Battelle Memorial Institute Early Career Reverse Engineer / Vulnerability Researcher in Dayton, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Reverse Engineer / Vulnerability Researcher . This position is in Dayton, OH . Come in for an interview to find out why Battelle is right for you.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Collaborate with the Cyber Innovations Team to improve vulnerability research (VR) tools, reverse engineering (RE) tools, and testing tools for a variety of platforms to include Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, embedded, and IoT devices

  • Work with senior staff to identify strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions and problem approaches

  • Complete structured assignments of clearly defined tasking under direct supervision. Seeks direction to prioritize assignments and identify subsequent tasking

  • Work with internal stakeholders to support preparation of presentations and reports and may be called on to respond to questions regarding assigned tasks

  • Contribute to Internal Research and Development (IRAD) studies

  • Communicate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team and task lead regarding status of assigned work and issues that arise

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field of study, or equivalent experience

  • 0-2 years’ experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical area

  • Develop software to run in user-mode or kernel-mode

  • Ability to code in C or C++ Understanding of PC and embedded systems architecture to include boot processes and OS internals

  • Understand network protocols

  • Exposure to one or more assembly languages (x86, x64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)

  • Ability to demonstrate good organization, communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills

  • Must be a sole US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION

  • Experience with one or more debuggers such as OllyDbg, WinDbg, or gdb

  • Ability to apply learned cyber skills to real life scenarios (internships, hack-a-thons, cyber security clubs, CTFs, etc.)

  • Ability to analyze assembly-level code on multiple platforms (x86, x64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)

  • Ability to analyze network protocols throughout all layers of the network stack

  • Ability to use a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)

  • Knowledge of common mitigation techniques (DEP, ASLR, etc.)

  • Background in software engineering and architecture

  • Previous exposure to malware reverse engineering

  • Active Secret or Top-Secret Clearance

BS 0-2 years or equivalent experience.

Demonstrates basic understanding of general business concepts commensurate with their role as it relates to their immediate work team.

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers