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Senior-Level Vulnerability Researcher

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Entering ManTech’s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company” by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation’s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group.  Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Vulnerability Researcher, with strong Customer relationships.  At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The Innovative Security Solutions Division provides cyber solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations.  Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer’s success is driving our growth.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Interact with customers to identify their specific requirements and provide expert advice and direction on optimal and efficient means of achieving their objectives
•Act as key team participant in internal security research endeavors
•Engage in extensive reverse engineering of mobile and wireless technology
•Perform vulnerability analysis of mobile/embedded platforms, applications, protocols, and supporting infrastructure
•Thoroughly document, in a manner suitable for widespread publication, all aspects of research including everything from initial discovery to methods and procedures used to findings and future research steps
•Maintain continuous awareness of threats, vulnerabilities, and techniques in mobile security and associated fields
•Provide insight into mid and near future mobile security trends, give expert strategic direction, and contribute both original ideas and technical content.
•Limited travel as required

Position Requirements:

•Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other engineering field and 3+ years of work experience or Bachelor's degree and 1 or more years of experience with reverse engineering in a security context
•Familiarity with assembly for one or more architectures (x86/x64, ARM, MIPS)
•Experience auditing C/C++ source for vulnerabilities
•Experience with a scripting language such as Python, Ruby or Perl
•Experience auditing assembly for vulnerabilities
•In-depth knowledge of basic exploitation techniques
•Familiarity with exploitation mitigation technologies
•Experience debugging applications (WinDbg, OllyDbg, gdb)
•Experience with IDA Pro

Desired Skills:

•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Experience leading security research teams desired
•Experience as a primary technical contributor in large-scale projects desired
•Familiarity with at least one mobile or embedded platform programming environment desired
•Experience writing C/C++ desired
•In-depth knowledge of internals of one or more operating systems (Windows, Linux) desired
•Experience with kernel-level programming and/or debugging desired
•IDA Pro scripting (IDC or IDAPython) desired
•Experience reverse engineering complex applications desired
•Experience with fuzzers and fuzzing techniques desired
•Experience writing clear, concise documentation desired
•Math or cryptography background desired
•Telecommunications experience desired

Security Requirements:

US Citizenship and ability to obtain a Security Clearance is required


Requires Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, and ten to twelve years of related experience.


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