Senior Vulnerability Researcher at STR

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STR is hiring a hardware, software, and firmware Senior Vulnerability Researcher who has a passion for analysis, development, and remediation of cyber physical system vulnerabilities and exploits.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Working in small research teams to reverse engineer and identify vulnerabilities in complex software, firmware, and/or hardware targets
  • Performing vulnerability research (VR), exploit development, and vulnerability mitigation on a variety of challenging targets ranging from Windows/Linux binaries to embedded firmware on non-traditional information systems
  • Working in small research teams to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions
  • Documenting, demonstrating, and presenting research

Requirements

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or related field (or equivalent)
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience performing VR using tools such as IDA, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra
  • Experience performing static/dynamic/symbolic program analysis
  • Vulnerability research and analysis
  • Penetration testing or system hacking
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages: C/C++, Python, etc.
  • Exploit development

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Active Security Clearance at the Secret or Top Secret (TS) level
  • Reverse engineering
  • Knowledge of anti-reverse engineering techniques
  • Operating system internals including memory/process/thread management
  • Implant or software patch development
  • Protocol analysis
  • Knowledge of binary file structures and formats
  • Embedded systems or firmware analysis
  • JTAG debugging, firmware flashing or extraction
  • Assembly Languages (x86, ARM, etc.)

All STR employees may be subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirement in response to Executive Order 14042 and accompanying Task Force Guidance, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by STR.

STR is a rapidly growing technology company with locations north of Boston, MA, Arlington, VA and near Dayton, OH. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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An Insider's view of STR

What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.

Christina

Human Resources Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!

Noam

Research Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.

Erez

Computer Engineer

What are STR Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
STR employees can create & join affinity groups, where we get together with our coworkers to enjoy common interests. Some existing groups include the running group, walking group, math club and more.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include [email protected], [email protected], and more.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend

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