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Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Company: MITRE
Location: Mc Lean
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

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&D 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.As a member of the Trust and Assurance Cyber Technologies department in the Cyber Solutions Innovation Center, you will join an inspired team supporting developers and security researchers around the world. We are seeking qualified candidates to become involved in our work applying core capabilities in Software Assurance and secure coding with particular expertise in code-level vulnerabilities and their manifestation in software-based attacks. You will initially support the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and Common Attack Pattern and Classification (CAPEC) projects by helping to grow and improve the corpus of known weaknesses and attack patterns. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to contribute new ideas for related research. We are looking for individuals with the hard-to-find combination of experience in software development and application and network security. Successful candidates will directly contribute to the technical work for sponsors and begin a career with multiple advancement possibilities.The Trust and Assurance Cyber Technologies department---s overall focus is on research, development, and engineering aimed at maximizing the trust and assurance of systems, software, and protocols. Not only are we a place to learn and grow, but we are a place where technical leadership and the willingness to step up are appreciated. We place a high value on innovation and collaboration to:Conceive of and advance novel technical ideas,Provide deep analyses whose results drive decision-making by our sponsors,Build proof-of-concept systems that leverage new technology and concepts, andEngage with the vendor community, academia, and our sponsors to raise the bar on cyber security throughout the industryResponsibilities include:Conducting research into poorly defined code weaknesses and attack patternsIncreasing the impact of the CWE/CAPEC programs by expanding and improving technical contentPerforming static analysis on source code to support a range of use casesContributing to related research projects, bringing your unique knowledge to bearMinimum Qualifications:BS and 5 years related experienceApplicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated experience working successfully in collaboration with teamsStrong analytical and problem-solving skills and proactive, critical thinking skillsExcellent written/verbal communications skillsKnowledge of software vulnerabilities and defensive coding practicesFamiliarity with how software is exploited and the consequences of such exploitsA personal desire to help others, including our sponsors, develop and acquire safe and secure applicationsPossess an active Secret level security clearanceObtain and maintain a Top Secret level security clearancePreferred Qualifications:BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, or related technical field of study3 years of previous experience as a software or cyber security engineer with familiarity with cybersecurity principles, concepts and technologies Existing DoD Top Secret Clearance A previous introduction to one or more software analysis areas such as static code analysis, symbolic execution, or binary analysisWorking knowledge of MITRE---s ATT&CK methodology and contentMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE---s employment process, please contact MITRE---s Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at recruitinghelpmitre.org.Copyright -- 1997-2020, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only. Full time

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