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2018-06-212018-07-21

Senior Wireless Security Research Engineer - CIPHER

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA
  • Job Code
    493648
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Senior Wireless Security Research Engineer - CIPHER

ID: 493648
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Countermeasures, Cybersecurity, Electronic Warfare, Embedded Systems, RF, Signal Processing, Testing, Threat Systems

Job Description

GTRI/CIPHER seeks a highly motivated individual with 3-12 years of work experience to support wireless network vulnerability analysis and exploitation. The candidate will perform research in discovering and analyzing security vulnerabilities associated with a wide variety of wireless communication systems. Technical disciplines that may be required in these efforts include test, evaluation and reverse engineering of RF communications systems; development of software defined radio (SDR) algorithms to support reverse engineering and testing; communications theory; RF signal collection and analysis; communication protocol analysis; and countermeasures and vulnerability analysis for RF communication systems. Software defined radio experience is required. Skills in software reverse engineering, computer programming, or working with test and measurement equipment are a plus.

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and four (4) years of relevant full time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Related Field
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • Ability to earn a Master’s degree within five years of employment
  • Experience using and developing transmit/receive algorithms for software defined radios (such as X-MIDAS, GNU radio, Redhawk, Matlab)
  • Familiarity with design and/or testing of RF communications systems
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Final DoD TS security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with design and/or testing of RF communications devices
  • Experience with developing countermeasures against RF communications systems (jamming, spoofing, replay attacks, etc.)
  • Experience with software reverse engineering tools (IDAPro, advanced debuggers, etc.)
  • Familiarity working with test and measurement equipment such as spectrum analyzers and logic analyzers
  • Familiarity with a variety of modulation and coding schemes
  • Familiarity with frequency hop communications systems
  • Familiarity with communication protocols used in military RF communication systems
  • Familiarity with security features associated with RF communication systems
  • Experience working with the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community
  • DCID 6-4 for SCI eligibility

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Top Secret Clearance

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .

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