Malware Researcher-Windows

for FireEye, Inc. in Milpitas, CA

Perform cutting edge analysis of Windows malware. Passionate about reverse engineering and should be interested in taking things apart. Research the threat landscape to enhance FireEyes core engi 
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Title: Malware Researcher-Windows

Location: FireEye corporate headquarters, Milpitas, CA

FireEye, ranked the fastest growing communications/networking company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500, is transforming the IT security landscape to combat today’s advanced cyber attacks and we want you to be part of our team.


FireEye’s disruption in the IT security industry has been all over media outlets such as in BusinessWeek, Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and several others. A leader in advanced technology, FireEye has received the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award as well as the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award. FireEye has also been recognized as one of the top 5 IPOs of 2013 by Wall Street Journal.


Following the acquisition of Mandiant, FireEye is now the ONLY company that can deliver a comprehensive platform to detect, resolve, and prevent advance attacks on a global basis. FireEye is now the go-to company for some of the largest enterprises and government agencies across the globe.


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 1,500 customers across more than 40 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500.

Job Description:

We are seeking a Malware Researcher with the passion and experience necessary to solve the malware problem across the Windows platform. The candidate will work for FireEye’s security research team, which is a group of top notch security researchers specializing in areas ranging from Machine Learning to reverse engineering.


•Perform cutting edge analysis of Windows malware.
•Passionate about reverse engineering and should be interested in taking things apart.
•Research the  threat landscape to enhance FireEye’s core engine.
•Automate the collection and storage of windows malware.
•Enhance FireEye’s mobile malware intelligence.
•Mine millions of records to identify new threats.
•Blog about latest security topics.

•At least three years direct or equivalent experience in areas of malware-analysis, software/security-content build/release, networking/system administration or software development
•Must have worked with tools like IDA PRO, OllyDbg, wireshark.
•Knowledge in Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
•Proficiency with network traffic analysis tools such as wireshark and tcpdump
•Knowledge in Security and Malware detection technologies
•Solid programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl or Python is required
•Working knowledge of databases such as Postgres or MySQL
•Working knowledge of Rapid Web development frameworks/languages and environments such as PHP etc
•Deep working knowledge of networking concepts: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, IRC, RPC, DNS etc
•Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis skills
•Experience working in fast-paced development environments
•Excellent written & verbal communication skills
•Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills
•Self-driven, proactive, hardworking, team-player with a good sense of humor

FireEye is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Lauren Traurig
FireEye, Inc.
1390 McCarthy Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 321-6300
Fax: (408) 321-9818