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Senior Malware Researcher - 5+ yrs



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Ready to do your part in the world of Cybersecurity? SonicWall is a leader in cybersecurity and networking solutions that put our partners at the heart of our innovation to ensure ease of doing business in a world full of opportunities. With more than a 30-year history, we embrace an outside-in approach, listening and learning from our partners and customers to provide the outcomes their organizations require.

If you’re ready for a career that can impact real change — and not just another job — join us!

We are seeking a hardworking & passionate senior malware researcher to work on complex malware, botnets & new research projects on a daily basis.


· Develop Antivirus signatures based on threat analysis using proprietary signature description language.
· Troubleshoot and test (including automation) IPS and Gateway AV engines on firmware.
· Research new ways to improve Deep Packet Inspection engine.
· Setup malware analysis environment for specific threats affecting Windows, Mac OSX, Mobile OS platforms in a lab environment.
· Reverse engineer and analyze new malware threats.
· Publish analysis blogs on SonicWall’s security center.
· Develop tools to automate malware analysis tasks, simulation software and administer lab environment to replicate attacks.

Desired Skills & Experience

Skills & Experience:
· Expert knowledge of Internet security issues, including malware, exploits and shell code.
· Expert understanding of Windows file structure and packer formats.
· Expertise in virtualization concepts and platforms (VirtualBox, VMWare)
· Experience working with an IDS/IPS, Gateway AV a plus.
· Reverse engineering tools (Ollydbg, IDA Pro, SoftIce, or equivalents)
· Programming experience in Perl, C, C++, PHP.
· Proficiency with relational database and SQL programming like PostgreSQL.
· Experience with Botnet C&C protocols, Behavioral and Static Analysis of Malware.

· B.S. or M.S. (preferred) Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
· Minimum 8 years of experience in the field of malware analysis and/or vulnerability research
· Desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy, deadline-driven environment
· Ability and willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.


SonicWall is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

At SonicWall, we pride ourselves on recruiting a diverse mix of talented people and providing active security solutions in 100+ countries.

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