Malware Analyst

(Washington, DC)

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we're just getting started.

Facebook Security is looking for a Malware Analyst with experience in malware analysis, reverse engineering, and exposure to threat tracking. You will be creating protections for Facebook's users and infrastructure. You will advance Facebook's mission of making the world more open and connected by quickly identifying and analyzing threats that aim to collect sensitive/proprietary information or disrupt our business. We are looking for someone that is passionate about ripping apart binaries, discovering their intention and secrets, and writing signatures to hunt and proactively defend against threats.


  • Surface and triage novel malware on our platform and corporate network
  • Analyze malware in depth and determine relevant TTPs and IOCs
  • Reverse engineer malware to support threat intelligence and incident response
  • Write signatures (file, host, network) to detect, hunt, and prevent malware compromise
  • Proactively contribute to increasing our ability to triage, respond, and understand advanced threat actors and the tools they use
  • Advise and consult with other teams as a subject matter expert

Minimum Qualifications

  • In-the-field experience with static and dynamic malware analysis techniques of multiple file formats
  • Experience in reverse engineering malware
  • Experience with static and dynamic analysis tools, ex:
  • Ida Pro
  • Debuggers (Ollydbg /Immunity, Windbg)
  • Working knowledge of network protocols, experience with analyzing and decoding C2 traffic
  • Working knowledge of system architectures, Windows and Mac internals, as well as iOS and android
  • Experience in writing system and network based signatures (Yara, ClamAV, Suricata, Snort)
  • Skills in programming and utilizing programming for automating tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience with reversing on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
  • Experience with campaign tracking, threat intelligence, and TTPs of advanced actors
  • SQL experience
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Experience working cross-functionally with different teams
  • Experience in tool development and integration in corporate environments

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