Senior Software Reverse Engineer

Bethesda, MD

Job ID: 122681 Industry: Government

Senior Software Reverse Engineer

Candidates MUST HAVE a TS/SCI security clearance in scope, in order to be considered.  Must be a US citizen. 

Program / Project Description:

The mission of the contract is to provide the customer with computer forensic and exploitation mitigation of the systems that have been effected by malicious and nefarious software virus attacks.  They are  looking to add another large group of Software Reverse Engineers, Hardware Engineers and Mobile Software Engineers on a team of Forensic Engineers as soon as possible.


Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Isolate, review, analyze, and reverse-engineer potentially malicious programs
  • Write and produce high quality technical reports related to the scope, nature, and
  • characteristics of the malicious software suitable for distribution to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Work deep within the boot process, kernel, and system internals to devise novel solutions using tools like IDA Pro, debuggers, and in-target probes to examine behavior of binaries
  • Analyze software and firmware using reverse engineering techniques to understand security vulnerabilities, working closely with teammates who value innovation and execution
  • Share knowledge by clearly articulating ideas through papers and presentations to technical staff, management and customer decision makers
  • Take advantage of opportunities to participate in working groups, customer meetings, proposal writing, and conferences
  • Provide detailed understanding of how various attacks work at the memory and register level
  • Perform in-depth analysis (dynamic/static) on malicious software (i.e., bots, worms, Trojans) resident on Microsoft® Windows and UNlX based platforms to provide actionable intelligence; as appropriate, provide remediation recommendations
  • Analyze, disassemble, and reverse engineer malicious code; document and transition results in reports, presentations and technical exchanges
  • Using existing framework and within design, prototype, document, test and transition malicious code analysis methods and tools appropriate for operational use
  • Proactively identify, define and advocate reverse engineering and analysis processes, approaches and concepts to enhance/improve technical exploitation efforts
  • Adequately explain, present, demonstrate [when applicable] and document the operational impact of a particular ' vulnerability


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and at least ten (10) years of post-baccalaureate, progressive experience in a job offered as Computer Scientist, Computer Engineer, Embedded System Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Reverse Engineer, Software Developer, Applications Developer, or closely related Occupation
  • Advanced or Expert experience with reverse engineering and network security tools, including Ida Pro, Immunity Debug, WinDdg, VIM, Emacs, Trace32/JTAG, GDB, make, ctags, git, mercurial, and/or Wireshark
  • Expert level Programming knowledge/experience with either Windows Kernel, C, C++, Python or Java or .NET or Assembly Language and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Advanced or Expert level experience in hardware configuration and network/data communications
  • Advanced or Expert level experience in software development and scripting
  • Advanced or Expert level experience conducting intelligence analysis and writing finished intelligence reporting with high quality and with minimal revision
  • Advanced or Expert knowledge of the types and techniques of cyber exploitation and attack, including virus, worm, Trojan horse, logic bomb, and sniffer to identify, quantify, prioritize, and report vulnerabilities in enterprise architecture, networks, communications, applications, and systems
  • Advanced or Expert experience with diagnosing and debugging software systems


  • Thorough understanding of compiler specifics, operating system concepts, security models, and the causes of most vulnerabilities and how to exploit them Preferably, experience coding and disassembling software on both Windows and Linux or other *BSD and Unix variants
  • Ability to establish defense mechanisms to detect and deflect Cyber-attacks on networks and communications systems and structures and design and evaluate applications that are secure from known and potential methods of Cyber-attack
  • Ability to coordinate systems implementation activities with key personnel to ensure the successful transition from development to implementation and operation, present and defend a position, and to communicate with government and contractor team members
  • Experience with virtualization, driver programming, and debugging
  • Previous experience with ethical hacking and/or testing vulnerabilities
  • Subcontractor personnel may have experience with computer forensic software packages such as EnCase, FTK, or Sleuth Kit/Autopsy

Job Type: Full Time

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