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Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level)

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Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level)


PAE is seeking a Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level) to support the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) in Bethesda, Maryland:

The Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level) will conduct technical exploitation and examination of High Priority Digital Media to include conducting reverse engineering, failure analysis, and vulnerability analysis of hardware to identify exploitation opportunities.  They will also perform inspection, imaging,  encapsulation, deprocessing, and other activities related to hardware reverse engineering and exploitation in a state of-the-art microelectronics exploitation laboratory.  The Hardware Exploitation Engineer (mid-level) will also serve as a subject matter expert for NMEC, its partners, and its customers.  They will also be given a target communications device, use reverse engineering tools and methods to determine vulnerabilities of the device for technical exploitation purposes.


- 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.

- Assembly language and C/C++ programming experience. Solid understanding of programming language and operating system concepts

- Working experience in Microprocessors/Architectures: ARM, MIPS, RISC, PowerPC, XScale, StrongARM, x86. Familiar with microprocessor instruction sets

- Experience Operating Systems: VxWorks, Integrity, Embedded Linux, JunOS, Linux, Unix, Windows Embedded. Experience with RTOS desired.

- Working experience in Software Tools and Debuggers: Wireshark, IDA Pro, 011yDbg, pcap, gdb, make, hex editor.

- Using knowledge gained through the application of reverseengineering and other research techniques, engineer low-level C and assembly applications for embedded ARM platforms that interface directly with platform hardware.

- TS/SCI clearance required

- Preferred Qualifications: Master of Science or PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and at least two (2) years of related experience


PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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Bethesda, Maryland
United States
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