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Job Ref:  RW238851
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Nevada
City:  North Las Vegas
18/10/2016 05:12
Job Description

The Department of Energy is seeking a candidate as a Malware and Cyber Security Research Engineer. Analyzes (reverse engineer) anomalous / malicious software. Determines mitigation techniques; works with others to provide assistance and technical solutions for defensive resolution. Determines; assists others in determining incident response actions. Organizes and participates in the development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze network traffic and proprietary protocols; develops attack and defense methodology and code on high risk computer networks. Responsible for developing technical solutions for information operations and analysis related to national security topics intrusion analysis; malware; systems and vulnerabilities; network security; advanced analytic tools and data visualization techniques. Responsible for working with peers and senior engineers to identify security issues of existing platforms and applications. Develops algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing network attacks. Develops and maintains code used to find weaknesses in systems to verify patch effectiveness. Conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs advanced analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Writes scripts and develops software utilities to automate security analysis efforts. Working with senior program/technical staff plans; conducts assignments and reviews progress and evaluates results. Works with customers independently or in teams to develop requirements; produces and tests code; and provide necessary documentation. Positive and interactive customer interface and communication skills (verbal; written) are required.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Engineering; Math; or other technical degree with a strong Computer Science background.


5-8 years of related experience in data security administration.

BS plus 4 years of experience; or MS plus 2 years of experience. Desirable C programming skills with an ability to code in binary and assembly as necessary. Strong background and/or training in computer code and malware reverse engineering. Strong understanding of Linux; Solaris; and Windows based operating systems and development tool sets. Strong background in searching and sorting algorithms; decision trees; and/or memory management. Familiarity with Zero Day exploits. Familiarity with packet level programming. Strong personal (hobby) interest in computers and programming as well as academic training. Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. Essential Functions An Essential Function is a core duty required for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill; with or without accommodation. Information provided below will be used during the interview to help describe the job so the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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