Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Contribute as a member of the US Air Force Anti-Tamper Evaluation Team and influence the hardware and software security architectures for multi-billion dollar Air Force and DoD acquisition programs, ensuring our nation's most critical capabilities are protected from global reverse engineering threats.  Work alongside senior technical staff and our US Government customer to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the security implementations of weapon systems and sensors and report formalized risk assessments and technical recommendations to senior DoD decision makers.  Participate in formalized test activities to verify correctness of final anti-tamper implementations and ensure that vulnerabilities have not been inadvertently introduced.   Develop a deep knowledge of state of the art hardware and software security technologies and techniques and participate in educational opportunities via conferences (e.g. HOST, CHES, ISTFA) and government sponsored training in cryptography and reverse engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 an anti-tamper solutions
  • Remain knowledgeable on the protection technologies, techniques and devices used to prevent exploitation of U.S. systems and technologies
  • Remain knowledgeable on the latest reverse engineering threats and attack techniques
  • Participate in verification tests of anti-tamper implementations
  • Support DoD anti-tamper working groups
  • 25% to 40% travel required 
  • B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related engineering disciplines
  • 1-5 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 development desired
  • Hardware and/or software reverse engineering experience is a plus
  • Experience with Defensive Cyber technologies and techniques is a plus

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.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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