• Software Engineer I

    Location US-NJ-Red Bank
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Software Architecture
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    No Clearance Required
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.


    Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 


    Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

    Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


    We seek a full-time engineer/researcher with skills in software/firmware reverse engineering to conduct vulnerability assessment and research on commercial and government projects as part of our Applied Cyber Security Department.  The candidate will be conduct research and security assessment on embedded controllers, industrial control systems, wireless radios and set top boxes.  The candidate will evaluate controller hardware, determine how to access debug interfaces, retrieve, analyze and disassemble firmware and software.  The candidate will reverse engineer firmware and software to identify device bootloader, firmware checks, and various code functions for file operations, network I/O and device commands.   The candidate will develop and enhance custom tools and plug-ins for commercial software to search for code vulnerabilities and code behaviors of interest.   The candidate will also develop debugging tools, custom scripts and capabilities to patch devices without source code.  Candidate should have a working knowledge of:

    • Common commercially-available and open source code disassembly and debugging tools such as IDA Pro, Hopper, binwalk, GNU debugger, etc.
    • Circuit board debug interfaces, such as JTAG, BDI, SWD
    • Assembly programming and low level organization of memory and code
    • Embedded system design and programming
    • Linux environments

    The following skills and experience are preferred:

    • Python, C/C++, and JAVA programming
    • ColdFire/68000, ARM and x86 processor instruction sets
    • Experience with Real-Time Embedded Operating Systems, such as ThreadX, uCOS, QNX, VxWorks
    • Linux kernel knowledge
    • Ability to learn new processor instruction sets and programming languages as required.



    Requires 0 to 2 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years no degree.


    The candidate should demonstrate good problem solving skills, be able to methodically create and test hypotheses, work independently, contribute to a team, think innovatively and be enthusiastic to conduct research and develop tools that advance the state of the art in cybersecurity.  Candidate will also have the opportunity to develop cybersecurity skills in penetration testing of web applications, networks, and wireless technologies.  Our research facilities are in Red Bank and Basking Ridge, NJ and Chantilly, VA.  Remote work is an option.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering
    • Strong oral and written communications skills.
    • US Citizen.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Master/s or PhD in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering
    • CISSP certified
    • Eligible for Government security clearance.



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