Network Security Research Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Peraton Labs


Role and responsibility for this position: 

The network security research scientist will develop innovative solutions to solve hard, real-world networking problems.  You’ll take responsibility to accomplish specific deliverables within a small team setting of fellow engineers.  You’ll communicate and collaborate with fellow team members and help guide junior staff. 


Peraton Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Peraton that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Education Requirements:

  • Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

Skills and Experience You Should Possess:  

  • Expertise in one or more: C, C++, Java, Python, Hands-on development experience in Cybersecurity  
  • Modern development practices and toolsets (Git, subversion, CI/CD toolchains) 
  • Experience running docker containers 
  • Experience developing in and administering Linux, using bash 
  • Experience with Networking Protocols 
  • Experience with configuring Network appliances 
  • A passion to learn something new every day and to stay up-to-date with developments in your field 
  • Adept at independent problem-solving and comfortable with a general approach of taking initiative to find and develop solutions  

Additional Desired Skills :

  • Ability to grasp the “big picture” and see beyond specific problems   
  • Network emulation frameworks including CORE, EMANE, MiniNet 
  • Experience with threat intelligence research 
  • Experience with SMT solvers 

Citizenship and Clearance Required: 

Must be a US Citizen
Active Top Secret clearance or be willing to be submitted

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

EEO Tagline (Text Only)

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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