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Cyber Security Researcher

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Job Title: Cyber Security Researcher
Grade: 210/220
Org: Cyber Security R&D
Contact: [email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID

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Mission/Vision Statement
Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Cyber Security Researcher In this role, the incumbent will support National and Homeland Security, Cyber Security Research Department with engineering, reverse engineering, development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze security vulnerabilities in specialized systems and proprietary protocols.
Participates in support of operations and personnel at government and WFO locations, conducts research, monitoring and analysis of current and emerging threats directed at network infrastructure targets from both internal and external sources. Understands and documents topologies for intricate security relationships, and makes security architecture recommendations that will improve security programs/posture.

Participates in the development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze network traffic and proprietary protocols, develops attack and defense methodology and code on high risk computer networks. Develops technical solutions for information operations and analysis related to national security topics, intrusion analysis, systems and vulnerabilities, network security, advanced analytic tools and data visualization techniques. Works with peers and mentors/develops as a junior engineers to identify security issues of existing platforms and applications.

Develops algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing network attacks. Develops and maintains code used to find weaknesses in systems and to verify patch effectiveness. Assists and/or conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Writes scripts and develops software utilities to automate security analysis efforts.

Works with customers as part of a team to develop requirements, produce/test code, and provide necessary documentation. Participates in project teams to produce proposals for new work including joint projects with industry. Provides a positive and effective customer interface. Effective communication skills (verbal, written) are also required.

Participates in the development of significant new concepts or novel approached to Cyber Security.

PR0100: Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of experience, advanced degree and 0-1 years of experience or a PhD.
Preferred degree disciplines are: Computer Science/Engineering, Math, or other technical degree with a strong Computer Science background.
Must be a US citizen and have the ability and willingness to obtain and maintain a "Q" clearance with appropriate sigmas and SCI clearance.
Must have good communication skills and be able to foster and grown in a team environment.
Superior C programming skills with ability to code in assembly as necessary.
Strong understanding of Linux, Solaris, and Windows based operating systems and development tool-sets. Strong background in searching and sorting algorithms, decision trees, and/or memory management.
Familiarity with Zero Day exploits.
Familiarity with packet level programming.
Strong personal (hobby) interest in computers, computer and system security and programming as well as academic training.
Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: Upper Body: Fine motor control (hands).
Work Conditions: Equipment:Typing/keyboard; Personnel Requirements: >8 Hrs/day, working alone.
Certification Exam(s): Testing designated position (TDP)
Please Apply Before:
June 30, 2019 (Midnight, MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With 4,200 scientist, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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Top Secret / SCI
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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