Cryptanalytic Computer Scientist

    • Full Time


    • Computer hardware
    • Policies
    • FOCUS
    • Computer engineering
    • Federal government
    • Algorithms
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Mathematics
    • Security clearance
    • Prototyping

    Job Description

    Job ID: 2209314

    Location: FORT MEADE, MD, US

    Date Posted: 2023-06-28

    Category: Information Technology

    Subcategory: Network Engineer

    Schedule: Full-time

    Shift: Day Job

    Travel: No

    Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly

    Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

    Potential for Remote Work: No


    SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions. We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors.

    SAIC has a career opportunity for an experienced scientists, engineers, and analysts. We are actively staffing a newly awarded, 5 year contract based in Fort Meade, MD. This multi-year contract needs you to fill highly skilled mathematicians, data scientists, engineers, collection managers and analysts. As a Cryptanalytic Computer Scientist/Cryptologic Computer Scientist, you will work as a part of a technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.

    • Use mathematical/statistical methods, new algorithms, and computational methods to design, develop, deliver, and operate solutions to hard cryptologic or cryptanalytic computer science problems within scientific framework.
    • Apply algorithm design techniques (i.e. heuristics, data structures) to conduct computer security functions (i.e. vulnerability identification, threat detection, attack detection, countermeasure implementation). Technical solutions may arise in the form of forensics and attack attribution, critical network protection, active systems warnings and indicators, and active penetration into target systems.

    • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
    • Degree in Computer Science, Computer engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics (or related Engineering or Math degree- including Applied Math) and minimum years of relevant work experience as follows:
    • AA and 10 years of experience or,
    • BA/BS and 8 years of experience or,
    • MA/MS and 6 years of experience or,
    • PhD and 4 years of experience.
    • Relevant experience must be in computer science research; simulation/model development and prototyping; software design; programming; computational science; algorithm analysis and design; reverse engineering; and/or designing/developing computer or information systems, including engineering hardware and/or software.

    Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.