Military Systems Cyber Analyst
Tas Jhuapl
 Laurel, MD

Do you have a passion for problem solving, holistic perspective, and cybersecurity experience?

Do you want to make meaningful contributions that enable the U.S. to prevail against ever-evolving threats?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!

We are seeking a motivated technical professional to help solve some of the toughest problems in cyberspace operations. We work as a multi-disciplinary team of systems engineers, software engineers, and domain experts to analyze military systems and to identify, implement, and test robust and effective solutions across the spectrum. We care about making a real-world impact and solving the operational needs of the military organizations that we support.

As a Military Systems Cyber Analyst, you will…

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recent advances in the field and of cyber-threats and apply a holistic adversary-like approach in the evaluation of U.S. systems and operations.
  • Collaborate with operational and technical authorities to analyze U.S. military missions, operations, and systems to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct analysis and guide the employment of technology, people, training and processes to achieve the most robust and resilient systems against nation-state adversaries.
  • Share knowledge by clearly articulating ideas and findings in written documents and presentations to technical staff, management, government decision makers, and other stakeholders.
  • Identify tools and technologies, data models, data analytics, and reporting and visualization approaches to assist with decision-making.

You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree (B.S. or B.E.) in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or other relevant technical field.
  • Have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated knowledge in at least two of the following areas:
    • system red-teaming, penetration testing, or cybersecurity vulnerability assessment
    • cyber threat intelligence and assessments
    • communication and network security design or operations
    • hardware or software assurance
    • hardware or software reverse engineering
    • cybersecurity situational awareness tools and techniques
    • cybersecurity incident response or forensics
    • cyber resiliency concepts
    • scripting and prototype software development in one or more languages
    • DoD anti-tamper practices and technical solutions
  • Have strong initiative with drive to continually learn and improve your abilities.
  • Have excellent problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Are willing and able to travel periodically, both locally and in CONUS, not likely to exceed a few trips per year at several days in duration for each.
  • Are comfortable working a significant portion of the time within closed areas.
  • Are able to obtain a Top Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You’ll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you:

  • Possess a Master of Science or Engineering (M.S. or M.E.) or Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng., etc.) in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or other relevant technical field.
  • Possess a current IA baseline certification of IAT/IAM/IASAE Level III or DoD Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M.
  • Have experience in conducting research, development, and testing of offensive and/or defensive cyber capabilities.
  • Have U.S. Navy operational experience within surface or subsurface platforms or specific engineering experience related to these platforms and their mission sets.
  • Have demonstrated ability or aptitude and interest in leading teams.
  • Have relevant experience across the DoD systems development lifecycle.
  • Have at least 6 years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated knowledge in at least three of the following areas:
    • system red-teaming, penetration testing, or cybersecurity vulnerability assessment along with results prioritization and recommendations development
    • cyber threat intelligence and assessments
    • communication and network security design or operations
    • hardware or software assurance
    • hardware or software reverse engineering
    • cybersecurity situational awareness tools and techniques
    • cybersecurity incident response or forensics
    • cyber resiliency concepts along with implementation considerations
    • scripting and prototype software development in one or more languages
    • DoD anti-tamper practices and technical solutions
  • Hold an active TS/SCI clearance.

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Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.