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Cyber Security Engineer

The MITRE Corporation
Quantico, Virginia, United States
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.Are you a cyber expert who wants to make a difference? Come join us! We are seeking astrongtechnicalcandidate with a computer science or software engineering background to join a research and development team focused on investigating new technologies and building prototypes. A successful candidate for our team will enjoy a fast-paced team environment, working on cutting-edge technologies, and proactively develop solutions. In addition to C/C++ proficiency, you'll bring familiarity in at least one related discipline to include cyber tool development, reverse engineering, vulnerability research, embedded systems development, cyber tradecraft, and cyber denial and deception. We think this is one of the coolest jobs out there.This position offers the opportunity to dive into complex and rewarding work with high visibility and potential to build and improve solutions at the strategic forefront of national and domestic security. Working side-by-side with members of law enforcement and intelligence communities, our engineers enhance the safety and security of the nation on a daily basis.Work Location: Location is somewhat flexible, but will primarily be based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and will require at least two days per week in Quantico, VA.Clearance Required: Candidate must be willing to undergo processing for a Top Secret clearance and be able to ultimately obtain a TS clearance with polygraph.Key Responsibilities include:Working as part of a team inone or more areas such as:Reverse engineering mobile and embedded devicesDeveloping forensic toolsResearching hardware and software vulnerabilitiesSupport to external government stakeholdersDevelopment of prototypes based on researchBasic Qualifications:Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, ComputerScience,SoftwareEngineering,or a related fieldAt least 5 years' experienceSoftware development experience in C/C++, Python, or Java (must be proficient in prototyping using C/C++)Software vulnerability research experienceBasic hardware engineering skillsVerbal and written communications skillsAbility to come up with creative solutions on the flySelf-starter with the ability to be proactive, self-managed, and able to interface well with sponsor personnelA Secret clearance with a willingness to obtain TS with polygraphAbility to spend 2 days per week at the customer location in Quantico, VAPreferredQualifications: Advanced degree in Computer Science, ComputerEngineering,SoftwareEngineering,or related technical field of study5-8years previous experience preferredFamiliarity with operational cyber concepts and objectivesFamiliarity with mobile app programming languages and scripting tools. (e.g., Java, Python, C, C++)Familiarity with composition of executablesFamiliarity with Ghidra/IDA ProFamiliarity with ARM, x86 assemblyFamiliarity with Linux and/or other POSIX compliant operating systems.Ability to work independently and independently learn new technologies, languages, platforms, etc. Existing Top-Secret ClearanceThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):Top Secret/SCI/PolygraphMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at or email at 1, The MITRE Corporation. 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