• Malware Researcher / Instructor

    Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2019 8:29 AM)
    # of Openings
    Cyber Security Instructors
  • Overview

    Focal Point Academy provides technical training courses in week-long immersive sessions that take place in a small class environment of 15-20 students. Our goal is for students to leave with honed, cutting-edge skills they can immediately apply in their daily work. In our comprehensive, lab-intensive courses, students will master not just new tools and tricks, but also a repeatable methodology that they can employ for years to come. Students can expect to be challenged and leave as more skilled and marketable professionals.



    The Reverse Engineering Instructor will develop, maintain and deliver advanced reverse engineering and malware analysis training to our clients. They will have extensive subject matter expertise along with proven training & curriculum development experience, and be motivated to provide a high-quality learning experience. Against a backdrop of constantly changing technologies and threats, they will research trends and techniques in the reverse engineering field in order to provide cutting-edge training curriculum.



    • Conducts five-day instructor-led training in various skill levels of reverse engineering and
    malware analysis
    • Conducts course development and course curriculum maintenance under the supervision of the
    Director of Education to ensure training programs are up to date and meeting clients’ needs.
    • Develops custom software and tools to meet course objectives.
    • Pursues advanced training, attends technical conferences and demonstrates technical
    development to keep their skills and subject matter expertise up to date.
    • Conducts or Leads individual and group research on reverse engineering topics for publication or
    • Researches future direction of reverse engineering and malware analysis field and brings to the
    attention of the Director of Education new topics or courses relevant to current and future
    • Identifies skill level of participants and aligns delivery of course material to match individual
    students’ needs.
    • Demonstrates consistent classroom and student management to ensure a positive, successful
    learning environment.
    • Deploys, maintains and secures classroom equipment and materials in facilities around the globe.
    • Travels to customer training sites both inside and outside the Continental United States.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by management.


    • Experience with live technical presentations, preferably in conducting and maintaining classroom
    based technical training.
    • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated expertise with in-depth reverse engineering of software and
    • Minimum 2 years experience developing tools in any programming language, preferably C or
    • Experience in kernel development and/or debugging in Windows or Linux
    • Prefer Candidate willing to apply or has and maintains a Top Secret Security Clearance (TS/SCI).



    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science/Technology or Cyber Security, or 4-6 years equivalent experience.


    Technical Skills:

    • Information Security Professional with significant experience and background in cyber security.
    • Exceptional effective classroom communication skills.
    • Technical awareness of common operating system internals, and reverse engineering tools and
    • Proficient in Intel IA_32 and x86_64 Assembly language, as well as another higher level language
    such as C or Python.
    • Experience with reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro and IDAPython
    • Proficient with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems including console/terminal usage.
    • Proficient TCP/IP networking and networking protocols.
    • Experience with successful classroom teaching techniques, delivering technical training for adult
    • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel,


    Travel Required: Moderate travel will be required.



    Focal Point is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email hr@focal-point.com.  If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Chelsea Campbell at 813-402-1208 or recruiting@focal-point.comThis telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.



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