Cyber Software Vulnerability Scientist - Senior Level

Ensco Chantilly , VA 22022

Posted 2 months ago

ENSCO, Inc., is seeking a Cyber Software Vulnerability Scientist to work closely with other cyber and scientific team experts. This is mission-critical work solving real-world problems. Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to work in a TEAM environment where creativity and quick thinking are the tempo of the day. Bring your best to work with the best!


  • Perform computer network exploitation: embedded and software reverse engineering (RE), vulnerability research (VR), and application development for software and embedded systems

  • Analyze assembly-level code

  • Develop Software to run in user/kernel-mode

  • Create and analyze network protocols through all layers of network stack.

  • Scripting language such as; Python, Perl, or Ruby

  • Strong knowledge of PC and embedded systems architecture

  • Develop software tools to support RE and VR

  • Support digital forensics activities

  • Provide RE and VR on embedded system firmware and software

  • Develop specialized software/firmware modules to run on embedded hardware

  • Develop software/firmware modules to implement specialized functions on software systems

Qualifications Required (Skills)

  • B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field of study or equivalent

  • 7+ years of related work experience.

  • Familiarity with microprocessors and a variety of assembly languages

  • Ability to code in C/C++/C#, Java, Python, and Assembly

  • Real-time operating system experience on Linux, Windows, iOS, or MacOS

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Active Secret security clearance for which you must be a U.S. Citizen. If you do not meet this requirement you will not be considered.

Qualifications Desired

  • Kernel level development/driver development for Real-time Operating systems

  • Experience with mobile wireless system vulnerability research

  • Experience using Hex Ray's IDA reverse engineering tool

  • Develop plugin modules for Hex Ray's IDA RE software

  • Experience debugging embedded systems and RTOSs and using embedded debugging tools

  • Active Top Secret clearance

General Education/Years of Experience BS or equiv; min 7 yrs related exp U.S. Citizenship Yes Security Clearance Level Secret Drug Screen Type None Export Control and Licensing None Background Check Type 7 year Division Description The National Security Solutions (NSS) Division provides security solutions for the United States government. NSS employees offer a multi-disciplinary approach to solve some of the most challenging technical problems in complex operational environments. Our areas of expertise are in sensor development and integration; chemical, biological and geophysical phenomenology; software applications and modeling; and operational applications of technology.

Key customers include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community.

Strength in Diversity ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

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