Senior Scientist, Cyber Research – Job Order 2969
near Beltsville, MD 20704
US citizen preferred; permanent resident considered
We are looking for candidates with a strong background in software development and networking 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
Wired and wireless systems architectures and protocols
(autonomous control, adaptive networking, cognitive radios, mobile applications)
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)
Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
PhD in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 5+ years relevant experience OR Master’s degree with 7+ years relevant experience OR BS/BA with 10+ years relevant experience
Past experience as a technical/integration lead on at least one major effort
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to support customer facing roles.
Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
U.S. Citizens strongly preferred – permanent residents may be considered if highly qualified
Past experience as a Principal Investigator (PI) on at least one major effort.
Past experience in business development including idea generation, whitepapers, and proposals
Strong record of patents and/or publications in peer-reviewed conferences or journals
Active security clearance
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