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Cyber Security Engineer, Virtual Environments

Computation and Information Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: 307203
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

PNNL is seeking to hire a technical expert with a strong DoD background, strong knowledge of virtual machines and hypervisors (systems and processes) and formal education in computer science and/or cyber security and familiarity with industrial control systems, operational technology, and/or platform technology.

As part of the team, the Cyber Security Engineer will develop solutions for a variety of cyber security problems related to network environments, simulation/emulation, control system security and resiliency and will build and implement defensive controls and next generation defensive technologies. This position requires both a sound understanding of fundamental cyber security principles and the ability to conduct testing and produce technical reports, papers, and presentations.

Cyber Security Engineers typically:
- design, develop, configure, and manage cyber systems and networks
- ensure system security needs are established and maintained for operations
- develop security requirements definitions, security risk assessments, systems designs and analyses,
- conduct security test/evaluation and certification/accreditation, and
- perform systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, and incident response.

Key criteria for this position include:
- Demonstrated DoD experience
- Expertise in virtual machines/environments

Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks.

Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 0–1 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Degree should be in computer science, cyber security, electrical engineering or related field.
- Demonstrated ability to work well in ambiguous environments is desired.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307203
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing and Analytics
Group: Cyber Security

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.