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Threat Researcher

As a Threat Researcher you will be part of the front line responsible for helping to protect millions of users worldwide from computer security threats like malware, spam and phishing. The successful candidate will provide analysis and detection of the latest threats and help create the next generation of research tools. The ideal candidate is passionate about computer security and has high aptitude for solving challenging puzzles with an attention to detail.

Main duties

  • Analyze malware, spam campaigns and other threats
  • Reverse engineer files to discover their intended functionality and risks to customers
  • Create high-quality detection for threats
  • Build, test and publish detection data files
  • Write threat descriptions for publication on the Sophos website and threat research whitepapers.
  • Triage requests submitted by other departments, respond to tasks or escalate complex issues to senior team members
  • Answer customer queries routed through Technical Support and internal queries from all departments
  • Identify opportunities to write blogs for the Sophos website to raise customer awareness



  • Proven problem-solving skills with an inquisitive nature
  • Proven ability to prioritize and organize assigned tasks
  • Possess an analytical and methodical approach to workflow
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of basic executable file formats (MZ/NE/PE) or scripting basics (Perl/Python/Regexp)
  • Experience with a wide array of Internet technologies and protocols (HTML, JavaScript, SMTP, DNS)



  • Experience with x86 assembly
  • Reverse engineering experience
  • Computer & Web Security experience
  • Experience with a broad range of operating systems
  • Programming skills and experience (C/C++/Python/Perl)
  • Understanding of advanced executable file formats (ELF/DEX/Mach-O)
  • Familiarity with exploitable file formats including Java, PDF, Flash and Office documents
  • Published technical / whitepapers
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Software (or equivalent)


We provide

  • Exposure to leading edge technologies
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • An excellent, supportive work environment
  • An open and lively atmosphere
  • The security of a stable and dynamically growing international company
  • And last but not least a competitive salary


Kategória IT / Informatika
Régió Budapest
Egyéb hasonló állások Önnek
Adatkezelő (Angol + Német / Francia / Lengyel/ Spanyol / Portugál)

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