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Malware Cyber Security Researcher

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Job Title: Malware 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 Malware and Cyber Security Research Engineer. In this role, the incumbent analyzes (reverse engineer) anomalous / malicious software. Determines mitigation techniques, works with others to provide assistance and technical solutions for defensive resolution. Determines, assists others in determining incident response actions. Organizes and 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.
Responsible for developing technical solutions for information operations and analysis related to national security topics intrusion analysis, malware, systems and vulnerabilities, network security, advanced analytic tools and data visualization techniques. Responsible for working with peers and senior 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 to verify patch effectiveness. Conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs advanced analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Writes scripts and develops software utilities to automate security analysis efforts. Working with senior program/technical staff plans, conducts assignments and review progress and evaluates results. Works with customers independently or in teams to develop requirements, produces and test code, and provide necessary documentation. Positive and interactive customer interface and communication skills (verbal, written) are required.

Bachelors of Science, plus 0-2 years of relevant experience, or an 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.
Superior C programming skills with an ability to code in binary and assembly as necessary. Strong background and/or training in computer code and malware reverse engineering. 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 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 more than 4,300 scientists, 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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