Riverside Research Institute

Software Reverse Engineer

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3301
Future Opportunities
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

The Riverside Research Engineering and Support Solutions (ESS) directorate conducts Research and Development (R&D) of cyber-physical attacks against embedded systems. As a Software Reverse Engineer, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of research engineers and scientists on a range of microelectronics research projects. You will be involved with hands-on reverse engineering, research, testing, and debug practices on state-of-the-art microelectronics embedded platforms. The position is in Dayton OH and requires a Top Secret security clearance (SCI Eligible).   Remote work is not available for this position. Travel is not expected to exceed two to three times a year.


  • Conduct white and black box reverse engineering, research, testing, and debug activities directly on equipment and embedded systems.
  • Document work, procedures, and findings.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Be accountable for reporting and managing individual work plans, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Work with Project Manager and Principal Investigator to plan, lead, and execute technical resource application to project; manage and communicate deliverable status and timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Active DoD Top Secret (TS/SCI or SCI Eligible)
  • Expert programming in C and Assembly for embedded microcontrollers.
  • Expert in usage of common debugging platforms and disassemblers.
  • Extensive experience in reverse engineering practices.
  • Able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of static and dynamic analysis of embedded systems architecture.
  • Bachelor’s degree in EE or related technical area with 8+ years relevant experience, a related technical Master’s degree with 6+ years relevant experience, or a PhD in a related technical area with 3+ years relevant experience.
  • Ability to manage timelines, product delivery, product quality.
  • Able to work individually and as a lead member of a multi-discipline team.
  • Experience leading a small technical team on research projects.
  • Willing to work in a secure US Government facility.
  • Interest in solving open-ended research challenges.
  • Experience presenting technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with IDA Pro or Ghidra.
  • Advanced knowledge of ARM controllers.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Python (preferred) or other scripting experience.
  • Software or Hardware reverse engineering experience.
  • Experience working in a secure US Government facility is desired.

Global Comp

$135,000 - $155,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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