Export Week 2015: What exporting means to RepKnight

Posted in Uncategorized  |  22 May 2015  |  0 Comments

Exporting has become fundamental in RepKnight’s growth. Over the last few years RepKnight has grown to become the global leader in cyber intelligence and open source analytics and now has over 80% of it business overseas. In January 2015 RepKnight announced it had secured its first contract within the USA with the U.S government.

We are pleased to be leading the way for the UK cyber crime industry and the support from the UK government and trade associations has been pinnacle to our success of exporting our product.

In order to continue to grow as a business and penetrate the global market, exporting is a key focus in RepKnight’s business development model. Exporting allows our business the expansion and diversification into different geographical markets in order to maintain global leadership. Despite the challenges some may face exporting, international growth continues to open key opportunities which otherwise would’ve been missed.

Nichola Bates
Business Development Director


RepKnight: A leading cyber security company

Posted in Uncategorized  |  16 Jan 2015  |  0 Comments
CEO, John Reid, speaks to PM Cameron about Cyber Security

CEO, John Reid, speaks to PM Cameron about Cyber Security

Today, Friday 16th January 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will be showcasing  RepKnight and 11 other SME’s whilst on a UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) mission in Washington DC.

PM David Cameron said:

“The UK is already leading the way in cyber security and this government is committed to ensuring it continues to be a leader in this multi-billion dollar industry.   That’s why on this trip I’m showcasing some of the leading UK cyber security companies including RepKnight from Belfast who will have the chance to meet investors and build their business in the US.”

RepKnight’s CEO, John Reid is currently in Washington where he will meet with government and industry leaders to discuss cyber security.

John Reid, CEO of RepKnight, said:

“We are delighted to have been invited on the UKTI mission to Washington DC and to represent the UK. We would like to thank PM David Cameron for his support and recognition of our work within the cyber sector.

“We are also delighted to announce that this year we have secured our first contract with the US government. The US market is a great opportunity for RepKnight .

“We, at RepKnight, pride ourselves on innovation and strive to stay at the cutting edge of cyber-intelligence technologies.”

Over the last year RepKnight has continued to grow globally within the cyber security sector and has become a market leader for open-source cyber intelligence.



We’re recruiting

Posted in Uncategorized  |  7 Nov 2014  |  0 Comments

We’re currently looking for a talented Senior Java Developer to join the team here at RepKnight. If you’re passionate about Java Development and are looking for a career that differs from the norm, we would love to hear from you!

Who You Will Be Working For
RepKnight is an award winning software company located in Belfast City Centre. We are a dynamic forward thinking team that develops web applications for the security and intelligence sector which analyses open source social media data. We are a fast growing company and have both UK and International clients.

4 yrs experience designing and implementing software systems in Java / C++ / Python

Proficient with common developer tool sets such as Java, XML, JSON, REST etc
Experience with Spring, Struts & Hibernate
Experience engineering and benchmarking SQL solutions
Experience with Linux operating systems
Proficient with one or more Big Data product such as Cassandra, Hadoop, MongoDB etc
Knowledgable in Javascript (including JS frameworks), HTML & CSS
Knowledgeable in designing, developing & documenting use cases
Knowledgeable of distributed systems and architectures

Delivering a scalable backend infrastructure for storing open source social content
Development of core API that integrates both backend and front-end systems dynamically
Development of a data capture solution and conduct performance evaluations

Dependant on experience

How to apply
Please forward your CV with a covering letter to Jobs@RepKnight.com.

For further information about this position please contact Sarah.Molyneaux@RepKnight.com.


Winner of the Security Innovation Awards 2014

Posted in Uncategorized  |  19 Mar 2014  |  0 Comments
John Reid and Nichola Bates receiving the SIA 2014 from Rob Coleman and Shaun Hipgrave

John Reid and Nichola Bates receiving the SIA 2014 from Rob Coleman and Shaun Hipgrave

We were delighted to win the Security Innovation Award this year at the Home Office Security and Policing Exhibition in Farnborough. Winning the award is not only a great honour but it made exhibiting that the event, even busier! I think we hosted every one of the international delegations at some stage during the exhibition, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to not only show off the RepKnight platform but also to demonstrate to the international visitors just what an SME can achieve with a lot of hard work and a little support from government.

The support that both John and I have received from the teams at ADS and UKTI DSO has been a key factor in our success. Both teams have a wealth of knowledge that they are more than willing to share, and in fact we feel like they have become an extended part of the RepKnight team. So, if you are a security sector SME out there and aren’t quite sure how to take your venture to the next stage, I’d suggest ADS and UKTI DSO are a great place to start.

Now, time to get back to the mountain of follow ups after the UK’s flagship Security event



NI Engineers are saving the world – one LEGO® block at a time!

Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

Jonny LegoStudent innovation took centre stage this week when W5 and the IET welcomed over 150 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland to the sixth annual Northern Ireland FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge in the inspiring surroundings of Northern Ireland’s award-winning science and discovery centre.

The 2013 NATURE’S FURY Challenge saw more than 228,000 children, aged 9 to 16, from over 80 countries explore awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and other natural disasters. 17 enthusiastic teams from across Northern Ireland competed over the course of the day to discover what could be done when intense natural events affect where we live, work, and play.

In a day of hotly contested robot battles, inspiring presentations and rousing chants by supporters, the energetic team from Rathmore Grammar School led by teacher Mr Donnelly and mentor STEM Ambassador Jonathan Sinclair from RepKnight, emerged triumphant as the undisputed winners of the “Project” category which was not surprising given the energy and creativity the team invested into the challenge on the day.

John Reid, CEO of RepKnight commented “When Jonny came and told us about the FIRST® LEGO® League I thought it was a great initiative; and one that local companies should be supporting. We are delighted that the team of engineers that Jonny mentored had such a great day, winning the project category – it just goes to show that Northern Ireland really does have the ‘engineer gene’!”



Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

Corp Cov LogoOn the 29 October 2013, the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, hosted the first of what will now be an annual Armed Forces Charities reception at 10 Downing Street.  At the event The Prime Minister also used the occasion to thank the first 50 companies to sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, including the first from Northern Ireland, RepKnight. The Corporate Covenant was launched in June this year giving business and charities the opportunity to sign an official written commitment that they will help improve the lives of the Armed Forces, their families and veterans who are working for or using their services.

Mr John Reid, RepKnight founder & CEO said :

“RepKnight are delighted to participate in the Ministry of Defence Corporate Covenant initiative and we look forward to supporting the programme and the UK armed forces community

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“It is also important that we have representatives from a great cross section of the 50 companies that have signed up to the Corporate Covenant here this evening.  The whole nation owes a moral obligation to our troops and these companies are leading the way by making respect and support for the Armed Forces a part of everything they do.  This is the first annual Armed Forces charities reception and I look forward to having as much to celebrate next year.”

Defence Minister Anna Soubry said:

“I am extremely pleased that so many companies have shown their support for the Armed Forces by signing up to the Corporate Covenant. Our Armed Forces and their families give everything to our country so it is only right that society, including businesses, recognise their tremendous contribution and sacrifice”

About RepKnight

Belfast based RepKnight have developed the fastest open source data monitoring platform within the global marketplace, providing both sentiment and geographical analysis in real time across all the major social media channels. For more information on RepKnight please visit our website at www.repknight.com



NI KTP Awards 2013!-RepKnight

Posted in Awards  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

Anna Jurek Data Scientist


Congratulations to our Data Scientist Anna Jurek who won the NI KTP Awards Poster Competition 2013!

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets.

Anna is currently working to enhance the RepKnight Sentiment Analysis Algorithms, this is a complex area of work in which she is supported by the academic expertise in the University of Ulster. We at RepKnight believe that continual research and development will ensure that we sustain our position at the forefront of OSINT capture and analysis on the stream.

Well done Anna, its great to see that your hard work is getting recognised in the academic world as well as the commercial world!




Future Fifty Announcement

Posted in Awards  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

We’ve been keeping a big secret for the last few days! RepKnight was chosen to be part of the first cohort in Tech City’s Future Fifty, a fast-track scheme to support high-growth businesses scale and reach their full potential. Tech City UK, has today named us amongst 25 companies that are considered to be among the most promising, high potential growth businesses.

We are delighted to have been selected alongside so many exciting companies. The first cohort consists of some amazing technology businesses, each of which is transforming their industries through continual innovation as well as creating amazing products and services. It’s great to be recognised at this stage in our development and be afforded the support of Tech City.

On hearing the news our Founder and CEO John Reid said “Today’s announcement just proves that geography is history. A small company started in a garage in Northern Ireland can disrupt the global marketplace. Being included in the Future Fifty and receiving the support of the UK government in this manner means that we can accelerate our global growth and affect real change in the global security sector.”

The Future Fifty is a fast-track, concierge programme to accelerate selected companies’ progress, to create jobs and deliver significant economic impact in this country. It was launched in April by the Chancellor George Osborne and Joanna Shields, CEO of Tech City UK. The programme delivers tailored public and private sector expertise to enable companies like ours to scale rapidly and continually improve the service we provide to our customers.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I am determined that we do everything we can to make Britain the best place to start, grow and do business. As well as backing the businesses of today, this Government is also backing the innovative, high-growth businesses of the future. The Future Fifty programme is action that will help these businesses to grow and achieve their potential, and help us to compete and thrive in the global race.”

At RepKnight the team have been re-energised by this news, we have been working away quietly, developing an enhanced version of the solution, building our reputation within the cyber security sector and growing the team. We are very much looking forward to making the most of the Future Fifty programme and living up to UKTI’s branding that GREAT technology comes from Great Britain (and Northern Ireland!)


RepKnight is Growing

Posted in Careers  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

RepKnight are expanding; We need world-class engineers to develop our data discovery platform. The problem space includes everything from exploring huge information sets to presenting complex information in an easily digestible form for end-users. We are looking for talented and passionate software engineers who love to code and aren’t intimidated by the most challenging problems. We are designing algorithms to solve novel search problems across multiple sources of information.

Being a member of the RepKnight team is an experience unlike any other. We are a true startup, every member of the team makes a tangible contribution, every voice is heard and every idea is considered.

In an industry dominated by unwieldy corporates we are in the rare position of creating software that is beautifully disruptive, and robust enough to win the trust of the worlds most sophisticated analysts in the security sector. The people who build it must, therefore have passion, drive and enough creativity to shape the future of data discovery.

Working at RepKnight means you’ll be surrounded by a team who are dedicated to building the world’s best data discovery platform. To join the team you must meet our high standards, want to inspire your teammates and to making a positive impact on the world through your work.

If this inspires you then we hope you’ll browse our open positions to see what might be a good fit with your interests and skill set. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are Looking for:

1 Junior Project Manager 2 years commercial management experience

1 Java Developer with 2 years + commercial experience of application development

1 Php Developer with 2 years + commercial experience of application development

1 Junior UX designer 1 years + commercial experience of application development


PHP Developers

Posted in Careers  |  11 Dec 2013  |  0 Comments

A Software (Php) Developer who will be responsible for designing and developing software for big data low latency software. The role will include translating functional requirements into conceptual and detailed designs; Providing estimates for development effort; Implementing proof of concept prototypes to production-grade software; Ensuring the delivery of bullet proof code while assisting operations and support staff in  trouble-shooting software issues as well as implementing bug fixes.

Job Requirements

Must Have Skills

• Experience in building cutting edge applications based on business and technical requirements

• A minimum of 3+ years experience in LAMP stack with recent experience in PHP5

• 3 + years of professional software development experience building secure, scalable applications in PHP

• 3 + years of hands on development experience building and architecting distributed systems through web service APIs utilizing REST, and JSON for consumption by web applications

• Experience building interfaces and data imports

• Hands on experience with version control and continuous build systems

• Experience working as part of an agile team,

• Must be able to work independently within a small team with high accountability and produce high quality, high volume (weekly deliverables)

• Excellent verbal communication skills are a must.

• Excels in fast paced, ever changing environment.

• High levels of passion and enthusiasm


Highly desirable skills

• Ruby, Java, PERL experience

• MySQL administration experience


To apply for this role send your cv to jobs@repknight.com