Senior Cyber Research Lead

  • Leidos,
  • Reston, VA
  • 32 minutes ago
Research, Management, Computer, Engineering, Security
Full Time
Travel not required

Job Description

Job Requisition: Senior Cyber Research Lead

Job Description:
Leidos is a global, 32,000-employee Fortune 500 enterprise committed to making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. Over the past half-century, Leidos has worked in some of the most advanced areas of science and technology to deliver critical solutions to our customers' most demanding challenges.

The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) was established to be the technology-driven core of Leidos and continue our tradition of solving the toughest scientific and engineering problems for customers. We primarily perform externally-funded contract research and development (CRAD) work for customers in Defense and Intelligence Science and Technology (S&T) organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, AFRL.

LInC has over 1,000 employees, the vast majority of whom have STEM educations, advanced degrees, and security clearances. Our staff includes about one-third of our company's Technical Fellows. LInC's mission is to research, develop, and transition innovative technologies and solutions to solve enduring and emerging national and global technical challenges. We're able to meet that mission because we have the broad technical expertise needed to rapidly prototype and field solutions in areas such as AI and machine learning, big data, cyber, surveillance systems, autonomy, sensors, applied biology, and directed energy.

The Senior Cyber Research Lead will report to the Senior Cyber Business Management/Technology Lead and perform research and development and strategy development/implementation to further the LInC's cyber business standing in the industry.

Responsibilities include:
o Building internal relationships with Leidos cybersecurity personnel and external relationships with customers and collaborators
o Formulating and executing a cyber-research agenda
o Preparing technical briefings for customers on new project ideas
o Working with internal and external customers to define and develop new internally-funded and customer-funded R&D projects
o Providing technical oversight to and collaboration with PIs executing cyber R&D programs
o Providing cyber thought-leadership through customer interactions, interviews, publications, patents and speaking engagements
o Providing cyber SME support to multiple R&D programs
o Conducting internal program reviews with PMs/PIs for cyber R&D programs
o Providing technical support to Leidos enterprise cyber business captures
o Leading cyber technical interchange meetings with customers and collaborators
o Supporting cyber program life cycle work including RFI response preparation, program capture, technical proposal writing, proposal review, and also program execution as Principal Investigator (PI)

A qualified candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated research track record in Cyber
  • Master's Degree and 15+ years of experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's Degree
  • Five or more years of experience in a research environment (academia, government, industry) performing cutting-edge cyber-offense and defense R&D work
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a PI for other government-sponsored (DARPA, IARPA, AFRL, IC) R&D programs
  • A current Top Secret/SCI clearance or ability to receive Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of his time

Preferred qualifications include:
o A PhD or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Science or Math
o Patents and conference and peer-reviewed journal publications

External Referral Bonus: Eligible

Potential for Telework: No

Clearance Level Required: Top Secret

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Requisition Category: Professional

Job Family: Cyber Security


Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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