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Threat Research Analyst

Req id:  6098

Dublin, IE London, GB Reading, GB Virtual, IE Virtual, GB



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.  



We are actively seeking a Threat Research Analyst to support our global Threat Research team. You should be detailed orientated, self-directed, highly self-motivated, have an analytical/ problem solving mindset, have a willingness to learn and upskill and be able to balance team approach with personal initiative. A keen interest in cybersecurity and malware trends is a must.


This is a remote work role based in Ireland or the UK.




  • Utilising in-house databases, tools and technologies to assist in identifying new malware trends and patterns from meta- data, behavior’s and statistics.
  • Analysing data points to develop traces for future classification of legitimate and malicious software / applications / scripts.
  • Downloading malware samples within a sandboxed environment and analyze the behaviors of certain malware types.
  • Partaking in product testing and feedback activities in order to enhance the Webroot security product suite.
  • Analysing current and future partner relationships for the product portfolio.
  • Measuring the success of the product from multiple perspectives, beyond P&L.



  • Previous experience and an active interest in Information Technology (preferably analytical/problem solving, IT Security or anti-malware).
  • Innovative mindset while identifying methods to improve efficiency and working practice.
  • Initiative to be an actively engaged part of a dynamic global team.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify new trends based on incoming data streams.
  • Good understanding of the Windows Registry and Windows services.
  • General knowledge of Windows Security features, Windows Firewall, user privileges, and an understanding of network protocols.
  • Keen interest in the security industry.
  • Experience in security related forums / discussions and industry events for malware, security, digital crimes etc.
  • Anti-Virus / Malware Industry / History.
  • Scripting and automation knowledge.
  • Traditional malware research knowledge.
  • Security + or equivalent qualified.


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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