• Senior Cybersecurity Vulnerability Researcher

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/13/2018 8:14 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


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    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


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    Draper is seeking a highly-skilled Senior Security Research & Development Engineer to support current and future programs in the domain of Cybersecurity. 

    Activities will include: 

    • Developing ideas for solutions to cyber security problems faced by our government and industry sponsors.
    • Design, implementation, and integration of security solutions.

    Successful candidates will join Draper’s Secure & Reliable Software Group, whose focus is providing Cybersecurity solutions to embedded systems. Members of this group participate in all aspects of applied security research & development in the embedded domain, including vulnerability analysis, exploitation development, reverse engineering, as well as safe and secure system design and development.


    Members of the Secure & Reliable Software Group are expected to demonstrate significant technical depth, creativity, and innovation to complete tasks of significant complexity. They will participate in business development and technical collaborations to bring new concepts and solutions to our sponsors.


    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline with 6+ years of experience.
    • Knowledge of embedded systems, computer science concepts, computer security concepts, and networking.
    • Strong knowledge of C, C++ and x86 and/or ARM assembly.
    • Strong background in vulnerability analysis and exploitation.
    • Development and vulnerability research experience on Windows, Linux, OSX and embedded systems.
    • Dynamic and static reverse-engineering skills.
    • Experienced with WinDBG, GDB, or LLDB. IDA experience a plus.
    • Experience in Hypervisor development, with a focus on security.
    • Experience with firmware security.
    • Kernel development skills
    • Reverse engineering embedded devices. 

    This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance.  Main requirement for a security clearance is  US Citizenship.



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