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1747 - Senior Cyber Research Lead/Manager

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Top Secret


We are looking for candidates with expertise and experience in cyber security research and development for full-time positions in our Cyber Security research group.


  • Provide technical leadership and work with teams to research, conceive, and develop prototypes, and should be adept at identifying successful approaches to
  • complex problems.
  • Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.
  • Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation
  • Malware analysis and reverse engineering
  • Resilient networking in support of cyber mission goals
  • Autonomous agent development
  • Software-defined networking for cyber defense and deception
  • Cryptographic techniques for assured computation
  • Symbolic logic and theorem proving for automating network configuration
  • Application of formal methods for secure and resilient systems
  • Application of mathematic, statistics, and linguistics to large data sets to uncover patterns, extract information and gain understanding
  • Artificial intelligence (reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning
  • Senior Research Scientists play leadership roles on teams that design, implement, and test research prototypes and software systems aimed at solving cutting-edge cyber security research problems in the above areas. Senior Research Scientists are expected to work independently in a collaborative technical environment and provide technical leadership, including mentoring junior staff members; creativity and initiative are a plus.


  • Requires BA/BS with 10 -12 or Master's degree with 8-10 years or PhD with 5-7 years of experience with at least 4 years of management level responsibility. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering discipline.
  • Experience as a technical lead on software development projects or research teams
  • Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
  • Expertise in one or more of: C, C++, Java, Python, Go, or similar languages
  • Working knowledge of Linux, MacOS, Windows, and mobile operating systems, platforms and internals
  • Working knowledge of modern computer networking technologies
  • Working knowledge of modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains)


  • Experience as a Principal Investigator on DoD/IC research projects
  • Experience in business development, including technical marketing, idea generation, and authoring whitepapers and proposals for new work.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Program Analysis
  • Computer networking protocol design and/or analysis
  • Compute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualization
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies
  • Experience in the U.S. DoD/IC research community
  • CNO operational experience
  • Binary Analysis Tools, such as GHIDRA, Hex-Rays IDA, Binary Ninja, Angr,
  • Debugging and Sandboxing tools, such as Cuckoo sandbox, OllyDBG, WinDbg
  • CNO toolsets, including Metasploit, Cobalt Strike
  • Network emulation frameworks including CORE, EMANE, MiniNet
  • Container and Orchestration solutions, including: Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Cloud services experience (AWS, Azure, OpenStack)


  • Top Secret minimum