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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory DoD Cyber Security Engineer/Computer Scientist in EL SEGUNDO, California

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309136

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Cyber Security

Job Description

PNNL is working with the DoD to develop an automated infrastructure virtualization platform for the purposes of robust cyber security evaluations and mitigation testing. The platform will accommodate hardware in the loop (HWIL) needs and otherwise be adaptable to atypical software and hardware requirements.

If you want to join a team of experts supporting DoD missions and enterprise operational systems, and if you want to develop, test, and implement enterprise level cyber security solutions, as well as lead the development and testing of solutions supporting the space enterprise, the DoD Team Cyber Security Engineer position could be for you.

As the DoD Team Cyber Security Engineer, you will participate on a team to create, demonstrate, evaluate, and implement concepts and enterprise level processes for operational mission systems, including but not limited to:

· Systems engineering and systems security engineering

· Program protection planning (i.e., criticality analyses, anti-tamper requirements development)

· Cyber risk and resiliency assessments

· Military utility assessments

· Cyber test and evaluation

· Supply chain risk management

· Cyber defense and risk mitigations

· Analysis of alternatives

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks. Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development. Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computation-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

* This position is located offsite at the sponsor’s location in Los Angeles, California and applicants are expected to relocate to Los Angeles.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Mathematics, Engineering, Software Development, or related field; and at least 2 years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Mathematics, Engineering, Software Development, or related field.

In addition to the skills listed above:

· Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and associated tools such as the Hashicorp Suite, Ansible, or Chef

· Familiarity with DoD missions, platforms, and equipment

· Familiarity with a variety of virtualization and DCO software including, but not limited to, VMWare, Nutanix, LogRhythm, Splunk, ELK, Phantom, HBSS, etc.

· Strong familiarity with scripting languages including Bash, PowerShell, Batch, etc.

· Fluency in multiple programming languages such as HCL, Python, C++, C, Java, HTML, XML, JavaScript

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • 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 - NSD

Opening Date: 2019-04-01

Closing Date: 2019-05-31