CNO Analyst Programmer

The Opportunity:

As a computer network operations (CNO) specialist, you know that embedded and application developers, reverse engineers, and vulnerability analysts all play key roles in the CNO capability development lifecycle. We’re looking for someone like you to flex your problem-solving prowess in a rapidly evolving systems security research and development environment.

As a CNO capability development specialist on our team, you’ll support full project lifecycles. Guiding an agile team of professionals, you’ll manage reverse engineering and vulnerability analyses of diverse software problems. You’ll inform operational parameters for complex systems, as well as leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to influence the delivery of your work. Using your network operations experience, you’ll determine what the art of the possible is and what can be done, and then you’ll bring it to life for your clients. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely.

Help us combat the most advanced adversaries and defend national security.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:  

  • 5+ years of experience with computer network operations capability development and engineering services, including defense and exploitation to gain strategic advantages

  • Experience with advanced software development, analytic development, and DevOps techniques for malware variants, advancing crypt capabilities, and emerging unknown protocols

  • Experience gathering requirements, designing and developing approaches for product security and resilience cryptographic solutions, and anti-forensic measures

  • Experience in delivery of solutions within software development, reverse engineering, vulnerability research, and exploit development teams  

  • Experience researching notable vulnerabilities, research papers, vulnerability analysis, and concept solutions, and distilling this information and imparting it to leadership, peer groups, and clients 

  • Experience with existing and emerging CNO enabling architectures, data flows, interfaces, and frameworks in the OCO mission space 

  • Experience using automation and virtualization to deploy, maintain, and sustain capabilities, developing and executing strategies for countering or mitigating environmental challenges, security and policy constraints, and system or architecture limitations

  • TS/SCI clearance 

  • Bachelor’s degree 

Nice If You Have:   

  • 3+ years of experience with computer programming in C/C++, Python, Assembly, or PerlScript  

  • 2+ years of experience in big data platforms, black box testing, cloud computing, disassembly, global telecommunications system architectures and protocols, protocol analysis, ICS/SCADA design and systems, software debugging, streaming analytics, or vulnerability management or mitigation 

  • Experience in telecommunications operations, computer network operations, SIGINT collection operations, information security (INFOSEC) or information assurance, or research and development  

  • Experience in exploit development and malware reverse engineering  

  • Experience with Unix, Linux, RTOS, or Wind River VxWorks 


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

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.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

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 $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (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.

EEO Commitment

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