Cyber Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-NM-White Sands
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Position Category
Cyber Security
Cyber Mission


Peraton is seeking a Cyber Systems Reverse Engineer to join our team of skilled, diverse individuals supporting various government projects.


Location: White Sands, NM (Candidate must reside at the customer location)


Peraton’s Advanced Cyber Effects (ACE) Group conducts full-scope tests on operational USG platforms, embedded computing systems, and traditional IT assets. The ACE Group analyzes Systems Engineering artifacts, e.g. Interface Control Documents (ICDs), system architectures, and other design documents to find logical or dangerous system functions and functionality.


Source code is manually reviewed by experts to identify vulnerabilities. If source code is not available, then the ACE Group typically reverse engineers custom network protocols and compiled software/firmware to identify vulnerabilities.  Once vulnerabilities have been identified the ACE Group develops custom exploits to test and validate.


  • Lead the development of solutions to national security threats with products that may involve kernel module development, reverse engineering or vulnerability research of network and communication systems. 
  • Conduct software and hardware reverse engineering using reverse engineering tools such as Ghidra, Radare, Binary Ninja, HexRays, and IDA Pro.
  • Perform a variety of tasks that may include specialization in several sub-fields such as kernel mode programming for platforms such as Windows and Linux in C, C++, or Assembly, reverse engineering of various instruction set architectures including x86, x64, MIPS, PPC, or ARM, and vulnerability analysis.
  • Perform penetration testing, verification, and validation.
  • Utilize software development skills including a proficiency with scripting languages. Advanced knowledge of computer networking, modern software development environments, embedded programming, and software configuration management tools.
  • Utilize a detailed understanding of network programming and common network protocols and technical leadership of junior engineers working in the same discipline.
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle.
  • Validate system security requirements definition and analysis, establish system security designs, implement security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures.
  • Perform analysis of complex software to determine functionality, intent, and vulnerabilities in design and interfaces specific to custom software systems.
  • Advise US Government programs on defensive and offensive cyberspace mission impacts, improvements, and mission expansion opportunities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Or 5 years of relevant experience with a Master’s degree. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in vulnerability analysis.
  • Demonstrated software programming experience in C/C++.
  • Experience reverse engineering hardware or software.
  • Experience identifying vulnerabilities in code.
  • Experience working in one or more low level assembly language.
  • Familiarity with disassemblers such as IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or others.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level II or higher, within six months of hire.
  • U.S. citizenship and an Active DoD Secret Clearance



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

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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