Lead Cyber Vulnerability Researcher
Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Are you a creative and inventive engineer looking to lead teams
that hack and reverse engineer software and hardware devices?
Do you have experience with low-level hardware or embedded
Are you passionate about developing novel solutions to complex
engineering challenges and mentoring others?
If so, we want you to join our team of hardworking individuals and
embrace opportunities in the diverse environment that we have to
We are seeking motivated individuals who will develop
state-of-the-art cyber capabilities, perform meaningful research,
and drive us to success. With a focus on analyzing systems to
understand how they work, we develop groundbreaking technologies to
defeat advanced security techniques.
As a member of our team...
- You will hack hardware, firmware, and software.
- You will steer team members in the analysis and reverse
engineering of systems to identify and understand security
- You will build forward-thinking solutions for prototype and
- You will circulate knowledge by articulating ideas clearly
through papers and presentations to technical staff, management,
and government decision makers.
- You are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to
participate in working groups, customer meetings, proposal writing,
We are looking for exceptional team members that have attained a
degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, or a related technical degree.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
- Have acquired a Bachelor's degree, 6 years of relevant
technical experience, and 3 years of leadership
- Understand the internals of any major operating system,
exploitation techniques, and mitigations.
- Have experience reading or writing assembly (x86/x64, Arm,
PowerPC, MIPS, or others).
- Are an outstanding communicator in both written and verbal
- Hold a DoD Secret Clearance. You will be subjected to a
government security investigation, and you should meet the
eligibility requirements for access to classified information up to
the Secret level. Eligibility requirements include US
You will go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
- Have obtained a Master's degree, possess 8 years of technical
experience in a relevant area, or 4 years in a leadership
- Understand wire-level protocols and radio frequency
- Have used debuggers such as gdb, WinDbg, or OllyDbg, and you
have worked with reverse engineering tools such as IDA, Binary
Ninja, or Ghidra.
- Enjoy crafting and prototyping hardware.
- Hold a TS/SCI clearance with full-scope polygraph.
- Have prior experience working with government agencies or in a
government agency setting.
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense,
security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of
challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance
program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our
employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance.
APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area.
Learn more about our career opportunities at
APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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