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Sr. Mobile Security Researcher

Primary Location Santa Clara, California Additional Locations Date posted 08/28/2018
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Job Tite: Mobile Security Researcher

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Role Overview:

We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about malware threat research, has a strong interest in cyber security and data protection, and wants to join our collaborative team as a Mobile Security Researcher to help drive the high quality of our corporate encryption product family.

This position is for the McAfee Consumer Engineering team. The candidate will manage a globally based Threat Research/Incident Response team, be responsible for threat analysis, intelligence gathering, incident response, content creation and publication of incident reports.

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:

  • Analyzing threats and vulnerabilities targeting Android/iOS/IoT mobile platforms
  • Low-level analysis and research of threat, devices and operating systems
  • Research next generation mobile threat protection technologies
  • Improve new threat discovery rates as well as streamlined workflows/sample processing time
  • Working with other researchers and engineers to drive McAfee’s product line of industry leading security products for the protection of our customers
  • Authoring blog posts, conference papers and presentations on threats and platform-related topics

About You: 

  • At least 6-8 years of experience in software product development, Anti-Virus research, Security product operations.
  • Solid experience on malware detection methodologies and automation for malware sample clustering and classification
  • Strong understanding of Android/iOS/Linux operating system and Android/iOS debugging technologies
  • Familiarity with one of more programming languages desirable, C/C++/C#, Perl, Java/JavaScript, Python
  • Experience identifying malicious code. Code debugging and reverse engineering skills for file formats including Java byte code, Dalvik and ELF and strong understanding of Assembly
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desired:

  • Familiar with AvTest a plus
  • Previous experience with blog/whitepaper authoring conference submissions a plus

Education

  • MS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent work experience

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, California, Santa Clara

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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