Cyber Security Researcher
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 14, 2019
Job Title: Cyber Security Researcher
Org: Cyber Security R&D
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID
******THIS IS A MULTI-LEVEL POSTING******
Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of
MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other clean energy options and critical
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Cyber Security
Researcher In this role, the incumbent will support National and
Homeland Security, Cyber Security Research Department with
engineering, reverse engineering, development and maintenance of
custom code used to analyze security vulnerabilities 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
Participates in the 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. 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 used 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 analysis efforts.
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.
PR0100: Bachelors degree and 0-2 years of experience, advanced
degree and 0-1 years of experience or a PhD.
Preferred degree disciplines are: Computer Science/Engineering,
Math, or other technical degree with a strong Computer Science
Must be a US citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain
and maintain a "Q" clearance with appropriate sigmas and SCI
Must have good communication skills and be able to foster and grown
in a team environment.
Superior C programming skills with ability to code in assembly as
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
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.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25
must register (or 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 www.sss.gov.
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
MOTOR ABILITIES: Upper Body: Fine motor control (hands).
WORK CONDITIONS: Equipment:Typing/keyboard, Personnel Requirements:
8 Hrs/day, working alone.
CERTIFICATION EXAM(S): Testing designated position (TDP)
PLEASE APPLY BEFORE:
June 30, 2019 (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.
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
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
www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.
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
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