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Malware Analyst/Programmer Intern 

About the Organization Allen Corporation of America, Inc. is a professional services company offering industry-leading information technology, logistics, and training solutions to the private and public sectors. Founded by A. Carl von Sternberg, Allen is a small business with headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia and offices throughout the United States. Allen's rapid growth has been fueled organically and through key acquisitions. Allen has been recognized both regionally and nationally with awards from Washington Technology and Inc. magazines, Washington Business Journal, and Deloitte and Touche. Allen's attention to detail and superior contract performance have earned it a reputation as a leader in the fields of logistical operations, information technology security, training, network engineering, and telecommunications. Allen's team of experienced project managers, architects, IT specialists, security experts, software developers, and trainers are vendor and industry certified. These subject matter experts design and deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions which address the business needs of our clients.

WetStone Technologies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allen Corporation, and is an industry leader in cyber security research and solutions for the digital investigator, including training and award-winning products for malware and steganography investigation, live forensics, intrusion detection, and secure time.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Internal Requisition Number 09-2018-003  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Pay Rate  
Shift Days  
Location Myrtle Beach, SC  
Position Malware Analyst/Programmer Intern  
Description

SUMMARY: The core of WetStone Technologies' products is our datasets. These are used to give force behind our flagship malware discovery programs such as Gargoyle and StegoHunt. To be competitive in the computer forensics field, these datasets must be continually updated. On a day-to-day basis malware analyst interns will be responsible for researching and updating the datasets repository.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Find programs in various categories that are not already in the WetStone datasets
  • Install programs in a virtual environment and extract files and pertinent information
  • Research emerging vulnerabilities or attacks
  • Upload programs to the WetStone Repository
  • Brainstorm with other on new features or improvements to our WetStone products
  • Provide support to other WetStone programmers in troubleshooting, developing, or testing new programs written in Python, C, C++, and Delphi.
  • Create new virtual environments for testing, testing of our datasets for false positives, or other testing assignments that may come to us from outside sources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 
Position Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Enrolled full-time and completion of at least two years in an accredited degree program with at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average or a recent graduate from an accredited, undergraduate program in computer science, information science, information technology, or a similar field.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to research, find, test, and upload known malware samples to our malware repository. Strong disciplinary skills and the ability to self-pace in order to discover malware samples for monthly dataset releases. Applicants should also have previous experience in at least one programming language. Python experience is preferable.  
Special Instructions Part time position working on average 19.5 hours per week.  

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