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Alion Science and Technology

Cryptanalytic Computer Scientist III - 37403

Annapolis Junction, MD

Job Description


At Alion, we are techie and proud, so you might not see us in a shiny suit or wearing the latest shoes. More often, we're behind the scenes putting our fingerprints all over market innovations. We get excited about the problem as much as the solution, because the more we understand it, the better able we are to fix it. We are deeply analytical experts who tell the truth and never stop looking for a way to make our solutions better.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret w/ current SCI with CI Poly

JOB SUMMARY: Cryptanalytic Computer Scientists employ the hybrid skill set of advanced computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics to ensure solutions to the most difficult cryptanalytic problems. Will be required to solve challenging cryptanalytic, high-performance computing, and computer network operations problems of critical importance to protecting key cyber terrain. Other responsibilities may include:

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- Using principles, techniques, procedures, and tools to architect and facilitate the development of hardware solutions
- Applying software engineering principles to design and/or develop software applications
- Developing methods and applications for tools to exploit and analyze computer systems and network vulnerabilities
- Designing and optimizing algorithms, data structures, modeling, and analytics to solve real-world scientific problems


A Bachelor's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience or a master's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 4 years of relevant experience. An associate degree plus 10 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering. Electrical Enginee1ing, Mathematics (including Applied Math); or a related field (i.e., other Engineering or Math) with at least one programming and at least four upper-level math classes (Calculus and above). Relevant experience must be in a computer science (i.e., theoretical or applied), designing/developing/using/evaluating mathematic models, methods and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issue-s and solve problems engineering (electrical or computer) and/or high-performance computing.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee's talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength .

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

Job ID: Alion-YvUCoLQ1uHbl
Employment Type: Other