Vulnerability Researcher - CSI VA

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

We take our work and our fun seriously. We refuse any work that isn?t hard and engaging. We make sure our engineers have the tools they need to do their jobs, and focus on recognizing results. Our research and development projects cover the spectrum of security technologies for Computer Network Operations. If it runs code, somebody in our office has looked at it.

Key areas of focus include:

Reverse Engineering

Vulnerability Research

Wireless and Network Communications

Constraint Solving

Exploit mitigation techniques

Candidates must be able to play both sides of the fence, both defeating and developing new and advanced security techniques. Projects will be undertaken in small teams with close coordination with customers to quickly enhance capabilities or resolve issues in existing tools.

Information security continues to be a growth industry and we are constantly looking to find the right candidates who can do this challenging work.


Proficient in one or more assembly languages (x86, ARM, etc?)

Expertise in one or more scripting languages (e.g., Python or Ruby)

Highly knowledgeable in Information Security attack and defense

Strong foundations in computer architecture and operating systems

Software development experience in C/C++

Detailed understanding of and experience in Vulnerability Research (VR) / Reverse Engineering (RE)

Proficiency with disassemblers / debuggers ? (e.g., IDA Pro, GDB, Windbg)

A minimum of 4-6 years of applicable experience

Highly Desirable:

Familiarity with PE/ELF file formats, linkers, and compilers

Experience solving Capture-the-Flag (CTF) challenges

Experience developing and/or reversing Software Protection / Obfuscation techniques

Embedded development/reverse engineering experience

Strong understanding of and experience with cryptographic protocols

(Active) U.S. Government Security Clearance

As the majority of our customers are government agencies, all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required. All candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Degrees are not required for our positions, but they can be helpful. Certifications are neither helpful nor required.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.