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K7 Malware / Threat Researcher – LEVEL1

Job Location: Chennai
Job Type: Full Time


Contribution to the Threat Control Lab (TCL) team’s timely response to malware from various sources is imperative for client protection and building confidence in the product.

The focus is on learning about malware techniques and analysis, with hands on experience, before progressing to levels where full-blown analysis and threat response will be expected.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Attend comprehensive TCL and malware collection training, and pass assessments
  • Contribute to the proactive gathering of malware samples from a variety of sources
  • Add simple and quick detections for high profile or prevalent malware obtained during routine collections
  • Contribute to the extension of the TCL’s considerable whitelist data from a variety of sources
  • Consistently follow documented policies, procedures and guidelines as defined by your line manager

Skills & Experience


  • At least 1 year of experience in computer security or a relevant field
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Ability to programme in any computer language
  • Demonstrable comfort with numbers. Knowledge of binary and hexadecimal formats, binary logic, and base conversions, is a definite advantage
  • Comfort with all Windows operating systems using both the command line and GUI


  • Knowledge of malware techniques, the nature of the evolving threat landscape, and sources of malware
  • Knowledge of x86 assembly language and reverse engineering
  • Knowledge of binary file formats and other file types
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system internals
  • Ability to programme in the C language
  • Knowledge of malware analysis tools
  • Familiarity with virtualisation software
  • Ability to programme in a scripting language such as perl or python
  • Comfort with Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Knowledge of various network protocols

Soft Skills & Behaviours


  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Strong interest in computer security
  • Demonstrable desire and aptitude to learn
  • Ability to consistently execute tasks with precision, quality and within a defined time frame
  • Good communication and team working ability