We are seeking a creative and inventive cyber security researcher who will lead development of innovative solutions to challenging problems in cyber security, including intelligent cyber security software, vulnerability discovery and mitigation, malware analysis, network protocol security research, and attacker modeling. At Charles River Analytics, you will lead small, project-oriented teams of both scientists and software engineers that create software prototypes of new research concepts. You will help understand the problem, research approaches, design solutions, and evaluate the results. You will connect with other researchers, publish papers, attend conferences, and communicate results through verbal and written means.  At Charles River, we foster an environment where researchers are free to pursue their own research interests and are supported by a community of bright, enthusiastic individuals to help them thrive.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:   

  • Research solutions to challenging cyber security problems
  • Analyze systems or architectures to identify and evaluate security strengths and weaknesses
  • Model attacker goals, behaviors, and attacks
  • Lead staff in a diverse set of fields to develop novel solutions to current cyber analysis limitations
  • Design and implement new data integrity software that protects data in-transit and at-rest
  • Development of cyber security software solutions including design, code development, and testing
  • Grow new business areas in the cyber security space and expand existing technical capabilities
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation
  • Lead cutting-edge research programs and interface with customers

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 7 years of software development experience in current languages such as Java, C, C++, Python, Scala
  • Advanced knowledge of cyber security, including expert knowledge in one or more of: malware analysis, reverse engineering, vulnerability detection/mitigation, information assurance
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals, including network hardware, systems, protocols, and network management applications/tools
  • Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to multi-task effectively in a stimulating, multi-disciplinary, cutting edge science and engineering environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A passion for analyzing complex software systems for security flaws
  • Ability to lead diverse teams of software engineers and scientists and grow new business areas
  • Published vulnerabilities, talks, or research in the cyber security domain

Preferred Requirements and Experience:

  • Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Participation in Cybersecurity activities (Capture the Flag, etc.)
  • Current certifications and/or an interest in pursuing security engineering certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Expertise in encryption technologies
  • Experience working with US military and intelligence research organizations, including DARPA, ONR, AFRL, Army RDECOM, and IARPA and/or with other defense-related R&D companies
  • Knowledge of emerging distributed computing technologies such as Cloud Computing

Additional Information:

  • Code and writing samples may be requested (please include a link to source code on your resume if you have one e.g. GitHub).  Links to published/discovered vulnerabilities are also encouraged.


Charles River Analytics offers competitive compensation plus bonus and profit-sharing, with an attractive benefits package including: 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance, as well as vision, life and disability insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, monthly gym allowance, free parking, generous paid time off, and a casual environment. We are also accessible by public transportation.

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