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Cyber Operations Evaluation Engineer

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Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Location: Lexington, MA

Date Posted: March 3, 2014

Source: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Cyber System Assessments Group provides the U.S. Government with independent assessments of cyber systems and capabilities. This is accomplished through the research and development of unique, cutting edge technical capabilities for understanding, testing, assessing and analyzing cyber technologies. In addition to the principal mission of planning, constructing, supporting and executing testing and evaluation activities of cyber capabilities, the Group also focuses on red-teaming to identify weaknesses in U.S. systems and characterization of adversary capabilities. The Group achieves success through excellence and experience in core technical competencies, including the planning and execution of cyber evaluations, development of realistic, high-fidelity test environments to model the Internet and networks of interest, modeling of adversary capabilities, development of threat surrogates, low-level systems analysis for vulnerability discovery and malicious software analysis, low-observable system instrumentation and forensic analysis, and reverse engineering.

The Cyber Operations Evaluation Engineer will work with a team to conduct ...
The Cyber System Assessments Group provides the U.S. Government with independent assessments of cyber systems and capabilities. This is accomplished through the research and development of unique, cutting edge technical capabilities for understanding, testing, assessing and analyzing cyber technologies. In addition to the principal mission of planning, constructing, supporting and executing testing and evaluation activities of cyber capabilities, the Group also focuses on red-teaming to identify weaknesses in U.S. systems and characterization of adversary capabilities. The Group achieves success through excellence and experience in core technical competencies, including the planning and execution of cyber evaluations, development of realistic, high-fidelity test environments to model the Internet and networks of interest, modeling of adversary capabilities, development of threat surrogates, low-level systems analysis for vulnerability discovery and malicious software analysis, low-observable system instrumentation and forensic analysis, and reverse engineering.

The Cyber Operations Evaluation Engineer will work with a team to conduct research and development in the areas of testbed development and program evaluation of offensive and defensive cyber operations tools and systems. Will work on developing models of user and network behavior as well as metrics to enable quantitative testing in realistic environments.

Requirements:
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Applied Mathematics. In lieu of a Ph.D., an MS with with 5-10 years of experience in software engineering will be considered. Must be able to design, implement, test, and debug complex cyber attack software and contribute to the formulation of overall architectures and approaches for the creation of cyber attack systems in mobile environments. Must be able to propose and explore new techniques and technologies and be able to design, develop, test and validate these new capabilities. Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills with sponsors and other research sites are essential.

Desired Skills:
Knowledge of C, C++, Java, Python, and Perl is highly desired. Experience with any combination of the following is desired: system-level software, operating system internals, distributed systems, network protocols, automation techniques, virtualization, visualization, computer security, vulnerability assessment, machine learning, pattern classification, statistical models, markov models, and regression analysis.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
U.S. citizenship is required.
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