Cybersecurity Software Engineer - CIPHER

Submit Resume ID: 497111
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Cybersecurity, Networking, Software Development/Design, System Engineering

Project/Unit Description

Threat Analysis Branch of the Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab.

Job Purpose

Software developer designs, develops, and tests code in languages such as Java, C, and C++. Requires extensive knowledge of programming languages, software development, and computer operating systems. Applies engineering principles to software creation. Necessary skill areas: Programming and coding, fundamentals of computer science, design and architecture, algorithms and data structures, information analysis, debugging software, and testing software.

Creates novel cyber security technology components and software to ensure that critical systems/information are resilient to cyber exploits and attacks. Performs attendant vulnerability assessments, analysis, and software engineering and design. Develops hardware and software prototypes, and tests those prototypes in realistic environments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform software development, software debugging, software modification / enhancement, and software documentation.
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts
  • Contribute to technical reports and presentations

Additional Responsibilities

  • Produce new research in cyber space
  • Work within technical teams to meat project needs

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with at least two of the following: Java, Python, C languages,
  • Thorough understanding of software development & design patterns and best practices
  • Familiarity with software development tools and workflows, including source control (e.g., git),
  • Experience with network analysis and/or security best practices and the network stack
  • Understanding of cybersecurity issues and/or intelligence analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Experience with Machine Learning tools and techniques
  • Experience designing non-trivial software tools, systems, and frameworks
  • Experience analyzing large datasets and adapting state-of-the-art algorithms/techniques
  • Experience leading technical teams
  • Masters / Doctorate in Computer Science or Security
  • Experience working with graph databases and graph algorithms
  • Malware analysis
  • Hands-on network administration in an IT-type role
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 0 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Software Development, Software Engineering, Network Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Safer Federal Workforce Executive Order

Presidential Executive Order 14042 requires most federal contractors, including federal contractors within the University System of Georgia, to comply with Covid-19 guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”). Georgia Tech must ensure that all employees covered under the Executive Order (“covered employees”), including those working remotely in the United States, are fully vaccinated by January 19, 2022, or by their first day of work in a covered role.

This position is covered by the Executive Order. Accommodations or exemptions for medical conditions can be requested by individuals who would otherwise be covered but have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Details of the order can be found here

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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