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Senior Reverse Engineer

Company: STR
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


STR is hiring a hardware, software, and firmware Senior Reverse Engineer who has a passion for research and analysis of vulnerabilities in cyber physical systems.

Duties Will Include But Are Not Limited To
Working in small research teams to reverse engineer complex software, hardware, and/or firmware targets
Developing and applying automated reverse engineering and binary analysis tools to characterize protocols, interfaces, and functionality of target systems
Performing reverse engineering on a variety of challenging targets ranging from x86 Windows/Linux binaries to embedded firmware running non-traditional computer architectures and operating systems
Working in small research teams to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions
Documenting, demonstrating, and presenting research

Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or related field (or equivalent)
5 - 10 years of relevant experience
Reverse engineering software using analysis and decompiler tools such as IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra
Experience performing static/dynamic/symbolic program analysis
Proficiency in one or more programming languages: C/C++, Python, etc.

Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level
Must have experience with one or more of the following:
Operating system internals including memory/process/thread management
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
Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, etc.)
Penetration testing or system hacking

All STR employees may be subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirement in response to Executive Order 14042 and accompanying Task Force Guidance, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by STR.

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.

STR is 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! Visit us at for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are 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 contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

Keywords: STR, Arlington , Senior Reverse Engineer, Engineering , Arlington, Virginia

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