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Embedded Software & DSP Hacker
Kudu Dynamics Chantilly, VA

Embedded Software & DSP Hacker

Kudu Dynamics
Chantilly, VA
Expired: August 16, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info
Embedded Software & DSP Hacker - Job Description

Who We Are
Kudu Dynamics is a 100% employee-owned company, forged out of a decade of experience in
computer network operations and staffed with talent who have built, overseen, and enhanced
capabilities throughout the entire USG arsenal. Our team of hackers, engineers, makers, and
shakers have experience spanning centuries of research, development, and operations missions -
across desktop, mobile, IoT, and embedded platforms. Kudu Dynamics is uniquely qualified to
anticipate tomorrow’s threats and build the next generation of capabilities.

Job Description
We need help on a new project researching and developing capabilities at the intersection of hardware devices, signal processing. The Embedded Software & DSP Hacker will contribute to the design and implementation of lab-based experiments so we can research physical phenomena, will be responsible for reverse engineering firmware and embedded systems, will perform analysis of experimental results to refine capabilities based on those results, and will design and implement custom hardware to generate desired signals based on experimental results. This role calls for the creative application of multiple skill sets in a small, agile team that is working to develop and deliver advanced capabilities to our Sponsors.

  • Conducting lab-based experiments on embedded sensors and other devices
  • Reverse engineering firmware and embedded systems
  • Developing embedded software and firmware to integrate sensors/devices with custom test harnesses
  • Scripting test automation and signals analysis tools
  • Critically analyzing, interpreting, and communicating experimental results
  • Developing reliable software toolchains to reproduce observed effects
  • Developing custom hardware to generate desired signals
  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, math/physics, or equivalent hands-on experience
  • Experience developing and analyzing real-time embedded firmware — mobile, low-SWAP (size, weight, and power) devices preferred
  • Candidate should be comfortable in C/C++ and Python
  • Candidate should be familiar with common embedded communications interfaces such as SPI, I2C, etc. as well as debugging techniques
  • Familiarity with DSP algorithms and analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with diagnostic equipment/instrumentation (such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function generators, etc)
  • Custom PCB design and or other custom hardware building experience
Nice to Have Qualification
  • Knowledge of software vulnerability classes, vulnerability research techniques
  • Experience with hardware or software reverse engineering
  • Understanding of digital and/or analog circuits
  • Familiarity with the design and/or implementation of hardware front ends for observing and generating real-world signals

Benefits We Provide
  • Equity at a company that is doing dynamic, fun, meaningful, and interesting work.
  • A flexible work schedule, with the option to work remotely most days, if that’s your style.
  • Your own yearly discretionary budget to buy the things that make you happy.
  • In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer premium healthcare options, 401k matching, and an annual pass to a swim in the bonus pool. We also offer four weeks of paid time off and 11 federal holidays to utilize whenever you want throughout the year.
  • Awesome, enthusiastic co-workers and a company culture that promotes a jerk- free environment. Rattle the windows with the company band, participate in board game or movie nights, and help balance out the scotch vs. bourbon ratio in the office.

Kudu provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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