Software Reverse Engineer

| Woburn, MA, USA
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STR is hiring a Software Reverse Engineer who has a passion for research and analysis of vulnerabilities in cyber physical systems. Work must be performed onsite.

What you will do:

  • Reverse engineering complex software or firmware targets, ranging from typical Windows/Linux binaries to embedded firmware running non-traditional computer architectures and operating systems
  • Developing and applying automated reverse engineering and binary analysis tools to characterize protocols, interfaces, and functionality of target systems
  • Developing innovative cybersecurity solutions
  • Working in multi-discipline teams to tackle challenging problems from a wide variety of technologies to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions
  • Performing vulnerability weaponization, exploit development, payload development, and exploit mitigation on a variety of challenging targets
  • Developing custom emulation solutions to enable dynamic analysis
  • Documenting, demonstrating, and presenting research
  • Solving real world problems that have an impact on national security

Who you are:

  • This position requires an Active Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain a Top Secret (TS) clearance, for which U.S. citizenship is needed by U.S. Government.
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with binary analysis of software/firmware
  • Experience with disassembly tools, such as IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages: C/C++, Python, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more Assembly Languages: x86, ARM, etc.
  • General understanding of reverse engineering fundamentals: memory layout, calling conventions, etc.

Nice to have:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Top Secret (TS) level
  • Vulnerability research and analysis
  • Knowledge of weaponizing discovered vulnerabilities into exploits
  • Implant or software patch development
  • Familiarity with binary emulation or vulnerability research, including tools such as QEMU or AFL++
  • Operating system internals including memory/process/thread management
  • Embedded systems or firmware analysis
  • Knowledge of anti-reverse engineering techniques
  • Analyzing protocols or message structures
  • Knowledge of binary file structures and formats
  • Developing automated reverse engineering or software analysis tools
  • Developing disassembler/decompiler modules
  • Debugging software without source code
  • Analyzing and reconstructing code/data flow
  • Knowledge of intrusion detection and anti-malware systems and techniques

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and 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, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

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 www.str.us 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 [email protected] 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.

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Location

600 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801

An Insider's view of STR

What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.

Christina

Human Resources Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!

Noam

Research Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.

Erez

Computer Engineer

What are STR Perks + Benefits

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
Diversity employee resource groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include Womxn@STR, GenZ@STR, and more.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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