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Senior Principal Scientist, Data Science

Arlington, VA, USA | BAE Systems

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    7-10 years
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The BAE Systems Cyber Technology Research (CT) Group is a leading multidisciplinary cyber R&D organization dedicated to meeting critical U.S. Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare needs. CT is the cyber R&D engine for all of BAE Systems North America, yet it runs like a boutique firm.

It s the best of both worlds-combining a small-company feel, in its own facility, with access to a large company s technology transition paths, customer base, and other resources. CT executes a variety of scientific and engineering R&D efforts for the Department of Defense ( DoD ) and the Intelligence Community (IC). Join us for amazing R&D challenges and work on revolutionary cyber technology that makes a direct real-world impact.

What we offer:

Exciting cyber research Exceptional teammates Opportunities to learn and grow. A fun workplace, excellent benefits, and every other Friday off.

Focus on the following:

Cyber Operation & Systems Program Analysis

Vulnerability and discovery

Automated Cyber-attack prediction

Generation of mathematical models of program behavior

Automated cyber defense tools

Support uniformed operators in DoD cyber exercises

Non -traditional cyber environments including SCADA, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, vehicles, CAN bus

Cyber Defense & Networking Secure high performance communications

Wireless and MANET protocols Distributed system analysis

Lifecycle attack identification

Automated detection and containment of 0-day cyber attacks

Anonymous and Covert Networks

Who You Are:

We are looking for an experienced Scientist to work and lead all phases design, development, and experimental analysis of cutting edge cyber R&D efforts. Primary emphasis on the prototyping, and experimental analysis of components and end-to-end systems for Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare at the embedded system, host, network, and enterprise levels.

Additionally you will:

Develop and investigate advanced, complex algorithms and scientific solutions to complex technical problems

Plan and execute research of complex scope regularly involving multiple disciplines

Co-author / author external publications (conference papers / presentations, journal articles, books)

Provide project management reporting and documentation

Provide updates to internal project management for large, complex projects

Actively support external project interactions with other companies

Be a technical leader or project manager on medium sized projects (5-10 people) providing solutions that are highly innovative

Participate in external project interactions with other companies

Be heavily involved in business development efforts

Serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs

Brief customers regularly on various issues/concepts

Lead smaller proposals Establish relationships with current and potential customers

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Strong research background in at least one of the following:

Cyber security

Machine learning

Sensor fusion & correlation

Modeling and simulation

Big data and analytics

Reverse Engineering, vulnerability analysis, and exploit development

Strong skills in at least one of the following areas:

Software engineering and development

Algorithm development

Experimentation design and execution

Proposal and presentation development


Embedded Systems, SCADA, Cyber-physical systems, CAN bus

Active SECRET clearance required. Must be eligible for TOP SECRET

Preferred Skills and Education

Capability in the following areas is desirable:

Cyber security experience and interest

Strong communication skills

Research background and interest

Vulnerability analysis, exploit development, and related disciplines

Mobile computing/Android development

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