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Malware Analyst


Malware Analyst

Posted: 10 December 2010
Company name: G Data Software AG
Location: Bochum
Travel: none
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes


GData Software AG is looking for Malware Analysts who want to work with a cutting edge team in a company that is rated one of the best places to launch your career and to work for.

Required skills: Candidate must have apprentice level knowledge (2-5 years) of reverse engineering and/or software development.

Performs the following (and other tasks as instructed) as part of his/her daily duties:

1. Analyzing malicious software in support of incident analysis and rapid response for clients.

2. Performing dynamic and static analysis and reverse engineering of malware.

3. Providing Malware analysis results in technical analysis reports.

4. Creating Detection Methods and Cure Methods for blocking and cleaning malware with static and dynamic methods.

The successful candidate shall demonstrate apprentice knowledge and capability through performing reverse engineering of malicious code to discover vulnerabilities in binaries.

Required skills:
Experience conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and ethical hacking are desirable.

The Candidate shall be able to recognize the high level language constructs (such as branching statements, looping functions and network socket code) critical to performing a thorough and professional reverse engineering analysis of a binary.

Apprentice level capability to analyze malware, including: worms, viruses, trojans, rootkits, shellcode and bots.

Candidate shall demonstrate advanced knowledge to discover vulnerabilities in binaries, including: format string vulnerabilities, buffer overflow conditions, and the identification of flawed cryptographic schemes and binary obfuscation schemes.

Demonstrated software development / code writing skills – C++, C, Python, PERL, Assembly.

Experience with tools such as Wireshark, Hex Rays, IDA Pro, Olly Debug or Hex workshop.

The successful candidate shall demonstrate apprentice knowledge of:

industry standard compilers;

reverse engineering programs;

hex editors;

binary analysis programs;

code coverage analyzers;

understanding conditional branching statements;

virtual machines and byte code;

system vs. code level reversing;

branch prediction;

memory management;

Win32 executable formats and image sections;

advanced runtime analysis of malware;

kernel mode debugging;

dumping executables from memory;

understanding hashing functions;

working with encrypted binaries;

reversing UPX and other compression types;

discovering stack overflows;

discovering heap overflows;

creating a virtual system (sandbox) to isolate malware;

unpacking malware;

monitoring registry changes;

identifying malware communication channels;

understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM) implementations.

Contact information:
G Data Software AG, with its head office in Bochum, is an innovative and quickly expanding software house focusing on IT security solutions. As a specialist in Internet security and pioneer in the field of virus protection, the company, founded in Bochum in 1985, developed the first antivirus program more than 20 years ago, and in 2010 is celebrating its 25th birthday. Consequently G Data is amongst the eldest security software companies in the world. Over more than five years, no other European security software provider has won national and international tests and awards more frequently than G Data. When it comes to quality, G Data is a world leader, combining the world’s best security technologies in its products. Examples of this are its DoubleScan technology, with two independent virus scanners, and OutbreakShield instant protection. G Data security solutions are available worldwide in more than 60 countries.

Please send your applications, in German or English, by E Mail to our German Head Office in Bochum only.

G Data Software AG

Konigsallee 178b

Human Resources/Uta Fendt

44799 Bochum

[email protected]

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