Senior Vulnerability Researcher

RTX

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(263)

Annapolis Junction, MD

Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.
  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.
  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.
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    Position summary

    ndertaken in small teams with close coordination with customers. All our engineers write code, but many of our engineers spend as much time taking systems apart as building new ones. A typical day can involve studying disassembly or writing Python to audit a piece of C++ code.

    Information security continues to be a growth industry. We are constantly looking to find the right candidates who can do this challenging work.

    Required Skills:

    • Experience with C or C++

    • Typically requires 4+ years of professional experience

    • 3 or more of the "desired skills" below

    Desired Skills:

    • Understanding of OS Internals (any major OS)

    • Experience with Vulnerability Research

    • Experience reading or writing assembly (x86, x64, ARM, PPC, MIPS, SPARC, 68k, or others)

    • Experience developing embedded systems

    • Understanding of network protocols (TCP/IP stacks, wire-level protocols, RF communications, BGP, routing protocols, or others).

    • Understanding of exploit mitigations such as DEP and ASLR

    • Experience using reverse engineering tools such as IDA Pro, HexRays, Ghidra, Binary Ninja, or objdump.

    • Experience using debuggers such as gdb, WinDbg, OllyDbg

    • Experience with BDI/JTAG

    • Experience with modern C++ development, such as RAII, C++11 and C++14.

    • Experience building and using tools to find, exploit, and productize vulnerabilities in complex software systems

    Security Clearance
    Qualified applicants may be subject to a security investigation and must meet minimum qualifications for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship is required**. An active Secret clearance required**. Qualified applicants must meet the requirements to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

    Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation's most mission impactful initiatives.

    When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world's most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

    At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we'll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

    Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team.

    The salary range for this role is 85,000 USD - 179,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

    Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

    Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

    This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

    RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

    RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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    Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.
  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.
  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.