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Malware Analysis Lead

Lloyds Banking Group
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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End Date
Sunday 17 March 2024

Salary Range
£66,861 - £74,290

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Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Malware Analysis Lead

Salary: 68,000 - 76,000
LOCATION(S): Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Halifax and Bristol

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in an office site

About this opportunity

Want to be part of the team that helps to protect Lloyds Banking Group from threats?

We're recruiting a new Malware Analysis Service Lead. This is an exciting new role to set up and lead this new service. You'll act as the Groups’ SME and point of contact for all malware analysis queries as well as significant and in depth knowledge of specific Cyber Security applications and/ or processes. You'll be encouraged to act as a Subject Matter Expert ("SME") for security incidents and is 'on point' to provide support and guidance as the need arises.

The Digital Forensics and Incident Response team (DFIR) is a key component of the Chief Security Office, and whose primary role is to ensure the integrity of our corporate network is maintained. Our mission statement is to hunt for unidentified threats, respond and contain cyber security incidents, and perform forensic analysis to answer the questions no-one else is able to, all in order to protect the bank, our colleagues and our customers.

As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks continue to rise, our organisation faces an increasing risk of encountering advanced malware. Timely and accurate analysis of malware samples is crucial for understanding the nature of attacks, identifying their origins and developing effective counter measures.

Key responsibilities
  • Leads the service analysing malware from both internal and external sources to find indicators of compromise (IOCs), pre-emptively gather Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and de-obfuscation methods prior to or during an attack on LBG and distribute these back to security teams, EDR solutions, detection engines and gateways to better protect the Group, it’s colleagues and customers
  • Operationally leads and task manages the colleagues aligned to the service, ensuring issues and incidents are managed effectively and appropriately, while also encouraging versatility across the wider team, collaborating and up skilling on areas that colleagues may not be confident in to produce a strong team with a wealth of knowledge.
  • Matures and embeds appropriate controls and processes ensuring the service can move faster, safely
  • Research, advocate and implement new methodologies/tools, disseminates new process and tools to the teams, to remain prepared
  • Lead by example, consistently demonstrating the Group Values and the Leadership Behaviours by being approachable and acting with integrity to build trust and credibility within your team
  • Lead informal technical coaching and sharing of knowledge, providing an appropriate level of support for team members from a technical level

About us

If you think all banks are the same, you’d be wrong. We’re an innovative, fast-changing business that’s shaping finance as a force for good. A bank that’s empowering its people to innovate, explore possibilities and grow with purpose.

What you’ll need
  • In-depth technical malware analysis and reverse engineering expertise, with hands on experience with various coding and scripting languages
  • Experienced Cyber Security Incident responder with relevant technical qualifications and or/experience, with a knowledge of threats from both internal and external sources
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence senior stakeholders if required, as well as explain technical language in an easy to understand way
  • Diagnostic skills and an ability to analyse technical information from various sources while demonstrating excellent attention to detail
  • A passion for breaking sophisticated code apart to understand how it works and the risks associated

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey!

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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