Cyber Systems Software Engineer

Systems & Technology Research Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 3 weeks ago

STR is hiring a Cyber Systems Software Engineer. We believe that each employee has a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives that are essential to providing our customers with innovative solutions. The skills listed below are intended to give you a sense for our Cyber Systems Software Engineer position. If you see an overlap with your skills, go ahead and apply!

The Role:

  • Apply your knowledge of C/C++, operating systems, distributed systems, and hardware instruction sets to develop custom tools for system composition, cyber assurance, and reverse engineering
  • Work in small research teams to develop innovative software prototypes
  • Develop research concepts from proposal through to implementation and transition


Who You Are:

  • A US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • A mid- to senior-level software engineer or a recent PhD Computer Science graduate
  • Proficiency writing software in C/C++, familiarity with assembly language and Python
  • Experience with operating system internals, such as file systems, memory/process/thread management, device drivers and/or loadable kernel modules
  • Understanding of and experience with modern compilers, such as LLVM, GCC, and/or MSVC
  • Motivated collaborator and effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences

Other Relevant Skills You May Have:

  • Experience building compiler extensions and/or debugging compiler-related issues
  • Understanding of modern JIT compilers
  • Experience performing static/dynamic/symbolic program analysis
  • Familiarity with Scala, Haskell, or Rust
  • Experience with graph theory as applied to taint tracking and data flows

Systems & Technology Research (STR) is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing 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, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

We're 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!

STR is 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 and provide your name, phone number and email address.

US Citizenship is required for all positions.

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Cyber Systems Software Engineer

Systems & Technology Research