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Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst

PepsiCo Inc.

Plano, TX
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JobId: 124924BR
Job Title: Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst
Location: Plano, TX
Category: IT and Internet


The Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst will be a key member of the PepsiCo Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) responsible for malware analysis, reverse engineering of malware and digital forensics. The Senior Cyber Security Malware Analyst will lead team efforts to develop and extract IOCs from malicious binaries and use the resulting data to inform Threat Detection Team efforts to create detection logic. Will also Work closely with Incident Response and Threat Intelligence Teams to coordinate and integrate intelligence into operational processes. Works as part of a highly diverse Cyber Fusion Team team to support hunting, Incident Response, Threat Detection and Malware/Digital Forensics capabilities.

  • Will lead efforts to analyze executables and malicious files
  • Investigate computer systems to identify malware infections or evidence of malware related activity
  • Preform ad hoc memory and disk forensics
  • Produce detailed technical reports and presentations in support of malware investigations
  • Maintain proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings
  • Perform malware and intrusion analysis, host-based forensics and threat intelligence collection
  • Manage Malware Analysis Lab and continue to develop customized technical solution sets to monitor and analyze malware
  • Perform incident response duties, including log and data collection and preservation and host and network forensics and provide collaboration and tactical communications, including situation reports for the team, management, administrators, and end-users
  • Act as a subject matter expert for inquiries by internal IT engineering teams
  • A passion for research, and uncovering the unknown about internet threats and threat actors

  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, related discipline or relevant work experience
  • Relevant Technical Security Certifications (GIAC, EC-Council, Offensive Security, etc)
  • 7+ years overall IT experience
  • 4+ years of recent operational security experience (SOC, Incident Response, Malware Analysis, IDS/IPS Analysis, etc)
  • Experience performing the role of a technical lead in complex global security projects
  • Experience in identifying and defeating malware defense mechanism such as anti-reverse, anti-debug, and anti-virtual machine
  • Experience and knowledgeable of:
  • Encase
  • IDA Pro disassembler, Ollydbg & Hex-Rays Decompiler
  • User and kernel mode debuggers
  • Common binary file formats
  • Dynamic analysis tools
  • Network analysis tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Linux/UNIX, Mac & Windows operating systems
  • Detailed understanding of the TCP/IP networking stack & network technologies
  • Working knowledge of full packet capture PCAP analysis and accompanying tools (Wireshark, etc.)
  • Nominal understanding of regular expression and proficient in programming (.NET, C/C++) and scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Java, or Python)
  • Expert knowledge of memory forensics to identify and understand memory resident malware
  • Strong collaborative skills and proven ability to work in a diverse global team of security professionals
  • Strong organizational skills and mentoring
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to distil highly technical subject matter to broader non technical audiences

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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