Malware Analyst

Altimeter Solutions
    March 19, 2019
    Augusta, GA
    Job Type


    Seeking a malware analyst to join our cross functional cyber team. As a malware analyst, you will collaborate with world-class scientists, engineers and researchers, to provide solutions to complex and challenging problems.  We encourage out of the box thinking and reward staff that have a strong aptitude for problem solving and a curiosity that drives new and innovative approaches.

    We are seeking a passionate malware analyst to perform the following functions:

    • Utilize multiple reverse engineering tools and techniques to perform static and dynamic malware analysis
    • Analyze and aggregate data into appropriate organization systems and datasets
    • Train new members of the team and contribute to the development of technical briefs
    • Conduct analysis of unknown files

    Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

    • Identify tools and subject matter resources relative to current and emerging malware analysis techniques
    • Create signatures on known and unknown malware families

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS in computer science or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience of which 2 years is focused on malware analysis (through internships or professional positions); or a MS degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience with a solid educational foundation in malware analysis
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts
    • Knowledge in vulnerability research and reverse engineering
    • Proficiency with reverse engineering tools like IDA pro.
    • Knowledge in security and malware detection technologies
    • Solid programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl or Python
    • Development experience in a high level language (C/C++)
    • Deep working knowledge of networking concepts: TCP/IP, DNS etc
    • This position requires an active DOD TS or DOE Q, and the ability to obtain an SCI
    • Work location is in Augusta, GA

    Preferred Qualifications: Educational requirements, certifications/licensures, subject matter expertise, and experience that exceed the Performance Level Indicators:

    • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis skills
    • Self-driven, proactive, hardworking, team-player
    • An understanding of architecture and experience writing assembly (x86, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC, or MIPS)
    • Strong understanding of malware evasion techniques
    • Ability to characterize the threat to the system and suggest mitigation strategies in a team environment
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