Malware Analyst - TASO / Active Secret

Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI



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Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


The Cyber Threat Analysis Division's (DS/CTI/CTAD) Technical Analysis and Special Operations (TASO) team performs advanced cyber threat network hunting, advanced technical analyses (e.g. analysis of malicious code, network traffic, and Web log data), and forensic review of hard drives, mobile devices, and other storage media.


Peraton is looking for an experienced Malware Analyst in support of the TASO mission.


Location: Arlington, VA; For this role, you will be able to work onsite for the first 90 days. After the 90-day period, a hybrid schedule may be considered and offered.

What you'll do:


The Malware Analyst will be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Performing Dynamic and static analysis of malware, or suspected malware, to determine functionality and capability.
  • Perform behavioral analysis through sandboxing and leveraging virtual machines to simulate enterprise environments.
  • Reverse engineer malware samples through the use of debugging tools.
  • Provide a written technical report related to the scope, nature, and characteristics of identified malicious code.
  • Identify malware IOCs, TTPs and recommend appropriate counter measures.
  • Perform advanced network threat hunting to detect malicious or suspicious behavior on Department on­premises and cloud-based networks.
  • Respond to security events received from CIRT and provide comprehensive findings and recommended remediation steps.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum required of 9 years' total cyber experience with 5 of those years' specific to Malware. Or, high school diploma/equivalent and 4 additional years' of relevant Malware experience.
  • Possess ONE of the following CERTS:
             o GREM, CASP+ CE, CCNA, CEH, CISSP, CySA+, or GCIH.
  • Demonstrated experience performing static and dynamic analysis techniques.
  • Experience using sandbox and other simulated networked environments for analysis.
  • Strong critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Expertise in discovering, analyzing, diagnosing, and reporting on malware events, files and network intrusion and vulnerability issues.
  • Can recommend sound counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications which exploit customer communication systems.
  • Experience developing technically detailed reports that translate complex technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active Secret security clearance, additionally, must have the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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