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Lead Malware Analyst

Avast employee DPT
Czech republic - Prague
Career Level:
Experienced (Manager/ Supervisor of Staff)
High School or equivalent
IT - Software Development
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Job Description:

AVAST Software (www.avast.com), maker of the world's most popular antivirus, protects over 400 million computers and mobile devices with our security applications. In business for over 25 years, AVAST is one of the oldest companies in the computer security business, with a portfolio covering everything from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for business – offered in about 40 languages. 
Based in Prague, Czech Republic, with offices in the U.S., Germany, and Asia, AVAST Software employs some of the brightest new talent in the IT industry, from around 30 different nations. 
For our team in Prague we are currently looking for:

Lead Malware Analyst & Operator

At this position, you will be responsible for a whole team of analysts and operators guarding our 400 milion users worldwide against threats of all kinds. Monitoring our silicon brain health so it’s able to support the huge amount of users as well as monitoring threat landscape, discovering new threat campaigns, release the cure instantly and keep our users safe.  Working closely with backend developers to enhance effectiveness and automation of our security operation center (SOC). 


Scope of work:
•    Leading a team of malware analysts and operators
•    Helping run the Avast viruslab
•    Driving improvements in our SOC
•    Malware analysis as well as developing new malware signatures as well as detection mechanisms
•    Driving the development of internal tools
•    Sample collection management
•    Monitoring health of our systems and AVAST’s user base
•    Communicating with users and helping them with malware problems
•    Assigning tasks and individual projects


What we need:
•    Previous experience with leading teams
•    Experience in security field
•    Technical education 
•    Communicative English
•    Previous SOC experience welcome
•    Process oriented thinking


What we offer:
•    Great benefits: food and drink provided all day by the company, game room, music studio, fitness center, golf simulator and much more
•    The chance to join a major global tech company
•    Many opportunities for professional growth
•    Amazing and truly international work environment 


Sounds like the right challenge for you? We look forward to hearing from you!