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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Malware Analyst in United States

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309012

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Operations & Analysis

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is seeking a malware analyst to join our cross functional cyber team. As a malware analyst at PNNL, you will collaborate with world-class scientists, engineers and researchers, to provide solutions to complex and challenging problems. PNNL is dedicated to help each staff member grow through formal and informal training as well as on the job challenges. We encourage out of the box thinking and reward staff that have a strong aptitude for problem solving and a curiosity that drives new and innovative approaches.

We are seeking a passionate malware analyst to perform the following functions:

  • Utilize multiple reverse engineering tools and techniques to perform static and dynamic malware analysis

  • Analyze and aggregate data into appropriate organization systems and datasets

  • Train new members of the team and contribute to the development of technical briefs

  • Conduct analysis of unknown files

  • Identify tools and subject matter resources relative to current and emerging malware analysis techniques

  • Create signatures on known and unknown malware families

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in computer science or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience of which 2 years is focused on malware analysis (through internships or professional positions); or a MS degree and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience with a solid educational foundation in malware analysis

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts

  • Knowledge in vulnerability research and reverse engineering

  • Proficiency with reverse engineering tools like IDA pro

  • Knowledge in security and malware detection technologies

  • Solid programming skills with scripting languages such as Perl or Python

  • Development experience in a high level language (C/C++)

  • Deep working knowledge of networking concepts: TCP/IP, DNS etc

  • Work location is in Augusta, GA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis skills

  • Self-driven, proactive, hardworking, team-player

  • An understanding of architecture and experience writing assembly (x86, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC, or MIPS)

  • Strong understanding of malware evasion techniques

  • Ability to characterize the threat to the system and suggest mitigation strategies in a team environment

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Additional information:

** Applicants must be U. S. citizens, no dual citizenship, and have no foreign national immediate family members

Work location will be primarily in Augusta, GA, with travel determined by project need

This position will require occasional work around electrical computer cabinets that may include installing computer, network, and other components

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Operations and Analysis

Opening Date: 2019-09-26

Closing Date: 2019-11-24