Malware Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking a full-time Malware Analyst to join our USCYBERCOM team located in Fort Meade, MD.


Location: On-site at Fort Meade, MD. 


In this role you will:

  • Represent USCYBERCOM to provide requirements and integration support for malware analysis.
  • Analyze and understand the behavior of malware using dynamic malware analysis and reverse engineering techniques.
  • Create in-depth malware reports to aid in the identification and mitigation of future cyber threats.
  • Support malware analysis efforts required for the delivery of Mission Assurance (MA) products as part of the effort to facilitate, evaluate, and report on malware in support of cyberspace operations.
  • Provide updates and report on the status of assigned Workflow Management System (WMS) malware tasks and participate in technical working groups and discussions to influence recommendations to malware analysis and exploitation strategy.
  • Participate and facilitate System Security Plan (SSP) development and certification and accreditation support for new malware analysis systems.

As a Malware Analyst you should:

  • Possess mid-to-senior level experience as a Malware Analyst with a background in cutting-edge cyberspace technologies.
  • Apply knowledge on subjects relating to the conduct of Malware Analysis activities through governance, policy oversight, and business practices.
  • Work under consultative direction toward predetermined Mission Assurance goals and objectives; assignments are often self-initiated.
  • Develop, research, and maintain proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer and network vulnerabilities, data hiding, and encryption.
  • Perform in-depth detailed research of software and methodologies to build defensive and offensive technical capabilities for USCYBERCOM.
  • Perform system analysis, reverse engineering, and best practice malware analytics methodologies and analysis on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of programming skills:including C/C++ and Assembly language, Windows internal C/C++ and either UNIX/Linux or mobile (Android) platform, vulnerability analysis, exploit development, and related disciplines.
  • Create malware detection topologies; conduct vulnerability assessments/penetration tests of information systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a Malware Analyst or Engineer.
  • A minimum of DoD 8140/DoD 8570 IAM Level II Certification, CSSP Incident Responder, or CSSP Infrastructure Support.
  • U.S. citizenship and an active TS/SCI with Poly security clearance.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of source code, hex, binary, regular expression, data correlation, and analysis such as firewall, network flow, and system logs
  • Familiar with security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures, and tools (authentication and access control technologies, incident handling, etc).
  • Ability to develop and analyze Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO), Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) solutions.
  • Demonstrated strength in attention to detail and organizational skills.




Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and participation in an attractive bonus plan.


Peraton Overview

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.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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