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Research Engineer – Malware Analyst, IBM Cyber Security Center of Excellence

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Job IDSWG-0672576Job typeFull-time Regular
Work countryIsraelPosition typeProfessional
Work city- AnyPosted11-Feb-2015
TravelUnknown at this timeJob areaResearch
Business groupIBM Software GroupJob categoryResearch
Business unitSecuritySysJob roleResearch Scientist
Job role skillsetGeneral
Commissionable/Sales-Incentive jobs onlyNo

Job description
Organization: With more than 6,000 security scientists, developers and experts, IBM is a worldwide leader in security research, product development and solution delivery. This includes nine security operations centers, nine IBM Research centers, 14 software security development labs and the IBM Institute for Advanced Security with chapters in the United States, Europe and Asia. As a part of this global security R&D effort, IBM plans to set up a new Center of Excellence in Israel, aiming to advance cyber security state-of-art and develop security solutions to meet the current and future needs of the information age. The IBM Cyber Security CoE in Israel will engage and collaborate with local academics, IBM internal development teams, industrial partners, clients and government agencies, benefitting all stake holders.

Location: Ben-Gurion University Campus, Beer Sheva, Israel


Research engineers engaged in this position study vulnerabilities in computer software with a focus on emerging malware threats. This activity involves deep analysis of complex systems, aiming to expose how sophisticated attackers design, distribute and deploy malware that exploits software vulnerabilities in intricate ways. A complementary responsibility involves conducting research and analysis in development of adversarial tactics and techniques to detect and prevent malware attacks. Research Engineers moreover participate in the development of innovative security products that leverage deep understanding of malware and corresponding countermeasures.

Required Skills and Experience:
1. BSc degree in Computer Science / Engineering, or a related field.
2. Prior experience in computer security, e.g., service in relevant army unit.
3. Expertise in reverse engineering and/or malware analysis.
4. Hands-on experience with static/dynamic code analysis and debugging tools.
5. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
1. Low level programming experience.
2. Capability for collaborative academic research.

Outstanding candidates with partial background and experience will also be considered.

If you are a self-starter, fast learner, and have a passion for cyber security?
Apply today and join the founding team of IBM's Center of Excellence in BGU.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • English: Fluent
  • Hebrew: Fluent
  • Master's Degree
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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