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Senior Malware Analyst


Senior Malware Analyst

Posted: 19 June 2012
Company name: Symantec
Location: Gloucester
United Kingdom
Travel: occasionally
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes

Description: is the market leader in cloud security. More than 11 million end users spanning 102 countries, rely on services and we are proud of an unprecedented 98% client retention rate demonstrating the high value of our services. Our clients trust to protect them from online threats and other content management challenges, leaving them free to focus on their business without interruption. As the SaaS (Software as a Service) Business Unit within Symantec, we pride ourselves on being forward thinking, entrepreneurial and passionate about what we do. So these are exactly the qualities that we are looking for when people join us.

The Research and Response team, within the Global Malware Services team, are responsible for the detection of malicious items in order to prevent them getting through to our customers. The responsibility is split into two parts, the maintenance of the heuristics within our in-house virus scanner Skeptic, in order to provide support to the systems that make up a complex, multi-tier anti-malware solution and the research into understanding exactly what threats our customers face and how to deal with those threats. It is a fast paced vibrant environment where we typically roll out new software and heuristics across the scanning infrastructure many times a day.

Required skills:
. Educated to degree level in a scientific or computer related subject, and have proven experience in a computing related research role OR possess solid, in-depth experience in a computing related research role.

. Ability to demonstrate creative solutions to problems and address challenges in multiple problem domains.

. Experience of working in a managed service environment.

. Ability to program in Perl and C/C++.

. Development level experience of Linux or UNIX.

. Strong data analysis skills, preferably through the application of mathematical techniques.

. Experience of heuristic and signature based matching techniques.

. Ability to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of computing, operating systems and CPU architectures.

. Experience of working in a quality driven engineering process.

. Knowledge of x86 disassembly.

. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of malicious code including exploit code, buffer overflows, Trojans, Viruses, etc.

Desired skills:
. Prior demonstrable AV industry research or papers.

Understanding of various scripting languages (Javascript, VBScript, etc.).

. Understanding of crypto-algorithms.

. Knowledge of SMTP and RFC2821.

. Knowledge of email, particularly MIME and RFC2822.

. Knowledge of HTTP and RFC2616.

. Experience of development on Windows.

. Understanding of data compression algorithms.

. Experience of System Administration on Linux/Unix.

. Working knowledge of internet protocols such as,FTP, TCP/IP and POP3.

. Knowledge of an assembly level language or intermediate code.

. Knowledge of internet systems, particularly DNS and SSH.

. Knowledge of Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus techniques.

. Knowledge of RPM creation and installation.

. Knowledge of at least one version control system.

. Experience of working within an internet security or service delivery environment.

. Experience of developing zero-downtime internet-scale systems.

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