FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics is seeking a FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker to join a diverse team to create solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber, and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Foreign Weapon Systems branch goals include the characterization, analysis, testing, and ultimate defeat of all types of threat weapons systems including foreign missiles and radars. This group concentrates primarily on electrical, sensor, optical, and firmware aspects of the systems, but will engage any part of the system that advances our goals. This is hands-on work involving actual threat weapon hardware. Our team develops equipment to control and test these threats in a Hardware-in-the-Loop environment. We also specialize in the development of countermeasure concepts and equipment.

The FPGA and Microcontroller Hacker will use commercial and custom methods to retrieve FPGA and microcontroller firmware, reverse-engineer FPGA bitstreams and configuration data, disassemble microcontroller binaries, and decompile C programs. This work includes developing custom hardware techniques, as well as custom software to aid and automate the reverse-engineering of various types of software and firmware binaries. This position will also have responsibility for analysis of tracking, guidance, and counter-countermeasure algorithms contained within missile and radar systems. The goal of this analysis will be to describe the threat capabilities and vulnerabilities against the U.S. systems that oppose it. Test benches will be developed to verify analysis and further characterize the signal processing chain. Weapon system instrumentation and testing will be supported for data collection purposes. Once analysis is complete, efforts will continue towards developing countermeasures for the threat system in order to ensure its defeat in combat.

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Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of various FPGA and computer architectures.

Candidate must have experience in FPGA or ASIC design and verification.

Candidate must have experience with FPGA or ASIC synthesis and simulation tools.

Candidate must have work experience in embedded software design.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience with hardware description languages including Verilog or VHDL.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience using C++/C and assembly languages.

Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

 

Other Qualifications

Preference will be shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • Experience with HDL test bench design.
  • Experience in debugging of complex devices or systems using standard digital and analog test equipment.
  • Experience working with general purpose microprocessors in a hands-on environment.
  • Experience with hardware protocol analysis and digital signal processing.

 

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

 

 

Job Number:
01.01.02-325
Closing Date:
03/22/2020
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