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  • Security Research Engineer

    Proofpoint, Inc.

    As a Proofpoint Security Research Engineer, you will perform malware analysis and reverse engineering to help improve our malware detection capabilities. You will be a part of a team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on finding malware, understanding how it works and using that knowledge to improve our products. This role is responsible for understanding how malware works, and creating detections in our products.

Description

Taleo Link:
https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?rid=27379&org=PROOFPOINT&cws=1&cws=1

Company Overview:

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:
Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role:

As a Proofpoint Security Research Engineer, you will perform malware analysis and reverse engineering to help improve our malware detection capabilities. You will be a part of a team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on finding malware, understanding how it works and using that knowledge to improve our products. This role is responsible for understanding how malware works, and creating detections in our products.

What you bring to the team:

A passion for threat research, and uncovering the unknown about internet threats and threat actors
A well-rounded understanding of the malware and information security threat landscape. You should love this field and have a passion for learning.
A willingness to work independently and as part of a team of industry experts
Stellar internal support capabilities for finding false positives, having a sense of urgency and working on production systems
Experience with sandboxing of malware
Experience reverse engineering malware
Familiarity with common encryption algorithms
Experience with IDA Pro and OllyDbg/WinDbg
Flexibility with reversing both lower level programs (C/C++/Delphi) and high level programs or scripts (Java/.NET/JavaScript/Autoit)
Experience with databases (SQL, NoSQL or Graph DBs)
Experience with Python or other scripting languages, the more familiar, the better
3-5 years experience with malware analysis
Being a hard-working, self-directed team player
Deep curiosity and a drive to understand malware and how it works

Nice to have:

Information security community experience; a blog, website, published papers, conference presentations, or other experience on the public side of the security field
Development experience with malware sandboxes
Experience working remotely for a large information security vendor
Signature writing experience using tools such as yara, suricata, and ClamAV

Additional Information:

Travel: 10%
Location: Preferably in US or EU, fully remote work

Why Proofpoint:

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!


Responsibilities

  • • Analyze malware from internal and external sources, both self-directed and in response to customer inquiries.
  • • Use malware analysis findings to create detections in our detection platforms
  • • Work effectively as part of a remote team using chat, video chat and conference calls
  • • Monitor intelligence feeds, both internal and external, to stay on top of relevant threats and then
  • • Develop tools and approaches to categorize threats and highlight the most important ones
  • • Identify and research new, unknown advanced threats
  • • Work with developers to improve the capabilities of our products

Details

  • Travel No travel
  • Incentives Both
  • Clearance & Citizenship No requirements
  • Remote Work Full remote okay
  • Education No requirements
  • Salary Range Not provided

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  • 3.3

    Overall Rating - OK


  • Culture and Values 3.6
  • Work/Life Balance 3.7
  • Senior Management 3.3
  • Comp and Benefits 3.5
  • Career Opportunities 3.3

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