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Sr Security Research Engineer Job Full-time

at McAfee in Banglore (Published at 21-12-2012)

Description: McAfee is Looking for a senior security research engineer who has hands-on experience with exploit & malware analysis, malware evasion technique analysis and identification, classification/categorization and detection verification of both exploits and malware. The candidates will be expected to analyze newly discovered exploit samples of various types (malicious URIs, emails, documents such as PDF, Office files, Jscript, etc.), analyze evasions and verify whether new samples or exploits is actually a 0-day or has been previously categorized. Further, the candidate will be expected to stay on top of latest outbreaks, and establish connections with other researchers to gather exploits as quickly as they are seen in the wild. The candidate will also evaluate and validate McAfee anti-virus technologies and products, develop automation framework to install malware, analyze evasions, test detection and clean-up capabilities of various products. The candidate will work on comparing competing AV technologies, prepare competitive records, mine the data to identify areas of concern, issues, and provide suggestions for improvements.


Basic Function and Scope of the Position

• Perform Exploit and Malware Analysis.

• Verify detection-coverage for McAfee and competing vendors for latest threats.

• Develop competitive analysis reports.

• Develop automation framework.



Specific Responsibilities/Functions

• Verify threat-detection coverage for the entire lifecycle of a threat (e.g. visiting a malicious URI, or opening a malicious email or opening a malicious document).

• Verify cleanup ability of McAfee and competing Vendors.

• Develop automation framework for detection and cleanup analysis.

• Develop high-quality competitive comparison reports for executives and research teams.


Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

Essential

• 4-5 Years of experience.

• Excellent exploit and malware analysis skills.

• Good scripting skills.

• Expertise in automation for both UI and non-UI based tasks.

• Strong written & verbal communication and reporting skills.


Desired

• Experience in evaluating and testing various anti-virus technology products

• Experience in anti-virus QA via manual testing and automation tool development

Note : Freshers/Web Application /Penetration Testers need not apply unless having 3-4 year experience in malware analysis

Note: Application have been closed.


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