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POST DATE 10/9/2017
END DATE 1/2/2018

Lincoln Labs/MIT Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Position Description:
When you spend your summer working as a Cyber Security Capability Developer, you'll be contributing to the development of tools and techniques for software or hardware cyber security or cyber capability development. You'll be working with software or hardware system reverse engineering and exploitation. We define system exploitation as gaining and maintaining unauthorized control over a system. Your main areas of research include cyber tool development and system analysis of offensive or defensive cyber tools and systems, automated vulnerability discovery, reverse engineering, software protection mechanisms, static analysis and dynamic instrumentation.

Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related coursework in at least two of the following topic areas: Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Programming Languages, Mathematics or Algorithms. Candidate should also have proficiency in Python and C/C++ programming or similar languages.

Desired Skills (nice to have a few of these:

* Operating system internals

* Computer security, vulnerability assessment

* Static or dynamic analysis

* Vulnerability discovery and analysis

* Virtualization implementation or instrumentation techniques

* Compiler construction

* Embedded systems firmware reverse engineering

* Anti-debugging or anti-instrumentation techniques and countermeasures

About the Cyber System Assessment Group:

Our Cyber System Assessments Group performs software and hardware reverse engineering, vulnerability research and discovery, and system exploitation. We develop and prototype cutting-edge capabilities for our operational partners in the U.S. government. We look for, find, and demonstrate cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems so that vulnerabilities in U.S. systems can be corrected, and vulnerabilities in other systems are better understood. Our team achieves success through technical excellence in understanding and exploitation of cyber systems, threat modeling, malware, and rapid prototyping of new capabilities. Right, we get to do some serious stuff.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation's first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to solve problems critical to national security. Decade after decade, our people have envisioned incredible technology - and projects that start out as vital to national security often become just as vital to the everyday technology of the future. More than 700 patents have been granted for technologies developed by the Laboratory’s staff. And in the past two years, Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded eight R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most technologically significant innovations.

If you’d like to contribute to U.S. National security in an environment of incredible innovation, consider bringing your career to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to realizing our vision of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our enterprise. Due to the unique nature

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