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R&D Reverse Engineer for Albuquerque, NM

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Posted by: Edgewater Technical Associates <> on November 05, 2017 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Country: United States

Edgewater Technical Associates offers the opportunity to structure a benefit package to best suit your individual and/or family needs. We offer various benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision and disability insurance. We also offer 401(k) benefits with the opportunity to receive a matching contribution up to a maximum of 4% for eligible participants with DAY 1 vesting.
For more information on Edgewater, please visit our website at

Edgewater is looking for a R&D Reverse Engineer for an assignment in Albuquerque, NM. Required education and experience are as follows:

Clearance required – No

US citizenship required – Yes

Exempt or Non-Exempt – Exempt

What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking full-time cyber security reverse engineers to conduct malware analysis and develop tools to further the state-of-the-art in reverse engineering. Successful candidates will be independent, critical thinkers skilled in using data to solve analytic problems and adept in conducting cyber incident response under tight deadlines.

On any given day, you may be called on to:
Provide subject matter expertise in the detection, analysis and mitigation of malware, trends in malware development and capabilities, and proficiency with malware analysis capabilities;
Support the maintenance of malware analysis platforms and toolsets, identify requirements for new malware analysis capabilities, and contribute to the development of new malware analysis tools and techniques;
Analyze malware, extracting relevant host and network based indicators;
Identify capability of malware and any anchor functions that can be utilized to discover additional activity;
Identify notable findings of intelligence value;
Maintain and expand knowledge of tools and best-practices in advanced persistent threats; tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attackers; forensics and incident response;
Identify and hunt for related TTPs across all internal/external repositories;
Correlate collected intelligence, in order to build upon a larger knowledge base of tracked threat activity;
Produce reports detailing attributes and functionality of malware, including indicators that can be used for malware identification/detection, the relationship between a given sample of malware and other known samples/families of malware, and notable features that indicate the origin or sophistication of the malware and its authors;
Communicate and collaborate with technical staff supporting all enterprise cyber security functions;
Contribute to the development of strategies and architectures for Sandia’s secure cyber environments.

Qualifications We Require
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field plus six years of experience; or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field plus two years of experience; or PhD in relevant discipline
Basic programming and scripting skills (such as .NET, Java, Python);
Experience with security solutions and technologies, including Windows, Mac, and Linux network architecture/implementation/configuration;
Experience with dynamic and static analysis and tools such as IDAPro and Ollydbg;

Qualifications We Desire
Existing DOE Q clearance;
Graduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Mathematics, or a related field;
Malware analysis/reverse engineering/cyber security experience highly desired;
Strong leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a methodical and disciplined manner;
Familiarity with Kill Chain for incident response;
Familiarity with security technologies such as IDS, IPS, and HBSS.
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely;
Familiarity with analyzing disassembly of x86 and x64 binaries;
Ability to make decisions on remediation and counter-measures for challenging information security threats;
Knowledge of advanced computer exploitation methodologies, two or more analysis tools used in a CSIRT or similar investigative environment, such as EnCase Enterprise or AccessData Forensic Toolkit and demonstrated ability to articulate the processes being conducted by these tools;
Ability to conduct analysis of electronic media, network traffic and packet capture, log data, and network devices in support of intrusion analysis or enterprise level information security activities, understand data flows and identify anomalous behavior;
Knowledge of packet flow/TCP/UDP traffic, firewall technologies, proxy technologies, anti-virus, spam and spyware solutions
Relevant professional experience required. Must be a US Citizen. Must be able to pass drug screening, background and credit checks (if applicable) as well as verification of Education and Experience.
If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the application steps via this site. If your qualifications match our position requirements you will be contacted and provided additional details. Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so.

Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Edgewater Technical Associates is a government contractor that complies with Executive Orders 11246, 13672,13665, as well as Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA). As such, the term “contractor” will apply to Edgewater Technical Associates as stated below in this policy.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with our organization’s legal duty to furnish information.


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