Senior Cyber Research Software Scientist - Maryland

Ref: 18 Date Posted: Monday 25 May 2020
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Location: Maryland or New Jersey

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team dedicated to dynamic, challenging, enticing work that engages in new technologies, interesting problems, innovative solutions.

You will get to work with cutting edge technology alongside world class technologists and researchers.

You will be joining a self-sustaining research center 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.

Some of the areas of focus include cybersecurity, data analytics, advanced networking, wireless and mobility, display technologies, optical and quantum, power grid and IoT security, and electronic warfare.


Responsibilities and scope of the role 

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)

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in the required domains, depending on the type of experience and the rest of the candidate's credentials

  • 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


Desirable skills and qualifications

  • 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


Please feel free to forward your resume to us even if the role is not a 100% fit. This way we will be able to reach out to you directly in case of a more suitable opportunity for you in the future.