Digital Forensic/Malware Analyst


AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Cyber Malware Analyst to support our VA customer. The Cyber Malware Analyst will be responsible for providing security analysis and recommendations to VA on cyber intrusions, malware incidents and cybersecurity related investigations. The position is located on-site at the customer’s facility.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable with malware research and analysis. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Perform in-depth dynamic and static file analysis as well as reverse engineering to determine the nature of unknown or potentially malicious files found during investigations
• Respond to open tickets/emails in accordance with established SLAs
• Collect malware artifacts safely for analysis and incident investigations
• Examine suspicious emails for malicious content and provide recommendations on remediation actions
• Perform URL/domain analysis to identify and report any malicious indicators associated with the resource and evaluate associated risks
• Submit malicious samples obtained to anti-virus vendors for signature creation and distribute DAT files to appropriate groups of deployment and implementation
• Manage, operate and maintain the VA malware analysis lab isolated from the network and ensure 100 percent containment
• Support maintenance of malware analysis platforms and toolsets
• User Open Source intelligence (OSINT) to research vulnerabilities in support of cyber related incidents
• Produce technical analysis reports summarizing malware analysis support provided and recommendations for remediation


• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electronical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and at least 10 years IT experience. Two (2) years of experience performing malware analysis and reverse engineering
• GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) or equivalent certification or demonstrated proficiency in malicious code analysis
• In depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards
• Knowledge of C/C++ and Assembly language
• Comprehensive knowledge of disassembly/reverse engineering
• Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance
• U.S. Citizenship is required as is successfully passing a thorough Government background screening process requiring the completion of detailed forms and fingerprinting

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