Reverse-Engineering Malware Specialist
OnPoint Consulting, Inc. - Las Vegas, NV

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Reverse-engineer malicious software using malware analysis tools and techniques. Ability to research trends and countermeasures in computer/network vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious activity. Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with computer network security techniques and best practices. Technical focus is on examining malicious programs and assessing malware threats. Candidate must be able to identify suspicious and malicious activity in a heterogeneous network environment and respond appropriately.

Daily activities include:
Conduct vulnerability assessments/penetration tests of information systems

Provide network protocol analysis, host forensics, network forensics

Provide Subject Matter Expertise in computer and network incident response and forensics

Proficient written and verbal communication with customer representatives

Research new and evolving threats and vulnerabilities with potential to impact the monitored environment

Read and understand network packet capture files

Monitoring and analysis of network and IDS information

Log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting

Identification of suspicious/malicious activities

Identification and tracking of malicious code

Reporting malicious activity to client locations with recommendations for remediation

Review and management of incident resolutions

Candidate Requirements

At least 1 year previous reverse-engineering malware experience as a primary job role and/or equivalent training and demonstrable proficiency.

At least 9-12 months experience with Nessus and/or BackTrack.

The following training is highly desired: SANS GSEC, SANS GCIA, SANS GCIH, CEH, OSCP.

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or similar area of study or equivalent experience.

Must be willing to work various shifts in a 24x7 environment

Expert knowledge of monitoring IDS sensors and other network log data sources

Expert knowledge of incident resolution and handling

Expert knowledge of common vulnerabilities and exploits

Expert knowledge of incident analysis and investigation

Strong knowledge of alarm investigation and validation

Strong knowledge of networking

Strong knowledge of common network protocol behavior

Strong knowledge of network traffic analysis tools

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Excellent customer service skills

Experience with SIM/SIEM technologies desired


Qualified applicants must have a current DOE Q or TS clearance, or be able to pass the appropriate background investigations to attain one. U.S. Citizenship is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions.

OnPoint Consulting is an equal opportunity employer who firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Candidates for this position will undergo a pre-employment background investigation.

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