Northrop Grumman

Vulnerability Research Engineer Positions

09 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017
Bramble Bentley
Clearance Level
BPSS, DBS, DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 

The Cyber Solutions Division of Northrop Grumman in Gloucestershire are seeking Cyber security research engineers to work as part of a wider development team within a rapidly changing fast paced environment.

The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Vulnerability research across multiple operating ecosystems (Windows, iOS, OSX, Android, Linux, etc)
  • Understanding of networking protocols
  • Understanding of low level software architectures

Essential criteria:
  • BSc (2.1) or above in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Knowledge of assembly and various scripting languages
  • Experience in reverse engineering
  • Understanding of cryptography and cryptographic systems
  • An understanding of Agile Software Development
  • Proven analytical and systematic approach to resolving issues in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Commitment to an ethos of superior service and the ability to work effectively whilst under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to meet the needs of a wide range of external and internal service clients and to develop effective working relationships with our customers and partners.   
  • Ability to work without supervision to organise, prioritise, delegate and complete multiple tasks on an ongoing basis.
  • Commitment to working as a member of a team which responds flexibly to changing pressures and demands.
Desired criteria:
  • Experience with C, C++, and obj-C
  • Experience with scapy
  • Experience in embedded system development’
  • Experience of automated testing tools
  • Experience of UK Government working practices.
Additional information:

  • Applicants must be able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances

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