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Senior Cyber Security Researcher

Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Description Job Information Job Title: Senior Cyber Security Researcher Org: National & Homeland Security
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (9x80 Schedule) 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. 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 apply. Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking aCyber Security Researcher to support National and Homeland Security and Cyber Security Research projects. In this role, you will analyze security vulnerabilities in specialized systems and proprietary protocols through engineering, reverse engineering, and development and maintenance of custom code. Other day-to-day responsibilities include: Conduct research, monitoring and analysis of current and emerging threats directed at network infrastructure targets from internal and external sources. Understand and document topologies for intricate security relationships. Make security architecture recommendations that will improve security programs/posture. Participate in the development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze network traffic and proprietary protocols, develop attack and defense methodology and code on high risk computer networks. Develop 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. Work with peers and mentors to identify security issues of existing platforms and applications. Develop algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing network attacks. Develop and maintain code used to find weaknesses in systems and to verify patch effectiveness. Assist and/or conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.Perform analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Write scripts and develop software utilities to automate security analysis efforts. Workswith customers as part of a team to develop requirements, produce/test code, and provide necessary documentation. Participate in project teams to produce proposals for new work including joint projects with industry. Provide a positive and effective customer interface. Participate in the development of significant new concepts or novel approaches to Cyber Security. Qualifications Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "Q" Security Clearance
Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience.Preferred degree disciplines are: Computer Science, Engineering, and Math.
Required skills/knowledge: Strong communication skills and the ability to foster and grown in a team environment.
Superior C programming skills with ability to code in assembly as necessary. Strong understanding of Linux, Solaris, and Windows based operating systems and development tool-sets. S
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 interest (hobby) in computers, and system security/programming SelectiveServiceRequirements To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with theSelectiveServiceSystem (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 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 bediscussed and workplaceaccommodations maybe 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). Work Conditions: typing/keyboard, > 8 Hrs/day, working alone. Certification Exam(s):Testing designated position (TDP) Please Apply Before: March 31, 2020 (Midnight, MST) 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 4,200 scientist, 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 Primary Location:United StatesJob:Computer Information TechnologyOrganization:National & Homeland Security (Dxxx)Schedule:Full-timeEmployee Status:RegularJob Posting:Aug 10, 2020, 8:25:21 PMUnposting Date:Ongoing

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