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Cyber Security Senior Research Scientist

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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 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) bull Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO. bull Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation bull Malware analysis and reverse engineering bull Resilient networking in support of cyber mission goals bull Autonomous agent development bull Software-defined networking for cyber defense and deception bull Cryptographic techniques for assured computation bull Symbolic logic and theorem proving for automating network configuration bull Application of formal methods for secure and resilient systems bull Application of mathematic, statistics, and linguistics to large data sets to uncover patterns, extract information and gain understanding bull Artificial intelligence (reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning bull 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 BSBA or 8 to 10 years with MSMA or 5 to 7 years with PhD. bull Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientificengineering discipline. bull Minimum experience o 10+ years with Bachelor's degree o 8+ years with Master's degree o 5+ years with Ph.D. bull Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas bull Expertise in one or more of C, C++, Java, Python, Go, or similar languages bull Working knowledge of Linux, MacOS, Windows, and mobile operating systems, platforms and internals bull Working knowledge of modern computer networking technologies bull Working knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CICD toolchains) bull U.S. Citizenship required. Other Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus) bull Experience as a technical lead on software development projects or research teams bull Experience as a Principal Investigator on DoDIC research projects bull Experience in business development, including technical marketing, idea generation, and authoring whitepapers and proposals for new work. bull Experience in one or more of the following areas o Program Analysis o Computer networking protocol design andor analysis o Compute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualization o Reverse Engineering o Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) o Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) bull 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) bull Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies bull Experience in the U.S. DoDIC research community bull CNO operational experience bull 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 sector-from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering. Our promise is simple never stop solving our nation's 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 anAAEEOEmployer - MinoritiesWomenVeteransDisabled 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 contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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