Software Systems Cyber Security Sr. Research Scientist – Job Order 2616

near Morristown, NJ 07960
Compensation: DOE
US citizenship preferred but may consider Permanent Residents


Large-scale distributed systems, including cyber physical systems, are mission-critical to a number of our key clients. We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist who will perform applied and fundamental research in one or more key areas for secure and dependable software-intensive systems, including: computer network defense, computer network operations, active defense, cyber deception, malware analysis, program analysis and reverse engineering, securing the Internet of Things, cloud security, and cyber security experimentation.

Applicants should have experience as a principal investigator on research projects, and leading and contributing to proposals in the area of cyber security with innovative ideas and concept substantiation. You will be working with highly experienced teams to rapidly prototype your proposed research to demonstrate feasibility and assess effectiveness. My client provides an environment where you can collaborate with a diverse research group to address hard technical challenges that require a multi-disciplinary approach.


PhD Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of professional experience, or equivalent demonstrated via experience and leadership record.
Research experience in cyber security, demonstrated technical leadership on research programs, and recognition in the research community (e.g., publication record).
Experience in experimental systems research.
Demonstrated ability to apply and extend software and networking tools and libraries.
Hands-on knowledge and experience with C/C++, Java, or scripting languages in a Linux/Unix or Windows environment.
Solid understanding of complex software systems.
Excellent communication skills; capable of proposing and defending approaches and solutions and able to produce reports and other written documentation.
US citizenship preferred but may consider Permanent Residents

My client has a long tradition of innovation and creating novel technologies stemming from its origins (Bell Labs). E-mail attachments, DSL, SONET are some of the technologies the organization has created over the years as well as the first ever voice over packet call (IP wasn’t invented yet). Today this company is doing research through funding mostly by government research agencies (DARPA, ARL, AFRL, and others) creating the future technologies. People tend to work on a lot of cool leading edge technologies. Environment is vey dynamic. People work on different technologies almost every year. They mostly build prototypes and proof of concepts through agile development (not traditionally structured development processes).People need to be flexible, willing to work on different technologies, learn, and very strong technically (teams are small so everybody can tell how much everybody else is contributing).

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