Threat Researcher for Mobile Platforms

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 with new infection techniques and uncover 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 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.

What you will do: 

  • As a Threat Researcher in Avira Protection Lab, you will be focused on mobile malware threats.
  • You will be working on mobile malware analysis, applications component frameworks, gathering data leakage and privacy risk indicators and developing internal tools to extract the artifacts from applications.
  • You will be working to achieve these tasks through static, dynamic (or hybrid) or ML based techniques.
  • You will be working on integration of components and modules at different endpoint and cloud level to complete the full picture and achieve the Protection Labs objectives.
  • You have also an in-depth knowledge of different types of malware covering multiple OS platforms.
  • You will write various 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 detection using powerful tech modules and frameworks.
  • Along with this, you will also be responsible to bring new ideas and tactics to develop, automate and implement and to improve detection and defeat current and future threats.
  • You will be participating inter-teams technical discussions and will share your valuable knowdge and experience to help the whole Protection Unit to achieve the company’s goal and vision to protect people in the digital world.

Your Profile

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 internals and the PE and non-PE file format, you will be able to make the right decisions when analyzing malicious software.
  • Solid understanding of Android operating system internals and Android OS security model
  • Experience with reverse engineering in x86/x86_64, ARM and/or MIPS
  • Experience with advanced debugging and reverse engineering tools (e.g. jadx, Ghidra, JEB...)
  • Ability to analyze raw network data and to understand mobile applications network traffic
  • Strong knowledge of programming and scripting skills, in particular Python and Java
  • Familiar with techniques used by existing mobile malware families
  • Experience with malware analysis tool set to extract valuable malware artifacts
  • Malware hunting skills using metadata and IOC
  • 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
  • Your good English skills will enable you to communicate proficiently with our international colleagues

Benefits and perks:

New Work

Equipment of your choice

Cozy cafeteria with lunch and specialty coffee

Stylish building with open roof terraces

Learning & Development

Unlimited access to Udemy

Career Management

Coaching programs

Health & Wellbeing

Gym and fitness card

Private medical care

Sport events

Family & Living

Vacation child care

Avira Prime licenses

Paid study leave


Onboarding events

Monthly Employee Meetings

Summer & Christmas parties

Location: Bucharest

How we hire

Practical Case
Meet the Team

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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