Webroot has the energy of a startup with the strength and stability of an internet security market leader. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet security company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Advanced Malware Threat Research Engineer at Webroot

You are an information security/malware professional looking to contribute to an innovative and collaborative environment. You have a passion for the thrill of uncovering the latest malware threats in an effort to provide consumers with the best protection available. You are seeking a company that has established a brand that is trusted in the information security industry, but also puts a high value on the contributions of the individual minds that drive the innovation process. In the Threat Research Analyst role, you will join a tenured team of long-time security professionals who bring their knowledge and experience to the table every day to help crush the latest malware threats. In addition to all this, you will be given the flexibility to work on projects you find interesting, while also enjoying a work environment where the org chart exists to support achievement and to drive innovation, rather than to micro-manage or baby-sit.  If you are the kind of professional who would thrive working on a team with this kind of dynamic, apply today!

As our Threat Research Analyst in Broomfield, CO, your mission will be to identify and provide analysis for new malware threats as they are developed and released.  This will include identifying new malware distribution methods, developing methods to detect and remove malware, and diagnostic analysis for malware infections.  You’ll utilize a combination of proprietary tools and technologies, pattern matching skills and by reverse engineering, using tools such as IDA Pro. In addition, you will work closely with our development teams to help code new features into our products.

You bring to the table:

  • 2+ years’ experience in malware reverse engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in C programming
  • Experience in security related forums and industry events for malware, security, digital crimes
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32bit & 64bit Internals:
    • - Deep understanding of the Windows Registry
    • - PE Format
    • - Processes/Thread/DLLs
    • - Windows memory model
    • - Windows Security Model - user/groups, SACL/DACL, Tokens, Desktops, etc
    • - Virtualization
    • - Hooking/Injection mechanisms
    • - Usermode/Kernel mode internal structures (plus how to interpret)
    • - Experience with WinDbg and OllyDbg is ideal
    • - IDA Pro
    • - x86 assembly exposure is a must
    • - Rootkit detection techniques
  • Excellent customer service skills addressing the needs of both the external and internal customer with strong communication and process skills
  • Experience of Malware – in terms of Diagnosing and Remediation
  • Technical writing experience or blogging experience in the information security space is a huge plus.
  • A general interest in the latest trends in information security and malware analytics is a must.
  • Knowledge of Virtualization software (VMWare, Virtual PC/ Virtual Box, XEN, etc)
  • Knowledge of Personal Firewalls /Anti-virus software / Anti-spyware software

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"We are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who are ready for the next challenge in their careers."
Jason Berumen
Sr. Global Talent Manager
at Webroot
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Why work with us
Webroot has been growing steadily, expanding our reach in global markets, and building new teams to fight cutting-edge malware. Are you ready to join the climb? Whether you’re starting your career a mile higher than your peers or you’re leading a team to new heights, join Webroot and elevate your career.
A common perk cited by many employees is working with wonderful people with deep expertise and talent in their fields. A smaller company means we know each other on a personal level. We encourage employee activities such as; fitness competitions, ping pong tournaments, happy hours, and group volunteer days.
Perks & Benefits
Retirement plans: Both pre-tax 401(k) and Roth 401(k) deferrals are supported in the Webroot plan. Webroot offers an employer match.
Health & Wellness: Subsidized health and wellness plans - including medical, dental and vision plans. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available. Our Employee Assistance Program includes counseling, financial, and legal consultations.
Life & Disability: Basic and supplemental short-term and long-term disability and life insurance.
Time Off: Generous paid time off and holiday schedules localized to our global offices.
Tuition Reimbursement: Full Reimbursement for required training and educational assistance for elective courses.
Fitness: Health club and yoga membership discounts. We reimburse race fees for marathons, biking, or other athletic events.
Bonuses: Webroot has a performance-based plan tied to key success metrics of the company.
Free Software: We use our own technology. Any Webroot employee can use or send our consumer software to friends and family.
Volunteer Day: Employees receive 8 hours of paid time per year to volunteer at organizations.
Office Configurations: Standing desk and other office configuration options are available so you can work the way you want.
Referral Bonus: Webroot pays for employee referrals that hire into the company.

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