Principal Research Engineer



Who we are:

The BAE Systems’ Cyber & Communications Technologies Research (CCTR) Group is a leading multidisciplinary cyber R&D organization dedicated to meeting critical U.S. Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare needs. CCTR is the cyber R&D engine for all of BAE Systems North America, yet it runs more like a boutique firm. It’s the best of both worlds—combining a small-company feel, in its own facility, with access to a large company’s technology transition paths, customer base, and other resources. CCTR executes a variety of scientific and engineering R&D efforts for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). Join us for amazing R&D challenges and work on revolutionary cyber technology that makes a direct real-world impact.

What we offer:

  • Exciting cyber research
  • Exceptional teammates
  • Opportunities to learn and grow
  • A fun workplace, excellent benefits, and every other Friday off!

Focus on the following technologies:

  • Cyber Operations & Systems
  • Program Analysis
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Automated cyber-attack prediction
  • Generation of mathematical models of program behaviors
  • Frameworks for system-of-systems cyber solutions
  • Automated cyber-defense tools
  • Support uniformed operators in DoD cyber exercises
  • Non-traditional cyber environmentd including SCADA, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, vehicles, CAN bus
  • Cyber Defense & Networking
  • Secure high performance communications
  • Wireless and MANET protocols
  • Distributed system analysis
  • Life-cycle attack identification
  • Automated detection and containment of 0-day cyber attacks
  • Anonymous and covert networks

Who You Are:

We are looking for an experienced Researcher to work and lead all phases – design, development, and experimental analysis – of cutting edge cyber R&D efforts. Primary emphasis on the prototyping and experimental analysis of components and end-to-end systems for Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare at the embedded system, host, network, and enterprise levels. Additionally you will:

  • Participate in the design, development, execution and implementation of algorithms and advanced scientific solutions to complex technical problems
  • Plan and execute research of complex scope regularly involving multiple disciplines
  • Co-author / author external publications (conference papers / presentations, journal articles, books)
  • Provide project management reporting and documentation
  • Provide updates to internal project management
  • Perform as a technical leader or project manager on small project initiatives (1-5 people)
  • Participate in external project interactions with other companies
  • Support business development efforts
  • Represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects
  • Brief customers regularly on technical concepts
  • Generate ideas for potential proposals and is responsible for sections of proposals
  • Establish relationships with current and potential customers

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education

Required education: Bachelor Degree

Minimum Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering related discipline with 8+ year of experience
  • Master’s Degree and 6+ years of professional experience
  • Doctorate and 3+ years of professional experience
  • Contributes to/participates in professional societies (e.g.: ACM, IEEE, SIAM, etc…)

Required Skills:

Strong research background in at least one of the following:

  • Cyber security
  • Machine learning
  • Sensor fusion & correlation
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Big data and analytics
  • Reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, and exploit development

Strong skills in at least one of the following areas:

  • Software engineering and development
  • Algorithm development
  • Experimentation design and execution
  • Proposal and presentation development
  • Networking
  • Embedded systems, SCADA, cyber-physical systems, CAN bus

Active SECRET clearance required. Must be eligible for TOP SECRET. Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills:

Capability in the following areas is desirable:

  • Cyber security experience and interest
  • Strong writing skills
  • Vulnerability analysis, exploit development, and related discipline
  • Mobile computing/Android development


Ph.D., Computer Science , Cyber, Cyber Security, UNIX, Linux, Windows, software engineering, software developer, Java, Python, C++, .NET, VMWare hypervisor, Perl, Windows API, Reverse Engineering,

GUI, mobile computing, Networking About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Electronic Systems, based in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides systems and products that maximize the effectiveness and safety of fighting forces and first responders. Its offerings include infrared countermeasures and electronic protection systems for military and civilian aircraft; information management systems; signal acquisition, analysis, and exploitation systems that optimize use of the electromagnetic spectrum by friendly forces while denying its use by adversaries; interoperable communications systems for firefighters and other first responders; thermal weapon sights; precision targeting systems; situational awareness systems for ground vehicles; night-vision systems; identification friend or foe systems; and radiation-hardened electronics. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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