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Security Researcher/Software Engineer

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Springfield, VA

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About Us

At Booz Allen, we harness our collective ingenuity to solve our clients’ toughest management and technology problems. We work with governments, Fortune 500 corporations, and not-for-profits around the globe, in industries ranging from defense to health, energy to international development. We believe there is no product, code, or strategy that can create progress-only people can. That’s why for more than 100 years we’ve empowered our team: over 24,000 dreamers, drivers, and doers who work together to change the world.

Job Description

Job Number: R*******

Security Researcher/Software Engineer
Key Role:
Conduct vulnerability assessments of applications across multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and other related platforms. Leverage reverse engineering expertise to discover implementation failures in secure storage mechanisms, cryptographic protocols, and update procedures. Identify possible sources of information leakage and code exploitation opportunities. Write code to simulate and exploit vulnerabilities and document findings in an internal knowledge base. This position is located in Quantico or Springfield, VA or Linthicum, MD.

Basic Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience with software development using C/C++ in Windows, UNIX, or Linux
-2+ years of experience with reverse engineering software using disassemblers and debuggers, including IDA Pro, OllyDbg, Windbg, and gdb
-Experience with low – level programming or the development of device drivers
-Experience with debuggers, including gdb, windbg, or Ollydbg
-Knowledge of at least one computer architecture, including x86, ARM, MIPS, Power PC, or x86_64
-Ability to manage multiple assignments and adjust priorities based on mission requirements
-Top Secret clearance

Additional Qualifications:
-Experience with implementing or analyzing cryptographic algorithms or protocols
-Experience with network traffic analysis using tools, including Wireshark and TCPDump
-Experience with at least one scripting language, including Python or Perl
-BA or BS degree preferred

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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