Junior Malware Analyst

Place of work
Bratislava
Contract type
full-time
Wage (gross)
1 500 EUR/month
*The final basic wage component can be adjusted accordingly to individual skills and experience of selected candidate.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

What does working as Junior Malware Analyst entail?

Your primary goal is to uncover what the given malware does. Often you will need to drill down to the details, uncovering more of what it actually does, how it does it and for what aim it was designed. In some cases, you will put on your detective hat, pondering what’s behind not only the malware sample but also what’s behind the entire malicious operations. It is not entirely out of the question that in some cases, you will be cooperating with law enforcement, CERTs or the victims of cyber attacks themselves.A significant part of your job will be writing reports on your findings, some of which could be published on our blog platform welivesecurity.com.

You can also be involved in security monitoring, threat hunting and investigations in large IT environments.

Where do Junior Malware Analyst work?

Malware Analysts work under the Security Research Laboratory, which we refer to simply as “the VirusLab”. Some of us work on analyzing malicious code, others track entire malicious operations, looking at how they function. Other colleagues are involved in detecting malware through various methods, including automatic systems that utilize various internal technologies or involve machine learning. Our analysts and engineers have extensive experience with reverse engineering techniques, and analysis and detection of malicious code on a range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, OS X and mobile platforms. Our global teams also comprise experts on online threats, software vulnerabilities and exploits which are used by malware authors to infiltrate and abuse systems.

Technologies used in the job:

As a Junior Malware Analyst, these will be the tools of your trade: IDA Pro, OllyDbg, Hiew, WinDbg, Kibana, Impala, MISP, YARA, SysInternals tools, Wireshark, Python, SQL, IRC. But of course not everyone works in the same way: you can choose your own arsenal.

You will also rely on powerful internal tools, developed, tweaked and improved over the years to assist you in performing your awesome research in an efficient way.

Employee perks, benefits

• Supporting your personal and professional development - the opportunities to attend in various trainings, courses, conferences or meetups
• Financial bonus paid twice a year based on your performance
• Financial support in case of life milestones (wedding, childbirth)
• Complementary retirement savings contributions
• Transportations contributions - it doesnt matter if you walk, bike, drive or use public transportation
• Fully covered 5 EUR/per day meal vouchers
• "Refer a friend" benefit - the opportunity to receive a financial bonus when referring a friend for an open vacancy
• Available home-office days
• Fully-paid sickdays
• Supporting employee sport activites
• Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic bevereges - you can find them all in every kitchen
• Casual, friendly, open culture with no dresscode
• Participating in company events
• Opportunity to use company common areas (teracce, relax zone, library) for a chill time and meetings with colleagues
• Volunteering and opportunity to participate in various CSR activities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Are you cut out for the job?

A diploma is neither a sufficient nor a necessary precondition to succeed with us. We think that what really makes a good analyst is the ability to understand the inner working of compiled software. To be able to do this, understanding assembly language is required, so being well-versed in this regard is a must if you want to join our team.

A common pattern of successful Malware Analysts in our team is their strong interest in breaking things to learn how they work, solve challenges such as Crackme’s in their spare time as well as participate in (or even organize) CTF competitions.

Aside from machine language, good written and spoken English communication skills are definitely a plus.

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Brief description of the company

The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987, when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, wrote a program for the detection of one of the world’s first computer viruses. They did not know that they had created one of the most successful antivirus programs in the world – dubbing it NOD. In 1992, together with their mutual friend Rudolf Hrubý, they formally established ESET.

What started as the brainchild of a few friends has evolved into the most valuable international brand of any Slovak company. Today ESET’s NOD32 technology protects over 100 million users across the world.

This success did not come overnight. The company’s global success and growth was given a boost in 1998 with its first “VB100” award from the prestigious Virus Bulletin magazine. Since then, we’ve received this accolade more than 100 times.

Today, over 1,600 employees around the world drive the company’s success – a telling increase from 3 in 1987 and 135 in 2006. Almost 900 of them are based in Slovakia, the home of ESET headquarters.

Throughout the company’s expansion, we have stayed true to the principles on which we were founded, and we remain independent in order to continue to meet new challenges.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

ESET, spol. s r.o.
Aupark Tower, 16th Floor, Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava
http://www.eset.sk

Contact

Contact person: Mgr. Slavomíra Hašeková
E-mail: send CV
ID: 3925201  Dátum zverejnenia: 21.7.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 500 EUR/month