure. Irdeto is the security partner dedicated to empowering a secure world where people can connect with confidence. 
With teams and offices around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people - our diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and contribute to Irdeto's success. 


The Role :

As a Junior Gaming Analyst, you will be part of a globally distributed team, acting as a true investigator. It will be your mission to protect our client's IP assets by researching cyberattacks & performing investigations on attackers, then wrapping them in reports. You will perform technical investigations, analyze videogame cheats and research the latest threats to customers in the videogame space. 


You will be a key member of our cyber services and investigations team at Irdeto – the team responsible for securing the most valuable media assets and devices. They do so by building, delivering, and supporting products and managed services to our global customer base of leading media companies like Hollywood studios, broadcasters, and sports rights owners. With access to the latest tools, subject-matter experts and technology, this team is market-driven, innovative and values creativity, hard work and the delivery of quality results for our customers.


Your mission at Irdeto 

  • As a gamer, you keep track of the latest (cheat) developments in the videogame space
  • You interact with cheat developers and obtain access to potential threats to our customers
  • Perform hands-on (technical) analysis of the acquired threats (e.g. videogame cheats) 
  • Write (detailed) technical reports based on your analysis findings
  • Research various attacks discussed and published online in public-facing and closed groups.
  • Test attacks discovered online in a scientifically rigid manner and report on the results.


How you can add value to the team

  • Strong knowledge of network protocols and ability to understand Wireshark files (pcaps) 
  • You're the Wizard of OS, able to use Windows, OSX, and Linux
  • Able to troubleshoot issues (e.g. with installing cheats), use VM's
  • Experience as IT administrator, network engineer, developer or cybersecurity through education or work experience. 
  • Basic knowledge of Opensource Intelligence (especially the technical side) 
  • Basic knowledge of scripting, able to troubleshoot issues and know how to install and configure VMs 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in generating reports that contain various types of data and analysis.
  • Fluency in English; fluency in another language (Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, Mandarin) will be considered an advantage.



What you can expect from us: 

Our people and culture are the heart of our business, and our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform what we do, and how we work. We believe in investing in our talented employees and promote collaboration, creativity and innovation, health and well-being across our global workforce. 
In addition to competitive remuneration and extensive benefits we offer: 

  • An international and multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced  
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program 
  • Innovation sabbatical 
  • Volunteer Day 
  • State of the art office space 
  • On the job coaching and mentoring 
  • Flexible work arrangements – via our Work Hard Anywhere policy. 
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together! 
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day! 
  •  US$ 500 net for your home office setup after you passed your trial period
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few) 


Irdeto encourages applications from people with disabilities, as we provide accommodation on request of the candidates that take part in all aspects of the selection processes.

Welcome to Irdeto!

Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

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