The MITRE Corporation Network Research Engineer 00050027 in McLean, Virginia
Network Research Engineer 00050027
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Do you want to learn more about networking—a lot more?
MITRE’s Communications Network Engineering and AnalysisDepartment (T861), which is part of MITRE’s Infrastructure and NetworkingTechnical Center, seeks an engineer who is passionate about communicationsnetworks to perform research, design, analysis, hands-on prototyping, testing,experimentation, and/or modeling and simulation of communications networks insupport of various US government initiatives. Your specific duties will dependon the networking knowledge and experience that you already have while alsoproviding you with the opportunity to gain new skills through exposure toaspects of networking that are still unfamiliar to you.
Perform research, design, analysis, hands-on prototyping,testing, experimentation, and/or modelling and simulation to address complexquestions regarding network design, security, and performance that are faced bya variety of MITRE’s customers. As the government’s not-for-profit, trusted,unbiased advisor, MITRE performs advanced networking research that is verydifferent from the type of standard, operational networking support that istypically provided by DoD contractors. We focus on difficult, interesting, andcrucial leading-edge research topics, some of which turn out to begame-changers. Here are two examples of the many ongoing advanced networkingprojects at MITRE:
- Integrate new, advanced network quality of serviceconcepts into standard routing protocol implementations
- Create a conceptual network architecture for securingnetworks using new, research-oriented network protocol alternatives to standardTCP/IP protocols.
This position will require the candidate to make use of hisor her fundamental understanding of and interest in networking protocols andprinciples. Specific duties will include one or more of the following:
Developand program prototypes in C/C , Java, or Python
Buildlab-based testbeds and conduct proof-of-concept experiments
Developand execute experiments in a prototype environment
Evaluate the performance of operational networks, protocols, and experimentalsystems
Performsystems-level programming, IP packet processing, and TCP/IP sockets programming
Workwith Linux and Windows development tools
Designand test apps on an Android smartphone
Buildand use virtualized networks using Software Defined Networking and NetworkFunction Virtualization.
To be clear, this is not the type of network engineering position that involves administering, configuring, managing, updating, operating, troubleshooting, or otherwise maintaining a production network to support the work of other analysts.
B.S. in Computer Science, ElectricalEngineering, Information Systems, or a related field
Coursework, experience, or skills as well as a strong interest in one or moreof the following areas:
TCP/IP, and related standard networking protocols
Cloud-based technologies, including network virtualization, network overlay,Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Industrial control systems (ICS) design, deployment and operations
Configuring of commercial IP routers and Ethernet switches
Firewalls, VPNs, IDSs and other network security technologies
Cryptographic protocols and OpenSSL programming
Deployment of IP network time synchronization protocol (e.g., NTP, PTP) ortime-dependent applications;
GPS, synchronous networks, frequency standards and counters, and precise timeinterval measurement
Traffic flow analysis and network application troubleshooting using tool suchas Wireshark
Network performance testing and measurement tools and techniques
Performance evaluation of communications networks
Network security analysis
Development of prototypes or models of communications networks
Modeling and simulation tools e.g., OPNET/Riverbed, MATLAB, NS-3
Commercial and open-source network testing tools
Linux kernel/module development
C, C , Java, Python, and/or Perl
Applicants selected for this position will be subject to agovernment security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.
MS or PhD degree inElectrical Engineering or related field with 3 years ofexperience
Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics
Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean
This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret
Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting Apr 16, 2018, 2:55:13 PM
Req ID: 00050027