Malware Analyst-SME

Cyber Security




Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


We are seeking a qualified candidate who will become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective and secure business processes.  Peraton’s DSCM program encompasses technical, engineering, data analytics, cyber security, management, operational, logistical and administrative support to aid and advise DoS Cyber & Technology Security (CTS) Directorate.  This includes protecting a global cyber infrastructure comprising networks, systems, information, and mobile devices all while identifying and responding to cyber risks and threats.  Those supporting Peraton’s DSCM program strive to leverage their expert knowledge and propose creative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges.    


The CIRT Malware Analyst SME role will be located in Beltsville, MD and Roslyn, VA.  This role supports the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) as a key member of Incident Response Tiger Team. 


The customer requirement requires every employee to be onsite for the first 90 days. After the 90 day period, a hybrid schedule may be offered.  The selected candidate must be able to support a hybrid and flexible schedule, in the event of significant cyber incident a continuous on site presence will be required.   


What you’ll do: 

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) level malware analysis support in a 24x7x365 environment.
  • Share in-depth knowledge and intelligence gained from cyber security events with stakeholders.
  • Protect against and prevent potential cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Provide SME level response, technical assistance and expertise for significant cyber incidents, investigations and related operational events.
  • Develop and implement training programs for malware analysts.
  • Conduct detailed research to increase awareness and readiness levels of the security operations center.
  • Conduct advanced analysis and recommend remediation steps.
  • Publish after-action reports, cyber defense techniques, guidance, and incident reports.
  • Review, draft, edit, update and publish cyber incident response plans.



Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 11 years’ experience or Master's Degree and 9 years of experience is required. An additional 4 years of experience may be used in lieu of degree.

  • Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance is required, can join with a Secret clearance. 

  • Must have one of the following certifications:

    CASP+ CE


    CCNA Cyber Ops


    CCNP Security





    CISSP (or Associate)











  • Ability to resolve highly complex malware and intrusion issues using computer host analysis, forensics, and reverse engineering.
  • Ability to recommend sound counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications which exploit customer communication systems.
  • Experience in the development of policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the enterprise network.
  • Experience handling national state level intrusions.
  • Experience with evidence custody and control procedures.
  • Experience with Debuggers, Disassemblers, Unpacking Tools, and Binary analysis tools.
  • Experience with static and dynamic malware analysis tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of IOCs and APT threat actors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Incident Response Lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and leverage forensic tools to assist in determining scope and severity of a cybersecurity incident.
  • Ability to identify remediation steps for cybersecurity events.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to operate in a time sensitive environment. 
  • Proven ability to communicate orally and written.
  • Proven ability to brief (technical/informational) senior leadership.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of host and network forensic analysis.
  • Knowledge of high and low level programming.
  • Knowledge of network, architecture, design and security.
  • Knowledge of system design and process methodologies.
  • Experience in developing and delivering comprehensive training programs. 
  • Experience collaborating with cross functional teams.
  • Experience working in the inter-agency environment. 
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to executive level leadership.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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