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Shape Security Overview

Mountain View, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Global 2000 corporations around the world rely on Shape to provide best-in-class defense against malicious automated cyber-attacks on web and mobile applications. Shape leads the industry with its patented technology, and has deflected over $1B in fraud losses for major ... Read more

Shape Security – Why Work For Us?


The Shape team brings years of experience and expertise from fighting cyber-criminals and truly partners with its customers to protect them against cyber fraud and cyber-attack. Shape is designed for rapid and large scale deployment to protect the highest traffic web and mobile applications from sophisticated cyber-attack and consistently delivers dramatic results for fraud loss reduction and attack deflection from even the most determined of cyber-criminals.


If you enjoy working with the brightest engineers, solving hard problems, taking on great responsibility, and making the Internet a safer place for everyone, then Shape may be the place for you.


We are security and web experts, pioneers, evangelists and elite researchers. We believe in the power of the Internet to be a positive force and our mission is to protect every website and mobile app from cyber-criminals.

Shape’s founders fought cybercrime at the Pentagon, Google, and leading security companies. They realized that Alan Turing’s vision of a day when computers could pass for humans had arrived in the form of automated attacks on websites. They responded with a fundamentally new technology approach to web and mobile security that has attracted some of the top computer scientists, researchers, and engineers in the world. Shape now defends the web and mobile applications for the world's leading corporations.


Shape's customers run the world’s largest and most popular web and mobile applications that enable our online lives. Because of the high-value activities they support, Shape's corporate and government customers are prime targets for sophisticated cybercriminals and need the very best security defense. To keep our customers secure, we’ve assembled an elite team in Mountain View, California, and we’ve built a highly advanced platform to defend against these threats.


Shapers will tell you that overcoming interesting technical challenges, and hearing from wildly delighted customers, makes their jobs singularly rewarding. Our team includes world-leading experts from various fields — many groups at Shape could each be their own groundbreaking startup. Together we create remarkable experiences: a constant stream of fascinating research, important new technology developments, and stunning customer successes. Time magazine highlighted Shape in an article titled "The Secret to an Ideal Work Culture."

We’re making a difference for the global Internet and we’re contributing to the community along the way. Shapers share new ideas with the open source community and develop new standards that make browsers safer — all while building a great company.


Innovate every day. Fight cybercrime. Build products that secure the largest companies in the world.

Shape Security Reviews

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    I have been working at Shape Security full-time (Less than a year)


    Management cares about the process and invests the time to help get up to speed on a highly sophisticated product.

    If you are willing to put your head down the money is there.


    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

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Shape Security Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Shape Security (Mountain View, CA) in January 2018.


    I applied online and recruiter reached out to me with telephonic phone screen. I was able to clear it. Since i was out of state they wanted to do a google hangout interview with google docs live coding. Engineer liked my approach of problem solving. I was invited for an onsite after lot of delays. There were 5 rounds of interview in addition to a lunch interview. First round started with some api design and whiteboard coding. Engineer was fair enough and i felt i did well. It was followed by another round of Data Structures and Algorithms round by 2 engineers. It had two programs. I felt this went well too. It was followed by an interview with the director who explained me about their products and asked couple of questions related to software engineering (no white board coding). Next was lunch interview. The food was really good and the i spoke with their hr during this round. He was a nice person to talk with. Another technical round with a senior engineer who asked questions about synchronization, mutex, deadlock, etc. It went well. My last round was with two amateur engineers. It was pathetic. They were not at all professional . One of them has a bachelors degree who started career couple of months ago and was new to software engineering. Other interviewer was with the company for last one year who was again recent graduate (Masters). During the interview they were least interested in listening to the solutions and rather started talking to each other and started making comments writing on the notebook. I was so irritated, however i kept myself calm. There were literally no much people to take interviews and they asked their kids to interview. Overall the process took 2 months as recruiter was not responsive at all.

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Shape Security Awards & Accolades

  • Shape Security Honored As Fastest Growing Company in the Bay Area by Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte’s, 2018

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