The MITRE Corporation Network Analysis and Control Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts
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MITRE’s Infrastructure and Networking Technical Center is looking for a motivated and passionate early career data scientist to join our Network Analytics department. As part of a collaborative team of scientists and engineers, you will have an opportunity to apply advance the state of machine learning and data-centric approaches to complex networks. Our multidisciplinary team thrives on the opportunity to tackle new challenges in the public interest, looking for solutions that no one else has considered. We approach problems with an entrepreneurial mindset, a willingness to take risks, and a desire to advance the state of the art for intelligent networks, all while contributing to MITRE’s mission of Solving Problems for a Safer World.
Develop prototypes of intelligent network capabilities in MITRE advanced labs
Work on collaborative research teams to develop innovative solutions using commercial and MITRE developed technologies
Conduct performance assessments of current and emerging technologies
Quantify network performance by facilitating the collection of large sets of network data (e.g. telemetry, status, flow) and analyzing the data to understand trends and anomalies
Leverage emerging technologies that introduce network programmability to automate response to failures, cyber-attacks, and other mission related requirements
Scale solutions to work across large enterprises
Communicate technical approach and findings to internal and external stakeholders
BS and 2 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.
Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or similar field
A passion for technology and a desire to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to apply, modify and formulate approaches and processes to solve challenging problems
Strong interest in networks, network security, and related technologies
Understanding of networks and fundamental layer 3 and 4 protocols (e.g. IP, TCP, UDP, etc.)
Knowledge of common security capabilities such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and full packet capture
Hands-on software development skills in a modern programming language (e.g. Python, R, C/C++, Java)
Exposure to network programmability concepts such as software define networking (SDN) and programmable data planes
Understanding of network protocols such as Domain Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), IP Routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP)
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or similar field
Exposure to Internet of Things (IoT), industrial control system (ICS), and embedded networking protocols
Familiarity with cloud-based environments like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure
Exposure to various machine learning paradigms (deep learning, reinforcement learning, neural networks, etc.) with an understanding of mathematical underpinnings of various models
Experience working with Big Data tools (e.g. Spark, Hadoop, Kafka)
Experience working with databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Neo4j, Elasticsearch)
This requisition requires the following clearance(s):
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