Reverse Engineer – Mid or Senior POST NUMBER: 413052

San Jose, CA, US On-Site
July 1st, 2024
$ 70.00 - 120.00 hourly
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  • Hands on Experience with the following:
    • Analyzing, unpacking, and reverse engineering code of malicious applications or SDKs.
    • Static and Dynamic Analysis Techniques
    • Reverse Engineering tools such as Jadx, Ghidra, Frida, IDA Pro, Burp, to perform binary and APK analysis
    • Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, Flutter, and other mobile software languages
    • ELF (Native Binaries) reverse engineering
    • Query languages such as SQL
  • Understanding of the following topics
    • Android Fundamentals such as Android activity lifecycles, common Android API usage, AOSP, and how an android application is created.
    • Java and/or Kotlin Programing Language
    • Techniques utilized by malicious software to harm the user’s device or their data
    • Mobile App store policies (Ads, PHAs, Developer, etc.)
    • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze source code
  • Additional:
    • Development of signatures (Yara, etc.)
    • Research on threats such as APT using Open-Source Intelligence (Virus Total, Web, ExploitDB, MITRE, etc.)
    • In depth knowledge of security engineering and analysis topics, computer and network security, cryptography, authentication security, rooting, packing, network protocols and interception

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with Vulnerability Analysis or security code review
  • Android Software Development Experience
  • Background / Familiarity with Google Ads or Content moderation
  • Participation in a Capture the Flag (CTF) for Mobile software
  • Pentesting, Blue Team, and/or Red Team experience

Professional Experience and Education
    • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree/master’s in computer science, computer engineering, CS, or information systems, or related discipline.
    • 3-5 years of hands on Android and reverse engineering


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