Cybersecurity Research Engineer

  • Job Category
    Information Technology, Public / Civil Service
  • Job level
    Fresh/entry level
  • Contract type

Job Description

At DSTA, we develop leading-edge technological and engineering solutions for the defence and security of our nation. Look forward to comprehensive professional and personal development programmes, and grow in a collaborative and dynamic environment. Join us in the engineering, IT or the corporate domains to make an impact on the defence and security of the nation!


We are looking for innovative engineers and developers to join our Cybersecurity Programme Centre in the following role:

  • Conduct research to gain in-depth understanding of Windows, Linux, iOS, Android operating system architecture (kernel and subsystems) and how their subsystems could be exploited by malware
  • Conduct analysis and reverse engineering of emerging malware defence technologies and validate their effectiveness for protecting various systems such as enterprise servers, computers, mobile devices and network communication
  • Perform information security assessments through code audit, black box testing, reverse engineering, proof-of-concept simulations and malware analysis
  • Develop and maintain security testing framework
  • Develop new techniques and tools to enhance effectiveness of the framework

Candidates can look forward to a comprehensive training and development programme to prepare them for an exciting role in Cybersecurity Programme Centre.


  • Tertiary qualification in Infocomm Security, Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or related fields
  • High proficiency in C++, Java, C# and/or Python, data structures, algorithms and software engineering methodologies
  • Knowledge of Assembly would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with Windows, Android and/or Linux operating system
  • Experience with cryptography, network security, application security and/or machine learning

Closing on 17 Apr 2021