Senior Staff Threat Researcher - MULTIPLE US LOCATIONS

Full Time
Milpitas, CA
Industry: Computer & Network Security
Areas of Interest: Technology Research and Development, Threat Analysis
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We are looking for a Sr. Staff level Research Engineer to help us build next generation detection of FireEye Appliances. The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about solving real problems by turning cutting edge research into operational production solutions. The Sr. Staff Threat Researcher will lead a leading edge malware research, analysis (data-mining) and generate content for use in our products that enhance FireEye’s security content infrastructure, process workflow, and the malware intelligence portal. They will work with team at headquarters and other locations to support research and detection efforts.
  • Dissect and Reverse Engineer advanced malware and cyber attacks
  • Build and drive Roadmap for detection efficacy and Malware research operation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Anti-Malware community
  • Perform data analysis to measure efficacy and continuously thrive to improve developed solutions.
  • Evangelize the service deliverables to the partners, leadership, and stakeholders
  • Research the threat landscape to enhance FireEye’s core engine.
  • At least eight years direct or equivalent experience in areas of malware-analysis, reverse engineering and other aspects of cyber-attacks discovery including knowledge of email infection vector.
  • At least five years of experience in areas of Anti-Malware operation or advanced malware research.
  • Solid programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl or Python is required
  • Working knowledge of databases such as Postgres or MySQL
  • Experience in big data infrastructure are definite plus
  • Knowledge in Security and Malware detection technologies
  • Host based IDS/IPS knowledge and experience a definite plus
  • Experience working in fast-paced development environments
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, in English
  • One or more of the following languages (Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) are plus
Additional Qualifications:
  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills
  • Public speaking skills and experience
  • Self-driven, proactive, hardworking, team-player with a good sense of humor
  • BS/MS in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis skills
FireEye is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.  Click here to view the full EEO/AA statement.

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FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,100 customers across 67 countries, including over 200 of the Fortune 500.
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000