Battelle Memorial Institute Cyber Scientist 2 in Chantilly, Virginia

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

About Us

Do you like solving the hardest computing problems in the world, working on research projects you are passionate about, and competitive mini basketball, and bumper pool? Battelle may be the company for you.

Battelle Cyber Engineers solve the toughest Computer Science problems in the world. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered computer labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new Cyber solutions.

Our team is casual. We usually wear t-shirts and jeans. We are a close-knit group and enjoy participating in social activities outside of work. Whether it is visiting local restaurants, bowling, Korean BBQ, or paintball we always have a good time.

Battelle is committed to its employee’s professional growth. We encourage new ideas with our large Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program where engineers work on projects they are passionate about.

Major Responsibilities

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and present technical content tailored to the client's mission. Leads technical discussions, demonstrating command of the technology and adequately fielding questions which arise.

  • Contribute to Internal Research and Development (IRAD) studies and may lead small IRAD tasks.

  • Seeks out technical experts for collaboration and facilitates technical discussions with lower level staff.

  • Demonstrates understanding of business product offerings and contributes to marketing / business development by providing technical expertise during marketing engagements as well as supporting business development efforts led by others.

  • Forms technical approach and generates technical volumes for small proposals with minimal guidance and leads Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) creation and labor estimates.

Position Requirements

  • BS 2-5 years

  • MS 0-2 years

  • or equivalent experience

  • Ability to code in C, C++, or C#

  • Familiarity with an assembly language (x86, x64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC)

  • Develop Software to run in either user-mode or kernel-mode

  • Automate tasks using a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.)

  • Experience with network protocols

  • Experience with OS internals

  • Ability to demonstrate good organization, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to apply learned cyber skills to real life scenarios (internships, hack-a-thons, cyber security clubs, CTFs, etc.)

  • Ability to develop protocols for all layers throughout the network stack

  • Background in software engineering and architecture

  • Experience with network architecture and security mechanisms

  • Experience with real-time operating experience (QNX, VxWorks, embedded Linux)

  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms (AES, RSA, etc.)

  • Previous exposure to malware reverse engineering

  • Experience working in Agile environments

  • Active Top Secret clearance

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers