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R&D Cyber Security Engineer at Battelle Energy Alliance in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Job Title: R&D Cyber Security Engineer
Grade: 240/250
Org: Cyber Security R&D
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID
*****This is a multi-level posting with multiple positions******



Securing the Nation Bit by Byte and Addressing the Threats of Tomorrow, Today

MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.



Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a R&D Cyber Security Engineer. This position serves as a technical leader providing work and technical direction for subordinates. Conducts oversight and project management functions for both government and WFO work packages. PI/Co-PI and/or Sr. Cyber Security Researcher on development and maintenance of custom code used to analyze network traffic and proprietary protocols. Develops attack and defense methodology and code on high risk computer networks. Designs technical solutions for information operations and analysis related to national security topics including intrusion analysis, systems and vulnerabilities, net security, advanced analytic tools and data visualization techniques. Leads teams of peer and subordinate engineers to identify security issues of existing platforms and applications. Develops algorithms and methods for detecting and preventing network attacks. Designs, develops and maintains code used to find weaknesses in systems and to verify patch effectiveness. Conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Performs advanced analysis and/or reverse engineering of suspect source code. Writes scripts and develops software utilities to automate security analysis efforts.

Leads teams working with customers to develop requirements, produce/test code, and provide necessary documentation. Leads project teams to produce proposals for new work including joint projects with industry. Good customer interface and communication skills (verbal, written) are required.

Participate in the development of significant new concepts or novel approaches to Cyber Security.

Sets and implements high standards for safety, security, environmental compliance and Mission Delivery, and oversees successful project/program execution consistent with INL's standards and procedures to identify and mitigate risk (cost, schedule, and quality).


Bachelor's degree with 7 years of relevant experience or Master's with 5 years or Ph. D. with 3 years. Preferred disciplines are: Computer Science/Engineering, Math or other technical degree with strong Computer Science background.

Strong demonstrated leadership in technical and supporting technical cyber security areas. Hardware and/or software engineering knowledge or practice. Superior "C" programming skills with an ability to code in assembly as necessary. Strong understanding of Linux, Solaris, and Windows based operating systems and development tool-sets. Strong background in searching and sorting algorithms, decision trees, and/or memory management. Familiarity with current cyber security topics and Zero Day exploits. Strong technical team building skills.

Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance and special accesses as required. When required, must be able to work in a secure work environment to include handling/storing/processing classified and CUI information, and adhere to physical and electronic protection standards.


To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see



Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

MOTOR ABILITIES: Combined Upper/Lower body: Lifting ability- 50 lbs. max, exertion-moderate, repetitive work-intermittent.

WORK CONDITIONS: Typing/keyboard, Personnel Requirements: 8 Hrs/day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone.

CERTIFICATION EXAM(S): Testing designated position (TDP).



August 31, 2018 (Midnight, MST)



Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.


When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.


INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.


Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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