Security Researcher

Herndon, VA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required

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Security Researcher

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is seeking a Security Researcher to support our cyber mission security work. The work will include analyzing software for vulnerabilities and developing respective cyber capabilities. Candidates will demonstrate practical experience designing, developing, and deploying tools integrating with command and control systems and deploying secure network transmission capabilities.

Basic Qualifications:

 Five (5) plus  years’ experience with reverse engineering compiled programs (e.g. C/C++)

  • Fluency reading common assembly languages (e.g. x86, x86-64, ARM)
  • Five (5) plus years’ experience developing in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Javascript)
  • Experience and familiarity with debuggers and decompilers (e.g. gdb, Binja, IDA Pro)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing/defeating mitigations (e.g. ASLR, DEP, N^X)
  • Experience developing defeats of common anti-RE techniques (e.g. obfuscation)
  • Detailed understanding of embedded platforms (e.g. FPGA, physical memory)
  • Experience with securely implemented cryptographic primitives (e.g. AES-GCM, SHA256, ECDSA)
  • Familiarity with program analysis tools and techniques (e.g. control flow, heap grooming, taint tracing)
  • Experience with effective use of automated analysis (e.g. fuzzers, emulation, sandbox)
  • Deep knowledge of file systems and formats (e.g. ELF, PE, Mach-O)
  • Effective communication with customers and teammates
  • Experience developing proof-of-concept exploits
  • Active TS/SCI

Security Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance
    • TS/SCI clearance preferred


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship required.

Important information

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role. Accenture Federal Services is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women. Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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Tags: AES C Clearance ECDSA Exploits JavaScript Python Reverse engineering Scripting Security Clearance TS/SCI Vulnerabilities

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