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K7 Malware / Threat Researcher – LEVEL2

Job Location: Chennai
Job Type: Full Time


Rapid and effective response to client incidents, via extensive analysis of client submissions and detection/cleanup data delivery, is vital to ensure client security and to enhance client satisfaction and confidence in the product.

The primary focus is on providing comprehensive and robust coverage for our millions of clients throughout the world. This will involve weekend and shift working patterns. In addition the focus is also on extending knowledge about malware functionality and characteristics, with analysis, proactive detection and automation techniques, before progressing to levels where comprehensive proactive detection, both static and dynamic, and cleanup of complex malware will be expected. Contribution to enhanced automated detection capabilities will also be expected.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Attend comprehensive Threat Control Lab training and pass assessments
  • Provide quick and robust analysis for client incidents, adding detection, cleanup and malware information (for publication on the company website) as necessary. Meet incident turnaround deadlines
  • Publish rapid detection and cleanup data, passed through standard QA procedures, to provide robust client security. Weekend and shift working patterns are a requirement given the comprehensive coverage for clients in multiple time zones
  • Provide peer code reviews
  • Report and document vulnerability and exploit information as appropriate when the relevant malware are encountered
  • Consistently follow documented policies, procedures and guidelines as defined by your line manager

Skills & Experience


  • At least 1 year of experience in the computer security field
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Detailed knowledge of malware techniques and the nature of the evolving threat landscape
  • Detailed knowledge of x86 assembly language and reverse engineering
  • Comfort with binary and hexadecimal mathematics and logic
  • Knowledge of binary file formats, especially the Windows Portable Executable format
  • Knowledge of script file formats
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system internals
  • Knowledge of static and dynamic malware analysis tools
  • Familiarity with virtualisation software
  • Knowledge of how anti-virus scanning engines work
  • Experience in writing detection and cleanup code for both binary and script malware
  • Good documentation skills


  • Knowledge of binary runtime packers
  • Knowledge of code obfuscation techniques and polymorphism
  • Knowledge of stealth malware
  • Knowledge of OS and application vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Ability to programme in the C language
  • 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
  • Demonstrable desire and aptitude to learn
  • Excellent communication and team working ability
  • Good reliability. Ability to consistently execute complex tasks with precision, quality and within a defined time frame
  • Ability to accept responsibility and deliver accordingly