• Malware Researcher - Toronto

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/24/2018 1:18 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Employee Type
    R- Regular
    Full Time / Part Time
    Full Time
    Threat Experts
  • Overview

    Trend Micro: Securing Your Connected World

    Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.


    Trend Labs is seeking a Malware Researcher to join our industry-leading research team. Trend Labs supports a global customer base including leading security product vendors, software vendors, and large enterprises with a set of industry-leading technical data feeds, research products, and engineering services.


    As a Malware Researcher, you will be part of a team that analyzes advanced malware samples using static and dynamic analysis with the primary goal of decoding and detecting malware communication mechanisms.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Reverse-engineer malware samples to identify malware communication mechanisms and analyze malware network traffic to develop Snort signatures.
    • Produce documentation describing malware behaviour and detection strategies.
    • Communicate research results to customers, team members, and management.
    • Collaborate with team members to improve the analysis and response process.
    • Monitor security industry publications, newsgroups and press releases to identify new or active malware threats.

    Required Knowledge:

    • Advanced knowledge in reverse engineering on various architectures and platforms.
    • Familiarity with debugging tools such as IDA Pro, WinDbg, and OllyDbg.
    • In-depth knowledge of modern operating systems including Windows and Linux.
    • Familiarity with low level programming languages such as C/C++ or assembly language is a plus.
    • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols. RFC-level understanding of popular protocols like HTTP/FTP/SMTP/SMB.
    • Familiarity with tools such as Snort, Wireshark, Windows Sysinternals and VMware.
    • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript or Bash.

    Required Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to analyze and describe complex application behaviours.
    • Experience of reverse engineering is a big plus.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Great attention to details and personal QA.
    • Team player, self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Required Professional Designation/Certification:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or a related field preferred but not required.

    Experience Required

    • Industry experience performing similar technical role preferred but not required.

    Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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