• Wireless Networking Researcher

    Location US-NJ-Basking Ridge
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    U.S. Permanent Residency Required
    No Clearance Required
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    Full Time
  • Overview

    Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work. We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

    As the innovation hub of Perspecta, Perspecta Labs is molding the future of emerging technologies. We refuse to think inside the box. Our experts conduct leading research in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) technologies that provides customers with transformative insights and real-time situational intelligence. With your finger on the pulse of next-gen technology, you’ll be rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

    Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

    Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


    Your specific responsibilities will include: • Working with a team of researchers to analyze the vulnerabilities of control plane protocols for different types of wireless radios, including 802.11 and LTE. • Developing techniques to detect and mitigate attacks against these protocols. • Developing simulations of these protocols and conducting performance assessments of the developed technologies. • Implementing these defense techniques on relevant radios and conducting field experimentation. • Performing scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies into the nature and operation of wireless networks, using the scientific methods. • Participating in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications. • Co-authoring conference and journal publications describing research results.


    Required Qualifications • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (prefer graduate degree) • Strong hands-on programming skills with implementation experience in C and Java. • Knowledge of wireless networking protocols and IP networking. • Excellent communication skills. • U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident.     Desired Qualifications • Demonstrated experience with modeling and simulation tools such as ns-2, ns-3, OPNET, QualNet, EMANE, and with Linux testbeds. • Experience with statistical data analysis. • Experience with communications security. • Familiarity with commercial wireless technologies such as 802.11 and LTE.


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