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Sr. R&D Staff, Embedded Systems Security

Date: Jan 4, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4627 

 

Overview

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for Sr. R&D Staff for Embedded Systems Security in the Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division.  The Sr. R&D Staff position affords the unique opportunity to work with a group of talented R&D professionals and establish ORNL as a premier R&D organization by enabling true impact on critical national security missions through a team-based approach and commitment to excellence.

 

The Embedded Systems Security Group focuses on cyber-physical resilience and security for embedded systems and associated critical infrastructure and systems that support our energy, national defense and intelligence agencies. Key components of this group, and hence, desired expertises for this position, include embedded system security science, software/firmware vulnerabilities, hardware security, networking security, and digital forensics to enable the discovery of attribution and the specific details of adversarial attacks that will inform the most effective mitigations.

 

 

Purpose

The Sr. R&D Staff brings together a group of peers with the primary goals of pursuing global scientific leadership in their field, developing a strategy to develop a world class capability, nurturing and mentoring group members, and continuing to build and scale up individual excellence and impact in R&D. This position provides leadership to refine and implement the scientific vision of the Embedded Systems Security Group; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of science and technology; performs R&D to advance the field of knowledge and/or technology in embedded systems security.

 

The National Security Sciences Directorate conducts research and development to confront some of the nation’s most difficult security challenges and adversaries.  Our directorate houses S&T leadership in cybersecurity and cyber-physical resiliency, data analytics, geospatial science and technology, nuclear nonproliferation, and high-performance computing for sensitive national security missions. We draw on the Laboratory’s exceptional facilities and work closely with leading researchers in other areas at the lab such as nuclear and chemical sciences and engineering, applied materials, advanced manufacturing, biosecurity, transportation, and computing.  Our multi-disciplinary research teams are passionate about discovery and innovation as we create science-based solutions to complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk.

 

 

Our commitment to diversity:  As we strive to become the world’s premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that highly values a diverse workforce.  We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences.  Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students.

 

 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, lead and perform independent and impactful embedded systems security R&D on an ongoing basis as evidenced by, for example, innovative S&T delivered to sponsors, successful proposals, S&T presentations, professional community engagement, inventions/patents/copyrights, publications as appropriate, etc.
  • Lead program development activities through sponsor engagements, preparation of proposals and white papers, participation in workshops, as well as other program development activities.
  • Develop a vision and implement a cohesive research strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing research projects to position the group for future success.
  • Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
  • Lead by example by exercising scientific integrity in proposing, performing, and communicating research.
  • Lead by example to ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Exemplify a commitment to excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and work cooperatively to leverage scientific capabilities across ORNL.
  • Advance the reputation of the group and standing of the group as a whole through establishing collaborations, professional society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events.

 

 

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Requires a Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering or related field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or an M.S. with a minimum of 12 years or relevant experience.
  • Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in leading R&D teams in cyber physical systems, embedded systems security or related areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated leadership ability and a strong commitment to a teaming environment. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record in national and/or international engagements that seek to sustain and strengthen the cyber physical and embedded systems security community.
  • Experience working for or collaborating with DOE National Laboratories (or similar R&D organizations). 

 

 

 

Special Requirement:
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.  In addition, due the SCI, you may be also be subject to random polygraph testing.

 

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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