Senior Cybersecurity Engineer-16002

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Dayton, OH, Ohio, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 16002 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Secret 

Level of Experience: Senior 

Job Description

HII-MT is seeking technically minded, inquisitive candidates to join a select team investigating the security of complex embedded systems.  The ideal candidate has a strong multi-disciplinary foundation in digital and analog system architecture or design, has a hacker / pen-testing mindset, and excels at decomposing complex systems and protocols to understand how they work.  Duties will include evaluation and vulnerability assessments of existing systems and designs to include system architecture evaluation, protocol analysis, hardware and/or software vulnerability discovery, and documentation of findings or recommendations.  Viability and impact of findings will often require team members to develop proof-of-concept demonstrations of identified susceptibilities.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Performs engineering functions in one or more of the following specialties: electronics, electrical, mechanical, civil, naval, and/or chemical.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. (M.S. preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or other related technical disciplines
  • 9+ years of relevant experience OR 7+ years of experience with advanced degree
  • Working knowledge of modern computer architecture and electronic components, to include microprocessors, FPGAs, and ASIC technologies
  • Proficient technical writing skills to generate technical documents and presentations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, comfortable interacting with technical peers and teaming on projects
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with a least one scripting language (Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Proficient with at least one high-level programming language (C, C++, Java, Matlab, etc.), with demonstrated ability to quickly learn and comprehend new languages
  • Experience developing or analyzing low-level / assembly language code
  • Minimum Secret clearance required to start
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI w/ enhanced security checks

Preferred Requirements

  • “Red” or “Blue” team experience with cyber physical, weapon systems, automotive, or other complex embedded systems
  • Reverse engineering, bug hunting, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, or exploit development experience
  • Experience designing, testing or evaluating firmware
  • Experience conducting software and/or firmware vulnerability analysis using static or dynamic analysis/instrumentation and debugging tools
  • Experience using or developing fuzzing tools
  • Familiarity or experience conducting malware analysis
  • Familiarity with disassemblers and/or full system simulators (e.g., SIMICS)
  • Working knowledge of Linux operating systems
  • Working knowledge of network or communications protocols
  • Working knowledge of RF communications, radar theory, and/or electronic warfare
  • Working knowledge of IA concepts, including cryptographic algorithms and protocols

Physical Requirements

Office, industrial or shipboard environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances. Lifting and moving of materials not to exceed the guidelines set for one man lift.

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.