Cyber Security Research Engineer - Junior Level

Silver Spring, MD
Sep 21, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Full Time
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, DHPC, and Telcordia, we are a self-sustaining research center within Peraton 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. Peraton Labs' cybersecurity research protects mission-critical systems and national cyber infrastructure through a broad range of initiatives in computer network defense, cyber operations, secure-by-design techniques, and experimentation platforms. Role and responsibility for this position:The Cyber Security Research Engineer will work on cyber security research projects, working as part of a team of highly skilled engineers collaborating to develop, and test innovative prototypes. You will perform one or more of the following tasks:Designing, developing, and testing software modules related to emerging embedded cyber capabilities, high-availability network protocols, cyber mission planning and reasoning systems, data analytics, processing and analysis of high-volume network data.Hardware and software reverse engineering activities against bespoke targets.Development of CI/CD-based testing strategies for developed software modules.Analysis and assessment of multi-dimensional network data to inform software development. Qualifications: Education:BS 2-4 Years, MS 0-2 or HS 8-10 Skills and Experience You Should Possess: Demonstrated software development expertise 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 modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains)Additional Desired SkillsExperience developing in and administering Linux A passion to learn something new every day and to stay up-to-date with developments in your field Adept at independent problem-solving and comfortable with a general approach of taking initiative to find and develop solutionsAbility and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areasWorking knowledge of modern computer networking technologiesFamiliarity with modern agile development practices (Scrum and similar)Familiarity with container and orchestration solutions, including Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Terraform Experience with Networking Protocols Experience with configuring Network appliancesAbility to grasp the "big picture" and see beyond specific problemsProgram analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation No Clearance Required Why choose us? Variety: You will work on multiple programs. You and your manager will have discussions to ensure your assignments are on track with your growth goals and interest areas.Flexibility: You will have the opportunity for a flexible work schedule. Subject to program requirements, you can set your hours while fulfilling 80 hours every two weeks. Additionally, while classified work requires onsite work, most staff can schedule about 20% of their time as work from home. Value: You will support interesting and challenging projects that are not repetitive or monotonous, but rather have novelty and innovation; and great people to learn from and work with - collegial, smart, inspiring. Who we're looking for: Cyber: We are looking for staff with a strong interest (and ideally a track record) in cyber security research and development w/ strong software development skills.Generalists: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 program to conceive and develop prototypes to solve cutting-edge, complex problems. 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. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran. For Colorado Residents: Colorado Salary Minimum: $52,500 Colorado Salary Maximum: $127,400 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.