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Malware Analyst / Reverse Engineer - Incident Response, Threat I Remote, USA

Company: Optiv
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

At Optiv, we're on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We're one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.

In your role at Optiv, you'll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cybersecurity. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients' needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We're proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.

Who we are looking for:

The Malware Analyst/Reverse Engineer will assist incident response and forensic investigations as part of Optiv's Threat Management practice. Responsible for analyzing and reporting on malware and adversary activity.

How you will make an impact

  • Collect, identify, and analyze malware samples
  • Write reports about attacker activity, trends, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
  • Support active incident response engagement.
  • Builds and maintains documented standard operating procedures
  • Builds an expertise in knowledge Optiv's Threat Management professional services
  • Performs other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications for success:

  • Bachelor's Degree and approximately 3-5 years of related work experience
  • Experience with C, Python, and JavaScript
  • Experience with disassembly tools and functional exploits, the creation of custom shellcode, code to bypass typical security measures, and ring 0 programming
  • Experience with using both static and dynamic tools and techniques to analyze and reverse-engineer malware, including Binary Ninja, Immunity Debugger, Ollydbg, Windbg, Ida Pro, and Ghidra
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport and collaborate regularly across teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and processes in a professional manner to external and internal clients
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Superior problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, and thoroughly to prioritize and complete multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously


If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cyber security solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying sizes and industries, including commercial, government and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations - Managed Services and Identity and Data Management.

With Optiv you can expect:

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion through Affinity groups including but not limited to, Women's Network, Optiv Pride, Black Employee Network, and Veterans Support Network.
  • Work/life balance. We offer "Recharge" a flexible, time-off program that encourages eligible employees to take the time they need to recharge
  • Professional training resources, including tuition reimbursement
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. "Optiv Chips In" encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Optiv, Atlanta , Malware Analyst / Reverse Engineer - Incident Response, Threat I Remote, USA, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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