Cybersecurity Research Engineer

  • Job Category
    Engineering, Public / Civil Service
  • Contract type

Job Description

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be world-class in delivering a safe and secure home for our people. In pursuing our mission to help make Singapore safe and secure, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.


As a member of the Research & Development (R&D) team, you will be responsible for working closely with internal stakeholders to:

  • Perform vulnerability research in the areas of mobile technologies and/ or wireless devices and technologies such as mobile devices, WiFi, Bluetooth and IoT for defensive purposes
  • Design, build and test researched vulnerabilities on Android and iOS devices to understand the impact to the security of these devices
  • Conduct prototyping, integration, testing and enhance R&D processes and tools


  • A degree in Computer Science/ Engineering or related fields
  • Strong programming experience and familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Java and native C
  • Fresh graduates with relevant qualifications or strong interest may apply
  • Only Singaporeans need apply
  • Relevant knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous:
    • Experience in usage of debugger tools like GDB
    • Knowledge of assembly language in ARM and x86 will be advantageous
    • Knowledge of TCP/ IP and wireless protocols, and experience with analysis of protocols
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with Linux-like operating systems
    • For mobile technologies:
      • Reverse engineering experience in mobile applications
      • Experience in mobile application development (Android and/ or iOS)
    • For Wireless technologies:
      • Knowledge of wireless networking chipset and instruction sets
      • Knowledge of wireless chipset API to mobile devices/ IoT devices CPU

All applicants will be notified on whether they are shortlisted or not within 4 weeks of the closing date of this job posting.

Closing on 22 Jun 2021