Sr. Vulnerability Researcher - COI MD (100037BR)

  • Raytheon
  • Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States
  • 02/19/2018

Job Description

Vulnerability Researchers at Raytheon COI analyze systems to understand how they work and how they behave when they break. Candidates must be able to play both sides of the fence, both developing and defeating new and advanced security techniques. Projects will be undertaken in small teams with close coordination with customers. All of our engineers write code, but many of our engineers spend as much time taking systems apart as building new ones. A typical day may involve studying disassembly or writing python to audit a piece of C++ code.

We take our work and our fun seriously. We refuse any work that isn’t hard and engaging, we make sure our engineers have the tools they need to do their jobs, and focus on recognizing results. Our research and development projects cover the spectrum of security technologies for computer network operations, if it runs code somebody in our office has looked at it.

Information security continues to be a growth industry. We are constantly looking to find the right candidates who can do this challenging work.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with C or C++
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • 4 or more of the "desired skills" below

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of OS Internals (any major OS)
  • Experience reading or writing assembly (x86, x64, ARM, PPC, MIPS, SPARC, 68k, or others)
  • Experience developing embedded systems
  • Understanding of network protocols (TCP/IP stacks, wire-level protocols, RF communications, BGP, routing protocols, or others).
  • Understanding of exploit mitigations such as DEP and ASLR
  • Experience using reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro, HexRays, or objdump
  • Experience using debuggers such as gdb, WinDbg, OllyDbg
  • Experience with modern C++ development, such as RAII, C++11 and C++14.

Security Clearance:

Qualified applicants may be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship is required. An Active Top Secret clearance and SCI eligible required. Qualified applicants must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Our Interviews:

Our interviews are technical. Come prepared to tell us about your technical background and interests as well as to work through some of our questions on a computer or whiteboard. We hope candidates find our questions to be thought provoking, but we don’t ask brain teasers or tricks. This is a chance to have a dialog with our team, and we hope you will enjoy it!

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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Raytheon Centers of Innovation (COI), part of the company’s Intelligence, Information and Services business, works at the forefront of cybersecurity, providing U.S. government mission solutions. Our work focuses on low-level design and development with small, agile technical teams. We work as partners with end users to create software to address mission-critical objectives. We pursue challenging work with hard problems, and we can see the impact we have on our nation’s security each day.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from cybersecurity to automated operations, and from high-consequence training to clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, VA. The business area generated approximately $6 billion in 2015 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business. Security Clearance: Top Secret - Current Relocation Eligible: Yes Cyber, Software Engineering, Warfighter Support Services, Engineering, All JBRaytheon ICJBMeta