Malware Analyst

201DU - Customer Site,Herndon, VA

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Can you protect and defend the most coveted targets in the world? Are you passionate about ensuring the safety of information systems assets and protecting systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction? Join ManTech and help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement. We encourage our team members to share and grow their skills and expertise while creating robust and state-of-the-art solutions.

ManTech is seeking a Malware Analyst in Herndon, VA. Help strengthen an established unit of elite cyber defense experts by providing strategic vision and tactical implementation to protect our customer's varied networks from all enemies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute dynamic and static analysis of malware, or suspected malware, to determine functionality, capability, impact, and source
  • Identify related processes, files, or secondary artifacts that may have been precursor or follow on attack methods
  • Perform behavioral analysis through sandboxing and leveraging virtual machines to simulate enterprise environments
  • Reverse engineer malware samples through the use of debugging tools
  • Provide a written technical report related to the scope, nature, and characteristics of identified malicious code
  • Identify malware IOCs, TTPs and recommend appropriate counter measures
  • Provide reporting and support to detection engineers to establish automated detection and prevention methods for discovered malware samples
  • Respond to security events received from incident responders and provide comprehensive findings and recommended remediation steps

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in information security or cyber security operations
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Debuggers (x64bdg), Disassemblers (IDA Pro), System Monitors (Process Monitor), Network Monitors (Wireshark) or similar tools
  • Experience with Cyber Incident handling
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or High School Diploma and 4+ additional years of relevant experience
  • Active/Current TS/SCI with polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with evidence handling, risk analysis and mitigation, and malware detection services
  • Experience coding in C/C++, python, Java or other languages
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
  • Adept at collecting, summarizing, and documenting highly technical content

Physical Requirements: must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time


For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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Tags: C Clearance Compliance Cyber defense Java Malware Polygraph Python Risk analysis TS/SCI TTPs

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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