Senior Malware Analyst (Cyber)

Full Time
Beltsville, MD
Areas of Interest: Exploitation Analysis, Incident Response, Investigation, Threat Analysis
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As the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector, CSRA is where you can come to be successful. Join a collaborative team, solving customer issues and accessing an array of resources for your success. Take advantage of tremendous opportunities as you help us chart our path to industry leadership, and tap into our collective 90+ year heritage. With combined FY15 revenues of approximately $5.5 billion and nearly 19,000 employees, CSRA represents the coming together - figuratively and literally - of two outstanding companies: the North American Public Sector business of CSC and SRA. Join us and watch your career take flight.

CSRA is looking to hire a Senior Malware Analyst to support our government customer in Beltsville, MD.  Once hired this person conducts cyber incident and event analysis and investigation. Assesses network vulnerabilities. Ensures necessary data protection and security controls. **NOTE: Shift is from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm (8.5 hour workday) Monday-Friday**


This is a Senior Analyst position focused on malware analysis with secondary responsibilities of network monitoring, ticket support, and mentoring junior cybersecurity malware analysts.  Additionally this position is involved with the evaluation and operational implementation of new analytical tools, processes and products.


  • Conduct malware analysis
  • Recommend remediation steps for computer security events and incidents
  • Identify and recommend process creation and improvements
  • Identify advanced techniques and coordinate to improve analysis capability
  • Perform and mentor other analysis in detailed malware analysis
  • Create findings report of vector and attack analysis
  • Review Open Source publications for additional signatures and/or indicators of compromise
  • Attend and provide training on malware analysis and tools
  • Identify and recommend process creation and improvements
  • Identify advanced techniques and coordinate to improve analysis capability
  • Support ongoing incidents from non-CIRT organizations related to computer security when requested
  • 8.5 hour work day, 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 pm.
  • Days – Monday through Friday

Required Skills:

  • Dynamic malware analysis experience (1-3 Years)
  • Experience conducting advanced cyber security event analysis (2-4 years)
  • Experience with Splunk, Linux CLI & Windows AD (1-2 years)
  • Ability to work shift (365 day 24x7)
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance

Desired Skills:  (Preferred but not Required)

  • Ability to prepare and present briefings
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing cyber-intrusion detection system signatures; e.g. Snort, YARA
  • Experience writing shell scripts or python code to analyze machine data
  • Familiarity with NIST Standards on cyber security and incident handling (800-53, 800-61)
  • Performed work as a system administrator
  • SANS GCIH and/or GCIA
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Basic knowledge of Java, C, and or C++

Requisition ID:  2017-13186
Job Locations:  US-MD-Beltsville 
Posted Date:  2/23/2017
Category:  Information Technology
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:  Yes- Active Secret required to start
Telecommuting Options:  Telecommuting Not Allowed
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:  TS/SCI


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