Malware Analyst - Reverse Engineering

Employer
AboutWeb
Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Dec 11, 2017
Closes
Mar 03, 2018
Function
Analyst, Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
AboutWeb is seeking an experienced, motivated Malware Analyst - Reverse Engineering to support our VA customer. The Malware Analyst - Reverse Engineering will be responsible for providing security analysis and recommendations to VA on cyber intrusions, malware incidents and cybersecurity related investigations. The position is located on-site at the customer's facility. U.S. Citizenship is required for this role.
Responsibilities
The successful candidate must be knowledgeable with malware research an analysis. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform in-depth dynamic and static file analysis as well as reverse engineering to determine the nature of unknown or potentially malicious files found during investigations
  • Respond to open tickets/emails in accordance with established SLAs
  • Collect malware artifacts safely for analysis and incident investigations
  • Examine suspicious emails for malicious content and provide recommendations on remediation actions
  • Perform URL/domain analysis to identify and report any malicious indicators associated with the resource and evaluate associated risks
  • Submit malicious samples obtained to anti-virus vendors for signature creation and distribute DAT files to appropriate groups of deployment and implementation
  • Manage, operate and maintain the VA malware analysis lab isolated from the network and ensure 100 percent containment
  • Support maintenance of malware analysis platforms and toolsets
  • User Open Source intelligence (OSINT) to research vulnerabilities in support of cyber related incidents
  • Produce technical analysis reports summarizing malware analysis support provided and recommendations for remediation
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electronical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and at least 10 years IT experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience performing malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) or equivalent certification or demonstrated proficiency in malicious code analysis
  • In depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards
  • Knowledge of C/C++ and Assembly language
  • Comprehensive knowledge of disassembly/reverse engineering
  • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship is required as is successfully passing a thorough Government background screening process requiring the completion of detailed forms and fingerprinting