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Senior Software QA Engineer - Malware Detection Full-time

at Fireeye Cybersecurity Private Limited in Banglore (Published at 24-11-2014)


FireEye is a leader in stopping the new generation of cyber-attacks, such as advanced malware, that easily bypass traditional signature-based defenses and compromise over 95 percent of enterprise networks*. FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based platform that provides real-time threat protection to organizations across all major threat vectors and each stage of an attack life cycle This game changing technology has made FireEye one of the fastest growing technology companies with a company ranking of #4 on the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America. Dave DeWalt the ex CEO of McAfee who is on President Obama’s security advisory team recently joined FireEye as CEO. Dave had the option to go to several very hot Silicon Valley companies but he chose FireEye because of the huge potential we have in this $20 billion market.


This position requires knowledge of network security and deep packet inspection techniques to deliver the FireEye security solution. Previous experience may come from vulnerability studies, anti-virus/spyware testing, malware-analysis, networking/system administration, or software development experience. This person will be actively hands-on for security content testing and VM behavioral testing. He will develop test scenarios for the FireEye security appliance, build the required test infrastructure, and perform the test execution.

Testing requirements 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 analysis and reporting, and signature performance profiles for detection rules. You will work with the team to develop manual and/or automated test cases. You will identify potential product issues and champion their successful resolution.

The candidate will test and profile malware signatures and Bale rules to ensure accurate and consistent functionality with respect to setup and configuration. Candidate will also develop and run test procedures and automation scripts. The QA Engineer must have the 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.

Responsibilities will also include:

• Daily and weekly signature testing
• New plug in testing such as data theft and new snort additions
• Test static analysis framework extensions for such things as de-compilation.
• Test proprietary dynamic malware analysis services and VM sandboxes
• Catalog traffic to develop specific patterns that trigger specific detections.
• Understand latest trends in security industry and how it applies to our products.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Overall 7+ years of testing experience, with at least 2 years direct or equivalent 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. IDS/IPS, wireshark, metasploit, SNORT, tcpdump, etc.)
• Must have knowledge in at least one area of these key IT technologies:
o HTTP Web Servers or SMTP Mail Servers
• Highly desirable:
o Competent skills configuring Windows services and testing anti-virus or firewall software
o SNORT signature experience or equivalent is highly desirable
o Regex experience
o Reporting on vulnerability remediation efforts and exceptions
o Experience in a scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl, etc.) a plus
• Must well work in a demanding, fast paced team environment
• Bachelor’s degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field

Note: Applications have been closed.

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