Cyber System Exploitation Co-Op

Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The 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 find and demonstrate cyber vulnerabilities so that vulnerabilities in U.S. systems can be corrected, and so that vulnerabilities in other systems are better understood.  Top U.S. Government leadership relies on us for our expert guidance, and our technical role with our U.S. Government sponsors is considered essential to the success of their missions.


As a Cyber System Exploitation Co-Op, you will work with a team of experts to conduct research and development on offensive software (malware). Your project will build your technical skills and experience through several lines of effort, including developing systems to enable malware reverse engineering, researching novel and creative techniques to automate reverse engineering, developing metrics, performing exploratory data analysis on large malware corpora, building new malware corpora, and developing distributed systems for large-scale automated malware analysis.


Desired technical skills:


    - Malware reverse engineering

    - Static/dynamic software analysis

    - Windows/Linux OS internals

    - Python

    - PostgreSQL

    - VMware/QEMU

    - Elasticsearch/Logstash/Kibana

    - Docker/Kubernetes

    - Git

    - Jenkins

    - Technical writing/presentation


This position will be filled for co-op projects that run from Summer (May/June/July) through Fall (December) 2021.


Candidates must be a junior or senior undergraduate, or a graduate, degree candidate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Physics, or similar technical program.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, MIT Lincoln Laboratory prioritizes the safety of its employees; applicants should be willing to adhere to all required safety policies and procedures. This co-op position will be primarily remote, with the option for some on-site work as dictated by Laboratory COVID-19 policies.


Job Description

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


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.




Requisition ID: 32568 

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