Cybersecurity Engineer

Posted on Aug 03, 2021


McLean, VA  |  #engineering


MITRE’s National Security New Professionals Accelerator Program ( is seeking highly motivated, early career candidates passionate about solving problems for a safer world.

This program will provide unique work opportunities, onboarding, and mentoring to build your skills as a future leader.

You will accelerate your career while preparing for impactful, rewarding work at MITRE.

Successful candidates will gain exposure and experience in topics of common interest to the entire national security community.

Our goal is to prepare you to thrive in a technically rooted, mission-focused career at MITRE – one where the unique background, skill set, and experience you bring inspires creative and innovative solutions.You will interact with a diverse group of program peers, MITRE national security leaders, and staff solving real-world problems.

Over the course of this structured six-month program, you will hone your skills and develop strong professional networks in the national security sector and across our Innovation Centers, helping solve critical national challenges.

Before transitioning to MITRE’s permanent national security or technical staff, you will benefit from the following program pillars:An intensive, experiential onboarding program Focused mentoring with MITRE national security leaders and experts in your field An in-depth rotational work programJob Responsibilities:Working alongside MITRE mission specialists and engineers, you will be supporting national security sponsors while helping to design, develop, and implement solutions and technologies to address the cyberspace challenges of our government sponsors.

You will learn about MITRE sponsor missions and apply your technical knowledge and skills to problem-solving and innovation.

At the culmination of the New Professional Program, you will become part of MITRE’s National Security team focused on sponsor missions with a strong technical background enabling you to be a future leader in the company.From design to operations, you will learn to apply cybersecurity engineering expertise, innovative concepts, and technology solutions to address every facet of our sponsor's cyber challenges to include:Applied cybersecurity engineeringCloud securityCyber analyticsCyber architecture and resiliencyCyber operationsCyber policy, strategy, and privacyCyber reverse engineeringCyber risk managementCyber threat intelligenceCyber vulnerability assessmentsInformation assurance and trusted computingMobile, embedded, and cyber-physical securityThreat-based engineeringRecover and reverse engineeringDevelopment of novel cyber capabilitiesWhat are some examples of the projects that I might work on?Vulnerability assessment of federal and national security infrastructureBuilding next generation reverse engineering tools and approachesDeep analysis of an operational system to understand limitations and weaknessesReverse-engineering specific power supply for faults and vulnerabilitiesDocumentation of technical approaches and architectures, and practice guides for special publications on computer, cyber, and information securityWhat does an ideal MITRE New Professional Cybersecurity Engineer have?Hands-on experience gained from previous work experience or relevant intern/co-op workApplied knowledge of cybersecurity principles, tools, and devicesProficiency in one or more of the following programming languages Java, Python, C#, Objective C; Database design & development including SQLInterdisciplinary background with at least of one of those disciplines being cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering or a related technical fieldEvidence of being a life-long learner, with a passion for the fieldHigh-level desire to help our nation solve critical problemsRequired QualificationsBachelor of Science in cybersecurity, software engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical field and 2 years of relevant experienceDemonstrated ability and desire to quickly learn and apply new technologiesHands-on skills in at least one object-oriented, procedural, functional, or declarative programming language (e.g., Java, C/C++/Objective-C/C#, Python, Go, JavaScript, Ruby)Preferred Qualifications:1-3 years of experience in cybersecurity principles, tools, and devicesExperience working projects related to national security for one or more government agenciesInterdisciplinary background, with evidence of continual learningExperience with software development tools and frameworks, including source control management tools (e.g., Git)Experience with modern software development methodologies (e.g., Agile)Knowledge of security across multiple platforms working on a variety of operating systems, computer systems, mobile devices, cloud networks, and wireless networksKnowledge of fundamental computer forensicsKnowledge of advanced cyber threats and adversary methodologies

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