Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - 32148 in WPAFB, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology 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. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related technical disciplines
  • 5+ years of relevant experience OR 3+ years of experience with advanced degree
  • Clearance: willing and able to obtain Top Secret (Secret Clearance to start)
  • 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
  • Proficient with a least one scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Proficient with at least one high-level programming language (C, C++, Java, Matlab, etc.), with demonstrated ability to quickly learn and comprehend new languages
  • 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
    • Reverse engineering, bug hunting, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, or exploit development experience
    • Experience designing, testing or evaluating firmware
    • Experience conducting software and/or firmware vulnerability analysis using static or dynamic analysis/instrumentation and debugging tools
    • Experience using or developing fuzzing tools
    • Familiarity or experience conducting malware analysis
    • Familiarity with disassemblers and/or full system simulators (e.g., SIMICS)
    • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems
    • Working knowledge of network or communications protocols
    • Working knowledge of RF communications, radar theory, and/or electronic warfare
    • Working knowledge of IA concepts, including cryptographic algorithms and protocols


#Engineering - Systems 

Security Clearance: Secret

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