Computer Science: Computer Applications, Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering, Engineering and Technology: Computer
4 Year Degree
In support of our current national security efforts, Aspen Consulting Group is seeking a highly motivated individual with academic or industry experience to lead research activities in the discovery of software vulnerabilities. The candidate will perform research and analysis of security vulnerabilities associated with a wide variety of architectures to include x86, MIPS, ARM, amongst others, with emphasis on embedded software applications. Demonstrated experience with reverse engineering tools, such as IDA Pro, the use of fuzzing techniques and tools, and understanding dynamic, symbolic and concolic software analysis are essential. The candidate must possess an expert command of C/C++ programing, with knowledge of assembly language for multiple architectures being a definite plus.
Degree and Required Skills:
• BS/MS degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. Candidates currently enrolled in an MS accredited degree program relevant to this position will be considered. Possessing a PhD degree or being a candidate for PhD is preferred but not required.
• Experience with debuggers, code compilers and linkers, source code extractors, and disassemblers for Windows, Linux, Android, Apple OS X and IOS platforms.
• Experience with software reverse engineering tools and methods.
• Experience with emulation such as QEMU, and code intermediate representation (IR).
• Ability to prepare technical reports and papers and to present findings to senior management and at technical conferences.
The successful candidate will assume the lead role in discovering vulnerabilities within identified applications in support of a research team. It will collaborate in identifying software patches and in the analysis for potential exploits which could have resulted from the discovered vulnerabilities. In addition, the candidate will be integral to our current research efforts for automated vulnerability discovery with the application of Machine Learning (ML) techniques.
Travel Requirements 10% - 25% travel.
U.S. Citizenship required due to government contract.
About the Company
Aspen Consulting Group Inc. (ACG) provides a wide range of services encompassing multiple technical disciplines. Our staff is recognized for our expert knowledge in Hardware Design and Fabrication, Software Development, Computer Network Operations, Wireless Systems Engineering, and System Development, Integration and Testing. Aspen’ s corporate headquarters is located in Manasquan, NJ, one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. This position is located in Northeast Maryland, close to Baltimore and Washington D.C.
All benefits are paid by the company with no employee contributions! • Employer-paid medical, dental and vision plans • Paid Leave (Four weeks of vacation/sick time) • Employer-paid life insurance ($100K per employee) • Paid prescription drug plan • Company funded Health Reimbursement Account • 10 paid holidays per year • 401k Retirement Plan (Immediate vesting; employer matches up to 4% of employee’s contribution) • Performance Bonus plan • Employee Referral Bonus • Employee tuition reimbursement
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