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Cyber Security Senior Research Scientist

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Responsibilities

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in cyber security research and development for full-time positions in our Cyber Security research group.

Candidates will work with teams to research, conceive, and develop prototypes, and should be adept at identifying successful approaches to complex problems. Our projects span several areas of interest, including (but not limited to):

Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.
Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation
Malware analysis and reverse engineering
Resilient networking in support of cyber mission goals
Autonomous agent development
Software-defined networking for cyber defense and deception
Cryptographic techniques for assured computation
Symbolic logic and theorem proving for automating network configuration
Application of formal methods for secure and resilient systems
Application of mathematic, statistics, and linguistics to large data sets to uncover patterns, extract information and gain understanding
Artificial intelligence (reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning
problems in the above areas. Senior Research Scientists are expected to work independently in a collaborative technical environment and provide technical leadership, including mentoring junior staff members; creativity and initiative are a plus.

Senior Research Scientists play leadership roles on teams that design, implement, and test research prototypes and software systems aimed at solving cutting-edge cyber security research problems in the above areas. Senior Research Scientists are expected to work independently in a collaborative technical environment and provide technical leadership, including mentoring junior staff members; creativity and initiative are a plus.


Qualifications

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering discipline.
Minimum experience:
o 10+ years with Bachelors degree
o 8+ years with Masters degree
o 5+ years with Ph.D.
Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
Expertise in one or more of: C, C++, Java, Python, Go, or similar languages
Working knowledge of Linux, MacOS, Windows, and mobile operating systems, platforms and internals
Working knowledge of modern computer networking technologies
Working knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains)
U.S. Citizenship required.

Other Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus):
Experience as a technical lead on software development projects or research teams
Experience as a Principal Investigator on DoD/IC research projects
Experience in business development, including technical marketing, idea generation, and authoring whitepapers and proposals for new work.
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
o Program Analysis
o Computer networking protocol design and/or analysis
o Compute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualization
o Reverse Engineering
o Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
o Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Experience with one or more of the following classes of tools and frameworks:
o Binary Analysis Tools, such as GHIDRA, Hex-Rays IDA, Binary Ninja, Angr,
o Debugging and Sandboxing tools, such as Cuckoo sandbox, OllyDBG, WinDbg
o CNO toolsets, including Metasploit, Cobalt Strike
o Network emulation frameworks including CORE, EMANE, MiniNet
o Container and Orchestration solutions, including: Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Terraform
o Cloud services experience (AWS, Azure, OpenStack)
Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies
Experience in the U.S. DoD/IC research community
CNO operational experience
Active security clearance a plus


About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Industry

  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-08-12 Expires: 2020-09-10

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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