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Cyber Applied Research Scientist (AR)

Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia

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Job ID: 660392BR Date posted: May. 15, 2024 Program: ACL
Description:“Exciting Cyber Opportunities Await You!”

Are you ready to dive into the thrilling world of cybersecurity? For nearly two decades, the Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) has been at the forefront of innovation, crafting cutting-edge cyber solutions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Our mission: to empower our nation's heroes with game-changing Information Operations (IO) and Computer Network Operations (CNO) technologies that tackle some of the toughest challenges head-on.

Cyber is an ever-changing domain, and at ACL, we're the revolutionaries leading the charge. We're a passionate, problem-solving team that thrives on tackling the most complex, enigmatic issues. If you revel in the thrill of finding solutions when the path isn't clear, if the idea of creating groundbreaking operational capabilities excites you, and if you thrive in an open, collaborative environment, we want to hear from you!

Our quest for cyber excellence requires a diverse range of skills and expertise. Whether you're fueled by a passion for Firmware or Kernel-level development, relish crafting OS/Network/Application designs, specialize in vulnerability and malware analysis, or excel in Reverse Engineering, IO, and CNO technology development, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of joining our ever-expanding team. If you possess strong software development prowess in C, C++, and Python, are well-versed in debuggers like gdb, Valgrind, windbg, have a deep understanding of network protocols and inter-process communication, and have a knack for executing guided research tasks, we're eager to uncover your potential on this extraordinary journey.

Once selected to join our team, you'll have the privilege of becoming a vital member of our world-class team, composed of applied researchers and engineers who contribute to projects that redefine the cutting edge of customer and internally funded R&D. Join us, and together, we'll shape the future of cyber innovation!

All ACL team members are eligible for participation in a Lockheed Martin Incentive Plan.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in technical fields of study such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Security, with 2 or more years of relevant applied experience.

Prospective team members for this job posting must have skills in:
- Demonstrated skills in user-space or kernel-space development
- C, C++, Python software development
- Networking protocols and socket application development
- Debugging (e.g gdb, windbg, OllyDbg, Valgrind)
- Self-directed technical research explorations

Team members are subject to a government security investigation and must meet and maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Desired Skills:
Developing cyber capabilities requires a broad spectrum of experience. While we do not anticipate that everyone will have skill and expertise in all related technical areas, we do desire that team mates have some experience in one or more of the areas listed below. If you do not have experience in these areas, you will be assessed for your ability to develop these skills:

- Applied research skills
- Embedded systems development
- Compiler Design and Implementation
- IDS and PSP Design and Implementation
- Static and dynamic reverse engineering on x86/x86_64, MIPS, ARM, or PowerPC
- Vulnerability Analysis of source code or binaries
- Machine-learning/Artificial Intelligence
- Cyber/IO/CNO R&D

If you have demonstrated a passion for cyber technologies, are self-motivation, and adept at research and prototype development, you will excel as a part of our team.

As a part of our team, you can anticipate authoring technical portions of proposals, presenting results and demonstrating prototypes to your teammates and program customers.
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Top Secret with Investigation or CV date within 5 years
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
The application window will close in 90 days; applicants are encouraged to apply within 5 - 30 days of the requisition posting date in order to receive optimal consideration.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Software Engineering
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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