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Senior Cybersecurity Research Scientist

Company: Peraton
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities:Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way. Peraton Lab's cybersecurity research protects mission-critical systems and national cyber infrastructure through a broad range of initiatives in computer network defense, secure-by-design techniques and cyber operations and experimentation platforms.Our projects span several areas of interest. Our core competencies include (but are not limited to):Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediationMalware analysis and reverse engineeringResilient networking in support of cyber mission goalsSoftware-defined networking for cyber defense and deceptionArtificial intelligence (reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning)Qualifications:Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering discipline.Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areasExpertise in one or more of: C, C++, Java, Python, Go, or similar languagesWorking knowledge of Linux, MacOS, Windows, and mobile operating systems, platforms and internalsWorking knowledge of modern computer networking technologiesWorking knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains)Other Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus):Experience as a technical lead on software development projects or research teamsExperience as a Principal Investigator on DoD/IC research projectsExperience in business development, including technical marketing, idea generation, and authoring whitepapers and proposals for new work.Experience in one or more of the following areas:Program AnalysisComputer networking protocal design and/or analysisCompute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualizationReverse EngineeringReal-Time Operation Systems (RTOS)Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)Experience with one or more of the following classes of tools and frameworks:Binary Analysis Tools, such as GHIDRA, Hex-Rays IDA, Binary Ninja, Angr,Debugging and Sandboxing tools, such as Cuckoo sandbox, OllyDBG, WinDbgCNO toolsets, including Metasploit, Cobalt StrikeNetwork emulation frameworks including CORE, EMANE, MiniNetContainer and Orchestration solutions, including: Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, TerraformCloud services experience (AWS, Azure, OpenStack)Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologiesExperience in the U.S. DoD/IC research communityCNO operational experienceTop Secret clearance or TS/SCI preferred. Will consider strong, non-cleared candidate.

Peraton Overview:Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.Salary Range: Salary Minimum: $72,500 Salary Mid: $145,000 Salary Maximum: $181,300 The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees. EEO Tagline (Text Only): An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Keywords: Peraton, Silver Spring , Senior Cybersecurity Research Scientist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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