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Senior Cyber Engineer

University Park, PA
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 07/09/2021

Job Number: REQ_0000013903


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The Embedded Forensics and Reverse Engineering Department of the Cyber and Innovation Division within the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) at Penn State University's Applied Research Lab is seeking an experienced, versatile Engineer to support and lead projects within the department. The department is involved in all aspects of cyber including the formulation of offensive techniques in both the embedded and enterprise worlds, vulnerability studies and cyber tool development. 

Responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Vulnerability Research
  • Exploit development
  • Offensive Tool Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Project idea generation
  • Preparing for and presenting project related material to current sponsors and potential new sponsors

Typically requires a Masters' degree or higher in an Engineering or Science related discipline and 10 or more years' related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred. 

Requirements of the position include:

  • Strong desire to stay up to date with technology trends and the latest cyber-related news
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ and JAVA programming languages
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Visual Studio 
  • Ability to read assembly language

A detailed understanding of Windows, LINUX, UNIX, and/or VxWorks operating systems and their respective compilers is highly desired.

Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.



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