Malware Analyst III Job



  Full Time   Employee

Fort Meade
United States

Malware Analyst III (Job Number:420440)


The DoD Agencies and Commands Customer Group, COCOM Programs Directorate of SAIC currently has a contingency full-time position for a Malware Analyst to support the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) JXXX, Fort Meade, Maryland.


Malware and Analysis is the forensic analysis of media and software reverse engineering. The analysis consists of reviewing the contents of a compromised system, documenting unusual files and data, and identifying the TTPs used by an adversary to gain unauthorized access to DODIN assets. This includes detailed technical work on media analysis and exploitation of data from compromised systems in support of ongoing analysis.

This task requires knowledge of computer network theory, ability to understand communication methods and malicious properties, and TTPs of advanced persistent threats. Additionally, this task requires technical knowledge of malware analysis, incident handling, ethical hacking, and drafting and implementing security incident response policies.

Daily activities include:

- Analyzes malware, spam, phishing, or any other malicious content, and components and end-to-end systems for security at the embedded-system, mobile, host, network, and enterprise level
- Performs intrusion detection analysis and vulnerability assessment and malware research and analysis
- Understands source code, hex, binary, regular expression, data correlation, and analysis such as firewall, network flow, and system logs
- Handles incidents and responds accordingly to mitigate risks
- Participates in formal technical briefing and proposals
- Performs system analysis, reverse engineering, and static, dynamic, and best-practice malware analytical methodologies on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms
- Has an in-depth understanding of security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures, and tools (authentication and access control technologies, intrusion detection, network traffic analysis, incident handling, media/malware analysis, etc.), malware and programming skills to include C/C++ and Assembly language, and detailed understanding of how network-based attacks work at the operating system and/or protocol level
- Possesses senior-level experience as a Malware Analyst with a background in cutting-edge cyberspace technologies
- Often and without source code or documentation, performs system analysis, reverse engineering, and static, dynamic, and best-practice malware analytics methodologies and analysis on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms
- Coordinates effort to develop and analyze cyberspace operations, DCO, Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and OCO solutions
- Creates malware detection topologies
- Possesses comprehensive knowledge of programming skills especially including C/C++ and Assembly language, Windows internal C/C++ and either UNIX/Linux or mobile (Android) platform, malware and things related to malware research and analysis, reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, exploit development, and related disciplines

- Minimum ten (10) years of experience as a Malware Analyst.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related discipline
- A minimum of DoD 8140 IASE Level II (CISSP, CASP CE or CSSLP) or Computer Network Defense (CND) Certification, DoD CNDSP Analyst/Infrastructure Support/Incident Responder Certified
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills.

SECURITY Clearance: TS/SCI with Polygraph

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a leading provider of technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services to the U.S. government. Our 13,000 employees deliver systems engineering and information technology offerings for large, complex government programs, as well as a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technology services. The company is headquartered in McLean, Va. For more information, visit

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 19, 2016, 1:18:18 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-FORT MEADE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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