Cyber Research Scientist
OH - Fairborn
Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.
KBR is a technology-driven company providing high-end, creative software and engineering solutions to critical national security missions across space, cyber, ISR, missile defense and intelligence domains. Bringing together the brightest minds in STEM, intelligence operations and analysis, with a culture that attracts innovators, difference-makers and entrepreneurs, our teams are dedicated to solving the most complex challenges to help keep our nation safe. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.
KBR is seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to join our team's Fairborn Ohio office.
The ideal candidate will have interests in machine learning and designing AI architectures for avionics protections. Proficiency in designing program system requirements, structured computational methodologies as well as experience developing code written in a various languages. Successful candidate will be responsible for leading and participating in the design, optimization, validation, and maintenance of large-scale machine learning (ML) This involves data manipulation, data visualization, and programming. The candidate will also be expected to communicate the results of the analyses across different groups as well as the customer. Consistent track record of successfully architecting, building machine learning and computer vision applications, an in depth understanding of common families of models, feature engineering, feature selection and other practical machine learning and computer vision techniques.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrate leadership in directing and conducting research efforts, including prior experience as Principal Investigator
Develop models of complex Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs) in support of customer objectives
Specify, design, and code components and interfaces of complex hardware and software systems
Verify and debug integrated hardware and software systems
Support end-to-end scientific modeling and simulation, to include but not limited to setup, execution, visualization, analysis, and reporting
Perform literature surveys of exploits of system vulnerabilities and report relevance to target systems
Brainstorm with cyber security industry experts to conceive of innovative cyber protection technologies
Implement various algorithms in hardware and software to solve tightly constrained customer critical problems
Identify gaps between cyber protection requirements and capabilities and propose solutions to fill the gaps
Required Qualifications: * MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field. * 10 years of prior research experience. * Experience in a variety of programming languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, assembly, RISC-V, PowerPC and be able to develop software to demonstrate new security concepts. * State of the art computer architectures to include device and/or circuit level. Knowledge of system boot processes. * Strong background in computer/network security concepts and technologies, including extensive knowledge of enterprise security operations and computer network vulnerabilities and exploits * Experience with one or more of the following: Windows, Unix-like operating systems (e.g., Linux), real-time operating systems, shell scripting; malware analysis and reverse engineering; familiarity with networking protocols (e.g., TCP, HTTP, and SMTP); cloud computing; configuration management, GitHub* Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Ability to obtain a Secret clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field. * Experience writing published papers and presenting results to conferences/workshops. * A current DoD clearance and prior experience working with Government agencies are desirable. * Active TS/SCI clearance.
Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.