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Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Security Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Advanced Research in Cyber Systems group (A-4) provides nationally recognized leadership in information security and networking science that predicts and solves critical problems in the cyber domain using novel practical solutions. We are looking for a Scientist with expertise in one or more of the following areas to join the group and support our core capabilities: security of cyber/physical systems such as SCADA networks and ICS, IOT and IIOT security; cyber analytics; predictive analytics; encryption; malware analysis; anomaly detection or machine learning in a cybersecurity context; and/or collecting and analyzing cyber data at scale.

Scientist 2 ($91,800 - $151,400)

As a Scientist 2, you will work as part of a diverse team in a collaborative and multidisciplinary technical and research environment. Use your cyber security and data analytics expertise to expand and evolve A-4’s core capabilities, provide technical guidance across the laboratory and DOE, contribute to group goal setting and overall direction, and pursue future funding and initiatives. You will brief peers and management on cyber issues and work with cyber staff across the laboratory.

Scientist 3 ($101,000 - $168,600)

In addition to what is outlined above, as a Scientist 3 you will take on leadership roles and participate in cyber security research and initiatives across the greater scientific community, as well as mentor junior staff within the laboratory. You will also take leadership in identifying, promoting, and developing appropriate new Laboratory-wide technical capabilities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

Technical Experience/Expertise

  • Experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: operational cyber security, security of cyber/physical systems such as SCADA networks and ICS, IOT and IIOT security, development of simulation or emulation for cyber/physical systems, intrusion detection, penetration testing, computer forensics, cyber analysis, encryption, malware analysis, anomaly detection or machine learning in a cybersecurity context, and/or collecting and analyzing cyber data at scale.

  • Understanding of the current ICS/SCADA cyber best practices based on the current cyber threat environment to anticipate future activities.

  • Experience programming with Python, C, C++, and/or Go programming languages in combination with a demonstrated foundation of computer science algorithms, data structures, and network programming (e.g. sockets, clients, servers).

Research & Collaboration

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams, participate in research grant proposals, develop and present new technical capabilities, and set direction and accomplish goals to meet project deliverables.


Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Additional Requirements for a Scientist 3

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

R&D Leadership

Demonstrated success leading research and development by generating new proposals and business opportunities collaboratively with peers and acquiring funding for yourself and others.

Organizational Leadership

Demonstrated ability to set direction and goals for a team, lead in overall direction and accomplishment of current projects and deliverables, and use your research to influence organizational, program, and project strategies.

Education/Experience at lower level: A bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree in science from an accredited college or university.

Education/Experience for a higher level: Requires an advanced degree in science from an accredited college or university.

Desired Qualifications

  • A degree in electrical engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or a related discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years of cyber-related experience for a Scientist 2, or 5+ years for a Scientist 3.

  • Experience and knowledge of control systems.

  • Experience with HDL coding and FPGAs.

  • Experience coding in a rapidly evolving research environment.

  • Experience teaching cyber security classes and developing content for cyber security training events.

  • Experience working on cyber initiatives and incidents with DOE HQ and other DOE labs.

  • Experience working with government funding agencies and federal program managers.

  • Active Q and SCI clearances.

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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 regard 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 beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

The Laboratory values excellence, integrity, service, and teamwork. Be part of our team in creating and sustaining an inclusive work environment by being YOU. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Email lthalacker@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC79931
Organization Name A-4/Advanced Research in Cyber Systems
Minimum Salary
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Req ID: IRC79931
Category: Science