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Malware Analyst 

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About the Organization Constellation West is an award winning company that delivers Information Technology (IT) engineering services and solutions along with non-IT subject matter expertise world-wide. Established in 1997, Constellation West continues as an industry leader, partnering with key organizations. As a prime contractor or preferred subcontractor, we have a continual list of opportunities to fill across the nation with multiple agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and national intelligence community. Many of the positions supporting U.S. federal government require our employees be granted security clearances.

Constellation West provides fully integrated solutions spanning all aspects of system/network engineering, system/network administration, data management, information assurance, quality assurance, full lifecycle support, software development, and geospatial information services. Constellation West looks for the right people ready to step up and be part of a dynamic team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and a rewarding opportunity to apply your expertise, knowledge, and problem solving skills, come join our team! Constellation West offers competitive salary and benefits including:

• Tuition reimbursement
• Competitive 401(k) plan
• Competitive Health Benefits
• 10 Paid Holidays!!
• 15 PTO Days!
• Veteran Hiring Preference

Constellation West is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V
 
Category Information Technology  
Description • Employs engineering techniques and processes to analyze software to identify vulnerabilities
• Re-creates programs to rebuild something similar to it, exploits its weaknesses, or strengthens its defenses
• Develops design specifications by inspection and analysis to offset various malware and to protect and defend USCYBERCOM infrastructure
• Develops, researches, and maintains proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer and network vulnerabilities, data hiding, and encryption
• Conducts vulnerability assessments/penetration tests of information systems
• Ensures software standards are met; designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions
• Performs in-depth detailed research of software and methodologies to build defensive and offensive technical capabilities for USCYBERCOM

Clearance: Requires DoD TS/SCI with CI Poly

The Level I Malware Analyst
• Analyzes malware, spam, phishing, or any other malicious content, and components and end-to-end systems for security at the embedded-system, mobile, host, network, and enterprise level
• Performs intrusion detection analysis and vulnerability assessment and malware research and analysis
• Understands source code, hex, binary, regular expression, data correlation, and analysis such as firewall, network flow, and system logs
• Handles incidents and responds accordingly to mitigate risks

The Level II Malware Analyst
• Participates in formal technical briefing and proposals
• Performs system analysis, reverse engineering, and static, dynamic, and best-practice malware analytical methodologies on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms
• Has an in-depth understanding of security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures, and tools (authentication and access control technologies, intrusion detection, network traffic analysis, incident handling, media/malware analysis, etc.), malware and programming skills to include C/C++ and Assembly language, and detailed understanding of how network-based attacks work at the operating system and/or protocol level

The Level III Malware Analyst
• Possesses senior-level experience as a Malware Analyst with a background in cutting-edge cyberspace technologies
• Often and without source code or documentation, performs system analysis, reverse engineering, and static, dynamic, and best-practice malware analytics methodologies and analysis on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms
• Coordinates effort to develop and analyze cyberspace operations, DCO, Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and OCO solutions
• Creates malware detection topologies
• Possesses comprehensive knowledge of programming skills especially including C/C++ and Assembly language, Windows internal C/C++ and either UNIX  
Position Requirements Level I
Minimum two years of experience as a Malware Analyst
• Minimum of Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
• A minimum of DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IAM Level I Certification
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.

Level II
• Minimum five years of experience as a Malware Analyst
• Minimum of Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
• A minimum of DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IAM Level I Certification
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills
Level III
• Minimum 10 years of experience as a Malware Analyst
• Minimum of Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
• Minimum of DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IASAE Level II or Computer Network Defense (CND) Certification, DOD 8140/8570 CNDSP Analyst/Infrastructure Support/Incident Responder certified.
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Fort Meade, MD  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number INF-17-00016  
COL  

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