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Job #: R-00024436
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an Embedded Cyber Software Engineer to work in Arlington, VA.  The Embedded Cyber Engineer will serve as a subject matter expert, solving cutting edge cyber security problems with a talented multi-discipline team of researchers and engineers.  This position will allow you to develop custom software prototypes, transition successful R&D prototypes to customers, and to hone your skills in reverse engineering, vulnerability research, and program/binary analysis.  Candidates must possess an active DoD Secret clearance to start, and must have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance in the future.

Responsibilities include:
• Conducting research for the purposes of finding new vulnerabilities and enhancing existing capabilities
• Circumventing security protection methods and techniques
• Reverse engineering complex systems and protocols
• Creating detailed technical reports and proof of concept code to document findings
• Presenting research results to customers

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
• 8 – 12  years of experience in computer science, information systems, or network engineering
• 8 - 12 years of experience programming in Assembly, C, and/or C++ for UNIX and/or Linux operating systems
• 4 - 8 years of experience programming in Assembly, C, and/or C++ for Windows operating systems
• Experience with UNIX kernel internals and low-level Windows internals
• Experience programming device drivers in Windows and/or UNIX operating systems
• Thorough understanding of memory management concepts (Heap, Stack, Virtual Memory)
• A sufficient level of comfort with the reading and writing of x86 and/or ARM assembly
• Experience with program analysis techniques such as taint analysis, program slicing, symbolic execution, constraint solving, and dynamic instrumentation
• Fluency in binary analysis tools such as IDA Proa, WinDbg, Valgrind, PIN, Panda, and S2E
• Working knowledge of hacking tools and techniques such as memory corruption exploits, rootkits, protocol poisoning, browser-based attacks, DNS poisoning, MetaSploit, nmap, Nessus, etc.
• Understanding of network protocols and experience developing packet-level programs
• Candidates must possess an active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience supporting embedded development projects
• Extensive experience reverse engineering x86/ARM binaries, embedded systems, or malware
• Knowledge of algorithmic complexity and side channel vulnerabilities
• Experience developing in other high level languages, such as Java or Python
• Experience with MATLAB
• Experience with real-time processing
• Experience with Business Development and proposal writing


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Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Software Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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