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Deadline: 28 June 2024

Employment term: Permanent

Category: Other IT

Job type: Full time

Location: Yerevan

Job description:

Are you looking for a job that will contribute to empower Armenians to systematically improve their lives and wellbeing, provide opportunities for private enterprises to enhance competitiveness, ensure greater efficiency and good governance in public institutions, and enable the development and widespread use of personalized IT solutions built around the needs of everyday citizens? Then we have an exceptional opportunity for you!

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) or Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a group of information security experts responsible for the protection against, detection of and response to an organization’s cybersecurity incidents.

As Malware / Forensics Analyst you will work with other CSIRT experts, each one predominantly focused on the specific security domain for which they are most competent, but all closely cooperating as a team, coordinated by the CSIRT Team Manager.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not satisfy all the skills and knowledge requirements.

Job responsibilities

  • Conduct Artifact and Forensic Evidence Analysis via different methods (Runtime and Dynamic analysis, Reverse Engineering, Comparative Analysis, Media).
  • Analyze malware samples to identify characteristic behavior of the artefacts or compromised systems, how the artefacts or compromised systems establish connectivity with the target or evaded detection.
  • Interconnect analysis findings with other CSIRT tools for CTI sharing.
  • Classifies malware based on threats and characteristics.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or closely related field is required.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems.
  • Knowledge of C/C++/Assembly language, Windows API, and Windows OS internals.
  • Experience of working with debuggers, disassemblers and decompilers.
  • Knowledge of Digital Forensic Industry standards, chain of custody procedures, forensic methodologies, best practices and evidence handling.
  • Understanding of MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Scripting / automation experience using Python, Go, PowerShell, Bash etc
  • Experience of working with malware detonation sandboxes.
  • Basics of cyber-threat intelligence sharing platforms
  • Experience of working with incident management tools.
  • Ability to write technical reports.
  • Basics of Threat Intelligence lifecycle.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to deal with a large amount of information in a limited time
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with coworkers in an international and multi-disciplinary work environment
  • A high degree of commitment and flexibility
  • Good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing
  • A focus on constant learning and improvement of technical and personal skills
  • Experience with a vast array of IT technologies and the ability to quickly master new ones.

Required candidate level: Mid level

Additional information

The Information Systems Agency of Armenia (“ISAA of Agency”) is responsible for ensuring the technological foundations and development of the digital society in RA. This new institutional setup has been launched to ensure Armenia’s digitization conforms to a unified national architecture, with the Agency providing the technical resources, organizational capabilities, legal/regulatory framework, and platform for collaboration needed for different state departments, as well as the private sector, to effectively implement this vision.

To execute the society-level transformation, the Government and the Central Bank of Armenia have agreed that, under the leadership of the Government, the Central Bank will serve as the implementing agency and co-finance the endeavor for the next 2-3 years (with the overall reform taking up to 5 years), working in close collaboration with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry.

The Government leadership role will be provided by the new Information Systems Management Board, which has been established by the Prime Minister Decree chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, who also serves as the Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) of Armenia. The CIO is responsible for developing the digitalization policy, launching development initiatives (locally and with international cooperation), managing the digital services portfolio and strategy, managing the public service delivery policy and reforms, ensuring a common approach among all stakeholders, and coordinating the processes of international funding and cooperation.

The Central Bank provides the secretary function to the Board and, as an interim solution, the ISSA has been established under the auspices of the Central Bank. The Agency will also house the Civilian Cybersecurity Operating Center and Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team, and will over time develop into a full-fledged regulatory and supervisory body of the digital infrastructure. 


Open and quality data is a critical asset, translating into national wealth! Developing an advanced and secure environment, enablers, and infrastructure is a necessary precondition for transforming Armenia into the e-Society and e-Economy. The key mission of the digital society and economy would be to empower the population to continuously improve their lives and wellbeing, provide opportunities for the private sector to enhance competitiveness, and ensure greater efficiency and good governance of public institutions through the development and widespread use of ICT solutions built around citizen experience and lifecycle. These imply Seamless, Proactive, Convenient and Personalized services.


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