Current Positions

Principal Level – Cyber Research Engineer – IT Firm

Our client, a rapidly growing IT Firm, has an award-winning track record of designing, developing, and deploying best-of-breed technologies to empower the Warfighter and Analyst. Their proven track record of delivering game changing solutions provides our customers with the confidence of receiving solutions that achieve their mission goals; even when those goals challenge the norm, push the envelope and ask for capabilities other contractors cannot deliver. They assist their clients with:

  • Developing SOA solutions and advanced intelligent applications
  • Developing and deploying advanced C4I systems and rapidly integrating systems
  • Deploying Intelligent Systems for our DOD and Intelligence Community customers
  • Conducting cutting edge cyber R&D research and providing innovative solutions
  • Researching semantic web technology and knowledge intensive computing
  • Conducting automated testing of large scale distributed systems 

Please take a moment to view the Position Description below:

Cyber Security Principal Research Engineer

As a Principal Research Engineer, you will be engaged in R&D of cutting-edge Computer Network Operations (CNO) technologies to meet mission-critical needs. Primary emphasis is on solving hard problem, prototyping developing, and analyzing components and end-to-end systems for Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare at the embedded-system, mobile, host, network, and enterprise levels. Often without source code or documentation, you will perform system analysis, reverse engineering and static, dynamic, and concolic analysis on Windows, Android, or UNIX-based platforms.

You will have the opportunity to play a critical lead role in developing and analyzing Computer Network Operations (CNO), Computer Network Defense (CND), Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), and Computer Network Attack (CNA) solutions as part of a high performance multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will participate in formal customer presentations and proposals as a technical subject matter expert. You may lead R&D efforts or development teams within larger projects.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrate deep understanding of: Windows internal C/C++ and either UNIX/Linux or mobile (Android) platform skills
  • Should also have strong capabilities in at least three of the following:
    • Operating systems internals (i.e. OS primitives & Application Binary Interface)
    • Reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, exploit development, and related disciplines
    • Deep Network Protocols Analysis
    • Device drivers
    • Embedded Systems Analysis (i.e. analysis of a device of unknown origin)
    • Binary Analysis of “unknown” origin or type (e.g. Malware/Exploit analysis)
    • Virtual Machines and Hypervisor Technologies
    • Kernel/Userland mode debugger technologies
  • Tools such as WinDbg/Wireshark/IDA-Pro/OllyDbg/Immunity/Python

Education Level

Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical

Engineering or a related field is preferred, but exceptional candidates will be considered regardless of degree status.

Clearance Level

Secret, must be clearable to TS/SCI

US Citizenship


NOTE: Our client will pay an excellent compensation for the right candidate for this position.