Hardware Exploitation Engineer - Mid Level
Bethesda, MD 
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Hardware Exploitation Engineer - Mid Level
ID 2019-1828
Job Location US-MD-Bethesda
Overview

Bluehawk is looking for a Hardware Exploitation Engineer- Mid Level to work in Bethesda, MD.

 

Responsibilities

In providing Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level) support, the Contractor
shall provide some or all of services as required:

 

Conduct technical exploitation and examination of High Priority Digital
Media to include:

 

    Conduct reverse engineering, failure analysis, and vulnerability analysis of
    hardware to identify exploitation opportunities
  • Modify hardware to either enable forensic analysis of the media or to
    change the functionality of the hardware for other purposes
  • Perform inspection, imaging, decapsulation, deprocessing, and other
    activities related to hardware reverse engineering and exploitation in a state-of-theart
    microelectronics exploitation laboratory
  • Development and maintain frameworks, processes, design patterns,
    techniques, tools, and standards for conducting hardware exploitation of digital
    media
  • Keep abreast of and report on scientific, engineering, and operational
    advances in hardware exploitation
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for NMEC, its partners, and its customers.
  • Full-Scope forensic examinations from the hardware aspect of media
  • Given a target communications device, use reverse engineering tools and
    methods to determine vulnerabilities of the device for technical exploitation
    purposes.
  • Determine how it boots/initializes, and obtaining a binary that can be used
    for reverse engineering.
  • Identify the function that respond to network connections requests,
    understand internal communications mechanisms, outlining the general structure of
    the system software, and determining how system state is altered/saved.
  • Prepare technical reports, present results, and demonstrate system
    capabilities to peer review groups, managers, and sponsors
  • Lead teams and participate in the analysis of embedded platform
    firmware and operating systems to understand security vulnerabilities associated
    with various platform communication links.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure all requirements of developed
    capabilities are fully satisfied
  • Using knowledge gained through the application of reverse-engineering
    and other research techniques, field low-level C and assembly applications for
    embedded ARM platforms that interface directly with platform hardware.
  • Provide data recovery processes for hard drives, thumb drives, and other
    kind media with storage capacity.
Qualifications

Contractor personnel assigned must have the following
qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering,
    Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and at
    least five (5) years of related experience. A Master of Science in Computer
    Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
    may be substituted for three (3) years of required experience. A PhD degree in
    Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical
    Engineering may be substituted for four (4) years of required experience.
  • Assembly language and C/C++ programming experience. Solid
    understanding of programming language and operating system concepts
  • Experience requiring skills in reverse engineering of embedded systems
    with proprietary operating systems for the express purpose of introducing
    functionality to an already existing fielded system.
  • Experience researching a hardware platform to understand the software and
    hardware interaction of embedded systems.
  • Experience requiring knowledge of C and Assembler software engineering
    for embedded platforms that run commercial and/or custom operating systems.
  • Experience requiring a working knowledge of embedded system design,
    communication with peripheral devices at the hardware level and reverse engineering
    of system software.
  • Working experience in scripting Languages: shell, Perl, Python or the like.
  • Working experience in Microprocessors/Architectures: ARM, MIPS,
    RISC, PowerPC, XScale, StrongARM, x86. Familiar with microprocessor
    instruction sets is desired.
  • Experience Operating Systems: VxWorks, Integrity, Embedded Linux,
    JunOS, Linux, Unix, Windows Embedded. Experience with RTOS desired. 5.10.2.10
    Experience IDEs: Tornado, Workbench, VxSim, MULTI, TimeMachine, TraceEdge,
    Eagle CAD
  • Experience in Hardware Tools and Debuggers: Green Hills Probe,
    SuperTrace Probe, Slingshot, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, JTAG, Agilent
    Technologies equipment.
  • Working experience in Software Tools and Debuggers: Wireshark, IDA
    Pro, 011yDbg, pcap, gdb, make, hex editor.
  • Experience requiring excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Some of these requirements may be waived by the government.
  • Contractor personnel shall be required to complete and pass a written test, prior to
    beginning work on the contract.

Bluehawk, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/

/EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/

 

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Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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