Lead Malware Research Engineer

Engineering Taguig City, Philippines


Position at J2 Cloud Services


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Lead Malware Research Engineer


Lead Malware Research Engineer

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Lead Malware Research Engineer



Responsible for escalated analysis and research on malicious software, investigate how it works and what it does, create detection and removal/cleaning, assist in various tools and write malware descriptions, sourcing of malware, help out on improving processes.


  • Handles escalated cases
  • Reverse Engineer of malware to understand the underlying behavior and implication on a computer and network environment
  • Develop malware detection and remediation code
  • Research on new technologies on detection and remediation and vulnerabilities
  • Reports engine bugs and limitations
  • Create and maintain technical documentation using technical documentation templates
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Working Relationships:

  • Directly reports to the Director of Engineering.


Qualification Standards:

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

ExperienceMinimum of 5 years comprehensive experience.

Technical Skills:  

  • Must be highly experienced in Malware Analysis.  Have done a lot of in-depth core-traces of Win32, Scripts, Office Macro, exploits and vulnerabilities.
  • Must be highly experienced in different Malware detection techniques.
  • Must be highly experienced in Malware clean-up/remediation techniques.
  • 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 devices.
  • Must have average C/C++ programming skills. (No trainings will be given)
  • Knowledgeable with Network programming, Windows internals, and / or x86 assembly language, dissembler and debuggers.
  • Knowledgeable with networking technologies and knowledge of core internet protocols (HTTP,TCP/IP,SMTP, etc.)
  • Having Python or Java programming skills is a plus


Other Skills: 

  • Very resourceful
  • No need for supervision
  • Works proactively
  • 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
  • Excellent problem solving skill
  • Short Learning Curve



  •        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