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Software/Hardware Performance Research Engineer

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds 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 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
  • Strong C/C++ and Python programming expertise
  • Familiarity with VHDL/Verilog/System Verilog
  • Knowledge of code synthesis, code translation, and electronic design automation (EDA)
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures for efficient pattern matching in software / hardware implementations
  • Knowledge of formal software and hardware verification
  • Experience in system and hardware reverse engineering
  • Experience in developing and optimizing compilers
  • Experience in static software analysis (Ghidra, BinaryNinja, IDA) and script/plugin development
  • Experience in dynamic software analysis
  • Track record of building high quality software
  • Working knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, CI/CD toolchains)
  • Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Active Secret Clearance required.
  • (Top Secret prefered, SCI eligiblity strongly preferred)
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering discipline

Other Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus):
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, platforms and internals
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies
  • Experience in the U.S. DoD/IC research community


We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in computer performance research and development for full-time positions in our Cyber Security research group.

Candidates will work with teams to research, conceive, and develop prototypes, and should be adept at identifying successful approaches to complex problems. Our projects span several areas of interest, including (but not limited to):

  • Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.
  • Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation
  • Software and hardware reverse engineering
  • Static and dynamic binary analysis
  • Autonomous agent development

Research Engineers work as part of a team to design, implement, and test prototypes aimed at solving cutting-edge cyber security research problems. Research Engineers are expected to work independently in a collaborative technical environment; creativity and initiative are a plus.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2023-10-01

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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