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The MITRE Corporation Lead Digital Forensics and/or Reverse Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Job Description

MITRE is seeking a strong technical candidate with a computer science or software engineering background to join a research and development team focused on investigating new technologies and building prototypes. The candidate will enjoy a fast-paced team environment, working on cutting edge technology, and be a self-starter.  The candidate for this position would have familiarity in at least one of these disciplines: traditional forensics, mobile forensics, reverse engineering, IoT devices, network packet capture and analysis, Cloud forensics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reverse engineer mobile and embedded devices

  • Develop forensic tools

  • Research vulnerabilities for exploitation purposes

  • Support to outward-reaching sponsors

  • Develop prototypes based on research

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field 

  • At least 8 years of successful experience

  • Secret Level Clearance Required

    Other Qualifications:

  • Focus on IoT devices

  • Strong familiarity with ARM platforms such as Android and/or iOS

  • Strong familiarity with network forensics, pcap analysis

  • Strong familiarity with Linux

  • Strong familiarity with reverse engineering obfuscated or binary files

  • Familiarity with database systems (e.g., MySQL, Postgres, SQLite)

  • Proficient in prototyping using Python

  • Familiarity with Android internals, Linux kernel, and/or iOS internals

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and Word 

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills 

  • Ability to possess and maintain Secret Clearance level  

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical field of study

  • 8-10 years previous experience preferred

  • Existing Secret Clearance

  • Familiarity with operational digital forensic concepts and objectives.

  • Familiarity with mobile app programming languages and scripting tools. (e.g., Java, Objective-C, Swift, Python, C, C++, Go)

  • Familiarity with Reverse Engineering concepts

  • Ability to work independently to learn new technologies, languages, platforms, etc.

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