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Cheat Software Analyst (All Levels)

Rockstar Games

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Games is looking to hire a Cheat Software Analyst committed to keeping our games and services fun for our players through defence against cheaters, hackers, and exploiters. This is a full-time role to join our global security team, based out of our unique game development studio in New York City.


  • The Rockstar Security team is responsible for protecting our players, employees and intellectual property.
  • We support all Rockstar titles including Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption from malicious actors and insider threats.
  • We work closely with many teams on enforcing and supporting our security monitoring platforms.


  • Support the day-to-day operations of the anti-cheat and anti-fraud program.
  • Utilize reverse engineering capability to analyze malicious code.
  • Tune and support security/anti-cheat measures for the game client and supporting backend services.
  • Monitor and enforce anti-cheat policies.
  • Develop solutions for process automation wherever possible.
  • Prepare detailed reports related to malicious code analysis.
  • Assist in responding to emergency situations and security incidents.


  • Prior professional and/or personal experience in reverse engineering software/malware analysis. We are currently considering applications at all levels of experience.
  • A strong thirst for knowledge and continuous personal development.


  • Knowledge of client-server and peer-to-peer gaming architectures.
  • Demonstrable technical background in any/all of the following: reverse engineering, malware analysis, hacking/cracking software.
  • Experience with scripting and process automation.
  • Experience with static and dynamic memory analysis.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical recipients.
  • Ability to absorb extremely technical information in limited timeframes.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Specific experience with IDA Pro or Ghidra.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience with creating customized tooling to support reverse engineering efforts.
  • Experience with packet and/or web capture software (such as Wireshark, Fiddler, etc).


Please apply with a CV and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between $102,900 and $120,000 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Location: Manhattan, New York, United States
Date found: 2022-11-03

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