Electronics Exploitation Engineer - Deployment

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Peraton Labs


Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way. Peraton Lab’s cybersecurity research protects mission-critical systems and national cyber infrastructure through a broad range of initiatives in computer network defense, secure-by-design techniques and cyber operations and experimentation platforms.

  • The Electronics Exploitation Engineer (ELEX) shall provide digital forensics and electronics exploitation support for the C5ISR Center. 
  • The individual will be available and willing to deploy to OCONUS locations to include the CENTCOM and AFRICOM AORs for up to 6-month rotations. 
  • The EE will serve in relation to the collection and handling of recovered electronics devices, ensuring that triage and technical exploitation (TECHEX) occurs in accordance with organizational intelligence requirements. As the Subject Matter Expert, the EE must be able to work independently in isolated work environments. 
  • The EE will execute reach-back and coordination with CONUS-based engineering staff, as needed. 
  • The EE will be expected to generate forensics reporting from TECHEX generated products and will respond to any associated analytical requirements. 
  • Once requisite mission and technical orientation and training requirements have been satisfied, this position may require OCONUS deployment, to the CENTCOM or AFRICOM AORs. While deployed, responsibilities include installing, debugging, maintaining, upgrading of all assigned equipment as well as provide broad mission support, training, briefings, employing and fielding of the TECHEX capability to include the following: electrical forensics applications, tools, and systems.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Provide hands-on technical forensic exploitation support for electronics exploitation (EE), media exploitation (MEDEX), cell phone exploitation (CELLEX), electronic exploitation (ELEX), document exploitation (DOMEX), technical intelligence (TECHINT), and other unique exploitation missions.  
  • Conduct electronic analyses of target devices, including functional analyses of the target devices, understand and describe how the target functions from an electronic perspective – basic signaling characteristics; voltage levels; electrical connections; electrical modifications to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware; logic states; operating frequencies; component configuration identification; operating profiles/modes; operation in noisy electromagnetic environments; and susceptibility. 
  • Serve as subject matter expert in RF characterization. 
  • Publish reports and briefings in order to present characterization information, electronics vulnerabilities, and exploitation findings along with recommendations. 
  • Work with a team to respond to RFI’s and determine best consolidated solutions to problems. 
  • Design and implement characterization standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implement SOPs in daily functions. 


What You Must Have:

  • Active Secret clearance and ability to obtain a TS/SCI
  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • BS and 2-4 years’ experience (OR) Associates degree and 4-6 yrs experience or HS diploma and 8-10 yrs experience
  • An understanding of RF communications, with a particular emphasis on complete characterization of electronic circuits 
  • Experience in electronics engineering 
  • Experience using benchtop test equipment including Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, and other equipment
  • Perform standard RF measurements (e.g. occupied bandwidth, average power, pulse width) using the previous listed test equipment 
  • Experience in synthesizing and generating various types of RF waveforms using and arbitrary waveform generator 
  • Experience developing schematic diagrams from existing circuitry
  • Experience with reverse engineering

Would Be Nice if You Have:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering 
  • Experience using software and hardware tools to perform CELLEX, DOMEX, MEDEX and/or DRONE exploitation
  • Previous experience working in forensic exploitation labs, to include DFSC, DIA, FBI, CIA based labs 
  • Experience in reverse engineering electronic components and improvised circuits
  • Working knowledge of software defined radios (SDR). Able to interface with such units in order to modify, transmit, or receive RF signals for testing and development purposes
  • Basic Matlab (and other basic programming/scripting) skills should be able to apply digital signal processing techniques to communication signals. Techniques include digital filtering, sample rate conversion, frequency/phase estimation, demodulation, carrier recovery, timing recovery, channel equalization, pulse shaping, and forward error correction
  • Experience working with embedded systems such as Arduino and writing programs leveraging the SPI bus to configure and analyze various chipsets 
  • Previous OCONUS deployment experience 
  • Valid Passport with minimum 2 years of validity 

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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