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Senior Research Associate with Security Clearance

Company: Peraton
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Overview We are seeking a Cybersecurity professional to serve as a Senior staff specialist in the DoD cybersecurity domain. He/she will possess in-depth work experience supporting government contracts across a wide range of information technology disciplines. He/she will utilize their comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity to help manage program execution within the defense acquisition life-cycle. The position provides technical and functional support to the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering for Research & Technology in Alexandria, VA (Mark Center). This is an exciting opportunity to work in a technical and scientific research environment comprised of a highly technical customer base. This opportunity will broaden candidate's perspective of issues involved in science and technology policy and program management. Responsibilities What you'll do... * Apply expert knowledge of cybersecurity and program management principles to provide day-to-day management of the DoD Cybersecurity Applied Research Program. * Exercise leadership to support the oversight of DoD's cybersecurity research and development activities including tracking, coordinating, and planning activities within the cybersecurity office. * Prepare and deliver technical reports, background papers, correspondence, and testimony for senior civilian officials. * Represent the client at appropriate working group meetings in support of the cyber security technology areas, including reviews and technical assessments of projects, steering committee meetings, and technical program reviews. * Conduct regular contact and communication with senior civilian and military officials across the community. * Master complex tasks rapidly and accurately, be a self-starter, and seek additional assignments. Qualifications You'd be a great fit if you have... * A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related technical field. An advanced degree is a strong plus. * A minimum of 8 years hands on work experience. It'd be even better if you ... * Have familiarity and/or experience in conducting or managing research in one or more of the following scientific or engineering disciplines, including engineering, mathematics, computer science or other information assurance related field. * Have the ability to understand abstract cyber security concepts and relate those to concrete technical concepts including knowledge and understanding of cyber security architectures. * Have an understanding of the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process to include hands-on knowledge of the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) cycle and defense acquisition lifecycle. * Strong communication skills, to include written material and verbal interactions, briefings, and meeting moderation. * Ability to work independently with senior and junior staff in a distributed environment while maintaining a strong commitment to deliverable(s) scheduled. * Ability to research congressional and open-source technical information and provide summaries. * Understanding of DoD acquisition-related international agreements process. * Experience interacting or coordinating with DoD RDT&E laboratories. * Strong time-management and organizational skills. * Ability to work in highly dynamic working environment. * Strong ability to gather and interpret data. * Highly proficient with standard MS Office tool suite. * Strong team player and people skills. What you'll get... * An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching * Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays * Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage * Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing * Paid maternity and paternity leave * Company-paid infertility treatments * Cross-training and professional development opportunities * The ability to influence major initiatives SECURITY CLEARANCE This position requires a candidate to have an active secret level clearance and have the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret//SCI level clearance. About Peraton At Peraton, we're at the forefront of delivering the next breakthrough in national security, every day. We're the partner of choice to help solve some of the world's most daunting challenges. How? By thinking differently. We're not mired in the past. We look at all problems with fresh eyes. We look past the obvious to bring the best talent, tech, and ideas together to completely transform how problems are solved. So bring your unique ideas, your entrepreneurial spirit, and your drive to succeed. Get ready to be part of something bigger. Get ready to do the can't be done. EEO Statement We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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