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Sr. Anti Malware Researcher


Sr. Anti Malware Researcher

Posted: 5 March 2012
Company name: McAfee
Location: Beaverton
United States
Pay rate: Market – Fulltime
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes

Senior Anti-Malware Researcher

McAfee believes that amazing things can be accomplished by diverse teams of talented individuals. Share your talents with us by joining the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. This opening is for Senior Anti-Malware Researcher position in the Anti-Malware Operations of McAfee Labs. McAfee Labs delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the web securely. With our unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee helps home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. Our products are unique in how they work together to make security affordable and manageable. These days, the threats are tougher, and the perpetrators are trickier. As we have for more than 20 years of experience, McAfee delivers superior protection that is trusted by millions of people.

Primary Responsibilities:

. Researching and analyzing a wide array of different malware and file formats.

. Adding detection and repair as necessary for integration into the McAfee antivirus product line.

. Authoring descriptions for inclusion into the McAfee Virus Information Library website.

. Taking a broader look at malware evolution and devising innovative protection methods.

. Performing peer reviews of code for release into production.

. Self-motivated with the ability to stretch in times of crisis around virus outbreaks.

Required skills:
Experience & Qualifications

. Experience in malicious code analysis and reverse engineering (RE)

. Experience with C/C++ and Windows API

. Experience with IDA or equivalent disassembly tools

. Experience with OllyDbg and WinDbg; or equivalent debuggers

. Experience with analyzing kernel-mode rootkits and parasitic malware on Windows

. Experience with authoring generic malware detection signatures

. Assembly language skills

. Knowledge of various files formats (eg. PE) and operating systems (specially Windows, both user/kernel-mode)

. Knowledge of networking and internet protocols (eg. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP)

. Experience with Windows driver development is a plus.

. Education: Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science or scientific discipline)

. Experience: 2-5 years in anti-malware research or related security experience

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