Malware Analyst Software Engineer

  • location: Raleigh, NC
  • type: Permanent
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Malware Analyst Software Engineer

job summary:
Seeking a highly-talented Software Engineer to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for threat detection and malware/exploitation technologies. The position supports Research and Development (R&D) and Test and Evaluation (T&E) efforts for a fast-paced, mission-critical DoD program. The Software Engineer will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary group and will collaborate across research teams to leverage existing/emerging malware technologies and develop new technologies to support the organization's mission objectives.

 
location: Raleigh, North Carolina
job type: Permanent
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Analyze and/or reverse engineer the behavior of malware using static and dynamic tools and techniques to identify means of modifying, exploiting, and disrupting networks and associated systems and devices
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the detection, analysis, and mitigation of malware; trends in malware development and capabilities; and proficiency with malware analysis
  • Identify requirements for new malware analysis capabilities; and contribute to the development of new malware analysis tools and techniques
  • Produce reports detailing attributes and functionality of malware, including indicators that can be used for malware identification/detection; the relationship between a given sample of malware and other known samples/families of malware; and notable features that indicate the origin or sophistication of the malware and its authors
  • Communicate and collaborate with technical staff
 
qualifications:
  • US Citizen
  • Required: Security Clear Top Secret
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Networking, Computer Forensics, or similar.
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with operating system concepts, high- and low-level programming, and fundamentals of networking
  • Experience in reverse engineering
  • Demonstrated knowledge in dynamic and static analysis and in such tools as IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, and/or Ghidra
  • Familiarity disassembling/disassemblers and analyzing disassembly of x86 and x64 binaries
  • Possess basic programming and scripting skills (e.g., Java, Python, or Perl)
  • One of the following certifications:

    • GREM - GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware
    • CREA - Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst
    • GXPN - GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester
    • GPEN - GIAC Certified Penetration Tester
 
skills: The ideal candidate will be a Team Player, Great Communicator, Expert at Programming and Requirements Gathering, and continually seeks to improve and advance the technical solutions and services offered.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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