• Full Time
  • Remote


Job Description
Cybersecurity Research Scientist, remote – Job Order 3352

This is a software engineering position with programming skills in c++, java, python with an understanding of network communications. This is NOT an IT position

Must live within NJ or anywhere in the northeastern part of the USA
Must be a US citizen
$112,000 to $179,000

Role and responsibility for this position:

As a hands-on Cybersecurity Research Scientist, you will be at the forefront of developing, testing, and fielding novel network cybersecurity appliances for the Department of Defense. Working with systems engineers and researchers, you will be responsible for researching, developing, configuring and integrating state-of-the-art cyber deception tools into enterprise-like environments, developing and managing a pipeline that integrates ML models with existing detection capabilities, and enabling transition of research prototypes to new environments. You will develop tools for facilitating management and operations of the product. You will participate in the planning, setup, and conduct of cyber exercises using this cyber range, including red-teaming.


Who we’re looking for:

Cyber: We are looking for staff with a strong interest (and ideally a track record) in cybersecurity research and development.
Generalists: You should have a breadth of knowledge across multiple domains. You’ll typically focus your work on the domain(s) of your specialty or preference, but a strong multi-domain awareness and ability is required. You should have a curiosity to learn new technology.
Tangible: You’ll work on applied research programs to conceive and develop prototypes to solve cutting-edge, complex problems.


Education Required:

Minimum requirements: 5 years with BS/BA, 3 years with MS/MA or 0 years with PhD.
Skills and Experience You Should Possess:

Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
Expertise in one or more: Python, C/C++, Java
Hands-on development experience in host and network security
Demonstrated Computer Network Defense, Cyber Threat Hunting, or Threat Intelligence experience
Familiarity with Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
Strong understanding of networking, data communications, networking protocols and networking fundamentals in Linux.
Modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains)
Strong systems skills (Linux, Windows)
US Citizenship
This position may be remote with some required (paid) travel as needed.

Additional Desired Skills

Blue Team/Red Team experience supporting Department of Defense customers
Algorithm analysis, data structures, and coding for efficiency and performance
Test-driven development; writing unit tests, instrumenting code for performance metrics
Network simulation/emulation frameworks including ns-3, EMANE, MiniNet
Container and Orchestration solutions, including Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Terraform
Ansible automation for networked device configuration and deployment
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to drosa@myemploymentoptions.com

To apply for this job email your details to drosa@myemploymentoptions.com

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