Research Engineer

Dakota State University

Pierre, SD

ID: 7069307
Posted: August 31, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Dakota State University invites applicants at all levels for multiple full-time openings as a Research Engineer.

These positions are 12 month, full-time, and benefit-eligible. The positions will report to the lab director. Upper level placements will supervise teams of 8-10 in addition to student researchers.

• Review, isolate, analyze, and reverse engineer software programs.
• Document the specific capabilities of the specimen (code, virus, etc.) and understand the concept of exploitation scenario.
• Create a detailed technical report including proof-of-concept exploit code.
• Stay on top of the “vulnerability landscape” and be up-to-date on current attacks or potential attacks and prepare counter-measures (if possible) to thwart those attacks.
• Analyze common network services and software applications in order to discover new and potential vulnerabilities.
• Strong understanding of low-level computer fundamentals, assembler and processor architecture, and experience with C, C++ and assembly programming.
• Relevant experience involving WinDbg or OllyDbg, BinDiff, IDA Pro, and Ghidra.
• In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP.
• Desire to perform cyber security research on real-world software.
• Activities will include vulnerability assessment (source code auditing, fuzzing, etc), reverse engineering (static and dynamic analysis) and exploit development. Malware analysis will also be covered.

Minimum Qualification
• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as cyber operations, computer science, network security, computer engineering or similar field with demonstrated technical acumen and interest.
• Ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI FS+ clearance. Preference will be given to candidates that currently hold this clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in a technical field such as cyber operations, computer science, network security, computer engineering

These positions are contingent on grant funding

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a minimum of three supporting references which include email addresses and telephone numbers.

For questions concerning the position, send emails to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


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