Senior Software Engineer (Engineer Software 5) with Security Clearance

HII Mission Technologies
Roanoke, Virginia
May 26, 2024
May 30, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Requisition Number: 17451 Required Travel: 0 - 10% Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt Hours Per Week: 40 Security Clearance: Secret Level of Experience: Senior Job Description Are you bored with the standard product development pipeline? Do you enjoy tinkering and learning how things work? HII Mission Technologies (HII MT) is seeking talented engineers who are excited to work in a flipped engineering environment. Our team in Roanoke, VA specializes in reverse engineering and microelectronics trust and assurance. Candidates for this position will lead a team performing reverse engineering tasks on existing products and encoding discoveries directly into our codebase. Additional tasks involve the research, design, and development of innovative algorithms to automate challenging or time-consuming tasks within the reverse engineering domain. Candidates will be exposed to and become proficient with a variety of technologies involving hardware description languages, embedded instruction architectures, high-level software development languages, formal verification tools, and more. The ideal candidate will have experience with object-oriented design and an understanding of basic logic gates. We are particularly looking for candidates that have experience with FPGA design (Quartus, Vivado, ISE), embedded system design, EDA tools (synthesis, P&R, simulation), and/or microcontrollers. Experience with software reverse engineering is also valued in this position Essential Job Responsibilities Candidates for this position will be responsible for leading reverse engineering efforts into systems of interest and mentoring junior engineers in the reverse engineering and development processes. Candidates will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively and demonstrate the ability to architect maintainable solutions to complex problems. Effective collaboration with teammates on the development of new ideas and accepting constructive feedback through the code review process is required. Candidates may also be expected to implement algorithms created by hardware engineers or from academic sources with limited documentation. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be willing and able to obtain a DoD security clearance (if not already cleared). Minimum Qualifications You will meet our minimum qualifications if you
• Are a United States citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
• Have a bachelor's degree with 15+ years of experience in a relevant engineering discipline
• Or have a master's degree with 13+ years of experience in a relevant engineering discipline
• Or have a Ph.D. with 10+ years of experience in a relevant engineering discipline
• Have extensive experience with object-oriented programming languages (C++, Java, Python)
• Have exposure to basic logic gates and Boolean math (AND, OR) • Have the ability to learn new skills quickly Preferred Requirements You will go above and beyond if you
• Already possess an active security clearance
• Have experience with modern C++ standards (>= C+) and STL
• Have experience with Python
• Can demonstrate the use of design patterns
• Have developed using software development processes (Agile, TDD, etc.)
• Familiarity with Verilog or VHDL
• Have experience with FPGA design software (Quartus, ISE, Vivado, etc.)
• Have experience with software reverse engineering (IDA Pro, Ghidra, etc.)
• Are proficient with source control systems (git, svn, perforce, etc.)
• Have experience with the code review process
• Have experience with binary patching
• Have experience bypassing encryption schemes (power glitching, side channel attacks, etc.)
• Have published research regarding cybersecurity, software exploitation, or reverse engineering About Us The HII team in Roanoke is among the world's leading experts on performing FPGA and microelectronics system analysis. Our dynamic team performs critical tasks for DoD customers to assure, analyze, and perform anti-obsolescence on DoD assets. We have a well-balanced environment, offering hybrid work from home opportunities. We also specialize in cleared work that has a direct impact on national security. Roanoke is a small but vibrant city in southwestern Virginia with a population of 100,000. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains, Roanoke has mountain hiking trails, lots of outdoor activities, a thriving arts community, a variety of local restaurants, and an expansive craft beverage scene, all while still maintaining a low cost of living. Virginia Tech is less than an hour away and offers continuing education and sporting events. Metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC are also within driving distance. Amtrak rail service to D.C. is also available. This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII's Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation's intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners. HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII's skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit: HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.