4 days old

Research Scientist-Cyber Security

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Business Group Highlights

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

Perspecta Labs delivers world class cyber research and engineering to government agencies, telecom carriers, utilities, and commercial enterprises. Drawing on its Bell Labs heritage, Perspecta Labs excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult and complex problems, shaping the state of the art in government and commercial cyber security. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in software 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. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.
Program analysis, including understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation
Malware analysis and reverse engineering
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


Qualifications

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

  • Masters degree or higher in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5+ years relevant experience OR BS/BA with 8+ years relevant experience.
  • Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
  • Expertise in one or more of the following languages
    • C, C++, Java, Python
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Mac, Windows, and mobile operating systems, platforms and internals
  • S. Citizens strongly preferred - permanent residents may be considered if highly qualified

Preferred:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Program Analysis
    • Compute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualization
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
    • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Expertise with one or more of the following classes of tools and frameworks:
    • Binary Analysis Tools including
      • HexRays IDA, Binary Ninja, Angr,
    • Debugging and Sandboxing Tools including
      • OllyDBG, WinDbg, Cuckoo Sandbox
    • CNO toolsets including
      • Metasploit, CobaltStrike
    • Network emulation frameworks including
      • CORE, MiniNet
    • Container and Orchestration solutions including
      • Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes
  • Experience/interest in business development including idea generation, whitepapers, and proposals


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: 2020-07-10 Expires: 2020-08-08

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.

Featured Jobs

Sponsored by:
ADP Logo

Career News

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Research Scientist-Cyber Security

Perspecta
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast