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Security Researcher - Remote

Primary Location India Date posted 21-Jun-2022
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Role Overview:

McAfee is seeking a Malware Researcher to work on our cloud-based security solution. In this position, you will work with experienced security researchers and data scientists to perform malware reverse engineering and behavioral analysis to design and develop heuristics to address the problems in today’s security landscape. You will also work on customer escalations and model operations to ensure minimal business impact to customers.

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:

  • 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
  • Handle customer escalations for false positives and resolve them within the SLA

About You: 

  • Preferred Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in information science or Computer science
  • Must have 0 to 1 years of experience in Malware Research
  • Must have good coding skills in C++/Python and creative problem-solving skills
  • Must have experience/knowledge of the tools used for malware analysis
  • Must have knowledge of reverse engineering of PE files
  • Must have knowledge of behavioral analysis of PE files
  • Knowledge on machine learning model training and analysis is a plus


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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