Lead Cyber Security Engineer

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 02.MAY.2021
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committe...


Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.The MITRE N424 (Investigative and Operational Technologies) team supports national law enforcement and intelligence sponsors with a variety of technical and strategic initiatives in the areas of cyber security and systems engineering. This position offers the opportunity to dive into complex and rewarding work with high visibility and potential to build and improve solutions at the strategic forefront of national and domestic security. Working side-by-side with members of law enforcement and intelligence communities, our engineers enhance the safety and security of the nation on a daily basis.Work Location:The primary location for this role is either Chantilly or McLean Virginia, with periodic meetings throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.Clearance Required: No clearance is required to start, but candidate must be willing to undergo processing for a Top Secret clearance and be able to ultimately obtain a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.Key Responsibilities include:Leading high-performing team members inone or more areas such as: software development, rapid prototype development, malware analysis, digital forensics, incident response, systems engineering The capability to be thrown into new situations, and learn new data formats, programming languages, or tools Ability to be proactive, self-managed, and able to interface well with sponsor personnel Required Qualifications:Degree in a relevant field (i.e. Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Engineering), or equivalent job experience.5+ years of experience with Python, C/++, Java, or another programming languageExperience manipulating large datasets with at least one modern programming language or business intelligence platform (e.g., Python, R, SAS, MATLAB, Java, C++).Experience leveraging COTS tools or writing programs to visualize multi-dimensional data.Ability to apply, modify, and formulate algorithms and processes to solve challenging problems.Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel and Word. Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, presentation, and communications skills. Expertise in one or more of the following:Systems engineeringReverse engineeringSoftware engineeringData scienceDatabases (SQL or NoSQL)Network analysisDigital forensicsPenetration testingRed teamingVulnerability analysisAbility to obtain and maintain DoD Top SecretClearancePreferredQualifications: Advanced degree inComputer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, orrelated technical field of study11-15years previous experience preferredExperience inTorExperience invulnerability analysis Experience innetwork architecture and designExperience incomplex packet manipulation with iptables and ebtables Exposure to malware analysis Familiarity with DevOps principles (e.g. continuous delivery, continuous integration, automated provisioning) Incident response and threat hunting experience Demonstrable proficiency with reverse engineering (static & dynamic) Full-stack web development experience (Django and Angular a plus) Windows system administration In-depth knowledge of VMware vSphere/vCenter 5.5+ or a similar hypervisor Experience with Cisco ASA products and IOSDevelopment experience with Elastic Stack and/or Splunk Real-world experience with cryptocurrency forensics and tool developmentPractical hands-on experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, etc.)Experience in data science and modeling applied to cyber domain problemsExisting DoD Top Secret ClearanceThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):Top Secret/SCI/PolygraphMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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