Microcontroller and FPGA Hacker

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, and employee-owned company, is seeking a talented Microcontroller and FPGA Hacker to join a diverse team to create unique solution for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber, and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, and IT solutions.

The FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker will join our multidisciplinary team of engineers to solve technically challenging problems with innovative, cost-effective solutions in support of weapon system reverse engineering. This challenging position will allow for the opportunity to contribute immediately to important, meaningful work while working directly with a diverse team of experienced engineers.

Day to day work duties will include reverse-engineering FPGA bitstreams and configuration data, disassembling microcontroller binaries, decompiling C programs, and utilizing specialized lab equipment to extract data from various integrated circuits. This work includes developing custom hardware techniques, as well as custom software to aid and automate the reverse-engineering of various types of software and firmware binaries. This position will have responsibility for the characterization and vulnerability analysis of software and firmware embedded within missile and radar systems.


Basic Qualifications

Possess a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Candidate must have education and/or work experience designing and verifying FPGA designs.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience with hardware description languages including VHDL or Verilog.

Candidate must have experience with FPGA synthesis and simulation tools.

Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of various FPGA fabric architectures.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience using PC or microcontroller-based assembly language.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience developing test procedures and hardware setups.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who have expereince and/or working knowledge with:

  • Embedded system and PCB design.
  • Hardware reverse engineering or hacking of electronic systems.
  • Device physics and failure analysis.
  • Experience in VLSI circuit design.
  • Experience working with FPGAs, microcontrollers, and digital signal processors in a hands-on environment.


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance.



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