Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Cybersecurity Technical Staff (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The NIE-ESS Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is responsible for cyber incident response, host and network forensics, malware analysis, penetration testing, and the development of countermeasures and advanced detection techniques. As a member of CSIRT, the selected candidate will support cyber security penetration exercises to evaluate the security of LANL’s computing infrastructure. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform technical cyber security assessments of systems and services connected to LANL networks, and document actions, findings, and recommend corrective actions.

  • Develop advanced methods, techniques, and standards for penetration testing and communicate findings to multiple audiences;

  • Independently lead work on unusually significant or complex cyber exercises, providing guidance and direction as appropriate to other cyber security personnel;

  • Serve as a penetration testing technical expert and interact with senior internal and external personnel.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience leading penetration tests including the development of rules of engagement and working with stakeholders to identify test scope.

  • Substantial experience performing penetration tests including technical assessment and customer communication.

  • Expert knowledge of operating systems, networking protocols, and firewalls including common security controls and techniques to bypass such controls.

  • Experience with programming or scripting languages such as C, C#, Python, Java, and PHP

  • Advanced experience with developing custom exploit code and with testing web applications

  • Strong technical writing skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience reverse engineering and/or fuzzing software to identify vulnerabilities.

  • Relevant industry certifications such as GXPN, OSCE, and OSEE

  • Active DOE Q clearance or Department of Defense (DoD) Top Security clearance

Education:Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3 typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 12 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants:In addition to your resume, please provide a comprehensive cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and desired job skills.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

As a member of the cybersecurity technical staff at LANL, you will have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, while enjoying the unique opportunities provided by LANL’s location. You will work in the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division supporting a computing environment scaling from “desktop to teraflops,” a diverse and challenging network environment unavailable anywhere else.

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: NIE-ESS/Engineering & Security Services

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Senior Cybersecurity Technical Staff (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66603