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Software Developer (m/f) for the detection of malicious software


Software Developer (m/f) for the detection of malicious software

Posted: 1 August 2013
Company name: Avira Operations GmbH & Co.KG
Location: Tettnang, Lake Constance
Travel: none
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes

You will be responsible for maintaining and improving the excellent detection ability of the Avira products to protect Avira customers from current threats. By using and improving the already sophisticated tools within the Avira Labs, you will develop special detections for various malware families. The new tricks and techniques malware uses to avoid detection will challenge you every day to enhance and update detection rules continuously. Fighting against the dark side of the IT-world and against the bad guys will give you the great feeling to do the right thing.

Starting from day one you will be part of an international team whose objective is to keep Avira customers safe and free from malicious applications. To ensure that you have the necessary knowledge to fight these cybercriminals, you will start with a training in our Virus Lab. There you will learn different techniques how to analyse malware and also all about the tricks the bad guys use to harm users.

After successfully adapting the basic knowledge about malware analysis, your training will continue in the Software Development Team for Generic Detections. This team represents the core knowledge about malware within Avira and is one of the most important teams regarding the detection of malware. You will learn how to develop generic detection rules, analyse the structure of Windows executables in full detail and discover special characteristics of malicious software. You will then use these characteristics to write special detection routines.

You will exchange the knowledge and experience you gain to other team members on your team, you will also transfer it to new team members that might join the team afterwards.

Required skills:
You have a degree in computer sciences and combine your high level of self-motivation with a great knowledge of the Windows PE-File Format. Furthermore, you know details of the Assembly language and you are very good at developing fast, secure and stable source code in “C”. The idea of fighting against the bad guys inspires you and you are highly interested in finding ways to detect malicious software. The permanent fight against cybercriminals and the daily changing requirements doesn’t bother you, but keeps your motivation on a high level day by day.

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Contact information:
If you are enthusiastic about broadening your technical expertise and have a desire to work in an environment that promotes research, innovation and fun, we would love to hear from you! Just follow the provided link for handing over your application!

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Human Resources

Mr. Dennys Hartwig

Kaplaneiweg 1

88069 Tettnang


Tel: +49 (0) 7542-500 2202

E-mail: [email protected]

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