Applied Physics Laboratory Cyber Technologies Reverse Engineer in Laurel, Maryland

Position Description


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Cyber Technologies Reverse Engineer.

Job Summary: Seeking a creative and inventive software developer who will participate in the development of thoughtful, innovative solutions to challenging problems in reverse engineering. Take advantage of leadership growth opportunities while you work with and contribute to a team of engineers and scientists who value innovation, drive, execution and positive results.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

**1. Collaborate with teams, analyze devices to characterize funtionality and identify vulnerabilities in support of problems of national importance. Create solutions for prototype and operational systems and develop solutions involving hardware and software analysis and development. (80%)

  1. Share knowledge by clearly articulating ideas through papers and presentations to technical staff, management and Government decision makers. Take advantage of opportunities to participate in working groups, sponsor meetings, proposal writing, and conferences. (20%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


Required Qualifications:

**BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 2+ years experience in software engineering. Knowledge of existing exploits and the ability to analyze software and hardware for vulnerabilities. Embedded systems software design and implementation. Hardware design and prototyping. Proficiency multiple processor architectures and assembly languages. Proficiency with software debuggers and analysis tools such as IdaPro. Ability to obtain a DoD secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications: MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5+ Years of relevant experience. A current DoD clearance, preferrably TS/SCI with polygraph, and prior experience working with Government agencies.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Primary Location: United States-Maryland-*Laurel

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 16206