Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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.

Desirable:

  • 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

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Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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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