Malware Analyst (CISA)

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Federal Data Systems is looking for a Malware Analyst to support Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The candidate will identify threats through target analysis, execute first-level response against threats using countermeasures, and conduct engineering techniques to identify hardware/software on mitigate intrusions.

Essential Job Functions

  • Selected candidate will collect and analyze event information and perform threat or target analysis duties.
  • Provides operations for persistent monitoring on a 24/7 basis of all designated networks, enclaves, and systems.
  • Interprets, analyzes, and reports all events and anomalies in accordance with Computer Network directives, including initiating, responding, and reporting discovered events.
  • Manages and executes first-level responses and addresses reported or detected incidents.
  • Reports to and coordinates with external organizations and authorities.
  • Coordinates and distributes directives, vulnerability, and threat advisories to identified consumers.
  • Provides daily summary reports of network events and activities and delivers metric reports.
  • Recommend counter measures to malware and other malicious type code and applications that exploit customer communication systems.
  • Conduct reverse engineering for known and suspected malware files.
  • Develop analysis and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and or software that will mitigate malware intrusions.
  • Develop policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the entire computer network.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of malware security awareness products and briefings.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Due to the nature of this position and the information that employees will be required to access, U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Required Security Clearance: Top Secret

Desired/Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.
  • Experience serving as an organizational spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in cyber reverse engineering.
  • Proficiency in Debugging and Debugger.
  • Proficiency in Disassembling/disassemblers.


Preferred Certifications:

  • Microsoft Systems Engineer
  • Certified CISCO Network Operator
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional


Working Conditions: Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are normally set from Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. Additional details on the precise hours will be informed to the candidate from the Program Manager/Hiring Manager.

Physical Requirements:

May be required to lift and carry items weighting up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.

Background Screening/Check/Investigation:

Successful Completion of a Background Screening/Check/Investigation will be required as a condition of hire.


Federal Data Systems, LLC offers competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, career development opportunities that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.  Benefits include, not all inclusive – Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Federal Data Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

This position requires that individuals be fully vaccinated. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.


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