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Hardware/FPGA Engineer

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Network/System Administrator

Job Number: REQ_0000013880


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The Embedded Forensics and Reverse Engineering Department of the Cyber and Innovation Division within the Communications, Information, and Navigation Office (CINO) at Penn State University's Applied Research Lab is seeking an entry-level, versatile Engineer to support projects within the department. The department is involved in all aspects of cyber including the formulation of offensive techniques in both the embedded and enterprise worlds, vulnerability studies, reverse engineering and cyber tool development. 

Responsibilities of this position include: 

  • FPGA Development
  • Hardware Design
  • Software Development
  • Vulnerability Research
  • Exploit development
  • Offensive Tool Development
  • Reverse Engineering

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Science based discipline. A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferred. 

Requirements of this position include:

  • Knowledge of Vivado and the Zynq SoM
  • Proficiency in the use of logic analyzers. 

Preferred experience of this position includes:

  • Writing software in Python, JAVA, C/C++ and/or assembly language 
  • Understanding of file formats such as Intel HEX and/or Motorola S-Records and any FPGA files.

Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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