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Senior Fuzzing & Cyber Tools Software Developer with Security Clearance

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts
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June 20, 2024
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact [email protected].


Draper is actively seeking candidates to support current and future offensive cybersecurity projects across a variety of domains supporting the United States of America's national interest and advancing cutting edge research in the fields of Reverse Engineering, Vulnerability Research, and cyber security tool development. Due to the nature of delivering mission-critical capabilities and developing novel applications, the ideal candidate should utilize an interdisciplinary approach to problems and leverage knowledge in other domains and fields. The position has the opportunity to contribute to numerous development efforts encompassing: reverse engineering, exploit development, red teaming, offensive cyber security projects, fuzzing, obfuscation, binary uplifting, and program analysis and synthesis. Ideal candidates should be knowledgeable in designs and development of core fuzzing technology, and experience with developing new and existing fuzzing features.


Required Qualifications:

Within the Offensive Cyber Security group we acknowledge that many people in the field may have non-traditional educational paths and we want to encourage all potential applicants to apply. Applicants should satisfy at least one of the following pathways, or a combination of multiple:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Approximately 5+ years of job or personal experience in the field, with work related directly to cyber tool development, reverse engineering, and/or vulnerability research.

  • Experience writing, deploying and optimizing fuzzers.

  • Deep knowledge of C & C++ development.

  • B.S., M.S. or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent with 5+ years of relevant experience.

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Experience writing, deploying and optimizing fuzzers.

  • Deep knowledge of C & C++ development.

  • Experience building security tools and automation that scale.

  • Fluency and experience developing tools in one of the following preferred programming languages:

    • Assembly, C, C++, Python, Rust

Desired Personal Skills:

The Offensive Cyber Security group strives to ensure that we all continually improve our technical and personal skillsets to ensure that we remain at the forefront of novel research and development. As such we strongly believe that having a healthy and positive team environment is essential for encouraging individual and team growth.

  • Personable, friendly, and willingness to engage with peers.

  • Enthusiastic about personal and group based technical growth.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others to aid in knowledge transfer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Systems Security, Embedded Development, and Formal Methods.

  • Experience with Reverse Engineering, Vulnerability Analysis, and Exploitation development.

  • Understanding of common types of software and/or hardware vulnerabilities and exploits.

  • Contributions to open source projects that are relevant to cyber security.

  • Background in secure coding best practices and code auditing.

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance.

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