Malware Analyst

Location: Mclean Virginia 

Full Time

Job Description

We are looking to expand our malware security team with the addition of a Malware Analyst. Successful candidates will have interest and experience in web technologies like HTML, RegEx, and JavaScript, as well as a curious mind, clear verbal and written communications style, strong troubleshooting skills, and an attention to detail. This position is based in our office in McLean, VA and will be required to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends.


The responsibilities are diverse and include, but are not limited to:

  • Work as part of a team to identify issues to protect the security and reputation of clients.

  • Replicate client behaviors, systems, and risk assessments.

    • Knowledge of network tracking tools for multiple browsers including, Chrome, FF, IE and mobile

    • Examples: Fiddler, Charles Proxy, HttpWatch, ChromeTools, etc.

  • Research and verify publicly available information about domains, prospects, and clients.

  • Compare malware to existing malware signatures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the overall effectiveness of the department.

  • Responsible to evaluate and analyze complex malicious code through the use of tools, including debuggers, virtual machines, hex editors, disassemblers, un-packers, and network sniffers.

  • Effectively communicate, internally and externally, regarding highly sensitive information.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Experience with malware/malvertising, ad technology, and/or cybersecurity concepts is a plus.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.

  • Be a self-starter, willing to work problems to resolution.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience in obfuscation/encryption and how to reverse it a plus.

  • Must have an understanding of dynamic/static analysis of malware.

  • Proficient Knowledge of Javascript and various types of malware.

  • IT/security certifications are an added plus.

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background check.

The Media Trust offers a collaborative working environment where growth is encouraged and nurtured. In addition, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

The Media Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Disclaimer: The above description is intended to describe the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individuals assigned to this position or job description. This is not to be construed as a complete or exhaustive list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description, or responsibilities as needed.


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