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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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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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