This is an exciting opportunity to use your cyber experience to evolve advanced technical research. The Leidos Cyber Accelerator currently has an opening for a cyber research and development subject matter expert (SME) to support various cutting edge technology efforts involving full-spectrum cyber operations. The Cyber Researcher will help to develop solutions for cyber operations and network defense, including: anomaly detection and insider threat detection, malware analysis, reverse engineering, threat intelligence, decoys and deception, application of AI/ML techniques, orchestration and automation, and penetration testing across a variety of environments. They will also have the ability to work remotely with a diverse and geographically distributed team of cyber, AI/ML, digital modernization, and software experts on modern cyber challenges.
•Develop, evaluate, test, and deploy cutting edge solutions
•Work with a team of researchers within Leidos developing and delivering cyber solutions in a range of technology areas.
•Expand and enhance Cyber-AI/ML strategy for a $10B+ Fortune 500 company with major markets in Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health.
•Identify synergies between other Leidos research and development efforts
•Resolve highly complex and multi-dimensional problems faced by our customers that drive business impact across our markets and programs.
•Lead the development of innovative products/solutions, achieved through collaboration and dialogue with other experts in the field
•Require MS degree and 15 years of prior relevant technical experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level (additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree).
•Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
•Experience with threat detection, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and penetration testing concepts, as well as modern tools and platforms to support these activities
•Proven ability to design, articulate, and deliver complex cyber solutions that: are scalable, robust, secure, and resilient and deliver clear, measurable value to program owners and end users.
•Experience and proven ability to work autonomously and in a team in an innovative and fast-paced environment whilst delivering to deadlines.
•Enthusiasm for innovation, experimentation and self-development in the cybersecurity field.
•Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both verbal and written.
•Experience in automating advanced techniques for cyber operations and cybersecurity efforts.
•Experience working with technology vendors and academic researchers, as well as leading multi-disciplinary research teams.
•Experience with many areas of AI/ML and related key technical disciplines including: structured and unstructured data; supervised and unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, and federated learning; Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs).
•The ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance is strongly preferred.
•Viewed as a subject matter expert and within the field by peers within and outside the organization.
•Experience with developing solutions for massive (PB+) datasets, heterogeneous environments, and secured data (PHI, classified data, etc.).
•Experience with commercial and Open Source Cyber / AI / ML / Data Science platforms.
•Hands-on experience with a broad range of current deep learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Spark, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Keras, Nvidia Digits) and collaboration environments (e.g. Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm).
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:Yes, 100%
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Cyber Security Research and Development
Pay Range:Pay Range $136,500.00 - $210,000.00 - $283,500.00
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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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