Principal Cybersecurity Researcher

Two Six Technologies is looking to add a Principal Cybersecurity Researcher to our team in Arlington, Virginia. This role is technical at its core – you will develop new capabilities in hardware, firmware, and software reverse engineering, bring practical expertise in network analysis, and will find security vulnerabilities in complicated systems of systems.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Take on complex technical problems for which there is often no known answer
  • Provide technical leadership and direction on multiple ongoing projects, and interface directly with clients/key stakeholders to present findings and gather design constraints
  • Leading and managing a team of employees, including setting goals and objectives, developing strategies, and assigning tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with programming/scripting languages (e.g., Go, C, Rust, Python) and Linux
  • Minimum of 5 years experience executing cybersecurity principles and a strong interest in learning more
  • Experience with static analysis or software reverse engineering
  • Experience performing network traffic analysis of standard and custom networking protocols
  • Experience leading a small technical team of engineers and/or researchers
  • An active Top Secret or higher DoD or IC security clearance
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Nice if you have:

  • Experience building or securing embedded devices and other digital systems
  • Experience with dynamic analysis, fuzzing techniques, and debugging
  • Experience with Binary Ninja or Ghidra API
  • Experience in a client-facing technical role
  • Experience with embedded binary reverse engineering (ARM, RTOS, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field


  • This position requires an Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI.

Two Six Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture, hair type and protective hair styles (e.g., braids, twists, locs and twists)), color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), marital status, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of our employment process, please send an email to [email protected]. Information provided will be kept confidential and used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Additionally, please be advised that this business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices.

EOE, including disability/vets. 

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