General Dynamics Information Technology Sr. Malware Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret w/SCI eligibility

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret SCI


No Suitability Required

Job Family:

Information Technology

Job Description:

We are seeking a Sr. level Malware Engineer!

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge of network traffic and communications, including known ports and services

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of the Windows operating system, expert knowledge in various Linux distributions and the Unix framework

  • Have expert level knowledge of the following security related technologies: IPS, IDS, SIEM, firewalls, DNS, encryption, HIDS, NIDS, proxies, network packet analyzers, malware analysis, forensic tools, and enterprise level appliances

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of various open source and commercial analysis tools used for reverse engineering

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the ARM instruction

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze complex malicious Windows programs in a reasonable time frame

  • Demonstrate expert technical ability in reverse engineering custom protocols used by malware

  • Demonstrate intermediate proficiency with one of the following programming languages: Python, C, C++, Ruby

  • Design and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks.

  • Ensure system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis.

  • Integrate new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration and testing issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or equivalent + 14 yrs related experience, or MS + 12 yrs related experience

  • Have an understanding of DOD accreditation policies, processes, and practices

  • Experience with CJCSM 6510.01B

  • Experience in planning, directing, and managing Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) operations in an organization similar in size

  • Must have expert-level knowledge of the X86 Instruction set

  • 6+ years of Incident and Malware analysis experience in the DOD or IC environment

  • Top Secret/SCI eligible

Must have/or be able to obtain with 90 days of hire:

  • CertifiedEthicalHacker (CEH) Certification

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (One for the following)

(GSEC, Security +, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CySA+, GIC SP)

  • DoD 8570 IASAE/CND/ CND-IR Certification (One for the following)


# of Openings:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


T elecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington - 1400 Defense Pentagon (VAC328)

Additional Work Locations:

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


CSRA is tomorrow’s thinking, today. To “Think Next. Now.” is to imagine a better future and to deliver it, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

We understand that our customers' missions require new methods and imaginative thinking. We bring together government IT professionals, emerging technologies, and the brightest, cutting-edge advisors in the industry to deliver a broad range of innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help our customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens.

Everywhere you look, CSRA is there. We’re in our nation’s infrastructure, in training and education, in cyber security, in serving veterans who served us—and, so much more. Take some time to learn more about CSRA. You might be surprised to learn how we touch your life.

We are a company of 18,000+ smart, talented individuals, yet we enjoy a start-up culture that inspires us to make a difference while delivering results in this rapidly evolving world. Join our team and use your skills and expertise to support the safety, security, health and well-being of the nation.