Software Security Researcher - CIPHER

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

November 7, 2021

Description

Software Security Researcher - CIPHER

Submit Resume ID: 496940 Type: Researchers Location: Atlanta, GA Categories: Cybersecurity

Job Description

The Software Assurance Branch of the Georgia Tech Research Institute seeks a computer scientist or engineer with an interest in secure software development, software reverse engineering, software vulnerability assessment, and software exploitation. The ideal candidate will show a well-rounded interest in computing research in general, with a specific interest in the aforementioned focus areas. The candidate will work with a technically savvy team of software experts to perform intelligent software analysis (including vulnerability research), reverse engineering (including malware analysis), and research and development on secure cyber systems. The candidate will also work with other units within the Georgia Tech community to perform interdisciplinary research in secure computing. The ideal candidate will have an interest in growing his or her professional career by establishing a line of secure computing research to grow out of his or her work with the Software Assurance team.

This position is in the Assured Software and Information Division (ASID) of GTRI's Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab. The CIPHER Lab has programs across a wide range of cybersecurity topics, including secure information systems, cyber-physical systems, reverse engineering, software and hardware assurance, trusted microelectronics, command and control systems, cyber threat analysis, and novel computing and information storage approaches including quantum and molecular systems. The goal of ASID is to grow a forward-looking capability in quantitative methods that brings innovative cross-disciplinary methods and techniques to the laboratory's diverse cyber research portfolio. Current efforts include projects in adversarial machine learning, software assurance, cyber-physical system reverse engineering, cyber system resilience, and natural language processing applied to cybersecurity. Researchers in the division often develop solutions in collaboration with Georgia Tech faculty and students as well as research groups in academia, industry, and government from around the globe.

ASID researchers operate in a culture with an entrepreneurial spirit, but within an environment that provides the stability of funded programs of nationally relevant purpose. This position offers an opportunity to provide mentorship and cultivate career growth in an open culture. The position is based at GTRI facilities in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Researchers at GTRI are research faculty at Georgia Tech.

Job Duties
  • Perform software development, software reverse engineering, software vulnerability research, and software exploitation
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts
  • Analyze assembly-level code on multiple platforms
  • Create and analyze network protocols
  • Provide technical input for sponsored research development activities
  • Collaborate with other groups around Georgia tech on cross-disciplinary computing projects
  • Perform software development, software reverse engineering, software vulnerability research, and software exploitation
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts
  • Analyze assembly-level code on multiple platforms
  • Create and analyze network protocols
  • Provide technical input for sponsored research development activities
  • Collaborate with other groups around Georgia tech on cross-disciplinary computing projects
  • Travel Requirements

    10% - 25% travel

    Education & Length of Experience

    Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field .
  • Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field .
  • Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field of study
  • Ability to earn a Master's degree within five years of employment
  • Solid understanding of computing hardware
  • Solid understanding of operating systems
  • Solid understanding of computer science / computing theory
  • Experience with source code management tools (Git, Subversion) and contributing to large code-bases, and an understanding of
  • the software development lifecycle
  • Familiarity with microprocessors, assembly language, and compilers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop software in multiple computer languages, to include at least C, C++, and Python
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of related work experience, Master's degree with 3+ years of related work experience, or Ph.D.
  • Kernel-level software development/driver development
  • Demonstrated experience with software / malware reverse engineering and vulnerability research
  • Experience with reverse engineering tools (IDA, advanced debuggers, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded software / real-time operating systems
  • Experience with programming for emulation environments (QEMU, VmWare, etc.)
  • Experience working with the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community
  • Active U.S. security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship Requirements

    Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

    Clearance Type Required

    Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

    Benefits at GTRI

    Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https: // hr.gatech.edu/benefits

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute's mission of solving the world's most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

    Posted: 10/07/2021 Closes: 11/07/2021

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