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RTX Corporation Cyberspace Capability Developer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA105: BBN Headquarters 10 Moulton Street , Cambridge, MA, 02138 USA

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RTX BBN Technologies is looking for an outstanding candidate to start and lead as Cyberspace Capability Developer. Are you excited by the prospect of developing exploits, implants, and payloads to deter and defeat our Nation’s adversaries? If so, we want you to join our elite team of offensive cyberspace experts! At RTX BBN Technologies we develop creative cyber solutions for our customers' most critical, mission-focused needs. We are looking for creative, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated engineers who want to create, contribute to, and grow cutting-edge research and development projects for offensive cyberspace operations. We do more than just advanced the state-of-the-art technology—we ensure missions succeed for our customers most pressing problems!

The work is always challenging and changes from one project to the next so you will never be bored! Projects at are generally short in nature, anywhere from 6 to 18 months in length, though some are longer, and consist of small teams requiring close interaction with customers and other team members.

What You Will Do

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop exploits, implants, payloads, and communication stacks based on extensive reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, and software development.

  • Analyze systems to understand how they work and what happens when they break.

  • Disassemble and analyze binary code.

  • Develop unique networking protocols and communication schemes.

  • Operationalize our code by thoroughly testing, documenting, and integrating with sponsor systems.

  • Candidates should expect that they may be required to travel to a BBN, RTX, teammate, or customer site for meetings or other business-related activities.

Qualifications You Must Have

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or physics and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related major minimum 3 years experience.

  • Active Secret security clearance

Qualifications We Prefer - Familiar with all, Expert in some

  • Solid, creative programming skills using one or more of: C/C++ or Python.

  • Experience with assembly language (x86/64, ARM, PPC, MIPS, etc.).

  • Vulnerability research experience.

  • Reverse engineering skills using tools such as IDA/Ghidra/BinaryNinja.

  • Understanding of network protocols (TCP/IP stacks, wire-level protocols, RF communications, BGP, etc.).

  • Capture the Flag (CTF) experience

  • OS kernel development experience (e.g., Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android).

  • Network programming skills.

  • Software/Hardware emulation experience.

  • Working knowledge of radio frequency (RF) concepts.

  • Hands on experience with system architecture design, prototyping, and technical project leadership.

  • Authored papers and proposals.

What We Offer

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

• Relocation Assistance available

• This position is Onsite at our Cambridge, Mass headquarters

To help you achieve your goals, BBN will provide:

  • A strong leadership team well-versed in government R&D.

  • A collaborative and collegial environment to push state-of-the-art research.

  • A diverse and technically competent pool of research scientists who are willing to mentor, listen, and help you refine your research vision and goals.

  • Business development, programmatic, contracting, finance, and HR support.

  • Access, through RTX, to opportunities that help transition your research and ultimately see it fielded.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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