Job Description

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Cybersecurity Firmware Engineer, Senior

Key Role:

Collaborate with a team of creative problem solvers to test and evaluate systems through a Whitebox adversarial approach for a national agency to support military clients. Assess hardware and software-based systems based on the NIST 800-53 risk management framework (RMF) security controls and Raise the Bar (RTB) requirements. Conduct testing and analysis to identify vulnerabilities and potential threat vectors in systems and networks, develop exploits, and engineer attack methodologies. Responsible for code and design reviews for assessing security flaws in VHDL code. Perform code review following coding guidelines and static code analysis. Apply specific functional and working or industry knowledge. Responsible for mentoring junior-level staff and maintaining technical stakeholder communication. Develop or contribute to solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity, when needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in electrical or computer engineering with VHDL or Verilog Programming

  • Experience with ASIC design flows and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) architecture

  • Experience in FPGA development flow from logic design, place and route, timing analysis closure, simulation, verification, validation, and benchmarking

  • Experience with Xilinx, Intel, Lattice, and Microchip FPGA families and corresponding development tools

  • Experience with Simulation and Synthesis of HDL code

  • Knowledge of an FPGA device, including Xilinx, Intel, or Microsemi

  • Ability to mentor, explain, and teach others regarding complex, technical topics

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain a DoD-8570 IAT-Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CYSA, SSCP, or GSEC Certification within 6 months of start date

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher-level code development, including Nvidia CUDA, OpenCL, Simulink HDL Coder, and Xilinx System Generator

  • Experience in verification and simulation tools, including Modalism, Questa-sim, or ivavdo Design Suite

  • Experience with Silicon LABS Simplicity Studio, Eclipse, Git, GitHub, GitLab, or GCC

  • Experience with fuzzing hardware systems and components

  • Experience with communication protocols, including JTAG, UART, I2C, or SPI, and bus interfaces, such as AMBA and AXI Security, and Monitor IP, Security Watchdog Processor, and System on Chip and General Purpose CPU components

  • Knowledge of Linux distributions, including Redhat, CentOS, Kali Linux, and Python scripting

  • Knowledge of digital board design of complex mixed-signal boards to support FPGAs

  • Ability to interpret synthesis reports, perform timing analysis, and write FPGA design constraints

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, including interpersonal, collaboration, and presentation skills

  • Bachelor's degree

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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