Mobile Application Security Engineer

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a mobile application, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden mobile apps and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your skills to design and build systems for assessing mobile application security? We’re looking for an engineer who can create solutions for mobile application security that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As a mobile application security engineer on our project, you’ll build tools that identify threats in Android and iOS applications and use these tools to perform real security assessments for clients. You’ll coordinate work with in house developers and client teams to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to application design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions, to maintain a balance of security and business or mission needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of mobile applications. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like mobile application security vetting, standards mapping, and confirmation testing. You’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like Cloud computing and reverse engineering, while building peace of mind in a critical infrastructure. Join our team, as we improve mobile application security through Cybersecurity. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required.

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Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

You Have:

-Experience with Android or iOS application teardown, development, pen-testing, or reverse engineering

-Knowledge of Android, iOS, Linux/Unix, Python, Bash, Git, Wireshark, and OWASP Mobile Top 10

-Ability to dive deep into new research, write Python code, write widely readable technical documents, automate technical processes, develop code following required coding standards, and conduct reviews of assessment results with clients

-HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

-Knowledge of Java, C, Objective C, Swift, Assembly, SSL/TLS Man-In-The-Middle, OWASP MASVS, NIAP, AWS, or Azure

-Ability to read assembly and write Java, Kotlin, Obj-C, or Swift code

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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