Senior Embedded Systems Security Engineer in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Leverage your existing anti-tamper experience as a senior member of the US Air Force Anti-Tamper Evaluation Team and work with major Air Force and DoD acquisition programs to ensure our nation's most critical capabilities are protected from global reverse engineering threats. Join our talented technical team whose purpose is to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in hardware and software security architectures of weapon systems and sensors. Coordinate your findings with DoD program offices and contractors to influence improvements to proposed security architectures. Participate in formal test activities to verify correctness of final anti-tamper implementations and ensure that vulnerabilities have not been inadvertently introduced. Finally, document your analysis of the anti-tamper solution and report formalized risk assessments and technical recommendations to senior DoD decision makers.

Continue to develop your knowledge of anti-tamper with educational opportunities such as conferences (e.g. HOST, CHES, ISTFA) and government sponsored courses in cryptography and reverse engineering. Challenge your technical abilities by working on a diverse set of problems without concerns for cost or schedule constraints and be part of a team that will push your technical growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth technical understanding of assigned programs, including an awareness of all AT related technical issues, and be prepared to answer technical and risk based questions for our customer and senior DoD decision makers
  • Coordinate reviews, meetings and test activities for assigned programs and work to support program needs
  • Review engineering design documents for anti-tamper solutions (e.g. Anti-Tamper Plans) and conduct vulnerability analysis of system level anti-tamper architectures
  • Author technical reports to document vulnerabilities of proposed anti-tamper solutions and provide technical recommendations for key DoD acquisition decision makers
  • Support technical interchange meetings and program reviews with US Air Force and DoD program offices and weapon system and sensor developers, and provide real time feedback to help achieve acceptable anti-tamper implementations
  • Author written feedback for US Air Force and DoD program offices and weapon system and sensor developers to document identified weaknesses and vulnerabilities of anti-tamper solutions
  • B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related engineering disciplines
  • Minimum three (3) years experience with DoD Anti-Tamper engineering
  • 5-20 years of engineering experience, to include systems engineering, electronic design, software development, system integration and/or test and failure analysis
  • Working knowledge of modern electronic components, to include microprocessors, FPGAs, and ASIC technologies
  • Proficient technical writing skills to generate technical documents and presentations
  • Good verbal communication skills, comfortable interacting with technical peers and the ability to work as part of a team required
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience with DoD sensor and weapon system engineering and devolvement desired
  • Hardware and/or software reverse engineering experience is a plus
  • Experience with Defensive Cyber technologies and techniques is a plus

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