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Senior Cyber Research Scientist
Berwyn Heights, MD

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Job Description


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We're a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves-to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways-not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter.

Perspecta's talented and robust workforce-14,000 strong-stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let's make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Perspecta Labs delivers world class cyber research and engineering to government agencies, telecom carriers, utilities, and commercial enterprises. Drawing on its Bell Labs heritage, Perspecta Labs excels at creating innovative technologies and services to solve the most difficult and complex problems, shaping the state of the art in government and commercial cyber security. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in software development and networking for Full-Time positions in our Cyber Security research group. Candidates will work with teams to research, conceive, and develop prototypes, and should be adept at identifying successful approaches to complex problems. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Full-spectrum cyber operations, including CND, CNE, CNA, and CNO.
* Program analysis, including understanding, vulnerability identification, and remediation
* Malware analysis and reverse engineering
* 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
* Wired and wireless systems architectures and protocols

(autonomous control, adaptive networking, cognitive radios, mobile applications)
* 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)


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

* PhD in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 5+ years relevant experience OR Master's degree with 7+ years relevant experience OR BS/BA with 10+ years relevant experience
* Past experience as a technical/integration lead on at least one major effort
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to support customer facing roles.
* Ability and desire to quickly acquire knowledge of new subject matter areas
* U.S. Citizens strongly preferred - permanent residents may be considered if highly qualified


* Past experience as a Principal Investigator (PI) on at least one major effort.
* Past experience in business development including idea generation, whitepapers, and proposals
* Strong record of patents and/or publications in peer-reviewed conferences or journals
* Active security clearance

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