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Sr Software Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 04/01/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00168

Job Description

About the Role:
  • This Contractor role collaborates with a team of OS/BSP and Embedded Software problem solvers to test and evaluate Ground Vehicle Combat systems for operating within internal and external Tactical Network Domains. Perform SE Linux analysis on cross-domain solutions, Multi-Level Security (MLS), and Multi-Category Security (MCS) policies. Assist team members with creating potential exploits from vulnerabilities found within the SE Linux policy. Build capabilities by learning from others'expertise within our diversely skilled team. Produce a security enhanced, custom, built up Linux distribution, newly developed and existing software applications.

On-site presence:
  • Due to the nature of the work, this role may require on-site presence up to 100%.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Experience in implementing solutions to real security problems. Experience with system architecture, design, test and implementation.
  • Ability to identify security vulnerabilities in the system components or network devices and provide innovative solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design, and technology.
  • Experience working with Secure Linux based servers, troubleshooting Linux boot issues and providing fixes as required.
  • Produce reports and documents in support of system requirements and security certifications, write/contribute to white papers.
  • Intimately familiar with Linux OS security processes, issues, and challenges.
  • Be a leader and mentor to junior engineers.
  • Past performance within the DoD, or a similarly regulated environment
  • Experience with the RMF process.

Technical requirements of the role:
  • Experience leading a team doing SELinux Policy development.
  • Experience troubleshooting other SELinux policies.
  • Understanding of RefPol and its limitations.
  • Experience doing formal policy analysis.
  • Solid understanding of the TCP/IP stack.
  • Experience with packet analysis tools (such as Wireshark) and analyzing Protocol Data Units (PDUs).
  • Experience with common Linux scripting / shell utilities.
  • Bash/sh / Python / Perl / Awk / Sed, etc.
  • Experience with the following tracing/debugging tools.
  • Strace, Ltrace, Ftrace, gdb, etc.
  • Familiar with technologies to enable applications to run with least privilege, and avoid full root permission, including Linux Capabilities (getcap/setcap), seccomp, containers, etc.
  • Experience with managing and securing Linux Containers (LXC), Docker Containers.
  • Experience working within virtualized environments - kvm / qemu, libvirt, VirtualBox, etc.
  • Familiar with enhanced Linux security hardening techniques -cgroups, namespaces, seccomp, capabilities, SELinux, etc.
  • Experience with Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence).
  • Experience with tools such as Bitbake, Yocto, Linux, RTOS VxWorks.
  • Experience with preempt-rt, or other preemptable Linux solutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications / What you must have:
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Seeing a candidate with at least 7-10 years work experience in software including 3 plus years experience with Cybersecurity (required) AND Minimum of 1 year experience using SELinux analysis or development.
  • Must have experience using Linux command line to include scripting and automating basic tabs.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • The candidate will need to have strong written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information / Desired Experience:
  • This position will require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance. (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance).
  • Previous experience working on ground combat Vehicles desired.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and/or weekend overtime as required.
This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Terry Walton
Technical Recruiter

Terry Walton was brought into Contract Professionals, Inc. to act as highly specialized and experienced technical recruiter, with a focus on engineering and informational technology. Known industry wide for his ability to cultivate and recruit best in class candidates, Terry was named the number one recruiter (out of 45 recruiters) with his previous employer, for more than six consecutive years. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Club from 2017-2019.

Passionate about mentoring others, Terry also has extensive experience training new recruiters to navigate the entire recruitment life cycle; providing novice recruiters with the education, skills, and tools necessary to become successful staffing specialists.

Terry was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University in 2003.

Terry is happily married to Jennifer Walton. Together they have three boys: Houston 15, Phoenix 11, and Kingston 8. All their children play school and travel basketball, baseball, and football. A sports enthusiast himself, Terry coaches AAU All-Star Basketball. He is also the Head Coach of Grade School Tackle Football for Butler, PA.

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