Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - 37132 in WRIGHT PATTER, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/4/2021

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: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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