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Threat Research AnalystIE

Threat Research Analyst


Webroot is actively seeking Threat Research Analyst to support our global Threat Research team. This role is based in Dublin City Centre. The successful candidate should be detailed orientated, self-directed, highly self-motivated, have an analytical/ problem solving mindset and able to balance team approach with personal initiative. A keen interest in internet security and malware trends is recommended.

  • Utilize in-house databases, tools and technologies to assist in identifying new malware trends and patterns from meta- data, behaviours and statistics.
  • Analyse data points to develop traces for future classification of legitimate and malicious software / applications.
  • Collaborate with multiple internal teams.
  • Assist in IT troubleshooting and escalations.

  • Previous experience and an active interest in IT Technology (preferably analytical/problem solving, IT Security or anti-malware).
  • Innovative mindset while identifying methods to improve efficiency and working practice.
  • Initiative to be an actively engaged part of a dynamic global team.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify new trends based on incoming data streams.
  • Candidate should possess strong communication and social skills.
  • Experience of malware preferable, understanding the different types of malware and their delivery methods and characteristics.
  • Windows-specific knowledge is a must.
  • Understanding of Windows file / folder structures for all current Windows Operating Systems and file access methods
  • Moderate understanding of the Windows Registry
  • General knowledge of Windows Security features, Windows Firewall, user privileges, etc.
  • Understanding of network protocols.
  • Keen interest of the security industry preferable.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in security related forums / discussions and industry events for malware, security, digital crimes etc.
  • Anti-Virus / Malware Industry / History
  • Scripting and automation knowledge
  • Traditional malware research knowledge

At Webroot, we do more than secure our customers' personal computers, mobile devices and networks. We also nurture our employees' most critical assets - their talents, experience, and career aspirations. Webroot has the energy of a start-up with the strength and stability of an Internet security market leader. We foster the innovative culture you'd expect of a company that's making a statement. Webroot is a company in which you can invest yourself fully, knowing that you're not only protecting our customers around the world, but also that your talents and innovation will be recognized and rewarded. We encourage you to learn more about us and explore our job openings. Secure your future. Ensure the same for your career. Principals only - no third parties, please. Webroot Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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