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Malware Researcher, Threat Management in Tel Aviv at PayPal

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 392 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

Threat Management manages threats to the company by advising executives in making threat-informed and mitigating decision to protect the enterprise, products, and customer. Threat Management proactively protects PayPal from on-going and emerging threats through data-driven decisions based on cyber intelligence data, data analytics, and threat assessments. The organization consists of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts with a broad spectrum of industry experiences and deep analytical and quantitative expertise.

The organization is seeking a professional, experienced, and highly driven malware security researcher to lead malware research efforts and to provide recommendations for mitigation and detection according to key findings.

Responsibilities

  • Lead malware research efforts, define scope, roadmap, goals and tasks according to Enterprise Threat Management organization goals
  • Conduct advanced analysis into latest malware variants to provide behavior report along with IoC and mitigation advisory
  • Investigate emerging alerts and incidents involving malware activity
  • Support malware lab operations including automated analysis frameworks
  • Develop exploit proof of concepts for demonstration purposes
  • Design and maintain a structured data store to keep malware research data

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of x86/x64 experience in malware reverse engineering - dynamic and static analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of WinAPI
  • Excellent understanding of exploitation techniques such as ROP, Heap Spray, Buffer Overflow etc.
  • Experienced with anti-reversing techniques and the ways to overcome them (anti-vm, packed malware etc.)
  • Experienced with iOS and Android Malware, specifically financial malware
  • Experienced with scripting in Python 3
  • Experienced with snort and YARA rules
  • Experienced with SQL
  • Very good understanding of C and C++
  • Very good understanding of network protocols
  • Familiar with virtualization platforms and docker
  • Familiar with latest financial trojans tactics and techniques
  • Familiar with known and recent APT groups malware and latest campaigns
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written communication

Additional Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with IDAPython
  • Splunk experience
  • Familiar with Hopper disassembler for macOS and Linux
  • Familiar with dynamic reverse engineering on Linux (using gdb and/or rd2, familiarity with ELF file format)
  • Familiarity with hook-based scripting using Frida
  • Familiar with Cutter RE tool
  • Familiar with Machine Learning algorithms and frameworks

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day.  We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect.  Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions.  We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment.  Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.


PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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