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Malware Analyst / Malware Reverse Engineer

Cyber Defense Solutions has an opportunity for a Malware Analyst to support one of our Federal Customers in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro Area! Give us the chance to give you a good Offer!

Malware Analyst/ Reverse Engineer

Clearance Level: TS with SCI eligibility

Citizenship: US Citizenship

Location: Arlington, VA or McLean, VA



OVERVIEW: CDS is seeking skilled Malware Analysts/Reverse Engineers, with Top Secret clearances, to support a large Federal Security Operations Center (SOC). We are offering VERY competitive pay.

Give us the chance to make you a good offer!


Basic Qualifications:

We have multiple positions open, depending upon your years of experience. If you have 2 - 15 years of Malware analysis experience, with or without a college degree, we have a position for you.  

Candidates must have an existing Top Secret clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment.

  • Experience in reverse engineering.
  • Debugging and Debugger experience using Ida Pro or ollydbg
  • Disassembling/disassemblers experience.
  • Experience developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.


  • Analyze and/or reverse-engineer the behavior of malware using both static and dynamic tools and techniques.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the detection, analysis and mitigation of malware, trends in malware development and capabilities, and proficiency with malware analysis capabilities.
  • Support the maintenance of malware analysis platforms and tool sets, identify requirements for new malware analysis capabilities, and contribute to the development of new malware analysis tools and techniques.
  • Produce reports detailing attributes and functionality of malware, including indicators that can be used for malware identification/detection, the relationship between a given sample of malware and other known samples/families of malware, and notable features that indicate the origin or sophistication of the malware and its authors.
  • Communicate and collaborate with technical staff supporting all customer SOC functions.


Available work schedules available: 5 shifts (Days, Swing, Nights and Weekend Days or Weekend nights)


  • Demonstrated knowledge in dynamic and static analysis and tools such as IDAPro and Ollydbg
  • Familiarity with analyzing disassembly of x86 and x64 binaries
  • Possess basic programming and scripting skills (e.g. .NET, Perl, Java, or Python)
  • Bachelor’s in an IT related field of study
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Salary depends on experience.
  • Strong communications and technical writing skills
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility


  • DHS EOD at the SCI level preferred or the ability to obtain it. Must already have a final TS clearance.
  • One of the following certifications:
    • GREM – GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (Certified)
    • CREA – Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (Certified)
    • Cybersecurity certifications (e.g. CISSP, CEH, Security+, CREA)
  • Department of Homeland Security experience desired.
  • Familiarity with NOC/SOC operations
  • Familiarity with Kill Chain for incident response
  • Familiarity with security technologies such as IDS, IPS, and HBSS
  • Familiarity with Linux OS and mobile iOS/Android
  • Possess customer service experience


CDS, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Main Number: 855-292-3710 / 804-539-8278 / 703-337-4190 /


Two Office Locations in Virginia

18729 Fuller Heights Road, Suite 100

Triangle, VA 22172


7764 Armistead Road, Suite 160

Lorton, VA 22079

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