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Threat Analysis Branch Head- CIPHER

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRI is searching for a proven leader with extensive research experience to head the Threat Analysis Branch (TAB) in the Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab. TAB focuses on providing expert analysis and rapid prototyping of cybersecurity tools, including gathering, organizing, analyzing, and understanding cyber threat intelligence data.  Research includes developing techniques in analysis, visualization, testing, and representation of all aspects of network cybersecurity; applying new and emerging techniques to the open-source cyber intelligence domain; and maintaining a data and analysis infrastructure to provide unique insights into the evolution of techniques in malware design and network security.

TAB is a unit of 10 full-time researchers. Given the rapid growth and dynamic environment of cyber-security threats, the Threat Analysis Branch is expected to see the opportunity for substantial growth. The ability to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit combined with the stability of funded programs of nationally relevant purpose makes GTRI a unique and rewarding place to work. This position offers an opportunity to provide mentorship and cultivate career growth in an open culture.

The responsibilities of the Branch Head are divided between leadership and independent research. It is expected that the leadership responsibilities of this position will be 25% time, with the other 75% coverage coming from externally funded research programs. The position is based at GTRI facilities in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Researchers at GTRI are research faculty at Georgia Tech.

Management duties include:

  • Development of strategic vision and execution plan for TAB in conjunction with the Laboratory and Directorate Leadership,
  • Oversight of branch program and operational activities,
  • Leading contract development activities and interfacing with sponsors,
  • Personnel management including hiring, performance evaluations, staffing, career development, etc.,
  • Management of budgets, resources, and compliance with policies and procedures,

Research duties include:

  • Lead agile team of software security researchers in the discovery, analysis, and capability integration for the cyber intelligence operations community,
  • Identify new opportunities to expand our network cybersecurity sponsor base,
  • Research activities supporting sponsored projects,
  • Program management of specific research projects,
  • Development and execution of internal research and development programs supporting the division strategic vision,
  • Development of proposals for new research efforts

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study  .

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), or a related field of study   and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience after the B.S. degree and a M.S. or Ph.D. in a related field
  • Experience in:
    • Research and development, strategic planning, sponsor engagement, and program/ project management
    • program development, proposal generation, and sponsor engagement,
    • leading research projects and managing researchers,
  • Demonstrated technical achievements in the relevant technical domains,
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some personnel management experience

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-10

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