Reverse Engineer

  • Battelle
  • Columbus, OH 43201
  • 13 days ago


Job Description

Battelle’s founding mission “to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefit” is as relevant today as when we opened our doors over 90 years ago.

Our science and technology enhance society's well-being and create critical innovations that drive scientific advances for the future.

We conduct groundbreaking research and development, design and manufacture leading-edge products, and deliver critical services for commercial and government customers.

Our work meets the needs of the nation when it matters most, and Battelle is committed to driving innovation today and for generations to come.


Do you have a passion for understanding how things work, and ultimately, how they break?

Do you enjoy working with discovering vulnerabilities and debugging programs with tools like gdb or QIRA?

Does creating automated, scalable and reverse engineering tools and pipelines excite you?

If you answered yes to these questions, this is the job for you!

Battelle is seeking a Reverse Engineer to join an elite team of Engineers to solve the toughest Computer Science problems in the world; position located in Columbus, OH.

In this role, you will work with disassemblers and debuggers to quickly understand how embedded devices operate.

You will use and build tools that push past the edge of current tools and techniques.

In a given day you will research and debug an embedded device while getting the chance to bounce ideas off of a close-knit team of researchers.

We have the tools and the mentors you will need to take yourself to the next level and who are eager to learn from your experience.

We are a not for profit 501c3, which means that we invest in our employees and ideas.

We fund internal research and development ideas, we have paid training budgets, and we have unlimited snacks and coffee.

Our work environment is t-shirt/jeans, flexible hours, and once a week we will play together on a CTF.


Ability and willingness to obtain a government security clearance

Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, EE or related field with 3 years of experience, or master’s degree in related field with 2 years of experience, or Ph. D. with 1 year of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

Ability to understand C or C++

Experience with OS internals

Strong understanding in reading assembly language and using debugging tools

Ability to use a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)

Experience working with disassemblers such as IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or radare2

Understanding of networking fundamentals

Experience with PC and embedded systems architectures such as x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and others.

Ability to work individually and in small fast paced team environments

Passion and drive to constantly need to improve your skill set


Experience using fuzzing tools such as AFL or Peach

Concolic analysis research and implementation

Experience emulating embedded platforms for live debugging


Learn (tuition assistance, paid training) and teach (get published, speak at a conference)

Software and Intellectual Property development royalty sharing

Mentorship and learning culture

Internally funded and guided research projects with large amounts of individual autonomy while working from home, if desired, up to 30% time

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The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members.

No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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