Principal Data Scientist with a Top-Secret Clearance

Up to $160,000, full-time position with incredible benefits

This International employee-focused State-of-the-Art government contractor, with cutting-edge contracts throughout the United States and the world, seeks a Systems Support Engineer – Site Installation to grow with this incredible firm that provides migration, networking, computing, and security for hybrid cloud environments utilizing their Cloud Center of Excellence and their managed services team comprised of military veterans. The firm supports customers in DoD, Intelligence Community/National Security, Fed Health, Fed Civilian, and SLED

Are you ready for the next step in your career?  If so, this is the position for you at this young, growing, hybrid-cloud consulting company.

You must have an Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility 

REMOTE with up to 10% Domestic Travel  to the Boston area

The position will work with the client to provide essential design, installation, and research support to facilitate a successful implementation of multilevel security (MLS) system meant to allow greater collaboration between various government networks. This project is at the forefront of new technologies and concepts. The client will design, build, and test systems meant to challenge the customer enterprise network architecture’s existing paradigm.

As the Principal Data Scientist, you will act in a research and experimentation role to test out different MLS and Zero Trust (ZT) technologies, tools, and architectures as alternatives to the client’s chosen designs. This position will be part of a highly technical team to research, experiment, and report on commercially available MLS and ZT alternatives.

You will explore, analyze and report on applications, alternative MLS solutions, or other areas to improve the client’s baseline.  Demonstrate suitability of the client’s IT environment by exploring specific improvements. Capture best practices to develop software, including the development of MLS capable/aware applications. Compare current system capabilities to proposed ZT enablers and create a technical suitability matrix to highlight the potential benefits of adopting new methodologies, architectural changes, and software security tools to enable ZT architectures. Examine existing ZT tools/technologies/architectures and recommend enhancements. Assess ZT implementation in an objective network, and assess ZT components. Using the DoD Cybersecurity Architecture Review (DoDCAR) process, NIST SP 800-207, MITRE ATT&CK framework, and industry best practices analyze and identify the thread gaps and the resulting changes to explore enhancements to the customer’s MLS and ZTA solution. Explore, analyze, and report on applications and complementary and alternative MLS and ZT solutions, and identify other areas for improvement in the customer’s baseline. Perform gap and trade-off analyses to weigh the potential benefits of integrating the proposed changes and outline relative risk and benefit to the community of interest operations. Develop a test schedule and test criteria for viable MLS and ZT alternatives. Execute testing on MLS and ZT alternatives IAW the developed test plan and criteria. Analyzes system designs for risks to data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelors and 14+ years of experience OR a Masters and 12+ years of experience OR a Ph.D. or JD and 9+ years of experience

At least 3 years of experience with virtualization platforms

Demonstrated experience with SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, or RDS.

Demonstrated experience translating complex, technical findings into a narrative (i.e., tell a story with the data) in graphical, verbal, or written form.

Solid understanding of ZT tenets as detailed in NIST SP 800-207.

Experience in developing test plans and criteria for commercial products.

Able to rapidly research and experiment on relevant commercial solutions in a lab environment.

Preferred Skills:

Experience and familiarity in available commercial solutions enabling MLS and/ or incorporating ZT tenets, and the DoDCAR process, and MITRE ATT&CK framework

Unsurpassed benefits

A very Competitive Salary

The firm offers extensive Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription Insurance, pays 80% of the premiums, free life insurance, STD/LTD, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment & Worker’s Compensation.

A 401(k) Retirement Plan, an annual Performance/Profit-Sharing bonus program, and a stock incentive plan.

The firm offers tuition reimbursement per calendar year for eligible fees and expenses of a degree that is related to your job for career advancement, and the firm will pay for IT training as required and offers a bonus program for certifications achieved while at the firm.

PTO is 120 hours (15 days) per year plus nine company holidays.

The firm offers other unique benefits such as affordable Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection services. The firm provides a monthly phone and Internet allowance, plus a company laptop and service plan.