Cyber Security Researcher


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.


We are looking for talented, motivated individuals who enjoy working in creative, stimulating environments with other world-class researchers on cutting-edge technologies to solve the world’s problems and advance the state of the art in a vast array of problems in cyber security. You will work as part of a team to conceive and conduct in-depth research on topics in cyber defense, cyber attack, cyber experimentation. You will gain insights into cutting-edge technologies that will enable you to be part of the explosive growth in cyber security that is currently taking place in the world. If you want to make a difference and have fun doing it, let’s talk!


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
• Proficiency in at least one systems programming language (e.g. C, C++) and at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Perl)
• Demonstrated hands-on experience with operating systems (Linux or Windows).
• Effective communication and writing skills.
• U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.

Desired Qualifications

• Experience with cyber security technologies including intrusion detection and attack mitigation.
• Experience with performing scientific experiments, investigations, observations and related research studies into the nature and operation of computer and networked systems, using scientific methods.
• Experience with modeling and simulation of wired and wireless networks using tools such as ns-3, OPNET, QualNet.
• Experience with virtualization technologies.


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