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Threat Research Analyst Malware

Company name
Webroot Software, Inc.

Location
Broomfield, CO

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Threat Research Analyst If you're a professional eager to explore the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.  Webroot is actively seeking a Threat Research Analyst to support our Global Threat research team.  This role is based in Broomfield, Colorado.  The successful candidate should be detailed orientated, self-directed, highly self-motivated, have an analytical/problem solving mindset and able to balance team approach with personal initiative.  This person should also possess a strong understanding of malware as well as the Windows Operating System.  In this position, you'll have the opportunity to work with a best-in-class team where you'll be recognized and rewarded for your contributions with an exciting career trajectory.  If this sounds like a match for you, apply today!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Utilize proprietary databases, tools and technologies to assist in identifying new malware trends and patterns from metadata, behaviors and statistics to come up with conclusions based on findings

Analyze data points to develop traces for future classification of legitimate and malicious software

Collaborate with multiple internal teams to come up with valid solutions to assist our customers

Assist in IT troubleshooting and escalations

Identify new malware distribution methods to improve product efficacy

Assist in Replicating, recording, identifying, and documenting bugs

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

2 years’ experience and an active interest in IT Technology (preferably analytical/problem solving, IT Security or anti-malware)

Experience in script languages (python, Java Script, PHP, Perl, etc.)

Innovative mindset, identify methods to improve efficiency and working practice

To be an actively engaged part of a dynamic global team

Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify new trends based on incoming data streams

Vigilant mindset in communicating findings with team members

Deep understanding the different types of malware and their delivery methods and characteristics 

Windows-specific knowledge is a MUST, including: Understanding of Windows file/folder structures for all current Windows Operating Systems and file access methods

Knowledge of the Windows Registry

Knowledge of Windows Security features, Windows Firewall, user privileges, etc.

Knowledge of network protocols

Knowledge and interest of the security industry preferable

Knowledge of Virtualization software (VMWare, Virtual PC/ Virtual Box)

Additional possible SKILLS:

Knowledge and interest of the security industry

Anti-Virus/Malware Industry/History

Coding, Scripting and automation knowledge

Traditional malware research knowledge

Experience in C programming

Technical writing skills

At Webroot, we do more than secure our customers' personal computers, mobile devices and networks. We also nurture our employees' most critical assets – their talents, experience, and career aspirations. Webroot has the energy of a start-up with the strength and stability of an Internet security market leader. We foster the innovative culture you'd expect of a company that's making a statement. Webroot is a company in which you can invest yourself fully, knowing that you're not only protecting our customers around the world, but also that your talents and innovation will be recognized and rewarded. We encourage you to learn more about us and explore our job openings. Secure your future. Ensure the same for your career. Principals only - no third parties, please. Webroot Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

Utilize proprietary databases, tools and technologies to assist in identifying new malware trends and patterns from metadata, behaviors and statistics to come up with conclusions based on findings

Analyze data points to develop traces for future classification of legitimate and malicious software

Collaborate with multiple internal teams to come up with valid solutions to assist our customers

Assist in IT troubleshooting and escalations

Identify new malware distribution methods to improve product efficacy

Assist in Replicating, recording, identifying, and documenting bugs

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

2 years’ experience and an active interest in IT Technology (preferably analytical/problem solving, IT Security or anti-malware)

Experience in script languages (python, Java Script, PHP, Perl, etc.)

Innovative mindset, identify methods to improve efficiency and working practice

To be an actively engaged part of a dynamic global team

Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify new trends based on incoming data streams

Vigilant mindset in communicating findings with team members

Deep understanding the different types of malware and their delivery methods and characteristics 

Windows-specific knowledge is a MUST, including: Understanding of Windows file/folder structures for all current Windows Operating Systems and file access methods

Knowledge of the Windows Registry

Knowledge of Windows Security features, Windows Firewall, user privileges, etc.

Knowledge of network protocols

Knowledge and interest of the security industry preferable

Knowledge of Virtualization software (VMWare, Virtual PC/ Virtual Box)

Additional possible SKILLS:

Knowledge and interest of the security industry

Anti-Virus/Malware Industry/History

Coding, Scripting and automation knowledge

Traditional malware research knowledge

Experience in C programming

Technical writing skills

Related Keywords:

Data Analyst, Security, Cybersecurity, Threat Analysis, Virtualization, VMWare, Windows, file, folder, structures, IT, troubleshooting, Helpdesk, Support, Network Admin, Administration

Company info

Webroot Software, Inc.
Website : http://www.webroot.com

Company Profile
Webroot is committed to taking the misery out of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide. Webroot products consistently receive top review ratings by respected third parties and have been adopted by millions globally. With a wide range of online security products for home and office, Webroot protects corporate networks and allows consumers to download music, store digital files, bank, shop, surf and search – safely.

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