1+ months

Lead Cyber Security Engineer, TS SCI/Polygraph

McLean, VA
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 challengesand 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&D 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us.

Help solve some of our U.S. Government sponsors most difficult and urgent cyber related problems. Candidate will work with the Government in a fast-paced environment to develop cyber strategies, identify and experiment with next generation cyber capabilities, develop new architecture-independent tools and techniques, participate in technical analyses and assessments, define risk mitigation strategies, develop proof-of-concept prototypes, and perform vulnerability analysis.


Key Functions:


  • Risk analysis and mitigation

  • Cyber strategy development

  • Proof-of-Concept Prototyping

  • Testing and Evaluation

  • Research and development of unique, cutting edge technical capabilities for understanding, assessing and analyzing cyber technologies

  • Analysis of Network Systems

  • Network Protocol Analysis

  • Vulnerability discovery

  • Multi-architecture Reverse-engineering

  • Forensic analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering and 10 years of related experience including 2 years of leadership experience. The candidate will demonstrate an ability to foster relationship development. The candidate demonstrates ability to and guides others towardthe proper balance of a) product depth with timeliness and b) technical improvements with programmatic constraints, even when hard compromises are required. The candidate is recognized by senior management as a thought leader.


Required Qualifications:


We are interested in highly motivated candidates with the following skills and interests including:

  • Computer Networking & Security

  • Complex System Characterization

  • Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis

  • Operating System Internals

  • Embedded Systems

  • Forensic Analysis

  • Reverse Engineering and Debugging Tools (e.g., IDA Pro, WinDbg, Emulators)

  • Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)

  • C, Python, etc.

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more high-level programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Python)

  • Knowledge of common Windows and Linnux/Unix system calls and APIs

  • In-depth familiarity with TCP/IP network protocols, application layer protocols (e.g., HTTP, SMTP, DNS, etc.), and general techniques for parsing network protocols

  • Experience with x86, ARM, and/or MIPS assembly, along with detailed knowledge of PE and ELF file structure and runtime memory structures

  • Demonstrated proficiency in debuggers and disassemblers

  • Knowledge of internal file structures for file formats commonly associated with malware (e.g., OLE, RTF, PDF, EXE, etc.)

  • Experience in Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis, fuzzing tools and dynamic system analysis


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