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Reverse Engineer - Arlington, VA 

Category Engineering  

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

STR performs advanced research and development using machine learning, program analysis, optimization, artificial intelligence, and formal methods for the cybersecurity and resiliency of cyber-physical systems. Targeting the hardest security challenges facing our national defense, STR is developing cutting-edge capabilities in cyber-physical systems modeling, vulnerability analysis, and attack detection and remediation.

We seek hardware, software, and firmware reverse engineers who have a passion for research and analysis of vulnerabilities in cyber physical systems. We are growing rapidly and hiring at all levels – from junior software developers and researchers who want to learn and grow their reverse engineering skills to senior, experienced reverse engineers who are looking for a challenge (we have plenty of them!).

Job Description:

  • Work in small research teams to reverse engineer software
  • Perform vulnerability research and exploit development & mitigation on a variety of challenging targets ranging from Windows/Linux binaries to embedded firmware on non-traditional information systems
  • Work in small research teams to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions
  • Document, demonstrate, and present research
  • Advance your career guided by STR’s core values: mastery, autonomy, and purpose

Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Cybersecurity or related field
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (US Citizen)

Desired Qualifications (one or more of these areas):

  • Experience performing static/dynamic/symbolic program analysis
  • Reverse engineering software using tools such as IDA, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra
  • Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, etc.)
  • Operating system internals including memory/process/thread management
  • Computer architectures
  • Penetration testing or system hacking
  • Vulnerability research and analysis
  • Exploitation development
  • Implant or software patch development
  • Knowledge of anti-reverse engineering techniques
  • Protocol analysis
  • Knowledge of binary file structures and formats
  • Embedded systems or firmware analysis
  • JTAG debugging, firmware flashing or extraction
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages: C/C++, Python, etc.

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

Req Number ENG-19-00009  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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