Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Cyber Security Researcher in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306194

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computational & Statistical Analytics

Group: Cyber Security

Job Description

Come and work for a billion-dollar international research institution. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’ (PNNL) an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself, and make a difference.

Our science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our discoveries not only change the way people think, they increase our nation’s energy capacity and improve our national security efforts, making the world a cleaner and safer place.

PNNL is seeking to hire a technical expert with strong credentials in computer science/ cyber security of industrial control systems and operational technology. The incumbent will have a unique opportunity to be part of growing team focused on challenges that range from basic science to technology deployment.

PNNL is committed to researching and developing new technologies and methodologies to better protect critical infrastructures from cyber-attacks. The environment is highly challenging and complex. This senior level position will develop technical solutions for client needs in areas such as, but not limited to: intrusion prevention, identification of system vulnerabilities, and information system and operational technology security. The incumbent will be expected to lead critical tasks and projects and provide technical expertise for the project team.

The Senior Control Systems Researcher will support internally and sponsor funded cyber security research projects in developing solutions for a variety of cyber, network, and host security problems related to SCADA/ICS systems. These are complex problems that must be solved through creativity, effective design, decomposition, and implementation on a variety of projects. Examples include:

-assessing and evaluating various control systems

-working with commercial and open source security tools to meet the needs of current and next generation defensive technologies,

-writing technical report documents of cyber security approaches

-programming and scripting should be expected as well.

-In-depth knowledge of Industrial Control Systems / Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) hardware (server level and embedded), software, processes, protocols, and industry implementations

-Expertise in network security and networking protocols with IT and OT

-Experience with vulnerability assessments/testing and red-teaming

-Extensive experience with software engineering and quality assurance. Expertise of cyber security standards and guidance is highly desirable such as NIST, DOE, ISO/IEC, IEEE, NERC, etc.

-Cyber security and/or ICS certifications are highly desirable such as CISSP, GICSP, CISM, CEH, ISA, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires BS degree and at least 9 years’ experience, MS degree and at least 7 years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD with at least 4 years’ experience. Degree should be in computer science, electrical engineering or related field.

Preference will be given to candidates that maintain a current security clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Cyber Security

Opening Date: 2017-01-09

Closing Date: 2017-02-01