QA’ing our Virus Lab – Virus Researcher QA (m/f)

Position summary:

As a member of Avira’s Protection QA team you will significantly contribute to improve the quality of Avira’s detection technologies in constant interaction with an international team located in Germany and Romania. You will analyze files and separate malicious from good ones. Independently you will find the best solutions to cope with an always growing amount of data in order to keep Avira’s QA systems up to date.

Keys to hiring:

Your high level of self-motivation, your eager will to complete tasks very thorough together with your good knowledge in Windows operating systems and the PE file format will lead you to outstanding results when analyzing and judging files according to its code and behavior.

Your ability to think out of the box in combination with your good skills in Python and Batch will let you create excellent process automation. Ideally you are also familiar with C/C++ and AutoIt.

Performance objectives:

  • You will analyze suspicious files and adapt our generic and heuristic detection technologies either to improve or to change the detection in order to make it more reliable. Our goal is to have the best and most reliable detection for anything harmful which might appear on our customer’s computer!
  • You will research how certain 3rd party software vendors distribute and update their software, you will create monitoring mechanisms in order to keep track of all changes. It is your responsibility to set up processes in order to collect those software bundles fully automated and in real-time.
  • You will research for possibilities how the gathered software bundles can be unpacked and installed fully automatically without any human interaction. This can be achieved either by creating unpacking algorithms for specific packers or by creating a more general solution.

You love to see the outcome of your everyday effort? You like to work together with an enthusiastic team whose master plan is to make the web a safer place to be…?  So why waste time, send us your resume, we love to hear from you!


This position is based in Tettnang, Lake Constance.

Please submit your application including your salary requirements and availability by clicking on the “Apply now” button. Online applications preferred.

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Human Resources
Kaplaneiweg 1
D-88069 Tettnang
Telephone: +49 (0) 7542-500 2200