Senior Cyber Security Researcher

  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • $84,450.00 - 129,250.00 / Year *
  • 564 N Water Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83415
  • Full-Time

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Job Information Job Title: Senior Cyber Security Researcher Grade: 240/250 Org: Cyber R&DContact: Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 schedule)**This is a multi-level posting** Mission/Vision Statement Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure. The Cyber Research and Design Division at Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Research Engineer. This position theorizes, organizes and participates in the conceptualization, development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze network traffic and proprietary protocols, develops attack and defense methodology and code on high risk computer networks. Responsible for supervising and training junior researchers in developing technical solutions for information operations and analysis related to national security topics including intrusion analysis, systems and vulnerabilities, network security, advanced analytic tools and data visualization techniques and other areas as needed. Responsible for working with senior engineers and to develop junior engineers to identify security issues of existing platforms and applications. Develops concepts, algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing network attacks. Develops and maintains code used to find weaknesses in systems to verify patch effectiveness. Conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs advanced analysis and/or reverse engineering of various type of computer code in order to identify suspect source code. Writes scripts and develops software utilities to automate security analysis efforts. Working with senior program/technical staff plans, conducts and supervises assignments, reviews progress and evaluates results. Provides direct mentoring, assistance and support to junior staff in their technical growth. Works with customers independently or supervises teams to develop requirements, produces and test code, and provide necessary documentation. Supervises and participates in project teams to produce proposals for new work including joint projects with industry. Maintains awareness of potential sponsors and their current objectives and funding levels. Continually build and maintain customer relationships and support customer request with briefings and papers. Positive and interactive customer interface and communication skills (verbal, written) are required. Authors technical papers, reports and proposals for internal and external release as well as represents the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums.Participates in both National and International forums for the development of significant new concepts or novel approaches to Cyber Security. Sets and implements high standards for safety, security, environmental compliance and Mission Delivery, and oversees successful project/program execution consistent with INL s standards and procedures to identify and mitigate risk (cost, schedule and quality).Works with customers as part of a team to respond to time sensitive and evolving threats in multiple capacities to analyze threat and forensic data. Uses findings and analysis results to design custom mitigation strategies for the customer. The ability to support operational tempo, perform technical work in the field, and effective communication skills (verbal, written) are required skills. Participates in the development of significant new concepts or novel approaches to Cyber Security.Implements and maintains high standards for safety, security, environmental compliance and Mission Delivery, and oversees successful project/program execution consistent with INL s standards and procedures to identify and mitigate risk (cost, schedule and quality).Requirements:Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) \"Q\" security clearanceBachelor's Degree and 5 years of related experience or Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience. Preferred degree disciplines are Computer Science/Engineering, Math or related technical field Superior C programming skills with an ability to code in binary and assembly as necessaryStrong understanding of Linux, Solaris, and Windows based operating systems and development tool setsStrong background in searching and sorting algorithms, decision trees, and/or memory managementExperience with Zero Day exploitsFamiliarity with packet level programming. Strong personal (hobby) interest in computers and programming as well as academic training Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards. Motor Abilities: fine motor control (hands), lifting ability-35 lbs. max, exertion-moderate, repetitive work-intermittentSpecial Senses: visually demanding work, near vision, audio alarmsWork Conditions: stairs, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working aloneCertification Exams: testing designated position (tdp) Please Apply Before: Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals. Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration. INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions. The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Equal Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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