• Sr Software Engineer – Research (Proof of Vulnerability)

    Job Locations US-NY-Ithaca
    Posted Date 10 months ago(6/13/2018 3:59 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Under guidance of a principal investigator (PI), a software engineer on a research project will implement innovative prototypes for proving the presence of vulnerabilities, thus improving the utility of information obtained by bug-finding techniques.


    This position is not eligible for any form of sponsorship, including OPT.


    A research-oriented software engineer is expected to:

    • Study and implement approaches drawn from academic literature or in-house design
    • Evaluate the resulting prototype implementation to test its value in addressing the research goals
    • Report results to the PI and respond by adapting the prototype to better address research goals
    • Contribute to presentations and written reports that keep research sponsors up to date on project progress
    • Prepare prototypes for demonstrations and evaluations by research sponsors
    • Respond to any last-minute complications to ensure a smooth and successful evaluation
    • Provide technical guidance and management for more junior software engineers



    • BS in computer science and 5 years of research or industrial experience
    • Advanced software application development skills in C and C++



    • Experience with fuzzers, at least using and configuring them; experience with AFL especially useful
    • Experience with symbolic execution
    • Experience with binary analysis, an ability to read assembly would be a plus
    • Experience with Windows binaries
    • Experience with penetration testing (e.g., using MetaSploit) or vulnerability demonstration
    • MS or PhD in Computer Science


    About the Company


    Innovation is at the heart of GrammaTech, and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of software research and development–from software assurance and software integrity to cyber‐security, threat mitigation and autonomic computing. We develop new technologies and see the results of our research incorporated into tools used by engineers and security professionals worldwide.


    GrammaTech was founded in 1988, with the firmly‐grounded purpose of helping today’s organizations develop tomorrow’s software. With a focus on the evolving cyber‐security landscape, software hardening and intelligent systems, we tackle the most challenging software issues through a constant stream of highly innovative research and commercial development programs. Headquartered in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York, we offer positions in Ithaca, NY and Madison, WI, as well as opportunities for remote employment.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health care plan options, a generous paid time off program, flexible hours, company‐sponsored employee pension plan, and opportunities for professional and personal development. 


    GrammaTech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 
    Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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