Senior Reverse Engineer - USA


FireEye, Inc.

California City, CA
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. Learn more about FireEye's world-class solutions and global footprint at

Job Description

Mandiant’s Front Line Applied Research and Expertise (FLARE) team works on our in-depth reverse engineering and malware analysis support to various functions of the Mandiant Solutions business. By utilizing front-line knowledge gained from incident response engagements, malware samples, and globally deployed FireEye products, FLARE is able to find evil and expand wisdom.

If you have strong programming skills, experience in malware analysis or reverse engineering, and are looking for an opportunity to collaborate with an industry-leading team, then this may be the opportunity for you. As a reverse engineer working within FLARE you will dissect attacker tools and backdoors in support of incident responders. You will also help develop innovative tools to aid other business lines and automate malware analysis and reverse engineering efforts.

What You Will Do:

  • Analyze executables and malicious files
  • Collaborate with a team of experienced malware analysts and researchers
  • Develop novel solutions to challenges facing incident responders and malware analysts
  • Support the company’s research and development efforts


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience in programming skills
  • Ability to analyze disassembly of x86 and x64 binaries
  • Knowledgeable in the use of:
    • IDA Pro disassembler
    • User- and kernel-mode debuggers
    • Common binary file formats
    • Dynamic analysis tools
    • Network analysis tools
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in RE, Ability to reverse engineer binaries of various types including:
    • C/C++
    • Delphi
    • NET
    • Compiled VBScript
  • Understanding of software exploits
  • Experience developing scripts to decode obfuscated data and network communications
  • Experience developing applications in C, C++, and .NET
  • Thorough understanding of network protocols
  • Experience mitigating anti-reverse engineering techniques

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze shellcode
  • Ability to analyze packed and obfuscated code
  • Capable of Python scripting to automate analysis tasks
  • Capable of identifying host- and network-based indicators

Additional Information

At FireEye we are committed to our #OneTeam approach combining diversity, collaboration, and excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Minimum Salary: $130,000. Final salary will be determined commensurately with cost of living, experience level, and/or any other legally permissible considerations. 

Incentive Compensation: Eligibility for annual bonus subject to individual and company performance; eligibility for award of Restricted Stock Units subject to eligibility requirements, approval from FireEye’s Compensation Committee, and vesting terms  

Benefits: Employer subsidized benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance. Subject to eligibility requirements, FireEye also offers the ability to participate in 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Employee Stock Purchase Program. FireEye also provides Paid Time Off, Flexible Paid Sick Time, and Paid Holidays.  

*Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) 

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