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Principal Software Engineer

Req id:  25065

Broomfield, CO, US Mississauga, ON, CA Lewiston, ME, US Brook Park, OH, US Tinton Falls, NJ, US Lexington, KY, US Salt Lake City, UT, US Tucson, AZ, US San Diego, CA, US Southfield, MI, US Boston, MA, US Dallas, TX, US Austin, TX, US Indianapolis, IN, US Alpharetta, GA, US Gaithersburg, MD, US



Together Carbonite and Webroot form the SMB and Consumer Division of OpenText. The mission of our joint offering is to make cyber resilience simple, reliable and accessible in the connected world. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit and our employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at OpenText.





OpenText, Webroot is seeking an Advanced Threat Research Engineer to support our Global Threat Research team. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, self-directed, highly self-motivated, have an analytical/problem-solving mindset, and able to balance team approach with strong personal initiative. 



  • Utilize proprietary tools and technologies and pattern matching skills to accurately identify emerging-malware
  • Identify new malware distribution methods
  • Analyze information and develop methods of detection and removal of Malware
  • Remote troubleshooting and diagnostic analysis for malware infections
  • Collaborate with multiple internal engineering and cross-functional teams on technical analysis
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while quickly learning a breadth of new concepts and technologies
  • Serve as the leading point of contact to communicate and educate internal employees across all customer support locations on Webroot products
  • Write, review and organize technical content that will be published to the Threat blog, FAQs, and Knowledge base for use by both internal and external customers
  • Perform testing functions to verify defect fixes and to assist the Quality Assurance team when needed



  • 5+ years experience in malware reverse engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years experience in programming experience/scripting (eg. C, C++, C# )
  • Experience in security-related forums and industry events for malware, security, digital crimes
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32bit & 64bit Internals:
    • - Deep understanding of the Windows Registry
    • - PE Format
    • - Processes/Thread/DLLs
    • - Windows memory model
    • - Windows Security Model - user/groups, SACL/DACL, Tokens, Desktops, etc
    • - Virtualization
    • - Hooking/Injection mechanisms
    • - User-mode/Kernel mode internal structures (plus how to interpret)
    • - Dump Analysis with WinDbg
    • - IDA Pro
    • - x86 assembly exposure
    • - Rootkit detection techniques
  • Experience of Malware – in terms of Diagnosing and Remediation
  • Excellent all-around communications skills are required.



  • Experience developing security software
  • Crypto: Encrypt/Decrypt, Hashing, Digital Signature/Verification
  • Experience with SQL Server database applications and tools
  • Agile Development Process experience
  • Linux operating systems




While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accommodationrequests@opentext.com.


Additionally, OpenText, as a proud US Federal Government contractor, is subject to Executive Order 14042 requiring all US employees (in office or virtual) be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. New employees joining OpenText will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to joining or be approved for a medical or religious exemptions. If you believe you qualify for an exemption you can request the exemption form at accommodationrequests@opentext.com


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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