• Senior Cyber Security Researcher

    Location US-NJ-Basking Ridge
    Job ID
    2019-53385
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Category
    Scientific
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    Clearance
    No Clearance Required
    Employee Type
    Regular
    Time Type
    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.  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

    Responsibilities

    The project is classified research for a government agency. It deals with data networking and content delivery over networks. We will be experimenting with hardware to assess performance and efficiency. We will also be performing simulations and emulations using open source tools.

     

    We are seeking a full-time Senior Research Scientist with some background in Cyber Security to work at our Basking Ridge NJ location. This position requires the ability to perform research in a laboratory setting using commercially available networking hardware, simulation tools (e.g. NS3) and emulation tools (e.g. GNS3). A qualified candidate should have a demonstrated ability to perform research in the area of data networking including orchestrating experiments, collecting data and assessing results. Software development skills are required. These would include both scripting languages (e.g. Python) and compiled languages (e.g. C++). A background in Cyber Security would be a significant plus including knowledge of intrusion detection and mitigation technologies. Resumes are sought from those with strong system development skills and a willingness to learn and explore.

    Qualifications

    Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

     

    Required Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated hands-on experience with TCP/IP networking
    • Experience with network simulation tools (e.g. NS3, OpNet)
    • Proficiency in at least one systems programming language (e.g. C, C++) and at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl)
    • Experience with performing scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies
    • Effective communication and writing skills. 
    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Willingness to acquire DoD clearance

    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Experience with cyber security technologies including intrusion detection and attack mitigation.
    • DoD Top Secret clearance

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