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Malware Prevention Analyst

Denver, Colorado;

Job Description:

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving over 66 million consumers and small businesses. Company success is only possible with a strong cyber defense, which enables Bank of America to safely conduct global operations across the United States and in approximately 35 countries. Our primary goal is to safeguard not only the company, but our clients and their trust. The Malware Prevention Team is looking for top talent who would like to join one of the most advanced cybersecurity teams in the world. 

We are seeking a mid-level candidates with malware analysis and incident response experience. Specific experience with triaging detections, prioritizing threats, performing static and dynamic analysis, identifying security gaps, and implementing preventative measures. Candidates should have a very strong investigative mindset with an ability to drive process changes and implement control enhancements. Candidates typically should have 3-5 years of relevant experience in one or more threat prevention disciplines focusing on Email, Web, or Endpoint.

Malware analysts should have experience or at least working knowledge of the following disciplines:
•    Problem solve and make decisions based on evidence
•    Basic computer/software troubleshooting skills
•    Determine the purpose of malware, how it operates and what it affects
•    Using virtual environments for offline dynamic malware analysis
•    Basic knowledge in digital forensics and memory analysis
•    Determine if a file executed on a system
•    Research used to identify IOCs and malware threat families
•    Find origins of malware i.e. hosting IPs/domains
•    Understanding of email headers and trace email origins
•    Help create/write security tool alerts/detections
•    Drive/coordinate projects requiring malware analysis expertise
•    Communicate technical outcomes to non-technical partners
•    Thorough documentation of findings and actions taken
•    Prepare technical reports and executive summaries related to major malware incidents
•    Provide management with timely, comprehensive, and accurate updates in both written and verbal form
•    Knowledge of current malware tactics and trends

Required Skills
•    3+ years of experience conducting end to end Malware analysis specifically around either Email, Web or Endpoint.
•    3+ years of conducting incident response using commercial products/tools.
•    3+ years of experience in digital forensics

Preferred Skills:
•    Knowledge of at least one major cloud services provider (AWS, GCP, Azure) technologies
•    Ability to create scripts and other forms of automation

Desired Certifications
•    GCIH, GREM, GCFA, CFCE, CISSP is desired, but not required

This job will be open and accepting applications for a minimum of seven days from the date it was posted.


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


Learn more about this role

Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: No

Colorado pay and benefits information

Colorado pay range:

$93,700 - $141,700 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.


This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, access to paid time off, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.