Cyber/EW Research Engineer I

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 27, 2024

Raytheon BBN's Network and Cyber/EW Technology group delivers creative solutions for our government customers' critical Cyber/EW and security problems.  We are looking for creative, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated scientists, engineers, and developers who want to create, contribute to, and grow cutting-edge research projects.


Among the things we do:

  • Analyze computers, networks, and signals to understand how they work and how to break them
  • Develop new and advanced security techniques in embedded, Internet of Things, and traditional systems
  • Create or investigate new types of cyber physical systems
  • Develop next-generation cyber and EW capabilities
  • Disassemble and analyze binary code

Although the work changes from one project to the next, it’s always challenging, and it always makes a difference. Projects at BBN are generally short in nature, anywhere from 6 to 18 months in length, though some are longer, and consist of small teams requiring close interaction with customers and other team members.

Job Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant technical field
  • Demonstrated passion for technology
  • Solid, creative programming skills using one or more of: C/C++, Python, Matlab or equivalent languages
  • Coursework and/or experience designing, developing, modifying, and debugging software or hardware systems or prototypes, with concrete examples of coding projects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Position may require some amount of overnight travel
  • This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.  Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with security concepts (confidentiality/integrity/availability, authentication/authorization, etc.)
  • Building software for embedded devices and consumer electronics (e.g., ARM, Arduino/Raspberry Pi, Linux, Windows OS, Android, iOS)
  • Understanding of OS internals (e.g., Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android)
  • Understanding of cyber-physical system operations and security considerations
  • Experience with disassemblers (e.g., IDA pro, Ghidra)
  • Experience using debuggers such as gdb or WinDbg
  • Understanding binary or systems reverse engineering
  • TCP/IP networking fundamentals and tools (e.g., iptables, firewalls, tcpdump, wireshark, packet analysis)
  • Signal processing
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Experience applying the scientific method to challenging mission problems
  • Active security clearance at TS level or higher
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