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Security Researcher- Remote

Primary Location India Date posted 20-Apr-2022
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Role Overview:

We are looking for a confident Security Engineer/Researcher position with experience in IT-Security for our Core Research labs in India. McAfee believes that no one person, product, or organization can fight cybercrime alone. It's why we rebuilt McAfee around the idea of working together. Life at McAfee is full of possibility. You’ll have the freedom to explore challenges, take smart risks, and reach your potential in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. You’ll be part of a team that supports and inspires you. You’ll collaborate with leaders who are just as invested in your well-being as they are in your career success.

This is a remote position in INDIA. We will only consider candidates currently in INDIA and are not offering relocation assistance at this time.

About the Role:

  • Research and analysis in the broad field of IT-security, enjoying a high degree of autonomy and liberty
  • Perform dynamic malware analysis and static analysis wherever necessary.
  • Perform malware replication and analyze the malware behavior to develop heuristics for behavioral detections.
  • Perform static analysis to develop heuristics based on static properties.
  • Perform false positives analysis and develop solution to resolve them
  • Understand Machine Learning Models and carry out analysis using XAI tools for root cause analysis
  • Both self-driven and team cooperated threat-intelligence analysis
  • Handle customer escalations for false positives and resolve them within the SLA.

About You:

  • Must have 5 to 8 years of relevant experience in Malware Research
  • Hands on experience with Reverse Engineering tools
    • Debugger: OllyDbg, Windbg,
    • Disassemblers: IDA Pro, Hexrays, Hiew
    • Static tools: CFF Explorer, WinHex, Hiew, PEiD
    • Dynamic Tools: Scylla, API Monitor,
    • Knowledge on ghidra, Hopper, Binary Ninja are added advantage
  • Must have strong experience on reverse engineering of PE files
  • Solid understanding of IT security and specifically APTs and malware
  • Must have experience in behavioral analysis of PE files
  • Must have good experience/knowledge on NonPE malware analysis
  • Must have good coding skills in C++/Python and creative problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of various network protocols such as TCP, UDP, FTP, SETP, HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, SSL, and SMTP.
  • Knowledge on machine learning model training and testing and analysis is a plus
  • Experience with Red Team activities (e.g., information gathering, social engineering, etc.) is an added advantage.


Company Overview

McAfee is a leader in personal security for consumers. Focused on protecting people, not just devices, McAfee consumer solutions adapt to users’ needs in an always online world, empowering them to live securely through integrated, intuitive solutions that protects their families and communities with the right security at the right moment.

Company Benefits and Perks:

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone at McAfee to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We offer a variety of social programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits to all of our employees.

  • Pension and Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Support for Community Involvement

We're serious about our commitment to diversity which is why McAfee prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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