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TechInsights: Software Analyst


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 16, 2021.

TechInsights’ success is founded upon the expertise of its patent and technology analysts, their continuous spirit of research and innovation, and a focus on client satisfaction.

Our engineering and consulting teams combine cutting edge reverse-engineering capabilities with a deep understanding of patents to deliver high value solutions for our clients.We have one of the most advanced in-house technical labs in the world with state-of-the-art equipment that enables investigation from “atom-to-system”.

Our experienced staff and sophisticated capabilities combine to reveal the innovation that others can’t inside electronics, semiconductor, systems and software.

If going deep inside technology and intellectual property to understand how a product functions, is made or maps to a patent gets you excited, you belong here.We are currently hiring a: Software AnalystOverview:Reporting to the Engineering Manager Systems and S/W Analysis, 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 based on reverse engineering resultsProvide analysis through dynamic and static Software Reverse Engineering of Operating Systems File System and devices/peripheralsLog, 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) supportWrite customer-facing reports to explain analysis; act as a technical verifier for reports prepared by other team membersContribute to technology trend analysis, software reverse engineering analysis, research, and documentationIdentify new technologies and software modules that merit analysis under the SoC architecture subscription channelSupport broader project teams in technology trend, software analysis, research, and documentationPerform technical review of patents, evaluate patent portfolios and perform patent mapping workMake recommendations and develop comprehensive engineering solutions based on technical analysis, reverse engineering capabilities and knowledge of intellectual property and our service offeringsDeliver findings in comprehensive reports and present and discuss results and recommendations with clientsAssist and support clients in patent litigation and licensing negotiationsEnsure and maintain confidentiality policies appropriate to the clientMinimum Qualifications:BSc or 7+ years relevant industry experience or equivalent academic experience in several of the following:Fundamental understanding of computer architectureFundamental understanding of reverse engineering principlesFundamental understanding of modern operating systemsS/W applications analysis at binary level for Android, Linux, iOS, Windows, macOSPatching of Data and InstructionsOS Modification (Substrates)Code Injection, Hooking or RedirectionFamiliar with Debugging and Disassembly Tools (Ida Pro, ADB, Hopper, etc.)Analyze software applications at the instruction and data flow levelIdentify, 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 experienceSound knowledge of ARM/ARM64, x86/x64 Processor ArchitecturesFluent in iOS, Android OS-es and Application PackagingUnderstanding the fundamentals 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 OSFluent with Reverse Engineering Toolkits (IDA Pro, Hopper, etc.) including knowledge of:custom kernel patching and compilationrooting/jailbreakingDeveloping in Xcode, Android Studio, NDK, and Visual StudioOn device debugging using LLDB and GDBOn device dynamic code instrumentation using Frida and Xposed frameworksInter-process communication (IPC) interception and manipulationFluent in C/C++, Java, and at least 1 scripting languageKnowledge of embedded systems architecture including firmware reverse engineering, checksum generation, and gaining access to hardware debug interfaces such as JTAG, and UARTExperience in performing Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks to capture and analyze encrypted trafficKnowledge in bypassing security measures to perform MiTM attacksKnowledge of audio/video codecs including H.264, H.265, MPEG-TSOther:Strong analytical skills combined with ability to handle multiple sources of informationExcellent oral and written communication and presentation skillsAssets include experience in intellectual property services, such as:Due diligence and patent validity studies for patent acquisition and licensingTechnology assessment, patent landscaping and white space identificationWhy 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.

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