• On-Call Resource Research Scientist

    Location US-NJ-Basking Ridge
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    No Clearance Required
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Part 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.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  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.


    Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are 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


    We are looking for talented, motivated individuals who enjoy working in creative, stimulating environments with other world-class researchers on cutting-edge technologies to advance the state of the art in a vast array of problems in cyber security. You will work as part of a team to conceive and conduct in-depth research on topics in computer network defense (CND), computer network attack (CNA), and computer network operations (CNO). You will gain insights into cutting-edge technologies that will enable you to be part of the explosive growth in cyber security that is currently taking place in the world. If you want to make a difference and have fun doing it, let’s talk!



    We are seeking a Senior Research Scientist who will perform and lead applied research in one or more key areas related to cyber security and systems research. The qualified candidate will also have significant responsibilities for business development, leadership in his or her technical area, and customer interactions.   Qualified applicants must be able to perform and lead applied research and development in one or more key areas of interest:

    • Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNA, and CNO.
    • Software reverse engineering & exploitation
    • Malware analysis
    • Network protocol development, analysis, and reverse engineering
    • Wired and wireless networks, primarily at the MAC layer and above
    • Host and network-based forensics analysis
    • Software-defined networking
    • Machine learning methods as applied to cyber security problems
    • Program analysis (including vulnerability detection and/or remediation)
    • AI planning and reasoning as applied to cyber security problems
    • Security and privacy research for mobile devices (Android, iPhone)
    • Virtualization platform development
    • Red-team experience in cyber exercises
    • Formal methods for modeling and analyzing software execution
    • Cryptographic protocols


    On-Call Employee - Responsibilities will vary


    • US Citizen with ability to obtain a DoD security clearance at the SECRET level or higher
    • Significant software development expertise in Python or C/C++; additional languages (Java, Rust, Go, etc.) is a plus
    • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows platforms
    • Familiarity with the principles and technologies used in modern TCP/IP networks
    • Ability to integrate, build, and test high-quality technical solutions
    • Experience preparing and presenting research results to highly technical audiences




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