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Principal Security Software Engineer


  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 28/12/2012
  • Owen Murray
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Malware Reverse Engineering @ Symantec


Relentlessly protect the world’s information. Make a difference at Symantec. Across the globe, we are an ‘essential’ partner to both consumers and businesses of all sizes. We combine our talents, our brains, and our creative energy to reinforce our place as a world-class technical community.

Do you want to help take down cyber criminals? Reverse-engineer the next Stuxnet? Symantec's Attack Investigations Team is looking for talented individuals to join in their mission to deliver first-class intelligence on cyber attacks. Take the opportunity to join an international team who are passionate and creative in their investigation of cutting-edge cyber attacks.

Conduct project-based research into cyber attacks, working with internal analysts to produce intelligence on the techniques & motivations which drive today’s attacks. Day-to-day duties include reverse-engineering attacks at network and file level to create a detailed anatomy of campaigns.


Reverse-engineer and investigate threats to create a comprehensive intelligence on wider attacks, in tandem with internal analysts

Research & prototype new technologies and systems that enhance Symantec’s ability to identify and gather intelligence on notable attacks

Build upon existing monitoring infrastructure to ensure Symantec maintains superior visibility into the threat landscape

Create improved detection and remediation heuristics to prevent and neutralise attacks

B.Sc /M.Sc in a computer science-related field, or equivalent industry experience

Experience in reverse-engineering x86 malware

Working knowledge of C/C++ software

Proficiency in use of IDA, Ollydbg, HIEW or equivalent tools

Knowledge of both Windows and Unix vulnerabilities

Familiarity with network-based attack methods & tools

Scripting experience developing tools (Python preferable)


Knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g. Maltego, Splunk)

Experience using SQL (PostgreSQL a bonus)

Awareness of digital forensics tools (e.g. Encase, FTK, Volatility) a plus

Ref: 6554C
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