Anti-Malware Engineer required by Symantec

Vacancy Type: 
Private Sector

Job Title: Anti-Malware Engineer

Job ID: 606468

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Regular/Temporary: Regular

Company Overview

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently. Our software and services protect completely, in ways that can be easily managed and with controls that can be enforced automatically – enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.

Department Overview

The Security Technologies and Response (STAR) group is responsible for developing and maintaining the core security components that are used in Norton and Symantec desktop protection products. These technologies are at the forefront of the battle against today's threats. The STAR group is home to Symantec's security experts. The group is high-talent and high-energy, pushing new technologies that must achieve the best detection, best performance, and best user experience in the marketplace


The Security Response Engineer will be responsible for analyzing threat samples in order to identify its malicious functionalities such as information theft, detection evasion and infection routines; network propagation and attack; command-and-control communications and other malicious payload. The Security Response Engineer will be responsible for creating heuristic detections and remediation signatures for threats (worm, trojan, virus) The Security Response Engineer will be tasked to create comprehensive technical reports and blog articles to be published to the web. The Security Response Engineer will lead research efforts to understand the latest threats and how it relates to the overall threat landscape The Security Response Engineer will be required to create automation scripts and tools in aid of threat analysis


BS Degree preferably in a computer science-related field, or equivalent industry experience. MS degree is a plus. Must possess at least 2 years experience using debugger tools such as SoftICE, OllyDbg, IDA Pro Must possess good knowledge and hands-on experience with 80x86 assembly language Must possess good knowledge of Windows Operating System internals Must possess good knowledge of TCP/IP protocol Experience in programming in C/C++, Perl, or Python is an advantage. A broad understanding of current Internet security threats and networking essentials is mandatory.

Other Information

Interpersonal skills: Must be able to interact comfortably with members of the worldwide Response Team and employees in other departments in Symantec. Planning and organization: The ability to plan and organize multiple tasks in an efficient manner to completion. Communication: The ability to communicate complex issues in a simple manner, both written and verbal. Many of the people the role comes into contact with are located in different countries and may