Cipher Tech Solutions

Forensic Software Developer (Maryland) – Washington, DC

Software Developer in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-01-03

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Provide support in the form of application development, scripting, debugging, and value-added software development expertise to a digital forensic lab and malware reverse engineering section. Maintain existing software and develop new software to customer specifications.

Developers work with a variety of technologies including .NET (typically C#), Python, & SQL.

Linthicum, MD (Baltimore/Washington Area)

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Computer Engineering
Must be a US Citizen (no exceptions)
Minimum graduating GPA 3.25
Key qualities: Self-motivated, Detail-oriented, Strong work ethic
Familiarity with high and low level programming languages
Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages:
C, C++, C#, Java, or Python
Capable of debugging software applications
Able to gather testable software requirements
Able to participate in the design of new software applications
Familiarity with maintainable software processes including:
Software documentation
Source code versioning
Unit testing
Able to quickly adapt to new situations and problems
Able to operate in a mission-critical and time-sensitive environments
Education Requirements:

Entry Level:

Relevant Bachelor's Degree, with some programming experience outside of the classroom
No formal experience necessary, but some development experience is suggested; it does not need to be in a professional setting. We usually like to see that candidates have written a few substantial programs to give us confidence that they know what they are doing

Mid Level:

Relevant Bachelor's Degree plus minimum 5 years experience OR
Relevant Master's Degree plus minimum 3 years experience

Senior Level:

Relevant Bachelor's Degree plus minimum 10 years experience OR
Relevant Master's Degree plus minimum 8 years experience
Familiarity with or proficiency in more than one of the following: C, C++, C#, Java, Python
Familiarity with assembly languages
Familiarity with digital forensics
Familiarity with hex editors and working at the byte-level
Familiarity with the Windows API
Familiarity with IDA Pro
For entry-level candidates: Programming experience outside of a classroom, such as an internships, clubs, contributions to open source projects or other side projects

Be aware that you are applying for a job that requires a U.S. Government Security Clearance.

The U.S. government will not issue security clearances to recent users of illegal drugs. On your application to us, you must acknowledge that you have not engaged in any illegal drug use within the past twelve months (illegal drug use includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal substances, the misuse of prescriptions, the misuse of over-the-counter substances, and the use of medical or recreational marijuana that may be deemed legal at the state level but is still considered illegal by the federal government).



At Cipher Tech Solutions, Inc. (Cipher Tech), we take great pride in supporting some of the most mission critical work in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The majority of our company is comprised of extremely talented software developers who write production tools which directly support one of two missions: digital forensics and malware reverse engineering.

Digital forensics is the practice of extracting and processing evidence from computers, phones, tablets, cameras, flash-drives, and just about any other form of digital media. The results of our work are then used to support federal and military law enforcement, counter intelligence, and counter terrorist activities.

Malware reverse engineering is the practice of analyzing extremely advanced malicious code. The goal of a reverse engineer is to understand how the malicious code works and determine facts such as:

How did it infect the victim's computer What kind of information it is seeking to steal How is it communicating with the author (actor) Who that actor might be.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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