Associate Reverse Engineer - Information Security & Anticheat
13 days ago
The EA Security team protects EA by reducing our exposure to security risks by raising awareness and providing a measured, proportionate set of security and risk management controls, services and solutions. We also ensure that EA is meeting required security standards as defined by a variety of different regulatory bodies.
Do you dream in assembly language, do you spend more time in a debugger than you do in nature? Do you know the difference between an aimbot and a triggerbot? And do you think that all players have the right to a fair and fun gaming experience? If so, this is the job for you!
The Associate Reverse Engineer is a member of EA Security's Secure Platform Engineering & Anti-Cheat Response (SPEAR) team and will report to the manager of the Operations sub-team.
As an Associate Reverse Engineer, your primary job will be to analyze cheats developed against EA's games and to make it harder for cheat developers to create new cheats. Your work will help ensure fair and fun gaming experiences for EA's customers across all of our games.
You'll get your hands on new EA games before release so that you can work with developers to make it harder for players to cheat in their games. This means you will perform anti-cheat assessments to cover everything from client-side tampering (external/internal), to network-based cheating, to source code review of thick clients to gauge robustness against cheat/hack tools.
Finally, you'll need to determine the risk posed by the gameplay integrity issues you discover and communicate your findings across teams to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Main focuses for this role:
- Reverse engineer user-mode cheats developed for PC, mobile, and consoles
- Document and report on the functionality of the cheats you've analyzed
- Solve well-defined technical problems in the cheating space
- Use architecture and design documentation to create anti-cheat assessment scoping documents and establish cheating test-cases for upcoming anti-cheat assessments
- Perform anti-cheat assessments of pre-release products
- Consult with and advise EA game teams on how to avoid specific cheats
- Identify cheat variants that defeat previous mitigations, and suggest solutions
- Identify needs and lead the development of your reverse engineering skills
- You have knowledge of operating system fundamentals (processes, threads, virtual memory, etc.)
- Understand x86/x64 assembly language
- Experience with debuggers such as WinDbg, x64dbg, OllyDbg, or gdb
- Experience with disassemblers such as Ghidra, IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or radare2
- Engage and articulate reverse engineering issues and cheating issues to all kinds of audiences
- Experience safely handling potentially malicious software
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- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Security
- Information Security certifications such as CEH, CISSP, GSEC, OSCP, OSCE, or Security+
- Experience building tools that automate cheat-related tasks
- Experience with reverse engineering or anti-cheat/anti-malware development