Research Innovations Incorporated is hiring a
Vulnerability Researcher in United States

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Vulnerability Researcher
🏢 Research Innovations Incorporated
💵 ~$172k-$237k
📍United States
📅 Posted on Jun 12, 2024


The job is for a Vulnerability Research SkillBridge Intern at RII's Cyber Security team. The intern will conduct reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis, research operating system and application internals, develop and enhance functionality, model in-memory compiled application behavior, participate in the Vulnerability Research mentorship program, and more. Requires active US Secret security clearance.


  • Proficient understanding of wireless networking and associated security protocols
  • Strong grasp of legacy exploit mitigations and bypass techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of security and network fundamentals
  • Programming experience with both scripted languages (preferably Python3) and compiled languages (preferably C)
  • Familiarity with low-level architectures such as x86, ARM, or MIPS
  • Experience with operating system internals and implementations
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills


  • Conducting in-depth reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis across various architectures and platforms
  • Researching and analyzing operating system and application internals, identifying and understanding security strengths and weaknesses of those systems
  • Developing and enhancing functionality by adding features and capabilities to undocumented interfaces
  • Modeling and analyzing in-memory compiled application behavior to identify potential vulnerabilities and improve security measures
  • Developing and understanding mobile/embedded systems and kernel modules, particularly related to vulnerability research
  • Participating actively in our extensive Vulnerability Research mentorship program, sharing knowledge and collaborating with colleagues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with vulnerability research and reverse engineering of real-time operating systems (RTOS), such as FreeRTOS, QNX, or VxWorks
  • Bachelor's or postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with software protection and binary armoring techniques
  • Proficiency in agile development methodologies, including Scrum or Kanban
  • Familiarity with low-level iOS/Android development and associated security considerations
  • Knowledge of hypervisors and their security implications
  • Proficiency in malware analysis
  • Experience with constraint solving techniques
  • Background in machine learning, particularly in the context of vulnerability analysis and detection


  • Flexible work schedules
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with a company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to wellness programs
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