Senior Security Researcher
Madrid, Spain
hace 3 días

Senior Security Researcher

  • Madrid, Spain
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Company Description

    FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting.

    With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks.

    Learn more about FireEye's world-class solutions and global footprint at https : / / / company.html.

    Job Description

    Mandiant Intelligence is seeking a Senior Security Researcher with a proven record of identifying and tracking cyber threats to function as a member of a fast-paced international team focused on tracking and disrupting criminal networks.

    The successful candidate will be a seasoned researcher who has knowledge of the cybercrime ecosystem along with a technical understanding of the tools, techniques, and procedures used by these threat actors.

    This individual must demonstrate full knowledge of fundamental concepts across a wide range of intelligence disciplines based on current primary assignment and additional responsibilities.

    A Senior Security Researcher is expected to work with minimal guidance against a broad set of research objectives to handle a variety of complex assignments and situations.

    The successful candidate must demonstrate full knowledge of fundamental concepts across a wide range of intelligence disciplines.

    Within established priorities and deadlines, this individual will exercise independent judgment in selecting and applying appropriate work methods, procedures, techniques, and practices.

    We encourage giveback to the community and strongly support sharing of expertise by authoring whitepapers and speaking at conferences.


  • Research and develop methods of tracking and detecting criminal activity on the Internet.
  • Develop tools, signatures and methods of detection for active threats.
  • Reverse engineer malware and contribute to our botnet monitoring framework.
  • Hunt for unidentified groups posing threats to our clients.
  • Requirements

  • 5+ years of threat research experience or an analytic role of either network forensics analyst or security engineer / consultant
  • 2+ years performing some level of malware analysis
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Demonstrable experience with relevant reverse engineering tools, such as Disassemblers and Debuggers
  • Strong knowledge of x86 / x64 assembly language and machine-level understanding of C / C++ constructs, along with Python development experience.
  • Working knowledge of file formats used to deliver malicious code such as PE, OLE, etc.
  • Deep understanding of operating systems and the Windows API
  • Knowledge of packers and obfuscation techniques. Proven experience defeating established anti-analysis techniques.
  • Familiarity with Open Source detection technologies such as YARA
  • Ability to prepare and present research findings in public setting
  • Current position involves performing malware analysis at least 25% of the time
  • Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with large-scale sandboxing operations and technologies (e.g. Cuckoo)
  • Familiarity with the use of memory dumps during the analysis process
  • Derivation of campaign-level activity through the correlation of technical malware analysis artifacts and broader intelligence gathering
  • Understanding of basic cryptographic concepts and common cryptographic algorithms
  • C2 protocol deconstruction and emulation
  • Experience analyzing Linux-based malware
  • Established relationships with computer industry contacts or trust groups
  • Honeynet development
  • Exploit development
  • Ability to recognize and appropriately handle sensitive data
  • Ability to interface and establish rapport with internal operations
  • Ability to work with little direct oversight
  • FireEye is an Equal Opportunity Employer : All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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