Cybersecurity Engineer - 31105 in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion is seeking technically minded, inquisitive candidates to join a select team investigating the security of complex embedded systems.  The ideal candidate has a strong multi-disciplinary foundation in digital and analog system architecture or design, has a hacker / pen-testing mindset, and excels at decomposing complex systems and protocols to understand how they work.  Duties will include evaluation and vulnerability assessments of existing systems and designs to include system architecture evaluation, protocol analysis, hardware and/or software vulnerability discovery, and documentation of findings or recommendations.  Viability and impact of findings will often require team members to develop proof-of-concept demonstrations of identified susceptibilities.   

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related technical disciplines
  • 1-5 years of relevant experience
  • Clearance: Secret, willing and able to obtain Top Secret
  • Working knowledge of modern computer architecture and electronic components, to include microprocessors, FPGAs, and ASIC technologies   
  • Proficient technical writing skills to generate technical documents and presentations   
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, comfortable interacting with technical peers and teaming on projects   
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills   
  • Competent with a least one scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.)   
  • Competent with at least one high-level language (C, C++, Java, Matlab, etc.)   
  • Experience developing or analyzing low-level / assembly language code



  • “Red” or “Blue” team experience with cyber physical, weapon systems, automotive, or other complex embedded systems  
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems   
  • Reverse engineering, bug hunting, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, or exploit development experience   
  • Familiarity with static and/or dynamic analysis, instrumentation and debugging tools  
  • Familiarity or experience conducting malware analysis  
  • Familiarity with disassemblers and/or full system simulators (e.g., SIMICS)   
  • Familiarity with network or communications protocols   
  • Familiarity with IA concepts, including cryptographic algorithms and protocols


#Engineering - Electrical 

Security Clearance: Secret

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