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Job #: R-00101162
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Security Architecture and Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable practices. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Employees enjoy career enrichment opportunities available through mobility and development and experience rewarding relationships with supportive supervisors and talented colleagues and customers. Your most important work is ahead.
 

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

The CND Malware Reverse Engineering Lead will serve as the principle technical advisor and subject matter expert for malware reverse-engineering services. The Malware Reverse Engineering Lead will be an expert for malware reverse-engineering services. The Lead should be familiar with the utilization, configuration, and implementation of industry standard malware analysis including but not limited to static and dynamic tools and techniques, complex analysis of forensic, event and signature data as well as binary, mobile, and executable code leading to the detection of a variety of threat types including malware and potentially advanced persistent threat

Work hours are flexible though need to be within the customer’s core business hours of 0600-1800. On-call support/hours may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as principle technical advisor and subject matter expert for malware reverse engineering services and lead a small team of malware analysts.
  • Develop an internal on the job training (OJT) program covering all aspects of malware analysis.
  • Analyze existing capabilities and develop automated technical solutions to enhance malware analysis capabilities.
  • Develop, review, and maintain SOPs to reflect all aspects of malware analysis integration into SOC operations.
  • Work collaboratively across detection, response, defensive and cyber threat intel functions to infuse malware analysis capabilities and workflows to defend the enterprise against threats
  • Publish malware threat analysis cards based on internal findings which can be laterally shared through cyber intelligence fusion channels.
  • Contribute to the content of a Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) for collecting and inventorying malware patterns identified in the enterprise and collaborating with SIEM detection functions to ensure malware TIP patterns are present in detect correlation alerting and threat hunting
  • Collaborate with security architecture and engineering to implement and optimize malware detection, collection and reverse engineering capabilities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Previous experience leading and managing a team engaged in malware analysis and reverse engineering.
  • Technical experience conducting hands-on forensic, memory, disk and event log forensics; both static and dynamic
  • Served as the SME in leading a team of staff in the design, implementation, integration and operational support of a malware analysis program
  • Understanding of how to capture and perform initial analysis on captured volatile data, log data, captured network traffic data, document the analysis techniques, and create code in C, Python, or JavaScript
  • Understanding of functional exploits, the creation of custom shellcode, code to bypass typical security measures, and ring 0 programming.
  • Past hands-on experience with the utilization, configuration, and implementation of industry-standard malware analysis including but not limited to static and dynamic tools
  • Previous experience training and mentoring junior malware analysts
  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
  • Hands-on experience conducting complex analysis of forensic, event and signature data as well as binary, mobile, and executable code leading to the detection of a variety malware families and strains and/or evidence of advanced persistent threats.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively with other contractors and Government civilians.
  • Highly organized with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member under tight deadlines with changing priorities.
  • Ability to mentor and lead a technical team to include functional management of direct reports
  • TS/SCI w/Polygraph required.
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.

Certifications:

  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) or equivalent [Infosec Institute Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA)]
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level III equivalent certification (with continuing education where applicable) (CASP, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH)
  • DoD 8570 CND-Analyst/CSSP Analyst equivalent certification (CEH, CFR, CSA+, GCIA, GCIH, GICSP, SCYBER)

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field and 12+ years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience performing hands-on malware reverse engineering tradecraft in a large, complex enterprise spanning network, endpoints and cloud environments
  • Experience managing and/or implementing and supporting malware analysis workflows operationally integrated to detection, incident response, countermeasure and threat intelligence SOC operations
  • Experience performing incident response and post-mortem attack analysis
  • Scripting and/or programming certifications and demonstrable hands-on experience Programming experience in one or several languages; C+, C#, Python, Perl, Ruby, .NET, PowerShell

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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