Cybersecurity Firmware Engineer, Mid

Last Updated: December 28, 2023By

Job title: Cybersecurity Firmware Engineer, Mid

Company: Booz Allen Hamilton

Job description: Cybersecurity Firmware Engineer, Mid

Key Role:

Collaborate with a team of creative problem solvers to test and evaluate systems through a Whitebox adversarial approach for a national agency to support military clients. Assess hardware and software-based systems based on the NIST 800-53 risk management framework (RMF) security controls. Conduct testing and analysis to identify vulnerabilities and potential threat vectors in systems and networks, develop exploits, and engineer attack methodologies. Apply specific functional and working or industry knowledge. Develop or contribute to solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity, when needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in the electrical or computer engineering field
  • Experience with ASIC design flows and FPGA architecture
  • Experience with VHDL or OpenCL firmware programming
  • Experience with HDL verification techniques, including SystemVerilog or OVM/UVM
  • Experience with Simulation and Synthesis of HDL code
  • Knowledge of an FPGA device, including Xilinx, Intel, or Microsemi
  • Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to obtain a DoD-8570 IAT-Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CYSA, SSCP, or GSEC Certification, within 6 months of hire

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher-level code development, including Nvidia CUDA, OpenCL, Simulink HDL Coder, and Xilinx System Generator
  • Experience with penetration testing or adversarial emulation
  • Experience analyzing and executing test plans and procedures
  • Experience developing or analyzing technical documentation
  • Experience with Silicon LABS Simplicity Studio, Eclipse, Git, GitHub, GitLab, or GCC
  • Knowledge of hardware or firmware simulation tools, including MatLab
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing functions and automata theory
  • Knowledge of Linux distributions, including Redhat, CentOS, and Kali Linux
  • Knowledge of digital board design of complex mixed-signal boards to support FPGAs
  • TS/SCI clearance


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $58,300.00 to $133,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
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  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Expected salary: $58300 – 133000 per year

Location: Rome, NY

Job date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 07:58:54 GMT

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