Malware Research Engineer

Computers/Software Taguig City, Philippines


Position at j2 Cloud Services

Malware Research Engineer


Location: Taguig City, Philippines



Responsible for daily analysis and research on malicious software, investigate how it works and what it does, create detection and removal/cleaning, assist in creation of removal tools and write malware descriptions for our Security Response Team.


  • Develop malware detection and remediation code
  • Research on new technologies on detection and clean-up
  • Handle assigned case reports
  • Reverse Engineer of malware to understand the underlying behavior and implication on a computer and network environment
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using technical documentation templates
  • Reports engine bugs and limitations
  • Performs related duties as assigned
  • Go thru a 3-month training on reverse engineering of Malware

Working Relationships:

  • Directly reports to the Technical Leader.



EducationBachelor’s degree Computer Science Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication), Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) or any related courses.

ExperienceMinimum of 2 years software development experience.


Technical Skills:  

  • At least 2 years working experience as a software developer preferably in C/C++ with excellent track record
  • Has experience in debugging, investigating, and fixing code problems.
  • Has experience in open source technologies implementing C++ libraries, JAVA and/or Python
  • Must be able to understand core processes of different IT section and knowledge areas such as Information Security, Network Infrastructure, Technical Support, Telecommunications, Reverse Engineering, Microprocessor and Input and Output device
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Windows Operating System (x86/x64) is a must
  • Knowledge in Network programming, Windows internals, and / or x86 assembly language, dissembler and debuggers.
  • Knowledge in networking technologies and knowledge of core internet protocols (HTTP,TCP/IP,SMTP, etc.)
  • Knowledge in Linux and/or Mac Operating system is an advantage
  • Exposure in mobile anti-virus/anti-malware technology is an advantage
  • Having Python or Java programming programming skills is an advantage
  • Reverse Engineering skills is an advantage but not necessary
  • Experience in Assembly language programming is an advantage



Other Skills:  <span

  • Must be very interested in the Software Security Industry particularly in the battle against Malware such as Viruses and Trojans.
  • A Fast Learner
  • Excellent problem solving skill
  • Strong teamwork skills, experience working as part of a development team.
  • Strong analytical skills, design skills, technical writing skills, and problem-solving ability.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English communication
  • Excellent in human relations and customer service skills



  •        Appreciate technologies
  •        Team Oriented
  •        Methodical Problem Solving
  •        Schedules and Estimates Well
  •        Focus on User or Customer Needs
  •        Response to Schedule Pressure
  •        Emphasizes Elegant and Simple Solutions
  •        Pride in Quality and Productivity
  •        Pro-active/Initiator/Driver
  •        Driven by Desire to Contribute
  •        Desire to Improve Things
  •        Innovation
  •        Quality