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Cyber Reverse Engineer (Intelligence Center)



Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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The IC Scalable Cyber Department in MITRE’s Intelligence Center is based out of Bedford, MA. The department manages, guides, and directs approximately 50 technical staff in support of domain-specific work across a variety of our sponsors’ missions. The department work program delivers reverse engineering and cyber capabilities for sponsors in partnership with organizations across MITRE National Security (MNS) and MITRE Labs organizations. Our focus is on applying advanced reverse engineering and capability research to maintain and enhance the impact of our sponsors on their core missions. Our staff maintain deep expertise in the relevant complex systems involved, while continuing to raise awareness of new technologies and techniques as the field of cyber and technology evolve. We lead the development and implementation of advanced capabilities that are critical to meeting national security objectives, using a variety of approaches and techniques in the areas of Reverse Engineering and Low-Level Binary Analysis, Cross-Architecture System Analysis, Operating Systems Security, Network Systems and Protocol Analysis, Embedded Systems (such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cellular Devices) and more.

Job Description:

The Intel Center Scalable Cyber Department is looking for a Cyber Reverse Engineer to join our team. In this role you will use and gain experience with:

  • Reverse Engineering and Debugging Tools (e.g., Ghidra, IDA Pro, Emulators)
  • Multi-architecture Reverse Engineering
  • Analysis of Network Systems and Protocols
  • Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)
  • Operating System Internals/Driver development
  • Computer Networking & Security
  • Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis
  • Developing C and Python software

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph clearance
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related engineering discipline and 3 years of work experience
  • High level desire to help their nation solve its most critical challenges
  • Ability to work with others to solve challenging technical problems
  • Experience with Reverse Engineering and Debugging Tools (Ghidra, IDA Pro, Emulators, etc.)
  • Experience with Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)
  • Experience reverse engineering compiled binaries
  • Experience programming in C and Python
  • This position has an on-site requirement of 5 days a week on-site.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with IDEs (MS Visual Studio, Eclipse, etc.) and collaboration tools
  • Experience extending Ghidra functionality via Java and Python
  • Experience with Linux and Linux command line tools
  • Experience with software development principles, tools, and techniques
  • Advanced experience with three or more of the basic qualifications

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI/Polygraph

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI/Polygraph

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