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Security Researcher

Primary Location Plano, Texas Additional Locations US, Oregon, Hillsboro Date posted 03/13/2019
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Job Tite: Security Researcher

Location: Plano, Texas, US

Role Overview:

We are seeking an energetic Security Researcher to join our growing organization. Our organization works in the areas of malware research, response and system development. You will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily malware escalation responses, routines and procedures. Additionally, you will help build platforms and automations which will help “fight the bad guys.”

Company Overview

With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers. As industry top performers, we aim to develop optimized high performance system software solutions with high availability and reliability.

About the Role:

  • You will actively perform dynamic malware analysis and static analysis wherever necessary.
  • You will actively create detection and repair signatures and testing them before being utilized by our McAfee products
  • You will verify detection coverage for the entire lifecycle of a threat
  • You will verify cleanup ability of McAfee
  • You will perform thorough analysis of the Malwares/False positives reported from the customers
  • You will develop high-quality competitive comparison reports for executives and research teams.
  • Using your coding skills, you will help develop automation framework for malware analysis.
  • You will propose and create innovative solutions for problems that our customers are facing.
  • We will help you stay up-to-date with new malware trends and tools
  • You will be required to do call work during holidays and weekends.

About You: 

  • You have experience in a Security or Malware researcher role.
  • Previously exposed to a variety of Operating Systems (Windows Server, Windows desktop, Mac) and file formats
  • You have experience in malware reverse engineering
  • You have experience in different malware analysis tools
  • You have experience in Python, C/C++ or any programming languages
  • You have excellent problem-solving skills, fast learner, self-motivated to take initiatives with focus on achieving results in timely manner.
  • You have proven ability to translate insights into business recommendations
  • Anything above that gets you an enthusiastic high-five and bonus points for having experience in the computer security industry
  • Degree Level Computing Qualification or equivalent with 3+ years demonstrated experience
  • Positively adapting to changes and multitasking.

Company Benefits:

Our corporate culture and values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring your true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people, while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee.    Perks include:

  • Pension / Retirement Programs
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Programs
  • Support for Community Involvement and Programs

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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.

Shift:

Shift 1 (United States of America)

Primary Location:

US, Texas, Plano

Posting Statement:

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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