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Maryland - Vulnerability Researcher

Company Description:
In 2008 SI Government Solutions was acquired by Raytheon.  Since then we have continued our legacy of providing software and hardware level information security solutions for our government customers and have maintained our own culture within the larger Raytheon.  SI, along with other small companies such as Pikewerks and Teligy have formed together as Raytheon Centers of Innovation.  We focus on providing high end talent and solutions to solve hard problems in computer network operations.  In addition to our competitive salary, one of the best benefits is that you no longer feel like the only smart person in the room. There’s always someone to learn from. 

Raytheon-COI is geographically diverse.  In addition to the offices in Annapolis Junction Maryland we have locations in VA, FL, TX, AL, and SC.  Fundamentally we are looking for the same core skill sets are each of our sites.  However, as one would expect, each site has its own sub-cultures and focus areas.  The Maryland office is a close-knit group of program and research teams, many of whom spend much of their time working side by side with our customers primarily on software development and software analysis projects.  Being this closely embedded provides some excellent opportunities to actually see the results of your research being applied.  Socially, we host local CTF events, trivia nights at local bars, or attend parties at each other's home often involving our various hobbies including blacksmithing, fire-spinning, or just assembling a ruben's tube or home made air cannon to launch glow sticks at night.  

We take our work and our fun seriously.  We refuse any work that isn’t hard and engaging, we make sure our engineers have the tools they need to do their jobs, and focus on recognizing results.  Our research and development projects cover the spectrum of offensive and defensive security technologies for computer network operations.   It is safe to say that if it runs code somebody in our organization has looked at it or something in its class. 

Key areas of focus include:

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Wireless and Network Communications
  • Hypervisors
  • Mobile/Embedded Development
  • Windows Kernel and User-mode development

Position Description:

Information security continues to be a growth industry.  We are constantly looking to find the right candidates who can do this challenging work.  Our work runs along a continuum of software development and software analysis, with almost nobody doing just one or the other.  

Our software development projects are done primarily in C and python, dropping into assembly as needed.  An understanding of OS internals, and familiarity with networking protocols is extremely useful. 

Our software analysis work requires more assembly experience and familiarity with analysis tools such as IDA and debuggers.  

Candidates must be able to play both sides of the fence, both defeating and developing new and advanced security techniques.  Projects will be undertaken in small teams with close coordination with customers to quickly enhance capabilities or resolve issues in existing tools. 

As the vast majority of our customers are government agencies all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for access to classified information.  U.S. citizenship is required.  All candidates must be able to maintain a government security clearance including a polygraph.

Degrees are not required for our positions, but they can be helpful.  Certifications are neither helpful nor required.

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