Malware Reverse Engineer

McLean, Virginia, United States - Remote


Prevent cyberattacks. Automate malware detection and behavior identification with CodeHunter. No source code. No signatures. No sandboxes.

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Are you a cybersecurity enthusiast driven by the curiosity to dissect and understand malware's inner workings? Do you excel at staying ahead of cybercriminals and identifying emerging cyber threats? If this resonates with you, then CodeHunter offers the ideal platform for you to showcase your skills. As a Malware Reverse Engineer, you will join a team of experts employing cutting-edge technologies to analyze and combat malware. We invite you to be part of our mission in safeguarding digital ecosystems worldwide. This position is primarily located in McLean, Virginia, offering the flexibility of remote work on Fridays.


  • Conduct a thorough analysis of malware, including the creation of detailed analysis reports.
  • Track ongoing malware campaigns, identify malicious actors, and document related infrastructure.
  • Develop custom tools and scripts to facilitate and expedite malware analysis tasks.
  • Handle internal escalations concerning potentially malicious files and websites.
  • Occasional travel may be required for field investigations and continued professional development.


  • Four years of strong, hands-on experience in malware analysis.
  • Proficiency in using reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro, x64dbg, OllyDbg, Immunity Debugger, or Ghidra.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in reverse engineering malware code, written in languages like C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, .NET, Delphi, JavaScript, and VBScript.
  • Solid background in C++ programming and Win32 APIs.
  • Demonstrated capability in creating malware analysis tools and scripts for tasks like malware unpacking and configuration extraction.
  • Innovation in tracking the evolution of malware families, their infrastructure, and associated campaigns.
  • Knowledge of network traffic analysis and familiarity with networking protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, and IRC


  • Professional certifications such as GCIH, GREM, GCFA, or CISSP
  • Experience in reversing encryption/obfuscation techniques
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to travel on occasion


CodeHunter offers a creative, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial work environment. Self-starters thrive here. Our employees have the chance to be a part of the organization from the ground level and make a demonstrable impact by bringing an innovative product to the cybersecurity marketplace. CodeHunter offers best-in-class benefits, including:

  • 401K
  • Health coverage
  • Vision and dental coverage
  • Company-sponsored training
  • Parking or metro benefits
  • Catered lunches
  • Generous PTO policy

CodeHunter values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: APIs C CISSP Encryption GCFA GCIH Ghidra GREM Java JavaScript Malware OllyDbg Reverse engineering TCP/IP Travel

Perks/benefits: Health care

Regions: Remote/Anywhere Africa North America
Country: United States
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