Senior Software/Hardware Performance Research Engineer

Peraton Labs
Silver Spring, MD
Nov 29, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time
Peraton OverviewPeraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.ResponsibilitiesWe are looking for candidates with a strong interest in computer performance research and development for full-time positions in our Cyber Security research group.Candidates will work with teams to research, conceive, and develop prototypes, and should be adept at identifying successful approaches to complex problems. Our projects span several areas of interest, including (but not limited to):Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediationSoftware and hardware reverse engineeringStatic and dynamic binary analysisAutonomous agent developmentSenior Research Engineers play leadership roles on teams that design, implement, and test research prototypes and software systems aimed at solving cutting-edge research problems. Senior Research Engineers are expected to work independently in a collaborative technical environment and provide technical leadership, including mentoring junior staff members; creativity and initiative are a plus.QualificationsRequires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.Strong C/C++ and Python programming expertiseFamiliarity with VHDL/Verilog/System VerilogKnowledge of code synthesis, code translation, and electronic design automation (EDA)Knowledge of algorithms and data structures for efficient pattern matching in software / hardware implementationsKnowledge of formal software and hardware verificationExperience in system and hardware reverse engineeringExperience in developing and optimizing compilersExperience in static software analysis (Ghidra, BinaryNinja, IDA) and script/plugin developmentExperience in dynamic software analysisTrack record of building high quality softwareWorking knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, CI/CD toolchains)Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areasStrong communication and teamwork skillsActive Secret Clearane required.(Top Secret preferred, SCI eligibility strongly preferred)Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering disciplineOther Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus):Working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, platforms and internalsExperience with DevOps and Agile development methodologiesExperience in the US DoD/IC research community#LI-MS5

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