Threat Researcher (m/f/x)

The Challenge

In the rapid evolving and changing threat landscape, the real challenge is to stay tune with new threats and malware variants and to contribute in providing detection as well. You will cope new infection techniques and cover them to improve our detection capabilities. Moreover, you will also be learning about new technologies with the quickly varying dynamics in the threat security field. Along with these, you will actively participate in providing valuable suggestions and share your knowledge and vision to shape our detection strategies and for overall improvements to strengthen our protection capabilities

The Team

Being the first line of defense, and support the research experts in the Avira Protection Lab team to hunt the latest malware threats. The team is investigating in new infection methods and also provide detection as well to keep the protection level up-to-date. The team covers detection on multiple (Windows, Linux, Android and Mac) OS platforms. In addition, you are responsible to keep pace with the cutting edge technology, implement and develop new tech detection modules or improve the current modules and mechanisms. If you want to be a warrior in the Avira’s first line of defense, this is the RIGHT TEAM to join where you will fight against the different types of malware weapons and develop novel approaches to detect and prevent them.

Your Brief

As a Threat Researcher in Avira Protection Lab, you have an in-depth knowledge of different types of malware covering multiple OS platforms. You will write different type of detection rules like generic, behavior or Yara rules at different levels for latest threats. With your skills in threat hunting, you will use Avira’s vast database to hunt for undetected Zero day malware and to improve detections using powerful tech modules and frameworks. Along with this, you will also be responsible to bring new ideas and tactics in our workflow and develop, automate and implement them to improve detection and defeat current and future threats. You will be participating inter-teams technical discussions and will share your valueable knowdge and experience to help the whole Protection Unit to achieve the company’s goal and vision, and by the way protect people in the digital world.

The following qualification points will help you to fulfill your responsibilities:

  • You have a degree in computer sciences (or related field) and the drive to expand your horizons every day.
  • Based on your extensive knowledge of Windows architecture and the PE and non-PE file format, you will be able to make the right decisions when analysing malicious software.
  • Reverse Engineering skills using tool such as IDAPro, Ollydbg and Windbg.
  • Experience with malware analysis tool set to extract valuable malware artefacts.
  • Static and Dynamic analysis along with writing static and dynamic rule creation for malware such as signatures, generic, yara, behavioural rules.
  • Your strong knowledge of scripting and programming languages like Python, C, and C# will help you develop new detection technologies and services to classify malicious threats automatically.
  • Sound knowledge of Android and Mac architecture is good have.
  • You are a team player, but you are also able to solve challenges independently.
  • Your high level of self-motivation will help you maintain focus.

Benefits and perks:

New Work

Stylish building with roof terraces

Canteen and ChocaVira

Modern office concept

Learning & Development

Unlimited access to Udemy

Trainings & Conferences

Specialist Career

Health & Wellbeing

Gym and fitness courses

“JobRad” bike leasing

Medical checkups

Family & Living

Relocation Package

Vacation child care

Avira Prime licences


Onboarding events

Monthly Employee Meetings

Summer & Christmas parties

Location: Tettnang

How we hire

  • Online Interview
  • Online Test
  • OnSite Interview

If you want the outcome of your work to have a direct impact on making the Internet a safer place for 500 million Avira users please get in touch!

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