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Senior Research Scientist

2024-146808
Cyber Security
Top Secret

Location:

Basking Ridge
,
NJ

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Telecommute Options:

Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit peraton.com to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Responsibilities

Peraton Labs delivers innovative solutions and revolutionary new capabilities to solve the most difficult and complex challenges for government agencies, utilities, and commercial customers. With a distinguished heritage tracing back to Bell Labs, Bellcore, and Telcordia, our experts pave the way. Peraton Lab’s cybersecurity research protects mission-critical systems and national cyber infrastructure through a broad range of initiatives in computer network defense, secure-by-design techniques and cyber operations and experimentation platforms.

 

Our projects span several areas of interest.  Our core competencies include (but are not limited to): 

  • Program analysis, including program understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation 
  • Malware analysis and reverse engineering 
  • Resilient networking in support of cyber mission goals 
  • Software-defined networking for cyber defense and deception 
  • Artificial intelligence (reasoning, probabilistic inference, machine learning)
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 12 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 10 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 7 years with Ph.D.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related scientific/engineering discipline.

  • 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)

Other Relevant Skills (not required, but any are a plus):

  • Experience as a technical lead on software development projects or research teams
  • 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 protocal design and/or analysis
    • Compute and network emulation, containerization, and virtualization
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Real-Time Operation Systems (RTOS)
    • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Experience with one or more of the following classes of tools and frameworks:
    • 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) 
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies
  • Experience in the U.S. DoD/IC research community
  • CNO operational experience
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Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range

EEO

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values

Benefits

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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