IBM Intelligence Developer in Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description

IBM X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services (IRIS) is looking for a developer to drive intelligence operations at scale that would combine aspects of development, malware reverse engineering, and cyber threat intelligence analysis. The role requires the ability to parse data objects, develop middleware, support data interchange among a range of product formats and implementation expertise. This developer will be required to support a mix of long-term, iterative projects as well as short-notice presentations, papers, and communications.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability in communicating complex material in a succinct fashion serving a wide range of user base. The key task will be helping IRIS to develop a cohesive delivery platform for real-time, actionable data. Up to 10% travel is required for training, conferences, or client engagements.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3-5 years of experience in middleware design/development

  • Strong background in software development using Python, C, or C#

  • Forensic software development experience, experience parsing structured data or data driven tool development

  • Experience working with REST API’s and JSON formatted data

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Develop software in support of digital forensics or cyber threat research a plus

  • Develop software to automate repetitive tasks or handle large scale file processing or network traffic analysis

  • Develop tasks supporting malware analysis, reverse engineering or cryptography

  • Understand the concepts of pivot, pattern and trend analysis.

  • Create and deploy container style applications (kubernetes, docker etc)

  • Strong desire to see projects succeed by providing alternative solutions non-conventional thought processes

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members to ensure successful implementation of solutions that meet and ideally exceed user requirements

  • Experience with Agile development cycles

  • Experience working across business units to develop new workflows and processes to enhance operations

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment of code

  • Ability to develop signatures and rules for threat research (YARA, Snort/Suricata).

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.