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Reverse Engineer - Cyber Division 

Category Engineering  

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. Addressing the most urgent national defense challenges, STR is developing fundamentally new 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 discovering 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!). STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. We strive for excellence in technical work that addresses the most important problems in national security.

We believe that each employee has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that are essential to providing our customers with innovative solutions. The skills listed below are intended to give you a sense for the position. If you see an overlap with your skills, go ahead and apply! All applicants must be US citizens who are willing and able to obtain a security clearance.

The Role:

  • Work in small, highly interactive research teams to reverse engineer software and develop innovative cybersecurity solutions
  • Perform vulnerability research and exploit development and mitigation on a variety of targets, ranging from Windows/Linux binaries to embedded firmware on non-traditional information systems
  • Document, demonstrate, and present your research
Position Requirements

Who You Are:

  • A recent graduate with a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Cybersecurity or related field, perhaps with a few years of experience, or

  • A mid- to senior- level engineer, perhaps with a Masters or PhD in one of the above fields

  • Familiar with reverse engineering software tools such as IDA, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra

  • Familiar with assembly languages (x86, ARM, etc.)

  • Knowledge of operating system internals, including memory/process/thread management

  • Solid understanding of computer architectures

  • Motivated collaborator and effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences

Some Other Relevant Skills You May Have:

  • Experience with penetration testing or system hacking

  • Vulnerability research and analysis

  • Exploitation development

  • Implant or software patch development

  • Experience performing static/dynamic/symbolic program analysis

  • 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.

At STR, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community to create an environment that is innovative, collaborative and empowering. STR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants must be US Citizens

About the Organization Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe!

EOE Statement STR is fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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