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Apologies: this is only semi-on-topic, and not terribly definite.

For a couple of months I've been bugged by this recruiter.  He is looking for
someone on behalf of Zonelabs (as I only found out yesterday).  According to
the "job description" that they have put together, the job is a fairly
standard QA position, making sure that the product works to prevent common and
upcoming attacks and exploits.  (They also mention being on-call 24 hours, and
possible shift work.)  They are calling it a "Security Researcher."

However, the Powers-That-Be at Zonelabs apparently think they want someone who
can reverse-engineer malware, which a) is a somewhat different set of skills,
and b) narrows the potential candidate field.

There is also mention of writing and policy creation.  The job description
does not mention supervision, but the recruiter said that the position might
have room to hire one or two more for a team.

The recruiter also mentioned that they are looking for a candidate "motivated"
to work in San Francisco (which tends to be recruiter/HR-speak for "we aren't
paying all that much.")

So, frankly, I'm not sure *what* they are looking for.

(I have suggested that I think I know why they haven't been able to find
anyone :-)

If you are interested (or desparate  :-)  contact and
get him off my back.

------- Forwarded message follows -------
Subject:            Zone Labs
Date sent:          Wed, 4 May 2005 13:18:04 -0700

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me this afternoon.  I very
much appreciate your insight.  If you know of anyone that can reverse
engineer malware and spyware, and would be interested in working for a
security company here in the SF Bay Area, please pass along my contact

Security Researcher
Security Researcher to manage the investigation of and
response to reported security vulnerabilities in Zone Labs' products as
well as vulnerabilities in other products and operating systems which
Zone Labs' products may or should be able to mitigate.

Fundamentally, we need someone who can reverse-engineer malware and
spyware. If you can do that, that trumps almost everything else.

Education and/or Experience:

"          Ability to develop Windows applications including low level
operating system interaction, networking, and strong knowledge of the
Windows API

"          Assembly language programming skills strongly desirable
------- End of forwarded message -------
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