Vulnerability Researcher - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Entering ManTech’s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company” by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation’s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Vulnerability Researcher, in the Herndon, VA area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The Innovative Security Solutions (ISS) Division provides cyber solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations. Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer’s success is driving our growth.

A qualified candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities, but are not limited to:

•Perform as the technical SME.
•Perform applied research & development to analyze, design, & identify desired programmatic behaviors.
•Design, develop, document, test & debug applications software & systems that contain logical & mathematical solutions.
•Determine system capabilities based upon output requirements, input data acquisition, & programming.
•Ensure software standards are met.
•Direct teams performing static & dynamic analysis applying research tools for the purpose of vulnerability discovery, enhancement, or productization.
•Provide design ideas for new vulnerability discovery techniques.
•Expert in reverse engineering skills in hardware or software for the purpose of understanding &/or vulnerability discovery (e.g. heap sprays, ROP gadgets, DEP;ASLR; or CFG defeats).
•Expert knowledge of programming languages such as C, Assembly, & Python.
•Expert knowledge in multiple technology areas (e.g. Windows, Unix, Mobile, Network devices).Communicates status w/leadership & customers.
•Work on unusually complex technical problems & provides solutions that are highly innovative & ingenious.
•Serve as org spokesperson on projects &/or programs.
•Acts as advisor to management & customers on advanced technical research studies & applications.
•Considered a Lead and manages the work of others.
•Interact with customers to identify their specific requirements and provide expert advice and direction on optimal and efficient means of achieving their objective.
•Act as key team participant in internal security research endeavors.
•Engage in extensive reverse engineering of mobile and wireless technology.
•Perform vulnerability analysis of mobile/embedded platforms, applications, protocols, and supporting infrastructure.
•Thoroughly document, in a manner suitable for widespread publication, all aspects of research including everything from initial discovery to methods and procedures used to findings and future research steps.
•Maintain continuous awareness of threats, vulnerabilities, and techniques in mobile security and associated fields.
•Provide insight into mid and near future mobile security trends, give expert strategic direction, and contribute both original ideas and technical content.
•Limited travel as required

Security Requirements:
Must be a US Citizen, and ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance is required. Active/current Secret or higher clearances are highly preferable. Advertisement