Malware Reverse Engineer, Senior

The Challenge

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber engineering skills to design and build secure systems for customers? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions for customers that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

As a Cyber Operations Engineer on our Advanced Threat Services team, you’ll support clients in solving difficult problems by leveraging knowledge of how to analyze and evaluate complex malicious code to create technical reports for identification parameters, develop detection techniques, advanced capabilities, and potential mitigation strategies. You’ll work to continually improve current malware analysis techniques and identify new ways to help colleagues identify malware as well as conduct ongoing research and training in comprehending malicious software. You’ll coordinate work with in-house teams to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions, to maintain a balance of security and business needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of our customers. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like network and endpoint-based detection and technical intelligence reporting. You’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like IDS signature authoring, reverse engineering, and security tool automation while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team, as we improve our customers' security posture through cybersecurity. 

Empower change with us. 


You Have: 

-5+ years of experience with malware reverse engineering 

-Experience with tools and techniques common to reverse engineering, including Ghidra, IDA, and radare2 

-Experience with identifying and working obfuscated and packed binaries, process hiding, and anti-debugging techniques 

-Experience with intrusion detection engines, including Yara, Bro, Suricata, and Snort 

-Knowledge of common scripting languages, including Python, JavaScript, Go, and Ruby 

-Knowledge of Windows APIs and OS internals 

-Knowledge of Linux-based OSes 

-Ability to work in a fast paced multi-threaded environment

-BA or BS degree or 8+ years of experience in a professional work


Nice If You Have: 

-Experience with Python and Yara 

-Knowledge of current APT groups and TTPs 

-Knowledge of network analytics, including Netflow and PCAP analysis 

-Knowledge of the incident response and related processes 

-MA or MS degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Cyber Forensics, Cyber Engineering, CS, Commuter Engineering, or a technical- or IT-related field

-CISSP, CISM, EIH, Security+, GCFA, GNFA, GREM, or GCIH Certification

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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