The MITRE Corporation 5G Cybersecurity Engineer in McLean, Virginia
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MITRE’s Cyber Physical and Mobile Technology Security Department is seeking cyber security engineers with expertise and innovative ideas in 5G and LTE cellular network security with an interest in areas such as threat-informed defense, adversary emulation, network security, cyber resiliency, and security operations.
MITRE is a not-for-profit focused on impact, not revenue. Our mission-driven teams work across MITRE’s R&D centers in the federal civilian and national security space, partner with industry to solve hard problems, and collaborate with the public to build open-source software.
Responsibilities may include:
Explore, evaluate, and develop prototype solutions to augment commercial wireless communication protocols to provide secure and resilient communications for government applications
Researching, developing, operationalizing, evaluating, and improving defensive tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for detecting and responding to mobile security cyber threats,
Applying MITRE ATT&CK® to evaluate the abilities of mobile network operators and security architectures to defend networks from cyber threats and assessing their security controls,
Perform hands-on security assessments of different parts of cellular network infrastructure (radio access network, core network, edge networks, etc.),
Assessing potential cellular network-based risks to enterprise mobile devices, networks, and applications.
Defining and implementing wireless test networks, test scenarios, and tools for collecting and analyzing results
Assess mobile wireless technology trends, commercial and government solutions for a variety of projects and government sponsors
BS degree and minimum of 5 to 10 years related experience.
Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.
BS (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of related experience.
Possess working knowledge of core cybersecurity principles.
Ability to think critically, work in group settings and be proactive in pursuing research and problem-solving with minimal supervision.
Possess working knowledge of network architecture including Internet routing protocols, network segmentation.
Knowledge of wireless WAN system signaling procedures and/or radio architecture
Familiarity with commonly used wireless communications physical layer protocols
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance
Knowledge of network security architecture including encryption and virtual private networks, device authentication, and cellular networking standards (e.g., 3GPP)
Experience with cryptography and security concepts, including key-agreement protocols, authentication, encryption, and related concepts.
Knowledge of Zero Trust architecture
Experience performing network security evaluations.
Experience with containerized application software design and container orchestration systems (e.g. Docker/ Kubernetes)
Experience with embedded systems and the implementation of wireless protocol stacks
Experience with embedded security topics such as firmware/software reverse engineering and vulnerability discovery
Experience with deployment/configuration of IP networks
Knowledge of mobile device security architecture, especially pertaining to baseband firmware and networking
This requisition requires the following clearance(s):
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