Security Researcher
at Accenture Federal ServicesHerndon, VA
Accenture Federal Services delivers a range of innovative, tech-enabled services for the U.S. Federal Government to address the complex, sensitive challenges of national security and intelligence missions.

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Security Researcher

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is seeking a Security Researcher to support our cyber mission security work. The work will include analyzing software for vulnerabilities and developing respective cyber capabilities. Candidates will demonstrate practical experience designing, developing, and deploying tools integrating with command and control systems and deploying secure network transmission capabilities.

Here’s what you need:

Five (5) plus  years’ experience with reverse engineering compiled programs (e.g. C/C++)

Fluency reading common assembly languages (e.g. x86, x86-64, ARM)
Five (5) plus years’ experience developing in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Javascript)
Experience and familiarity with debuggers and decompilers (e.g. gdb, Binja, IDA Pro)
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance

Bonus points if you have:

Experience developing/defeating mitigations (e.g. ASLR, DEP, N^X)
Experience developing defeats of common anti-RE techniques (e.g. obfuscation)
Detailed understanding of embedded platforms (e.g. FPGA, physical memory)
Experience with securely implemented cryptographic primitives (e.g. AES-GCM, SHA256, ECDSA)
Familiarity with program analysis tools and techniques (e.g. control flow, heap grooming, taint tracing)
Experience with effective use of automated analysis (e.g. fuzzers, emulation, sandbox)
Deep knowledge of file systems and formats (e.g. ELF, PE, Mach-O)
Effective communication with customers and teammates
Experience developing proof-of-concept exploits
Active TS/SCI
Security Clearance:

Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearanceTS/SCI clearance preferred
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $88,100 – $123,400 and information on benefits offered is here.


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship required.