An interview with Mark, Founder of Canimaan Software Ltd

An interview with Mark, Founder of Canimaan Software Ltd

 2nd Mar 2020

Nine Twenty Technology recently interviewed with Mark, the Founder of Canimaan Software, to hear more about the company as a whole and the direction the business is aiming for in the future. Nine Twenty are excited to be able to work with Canimaan Software in the growth and development of a variety of roles, which will allow the company to develop in the best way possible.

Hi Mark! Can you tell us a little about your background, and how you came up with the idea of Canimaan Software and ClamXAV?

I am born and raised in Edinburgh and attended the University of St Andrews, studying Computer Science and French. I got a full-time job in IT support, but I really wanted to be a programmer, so started writing ClamXAV in my evenings/weekends. ClamXAV came from a desire to have antivirus software on my Mac, and the few options available at the time (2004) were ported from Windows and slowed down the Mac. I thought there had to be a better way to do it, so I set about it myself! I made it freely available on my website and people liked it and started using it. Fast-forward 11 years during which time ClamXAV has grown arms and legs thanks to all the users' feature requests, and now speaks more than 11 languages. In 2015, decided to leave the day job to devote myself to ClamXAV fully and since then, it's gone from strength to strength and we're investing heavily in the future of ClamXAV to make it the number 1 go-to app for Mac security.


What does your role in the business entail?

Currently pretty much everything from support, to programming, to Sales, HR and accountancy! Over the course of the next few months, these roles will all be given to new staff, leaving me to run the business and maintain the culture and values we embody.


What's your favourite thing about your job?

Knowing that we're actually making a real difference to people's lives, giving them the reassurance to use their Macs online without fear of viruses, ransomware or malware attacks.


You are currently recruiting, what areas are you looking to build?

We are looking to build in Software development, website, infrastructure, malware analysis, support, sales and marketing.


What can potential employees expect in these roles?

A high degree of autonomy but working alongside experienced staff who are always happy to answer questions! It is an open and fun atmosphere where we truly value the opinion of our team, and where everyone's voice is heard. The ability to shape their own role in the company as the team and business grows. Values of Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Fun.


 Can you tell us a little about what long term career successful applicants can work towards?

As a growing business, we'd hope the successful candidate would stay for a long time and really help define the shape of the business. People are important to us, and we'll do all we can to ensure career aspirations are met or exceeded! We're offering a unique opportunity to grow with the business.


What’s your favourite thing about the industry?

The Mac side of the antivirus industry feels very young and collaborative. Researchers are constantly sharing their findings with each other, which makes it feel like we're all working towards "the greater good".


If you are interested in Canimaan Software and with what they have instore, then get in touch with Nine Twenty technology to discuss more information!

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to work with such a prominent Company.

Click the link below to current Vacancies Nine Twenty have with Canimaan Software. 

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Ignore the comment by David Brooks. He is a well known troll who has an obsession with discrediting Canimaan and their ClamXav product for no sane reason.
Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2020 09:40 by James Ratcliffe
Have you explored the Canimaan Facebook page? Can you explain why so few people support the product on Facebook?
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2020 08:51 by David Brooks

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