Cyber Security Research Intern

Overview

Vencore Labs (formerly Applied Communication Sciences) is a self-sustaining research center within Vencore that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, data analytics and cyber security. From smart grid to smart phones, intelligent highways to intelligent battlefields, Vencore Labs’ 200 scientists, engineers and analysts are consistently creating generation-after-next technologies and solutions. In doing so, our labs are helping to transform traditional government research. We connect our customers to advanced research and technology helping them to develop solutions to their toughest challenges. Accelerating the arc of transformation — from research to engineering to products — that’s what we focus on each day at Vencore Labs.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Responsibilities

We are seeking a motivated Cyber Security Research Intern who will work at our Basking Ridge, NJ location as a member of a high-performing team and assist senior researchers and/or project managers to conduct research in the realm of cyber security.

In this role you will work on a project that will advance the theoretical foundations of cyber security, making fundamental advances in understanding cyber phenomena. Your work will require you to:
Conduct innovative research in cyber security
Apply state-of-the-art research techniques and enhancing such techniques to achieve project goals with a small team of collaborators
Conduct system architecture design, software design, and software implementation
Perform debugging, performance evaluation, and paper/document writing
Present research findings
Qualifications

Graduate student working towards a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields
Strong communication skills
Strong programming skills in common programming and scripting languages, such as C, C++, Java, Python, and Shell scripting languages
Comprehensive understanding and hands-on skills in Unix-family operating systems (e.g., Unix and Linux)
Possess a comprehensive understanding of recent research and industrial advances in the following areas:
Computer and communication networks
Cyber security threat detection
Cyber security experimentation/testing
Machine learning
Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships