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Security Analyst (Malware Detection & Response)
Ref No.: 18-67550
Location: Mountain View, California
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 8 Years
Start Date: 10/01/2018

As a Security Analyst with ​Google Play Protect​, you will have two main responsibilities: proactively identifying and flagging malicious applications and responding to incidents in collaboration with other members of the team.

You will work to understand mobile threats by analyzing and responding to malware, which is internally known in Google as ​potentially harmful applications​ or PHA (e.g., such as spyware, Trojans and backdoors). You will be responsible for keeping these applications out of Google Play and off devices by using internal tools to investigate how they operate, get distributed and evade detection. Once you identify malicious behavior, you will flag the app for removal or notification to the user and will also update and improve our tools to catch similar PHA in the future.

If a new PHA is reported to us and is affecting a large number of users, you will be responsible for leading the analysis and containment the issue by following existing incident response procedures until the case is resolved.

Your work as a Security Analyst in Google Play Protect will contribute to improving the security of over 2 billion users around the globe that have Android devices and rely on our technology to identify and remove mobile threats.

Top Responsibilities
● Identifying mobile threats and classifying them
● Drive resolution to incidents

Required Skills
● BA/BS degree in an engineering field or equivalent practical experience
● 3 years of relevant work experience, for example, in security operations, abuse detection, incident management, reverse engineering or security analysis and testing ● Spoken and written English ability required

Desirable Skills
● Experience with Android (OS and apps)
● Experience with Java
● Experience with the analysis of, and response to malicious software
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
● Strong self-motivation and orientation toward results
● General ability to solve complicated problems