Principal Malware Researcher (H&PS)

London (Central), London (Greater)
Up to £80,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits - SC / DV Clearance required
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Job Type

Role: Principal Malware Researcher (Health & Public Services)

Location: London                  

Travel: up to 100%

Salary: £70,000-£80,000 + Bonus and Benefits


Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Join Accenture Security Practice and you will become part of the one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions.

What responsibilities will you have?

We’re helping clients in Health and Public Service transition to a more protected environment. You’ll be responsible for managing the risks of transition and operating in new environments, leading assurance activities and working with our teams to ensure successful delivery.

As a principal malware researcher, your primary role is to undertake research on malware samples - to extract intelligence for attribution and develop signatures for malware detection and classification. You will also be involved in our ongoing research efforts on targeted attacks and cybercrime campaigns. We’re looking for a self-driven professional who can contribute to research direction and ideas to improve our collection efforts as well as providing technical supervision for our team of junior analysts.

You’ll be the key point of contact for Malware Intelligence, helping our delivery teams and the client identify technical solutions and help manage risk.

 What skills & experience are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with experience of successful delivery of security and malware research within large programmes. You’ll be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of:

  • X86/64 Assembly and Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Network Intrusion Models e.g. Kill Chain / ATT&CK 
  • Threat Actor and Group Tracking
  • Developing Malware Classification Signatures e.g. Yara
  • Scripting Languages e.g. Python
  • Communicating technical subjects to non-technical subjects 

Ideally you will have experience in some of the following areas:

  • Windows Internals
  • IR Remediation 
  • Red Teaming
  • Knowledge of another language such as; Russian, Spanish or Italian 

Security Clearance

Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be capable of holding UK Security Vetting at SC level. You must have continuously resided in the UK for the last 5 years and not require a visa to work in the UK. DV Clearance would be highly desirable.

What academic qualifications do you need?

Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience.


What’s in it for you?


All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development.  You will have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in Cyber Security. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career.  In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.


As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.




What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.



Closing Date for Applications 16/05/2019

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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