Application Protocol Engineer for Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center (DC-0010)

In this position you will get the chance to identify, research and implementing well-known application and protocols on the Internet, thus enhancing the power of our next-generation traffic engine to simulate complex real-world traffic scenarios targeting infrastructure such as Web Application Firewall, Next Generation Network Firewall, Server Load Balancers, Proxy Servers, etc. 

You will dive deep into the packet of client-server communications to understand how applications and protocols work. 

You will witness new industry-leading products being born and have the opportunity to contribute from the beginning. 

These experiences will enhance your skills and expertise in developing application protocols, reverse engineering techniques, and application flow signatures.


  • You will incorporate RFC’s or other specifications on well-known protocols into the next generation products utilizing Python;
  • For application protocols that are either proprietary or undocumented, you will set up an infrastructure to capture the traffic in order to understand the protocol, reverse engineer it, and incorporate it into the product.
  • Identify and investigate application data in order to develop patterns (application signatures) that can detect and classify applications as part of proprietary discovery intelligence technologies.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Good programming skills in Python.
  • Deep understanding of the TCP/IP stack and OSI model;
  • In-depth knowledge of protocol analyzers (e.g., Wireshark, Fiddler);
  • Knowledge of application layer protocols;
  • Creative problem-solving approach to projects;
  • Communicating and collaborating with others;
  • College degree in CS or EE or equivalent experience;
  • 1+ years of development experience;

Preferred Skills

  • Network protocol development experience;
  • Working knowledge of XML;
  • Understanding of application data encoding and reverse engineering
  • Experience with unit testing;
  • Experience with Agile methodology;
  • Experience with Continuous Integration;
  • Experience with TDD;
  • Experience with tools such as Vagrant, Docker, and/or LXC

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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