Senior Software Reverse Engineering Analyst
TechInsights Inc.
Ottawa, Canada
2h ago

Employment TypeFull-Time


Education LevelCollege

Experience Level7 years +

DescriptionReporting to the Manager, Intellectual Property Technology Services, the Software Analyst will participate in major projects and campaigns, and provide software analysis, patent assessments and software reverse engineering, documentation and patent portfolio development.

You will provide technical and Intellectual Property support to clients and be responsible for addressing customer inquiries and concerns.

Your proven experience in the software reverse engineering industry, along with your excellent interpersonal skills, will be important assets in this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as an internal expert on software analysis for mobile / desktop / server / cloud platforms and / or embedded software systems (no source code available!) and conduct critical analysis of various Intellectual Property aspects aspects based on reverse engineering results
  • Provide analysis through dynamic and static Software Reverse Engineering of Operating Systems File System and devices / peripherals
  • Log, trace and identify system and function calls at various levels and for various platforms as dictated by the needs for finding Intellectual Property Evidence of Use (EoU) support
  • Perform technical review of patents, evaluate patent portfolios and perform patent mapping exercises
  • Write customer-facing reports to explain analysis; act as a technical verifier for reports prepared by other team members
  • Contribute to technology trend analysis, software reverse engineering analysis, research, and documentation
  • Identify new technologies and software modules that merit analysis under the SoC architecture subscription channel
  • Support broader project teams in technology trend, software analysis, research, and documentation
  • Make recommendations and develop comprehensive engineering solutions based on technical analysis, reverse engineering capabilities and knowledge of intellectual property and our service offerings
  • Deliver findings in comprehensive reports and present and discuss results and recommendations with clients
  • Assist and support clients in patent litigation and licensing negotiations
  • Ensure and maintain confidentiality policies appropriate to the client
  • Minimum Qualifications :

  • BSc or 7+ years relevant industry experience or equivalent academic experience in several of the following :
  • Fundamental understanding of computer architecture
  • Fundamental understanding of reverse engineering principles
  • Fundamental understanding of modern operating systems
  • S / W applications analysis at binary level for Android, Linux, iOS, Windows, macOS
  • Patching of Data and Instructions
  • OS Modification (Substrates)
  • Code Injection, Hooking or Redirection
  • Familiar with Debugging and Disassembly Tools (Ida Pro, ADB, Hopper, etc.)
  • Analyze software applications at the instruction and data flow level
  • Identify, recommend and execute S / W RE methodology
  • Preferred Qualifications :

    Many of the following qualifications would help ensure your success in the role :

  • MS Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Sound knowledge of ARM / ARM64, x86 / x64 Processor Architectures
  • Fluent in iOS, Android OS-es and Application Packaging
  • Understanding the fundamental of modern OS (Linux, Android, iOS, Windows, etc.) and controllers (processors from QC Snapdragon Apple Axx)
  • Advanced knowledge of (controller S / W & H / W architecture), (memory mapping for various OS
  • Fluent with Reverse Engineering Toolkits (IDA Pro, Hopper, etc.) including knowledge of :
  • custom kernel patching and compilation
  • rooting / jailbreaking
  • Developing in Xcode, Android Studio, NDK, and Visual Studio
  • On device debugging using LLDB and GDB
  • On device dynamic code instrumentation using Frida and Xposed frameworks
  • Inter-process communication (IPC) interception and manipulation
  • Fluent in C / C++, Java, and at least 1 scripting language
  • Knowledge of embedded systems architecture including firmware reverse engineering, checksum generation, and gaining access to hardware debug interfaces such as JTAG, and UART
  • Experience in performing Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks to capture and analyze encrypted traffic
  • Knowledge in bypassing security measures to perform MiTM attacks
  • Knowledge of audio / video codecs including H.264, H.265, MPEG-TS
  • Other :

  • Strong analytical skills combined with ability to handle multiple sources of information
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Assets include experience in intellectual property services, such as :
  • Due diligence and patent validity studies for patent acquisition and licensing
  • Technology assessment, patent landscaping and white space identification
  • Why TechInsights?

    Competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and career opportunities are some of the components that draw talent to our company.

    More importantly, our strong sense of camaraderie, mutual respect and shared goals that define our culture, keep talent with our company.

    TechInsights is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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