Rosslyn or Huntsville, AL (hybrid), 1099, W2
Our Client is seeking an experienced Staff Reverse Engineer to join their growing team. In this role, your primary responsibilities will be performing vulnerability research and exploit/cyber-attack development on operational technologies (OT) to support platform vulnerability assessments, customer-directed research, internal research, and to improve Client’s core products. You will assess critical operational technology systems, reverse engineer their software and hardware, identify vulnerabilities, design exploits and attacks, build custom capabilities, and field your effects on live networks and platforms.
You will play a crucial role in helping Client defend critical national infrastructure, weapons platforms, and logistics by thinking like an attacker. You will be a member of Client’s Research team and should be prepared to understand, reverse engineer, and find vulnerabilities in OT devices down to the hardware and firmware level. You should be quick and effective at deconstructing and understanding a firmware binary using a tool like Ghidra, IdaPro, etc. You should also have a strong understanding of C/C++ and other common embedded device programming languages, as well as embedded Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) so that you fully understand the firmware/software functions of the device being researched. You should also be able to examine the hardware components of a device, identify chipsets, interpret datasheets, and extract firmware.
Be flexible and ready to learn. You will receive a wide variety of work in support of more general Client Research priorities. For example, you might be asked to develop a prototype software capability that decodes a proprietary serial protocol, review rules and heuristics to ensure proper cyber detection, provide an attacker’s perspective in a white paper, or provide a briefing to a senior leader about the technical implications of a vulnerability that you found. Work in a startup environment where your skills are exceptional, direction can shift, pace is expedient, and failure is not an option.
Must be in office 3-4 days a week.