Malware Analyst

Robert Half


Ref: HP341-596

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Company

Robert Half are working with software solutions business in Abu Dhabi who are on the lookout for a skilled Malware Analyst to bolster their cybersecurity team.

The Role

Working with the wider cyber defence teams, the Malware Analyst shall provide support for incident response activities, intrusion events and other technical analysis as required. Other main duties will be researching, evaluating, developing, testing and applying new methods to analyse digital items to improve the functionality of the team, develop procedures and standards, provide advice, direction and mentorship to other colleagues.

* Understand and demonstrate ability with static and dynamic analysis tools and techniques (commercial solutions and custom code) such as debuggers, disassemblers (e.g IDA, Pro, OllyDB)
* Demonstrate hands on experience analysing high volumes of logs, network data (Netflow, full packet capture) and other attack items in support of incident investigations
* Experience with numerous programming languages (Java, C, C++, .Net)
* Experience with various architectures (x86, ARM, x64)
* Control incident management process
* Use of Python or other scripting language to automate analysis or reverse engineer tasks
* Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI mode, defence in depth and common security elements
* Cyber Security experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and sustain) within a computer incident response organisation or a large security operations center
* Demonstrate understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)


The Candidate

* Strong knowledge of IT security best practices, common attack types and detection / prevention methods
* Motivated character with demonstrated strong written and verbal English communication skills
* Experience working in large scale security operations especially large corporations, private companies or government funded organisations
* Familiarity with cyber-crime and cyber-attacks, responsible groups (APTs) motivations and techniques
* Strong understanding of Windows Operating System Internals and Windows APIs
* Ability to analyse shellcode: packed and obfuscated code and the associated algorithms
* Experience with Linux and advanced Linux commands
* Experience with multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux, UNIX), system programming and driver development
* Familiar with threat hunting concepts and strategies used to monitor and identify malware on network endpoints
* In-depth experience with mobile technology and OS (Android, iOS, Windows)
* Proven ability to find, evaluate and succinctly summarize and analyze information
* Ability to effectively prepare and present research findings to key stakeholders, management and clients

Salary and Benefits

* Salary up to 70,000 AED per month
* Relocation allowance if currently abroad
* Education allowances for children up to 18 years old
* Family residence visa, medical insurance and annual air flight tickets

Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Pay and salary ranges are dependent upon experience, qualifications and training.

About the Company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world\'s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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