Malware Analyst/Reverse Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate Clearance required
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Posted 1 month ago

At phia, our goal is to hire talented and passionate team members who desire to grow their skillsets, as well as the reputation of the company with our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We are seeking a Malware Analyst/Reverse Engineer to support a large Federal Security Operations Center (SOC) and its 24x7 SOC mission.


In support of the Malware Analysis team, the Malware Analyst/Reverse Engineer interprets, analyzes, and reports all events and anomalies in accordance with Computer Network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events.

  • Analyzes and/or reverse-engineers the behavior of malware using both static and dynamic tools and techniques.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the detection, analysis and mitigation of malware, trends in malware development and capabilities, and proficiency with malware analysis capabilities.
  • Supports the maintenance of malware analysis platforms and tool sets, identifies requirements for new malware analysis capabilities, and contributes to the development of new malware analysis tools and techniques.
  • Produces 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.
  • Communicates and collaborates with technical staff supporting all customer SOC functions.
  • Recommends counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications that exploit customer communication systems.
  • Develops analysis and makes recommendations for the purchase of hardware and or software that will mitigate malware intrusions.


Required Education + Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related area of study.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in dynamic and static analysis and tools such as IDAPro and Ollydbg.
  • Familiarity with analyzing disassembly of x86 and x64 binaries.
  • Basic programming and scripting skills (e.g. .NET, Perl, Java, or Python),

Desired Experience

  • Experience/familiarity with the following concepts/technologies is highly preferred:
    • NOC/SOC operations
    • Kill Chain for incident response
    • Security technologies such as IDS, IPS, and HBSS
    • Linux OS and mobile iOS/Android
  • Cybersecurity certifications (e.g. CISSP, CEH, Security+, CREA)

Who You Are

  • A proactive problem solver that appreciates the challenges of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Intellectually curious with a genuine desire to learn and advance your career.
  • An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Customer service-oriented and mission-focused.
  • Critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.

If your experience and qualifications aren’t a match for this position, you will remain in our database for consideration for future opportunities that may be a better fit.

Work Schedule

  • Core business hours.

Security Clearance

  • This position will require U.S citizenship and an active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.


Who We Are

phia LLC ("phia") is a Northern Virginia based, 8a certified small business established in 2011 with focus in Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Security/Defense, Intrusion Analysis & Incident Response, Cyber Architecture & Capability Analysis, Cyber Policy & Strategy, Information Assurance/Security, Compliance, Certification & Accreditation, Communications Security, Traditional Security, and Facilities Security. phia also provides cyber operations support functions such as: Program and Process Management, Engineering, Development, and Systems Administration that allows for Cyber Operations to efficiently integrate our customer’s missions and objectives. phia supports various agencies and offices within the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal government, and private/commercial entities.

phia values work-life balance and offers the following benefits to full-time (W-2) employees:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition and Professional Development Assistance
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Monthly Payroll
Job tags: Architecture CEH CISSP Clearance Compliance IDS Incident response IPS Java Linux Malware Perl Python Security Clearance Strategy Top Secret Top Secret Clearance
Job region(s): North America
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