Vulnerability Security Researcher Job at USAJOBS, Quantico, VA

  • Quantico, VA

Job Description


Gs 11

  • Develop bespoke capabilities and mobile applications needed to conduct the FBI's Computer and Network Exploitation (CNE) mission.
  • Partner with mission teams to build unique solutions for iOS, Android and MacOS applications.
  • Evaluate and meet vendors associated with computer network exploitation and defense to help identify potential tools to use for the unit's mission.

GS 12:

  • Research and development of mobile application vulnerabilities through reverse engineering.
  • Perform application level Pen Testing and forensics analysis.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Some travel up to 10% is required
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (if applicable)


Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience (SE)

GS-11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience in Software Engineering with a focus on mobile application development.
  • Experience in researching and developing application security for iOS and Android applications.
  • Experience with Android, iOS, and/or MacOS systems.

GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience analyzing problems and developing solutions involving mobile hardware and software.
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to reverse engineer malware, android and iOS applications.


Basic Education Requirement

This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic educational requirement by submitting a copy of their college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Degree: With 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have been in any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Additional Information

Official Position Title: Computer Scientist

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Memorandum for Record: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum for Record):

  • Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
  • The month/year work began
  • Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
  • Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum for Record to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."

Keywords: Software development, Python, iOS, Android, Java, SWIFT, C++, C, Agile/Scrum, ARM, Vulnerability research

Job Tags

Full time, Immediate start,

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