Mobile Malware Analyst at AVAST Software
Prague, CZ

AVAST Software (www.avast.com), maker of the world's most popular antivirus, protects more than 400 million computers and mobile devices with our security applications. In business for over 30 years, AVAST is one of the oldest companies in the computer security business, with a portfolio covering everything from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for business - offered in about 40 languages.

Based in Prague, Czech Republic, with offices in the U.S., Germany, and Asia, AVAST Software employs some of the brightest new talent in the IT industry, from around 30 different nations.

 

Position for a dynamic professional who would like to participate in mobile malware analysis for our Threats lab. Suitable for real hackers! (although we do insist on a clean "criminal record" - no (ex-) virus writers will be accepted for this position).

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Help with monitoring the mobile threat landscape and ensure Avast is one step ahead of the bad guys, with direct focus on mobile-based threats
  • Discover malware outbreaks
  • Create detections for mobile malware
  • Analyze malware statically and dynamically
  • Implement new methods to detect and prevent malware on mobile devices

 

Requirements:

  • Very good knowledge of Smali and Dalvik opcodes
  • Experience with .apk and .dex file analysis
  • Strong knowledge of Java and Android SDK
  • Very good skills in Python programming
  • Android malware analysis skills
  • Basic Machine Learning skills - scikit-learn (not required)
  • Time flexibility
  • Active English communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, good self-motivation and teamwork skills
  • Passion to Innovate
  • Desire to work in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment

 

What do we offer:

  • Interesting job in an international team at a successful, growing company
  • Space for self-improvement in the team of highly skilled colleagues
  • Immediate and measurable influence on the quality of Avast products
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Flexible working hours, home office
  • Great benefits: food and drink provided all day by the company, game room, music studio, fitness center, golf simulator, library, great training system and much more
  • 25 days of holiday, 5 sick days

 

Sounds like fun? We look forward to hearing from you!