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Senior Staff Software Development Engineer in Test (Security Content QA) Full-time

at FireEye Cybersecurity Pvt Ltd in Banglore (Published at 30-10-2014)

Company :

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,200 customers across more than 60 countries, including over 130 of the Fortune 500.

Job Description:

As part of FireEye Labs (Research) division, this position requires knowledge of network security and deep packet inspection techniques to deliver FireEye’s leading edge security solutions. Previous experience may come from vulnerability studies, anti-virus/spyware testing, malware-analysis, networking/system administration, or software development experience.


Develop test scenarios for the FireEye security products
Build the required test infrastructure, and perform test execution
Testing includes traffic replay for HTTP and SMTP to detect malicious attached binaries, embedded malicious URLs, infected machines, malicious call backs to botnets, false positive/ false negative reports, and signature performance profiles for detection rules
Test and profile malware signatures to ensure accurate and consistent functionality with respect to setup and configuration.
Develop and run test procedures and automation scripts
Ability to reproduce and isolate faults, and perform root cause investigation for bug analysis. The engineer should also have a strong understanding of false positives and false negatives
Working with team to develop manual and automated test cases using scripts and tools
Identify potential product issues and champion their successful resolution.
Build the Test Infrastructure for Efficacy runs.
5-8 years of Experience in areas of anti-virus, intrusion detection, deep packet inspection, firewall/UTM, vulnerability testing, malware-analysis, or security networking/system administration
Experience using network security and prevention tools (e.g. wireshark, metasploit, SNORT, tcpdump, etc.)
Experience in testing NIPS/HIPS content, Anti-Virus DAT and content in other security solutions.
SNORT signature experience or equivalent is highly desirable
Experience in a scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, etc.)
Must work well in a demanding, fast paced team environment
Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field
Good understanding of the virtual and physical systems architecture

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