Cyber Security Researcher
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: January 12, 2021
Description--Does a career focused on changing the world's
energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the
opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cybercore group is seeking
forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a technical
career as a Cyber Security Researcher.
The Cyber Security Researcher will support the National and
Homeland Security Directorate with engineering, reverse
engineering, development and maintenance of custom code used to
analyze security vulnerabilities/network traffic in specialized
systems and proprietary protocols.
- Participates in support of operations and personnel at
government and WFO locations, conducts research, monitoring and
analysis of current and emerging threats directed at network
infrastructure targets from both internal and external sources.
Understands and documents topologies for intricate security
relationships, and makes security architecture recommendations that
will improve security programs/posture.
- Develops attack and defense methodology and code on high risk
- Develops technical solutions for information operations and
analysis related to national security topics, intrusion analysis,
systems and vulnerabilities, network security, advanced analytic
tools and data visualization techniques. Works with peers and
mentors/develops as a junior engineers to identify security issues
of existing platforms and applications.
- Develops algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing
network attacks. Develops and maintains code to find weaknesses in
systems and to verify patch effectiveness. Assists and/or conducts
penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs
analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Writes
scripts and develops software utilities to automate security
- Works with customers as part of a team to develop requirements,
produce/test code, and provide necessary documentation.
Participates in project teams to produce proposals for new work
including joint projects with industry. Provides a positive and
effective customer interface. Effective communication skills
(verbal, written) are also required.
- Participates in the development of significant new concepts or
novel approached to Cyber Security.
Level 1: Bachelor's Degree
- Must be a US citizen and have the ability and willingness to
obtain and maintain a "Q" clearance with appropriate signmas and
- Outstanding C programming skills with an ability to code in
assembly as necessary.
- Strong understanding of Linux, Solaris, and Windows based
operating systems and development tool-sets.
- Strong background in searching and sorting algorithms, decision
trees, and/or memory management.
- Familiarity with Zero Day exploits.
- Familiarity with packet level programming.
- Strong personal (hobby) interest in computers, computer and
system security and programming as well as academic training.
- Salary Grade: 210
- Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected
candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on
depth and breadth of proven experience and skills
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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the
laboratory works with national and international governments,
universities and industry partners to discover new science and
development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and
renewable energy, national security, and environmental
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative
nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our
nation's critical infrastructure.
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).
For more information see www.sss.gov.
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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to
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
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust
relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information,
please visit: .
--Primary Location:--United StatesJob:--Computer Information
TechnologyOrganization:--National & Homeland Security
Posting:--Jan 7, 2021, 2:10:32 PMUnposting Date:--Ongoing
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