Cyber Researcher

Altimeter Solutions
    April 13, 2020
    Richland, WA
    Job Type


    We are seeking a cyber security researcher who is a thought leader and cyber security domain expert with a proven track record in cyber security solution innovation, who can lead initiatives and teams. A successful candidate is a curious, continually learning cyber security professional who will translate their expertise and passion in the cyber security field to research and solutions that are important to our sponsors and cyber security defenders. Your leadership will enhance an innovation culture in cyber security and find solutions to hard problems in cyber security. Key cyber security researcher competencies and activities include:

    • Designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's emerging technology and architecture including control systems and mobile technology, cyber systems and networks
    • Ensures system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning and provides analytical support for security policy development and analysis
    • Applies scientific rigor to contribute to greater understanding of the cyber security domain. Helps define, describe, and predict behavior for discoveries in cyber systems
    • Conceives and develops hypotheses, new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical cyber security technical problems
    • May interface as a cyber security domain expert with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence and other government organizations and agencies; Leader and/or key contributor of technical initiatives, teams and projects

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s with 2–4 years of experience; Master’s with 0–2 years of experience
    • Relevant experience is defined as:
      • Demonstrated engineering skills and/or professional publications in the field of cyber security
      • Advanced level knowledge in computer science, cyber security, and knowledge of programming languages
      • Experience with hardware or software deconstruction, design, or reverse engineering
      • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s with 5–8 years of experience; Master’s with 3–6 years of experience; JD or PhD with 0–3 years of experience
    • Experience and expertise in designing or implementing secure architectures, software, systems and networks
    • Experience and expertise in penetrating testing, operational red teaming and adversary emulation
    • Experience and expertise in control systems (ICS, SCADA, DCS, etc.) and operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT) security – design, deployment and hardening
    • Experience machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science disciplines applied to the cyber security domain
    • Experience and expertise as a cyber intelligence analyst, incident responder or forensic investigator
    • Experience in multiple cyber security domains such as security and risk management, identity and access management, security engineering, business continuity/resilience, compliance, cryptography, application/software security, security operations, etc.
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