To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00069729
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Cyber Security Research and Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

Job Description
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 expert 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.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Develop, evaluate, test, and deploy cutting edge solutions for cyber operations and cybersecurity challenges.
•Work with a team of researchers within Leidos across a range of technology areas; identify synergies and collaborations with other Leidos research and development efforts.
•Expand and enhance Cyber-AI/ML strategy for a $10B+ Fortune 500 company with major markets in Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health.
•Resolve highly complex problems faced by developing solutions that are innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices and leading technologies.

Basic Qualifications:
•Require BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant technical experience in cybersecurity or cyber operations, or related field (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 working autonomously and in a team in an innovative and fast-paced environment whilst delivering to deadlines.
•Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.)
•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).
•Enthusiasm for innovation, experimentation and self-development in the cybersecurity field.
•The ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance is strongly preferred.
•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).

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00


COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

   Save Job Saved

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community