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Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker to join a diverse team to create unique solutions 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 Dynetics San Antonio office is currently looking for a self-starting M&S engineer/subject matter expert who can professionally represent the company onsite at the government facility.
The FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker will use commercial and custom methods to retrieve FPGA and microcontroller firmware, reverse-engineer FPGA bitstreams and configuration data, disassemble microcontroller binaries, and decompile C programs. 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 also have responsibility for analysis of tracking, guidance, and counter-countermeasure algorithms contained within missile and radar systems. The goal of this analysis will be to describe the threat capabilities and vulnerabilities against the U.S. systems that oppose it. Test benches will be developed to verify analysis and further characterize the signal processing chain. Weapon system instrumentation and testing will be supported for data collection purposes. Once analysis is complete, efforts will continue towards developing countermeasures for the threat system in order to ensure its defeat in combat.
Candidate must possess a Bachelor's or higher Science or Engineering Degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.3 or higher GPA.
Candidate must demonstrate:
Experience with FPGA or ASIC synthesis and simulation tools.
Education or work experience in embedded software design.
Competency using C++/C and assembly languages.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Candidate must be a resident of Huntsville, AL or be willing to relocate to the Huntsville, AL, area.
The following experience is desirable:
Experience with HDL test bench design.
Experience in debugging of complex devices or systems using standard digital and analog test equipment.
Experience working with general purpose microprocessors in a hands-on environment.
Experience with hardware protocol analysis and digital signal processing.
Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.