Parsons Corporation Embedded Software Security Researcher in Centreville, Virginia

Embedded Software Security Researcher


Centreville, Virginia, United States

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Embedded Software Security Researcher

Centreville, VA

US citizenship required

Come be part of a team designing a deep packet inspection engine doing packet inspection in real-time on high rate internet data flows. Our embedded development team works on a data processing suite that does packet inspection, session reassembly, and creates data products from the contents of the data stream. They use technologies like Boost and Intel Performance Primitives to wring every last cycle of optimization out of the code to make sure they can handle even very high-speed signals at line rate. You will perform security research against project-specified binaries, and analyze and triage binaries to determine the security posture of systems. If you’re interested in building some bleeding-edge data processing tools and solving tough technical problems then this is the job for you.

At Parsons, we tackle complex problems daily. We have a roster including some of the best and the brightest in the industry, and we provide a great place to continue growing your career. Our team offers the mobility to branch into new terrain, learn new skills, and take on new challenges.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Comp. Eng., Mathematics, or a related field

  • 2+ years of direct experience in security or vulnerability research, or embedded development, as well as both QRC and traditional SDLC environments

  • Knowledge of modern software security mechanisms such as stack cookies, DEP, and ASLR

  • Experience with engineering binary executables with architectures like MIPS, ARM, and PPC

  • Programming language fluency in Assembly, Python, and C

  • Possess a commanding use of Linux (GDB, BASH), and VMware

  • Understanding of network protocols, network analysis, and RTOS concepts

  • Understanding of web application and assessment tools

  • Experience using Metasploit or a similar tool

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a federal background investigation andwill be required tomeet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials. TS/SCI/Polygraph required

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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