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Vulnerability Researcher

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Vulnerability Researcher

Direct Placement

Columbus, OH or Melbourne, FL or Chantilly, VA 

Brooksource is hiring for a Sr. Vulnerability Researcher to join a cutting-edge, innovative, science and technology team. In this role, you will work with disassemblers and debuggers to quickly understand how embedded devices operate. You will use and build vulnerability research tools that push past the edge of current tools and techniques. In a given, day you will research and debug an embedded device while getting the chance to bounce ideas off of a close-knit team of researchers. You will get to write tools that fuzz, concolically analyze, or process these devices. We have the tools and the mentors you will need to take yourself to the next level and who are eager to learn from your experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team members to develop software systems that aid in data analytics, network-based applications, reverse engineering tasks, embedded system development, and integration of hardware.
  • Identifies and articulates strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions, and problem approaches during technical discussions.
  • Demonstrates awareness of deliverables and their role within the project plan. Identifies and executes steps necessary to complete less structured assignments with limited guidance from SMEs.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and present technical content tailored to the client’s mission. Leads technical discussions, demonstrating command of the technology and adequately fielding questions which arise.
  • Contribute to Internal Research and Development (IRAD) studies and may lead small IRAD tasks.
  • Seeks out technical experts for collaboration and facilitates technical discussions with lower-level staff.
  • Demonstrates understanding of business product offerings and contributes to marketing/business development by providing technical expertise during marketing engagements as well as supporting business development efforts led by others.
  • Forms technical approach and generates technical volumes for small proposals with minimal guidance and leads Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) creation and labor estimates.

Candidate background requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field of study with 10 years of experience; Master’s degree in related field with 8 years of experience; Ph.D. in a related field with 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Develop software to run in user-mode or kernel-mode
  • Ability to code in C or C++
  • Ability to use a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience with PC and embedded systems architecture to include boot processes and OS internals
  • Experience with a disassembler for vulnerability research (IDA Pro, BinaryNinja, etc.)
  • Understand network protocols
  • Experience with one or more assembly languages (x86, x64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)
  • Experience with one or more debuggers (WinDbg, OllyDbg, gdb, etc.)
  • Experience with vulnerability research on one or more operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, MacOS, VxWorks, QNX, RTOSs, or other custom operating systems
  • Ability to demonstrate good organization, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of common mitigation techniques (DEP, ASLR, etc.)
  • Familiarity with fuzzers
  • Active Secret security clearance

Whats in it for you?

  • Learn (tuition assistance, paid training) and teach (get published, speak at a conference)
  • Software and Intellectual Property development royalty sharing
  • Mentorship and learning culture
  • Internally funded and guided research projects with large amounts of individual autonomy

ABOUT EIGHT ELEVEN: 

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, 

citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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