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Advanced Threat Research Analyst

Req id:  2983

Dublin, IE


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 


Webroot is widely recognized for setting the technology standard by focusing on research, development to provide best in class security solutions.  Webroot is currently hiring an Advanced Threat Research Analyst in Dublin, Ireland.  This person will be responsible for leading our advanced Threat research efforts – including reverse engineering newly discovered Threat and communicating with other areas of the organization on how best we improve our products and efficacy, thus keeping our customers safe and protected.


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 personal initiative. 



•            Utilize proprietary tools and technologies and pattern matching skills to accurately identify emerging malware

•            Identify new malware distribution methods

•            Analyse information and develop methods of detection and removal of Malware

•            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.



•            2+ years’ experience in malware reverse engineering or equivalent experience

•            2+ years’ programming/scripting experience (eg. C, C++, C#, Perl, Java script, Python, VBScript, Powershell, etc)

•            Experience in security related forums and industry events for malware, security, digital crimes.

•            Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32bit & 64bit Internals:

o            - Deep understanding of the Windows Registry

o            - PE Format

o            - Processes/Thread/DLLs

o            - Windows memory model

o            - Windows Security Model - user/groups, SACL/DACL, Tokens, Desktops, etc

o            - Virtualization

o            - Hooking/Injection mechanisms

o            - Usermode/Kernel mode internal structures (plus how to interpret)

o            - Dump Analysis with WinDbg

o            - IDA Pro

o            - x86 assembly exposure

o            - Rootkit detection techniques

•            Experience of Malware – in terms of Diagnosing and Remediation.

•            Knowledge of Virtualization software (VMWare, Virtual PC/ Virtual Box, XEN, etc).



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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