Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst

Full Time
Plano, TX
Areas of Interest: Digital Forensics, Incident Response, Threat Analysis
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The Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst will be a key member of the PepsiCo Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) responsible for malware analysis, reverse engineering of malware and digital forensics. The Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst will lead team efforts to develop and extract IOCs from malicious binaries and use the resulting data to inform Threat Detection Team efforts to create detection logic. Will also Work closely with Incident Response and Threat Intelligence Teams to coordinate and integrate intelligence into operational processes. Works as part of a highly diverse Cyber Fusion Team team to support hunting, Incident Response, Threat Detection and Malware/Digital Forensics capabilities.

  • Will lead efforts to analyze executables and malicious files
  • Investigate computer systems to identify malware infections or evidence of malware related activity
  • Preform ad hoc memory and disk forensics
  • Produce detailed technical reports and presentations in support of malware investigations
  • Maintain proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings
  • Perform malware and intrusion analysis, host-based forensics and threat intelligence collection
  • Manage Malware Analysis Lab and continue to develop customized technical solution sets to monitor and analyze malware
  • Perform incident response duties, including log and data collection and preservation and host and network forensics and provide collaboration and tactical communications, including situation reports for the team, management, administrators, and end-users
  • Act as a subject matter expert for inquiries by internal IT engineering teams
  • A passion for research, and uncovering the unknown about internet threats and threat actors


  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, related discipline or relevant work experience
  • Relevant Technical Security Certifications (GIAC, EC-Council, Offensive Security, etc)
  • 7+ years overall IT experience
  • 4+ years of recent operational security experience (SOC, Incident Response, Malware Analysis, IDS/IPS Analysis, etc)
  • Experience performing the role of a technical lead in complex global security projects
  • Experience in identifying and defeating malware defense mechanism such as anti-reverse, anti-debug, and anti-virtual machine
  • Experience and knowledgeable of:
  • Encase
  • ODA Pro disassembler, Ollydbg & Hex-Rays Decompiler
  • User and kernel mode debuggers
  • Common binary file formats
  • Dynamic analysis tools
  • Network analysis tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Linux/UNIX, Mac & Windows operating systems
  • Detailed understanding of the TCP/IP networking stack & network technologies
  • Working knowledge of full packet capture PCAP analysis and accompanying tools (Wireshark, etc.)
  • Nominal understanding of regular expression and proficient in programming (.NET, C/C++) and scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Java, or Python)
  • Expert knowledge of memory forensics to identify and understand memory resident malware
  • Strong collaborative skills and proven ability to work in a diverse global team of security professionals
  • Strong organizational skills and mentoring
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to distill highly technical subject matter to broader non technical audiences


Job Ref: 124924BR
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PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. 

In recognition of its continued sustainability efforts, PepsiCo was named for the sixth time to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and for the seventh time to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) in 2012.
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