Grp 58 - Security Researcher

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Date: Oct 11, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

What do we do in the Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group?


This is some of the exciting work you can be involved in if you join our team. Our U.S. Government faces serious threats from sophisticated, evolving cyber adversaries who seek to access, compromise, and disrupt systems and the missions they support. The Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group strives to improve the security of these government systems through the development and deployment of innovative cyber security solutions using sound scientific and engineering principles and methodologies. The group develops quantitative threat models, metrics, and prototypes for securing current and future systems; novel Big Data analytics for discovery, characterization and prediction of cyber behavior; and improvements to operational cyber systems that enhance resilience and effectiveness.  In each of the group's research and development (R&D) areas, emphasis is placed on realistic data and rigorous experimental evaluation of techniques.


Projects are carried out by small, focused, cooperative teams that succeed together by participating in all phases of technical solution development, including systems analysis, innovative solution design, system architecture, solution prototyping and field-testing, and final technology transfer to Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) sponsors or industry. The Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group comprises computer scientists, mathematicians, machine learning researchers and practitioners, system analysts, software developers and security architects who firmly believe they can improve the security of the nation. 


Req #24322 


As a Security Researcher, you will work with other researchers to analyze risk and develop technologies for securing computers and related systems with an emphasis on those of particular interest to the U.S. Government. Your research will involve threat modeling, data analysis, risk modeling, analyzing risk and develop foundational metrics and methods for cyber security, evaluation of existing systems, research and development of novel defenses, and providing guidance on the strategic direction of future research and development activities.


Requirements (must have):


  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Cyber Security, or a related field
  • Ability to propose and explore new techniques and technologies
  • Demonstrated an ability to design, develop, test, and validate these new capabilities
  • Effective communication skills to enable collaboration with other team members successfully


Desired Skills (nice to have):


  • Knowledge of C/C++, Python, Java and/or R
  • Working knowledge of Applied Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • Experience with any combination of the following:
    •   system security
    •   software security
    •   network security
    •   system analysis
    •   vulnerability analysis
    •   modeling and simulation


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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