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Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Basking Ridge, NJ

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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


This position targets the development of game changing cyber-security technologies. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to design and develop cutting edge technology that solves hard problems and will have very strong, hands-on development skills. Problems to be addressed are diverse and include the securing of wide-area networks as well as defense against emerging attack techniques such as return oriented programming.

We are seeking a full-time Senior Research Scientist with a background in Cyber Security to work at our Basking Ridge NJ location. This position requires the ability to perform research in a laboratory setting using commercially available networking hardware, simulation tools and emulation tools. A qualified candidate should have the demonstrated ability to perform research in the area of TCP/IP networking including orchestrating experiments, collecting data and assessing results. Software development skills are required and would include both scripting languages (e.g. Python) and compiled languages (e.g. C++). Experience with Linux kernel internals would be a significant plus. Resumes are sought from those with strong system development skills and a willingness to learn and explore.


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

Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred.

Required Qualifications:

* Demonstrated hands-on experience with TCP/IP networking
* Experience with network simulation tools (e.g. NS3, OpNet)
* Proficiency in at least one systems programming language (e.g. C, C++) and at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl)
* Experience with performing scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies
* Effective communication and writing skills.
* U.S. Citizenship Required
* Willingness to acquire DoD clearance

Desirable Qualifications:

* Experience with cyber security technologies including intrusion detection and attack mitigation.
* M.S. with 5+ years of industrial experience preferred
* DoD Top Secret clearance

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