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Embedded Systems Security Engineer Job in Wright Pat, Ohio US

Embedded Systems Security Engineer

Alion Science and Technology Corporation - Wright Pat, OH

Posted: 10/21/2019 - Expires: 1/19/2020

Job ID: 213104139

Job Description

Job Description
Contribute as a member of the US Air Force Anti-Tamper Evaluation Team and influence the hardware and software security architectures for multi-billion dollar Air Force and DoD acquisition programs, ensuring our nation's most critical capabilities are protected from global reverse engineering threats.  Work alongside senior technical staff and our US Government customer to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the security implementations of weapon systems and sensors and report formalized risk assessments and technical recommendations to senior DoD decision makers.  Participate in formalized test activities to verify correctness of final anti-tamper implementations and ensure that vulnerabilities have not been inadvertently introduced.   Develop a deep knowledge of state of the art hardware and software security technologies and techniques and participate in educational opportunities via conferences (e.g. HOST, CHES, ISTFA) and government sponsored training in cryptography and reverse engineering.


 Review engineering design documents for anti-tamper solutions (e.g. Anti-Tamper Plans) and conduct vulnerability analysis of system level anti-tamper architectures
 Author technical reports to document vulnerabilities of proposed anti-tamper solutions and provide technical recommendations for key DoD acquisition decision makers
 Support technical interchange meetings and program reviews with US Air Force and DoD program offices and weapon system and sensor developers, and provide real time feedback to help achieve acceptable anti-tamper implementations
 Author written feedback for US Air Force and DoD program offices and weapon system and sensor developers to document identified weaknesses and vulnerabilities of an anti-tamper solutions
 Remain knowledgeable on the protection technologies, techniques and devices used to prevent exploitation of U.S. systems and technologies
 Remain knowledgeable on the latest reverse engineering threats and attack techniques
 Participate in verification tests of anti-tamper implementations
 Support DoD anti-tamper working groups
 25% to 40% travel required

 B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related engineering disciplines
 1-5 years of engineering experience, to include systems engineering, electronic design, software development, system integration and/or test and failure analysis
 Working knowledge of modern electronic components, to include microprocessors, FPGAs, and ASIC technologies
 Proficient technical writing skills to generate technical documents and presentations
 Good verbal communication skills, comfortable interacting with technical peers and the ability to work as part of a team required
 Good analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
 Experience with DoD sensor and weapon system engineering and development desired
 Hardware and/or software reverse engineering experience is a plus
 Experience with Defensive Cyber technologies and techniques is a plus


 #Engineering - Electrical


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
No school grade completed
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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