ICF is seeking a Cleared Python Developer to solve new challenges and create new solutions for our client. You will assist with basic and applied research in tactical network security, conduct and develop experiments, and contribute to publications based on analysis of experimental results for the United States Army Research Laboratory Network Security Branch.
Come and create your future with ICF! In this role you will have the opportunity to grow your technical expertise, and your experience working with cutting edge technologies on Army relevant research topics. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth
Here is what you can expect in your first 90 days working with this team:
In your first 30 days you will gain an understanding of your assigned projects and build your knowledge and proficiency with project related Python tools. During this time, you will also learn and orient to an Army Cyber environment and begin contributing to one or two projects.
In your first 60 days you will identify skill areas of interest for growth (ML/AI, interface with Vehicle systems, Docker, Cloud, networking), You will also start writing project code as well as reviewing existing project code with help of the development team.
In your first 90 days you will start to independently on projects, develop skill areas, and gradually roll those skills into projects. You will further your understanding and propose new efforts to support client projects, as well as engaging with research and technical publishing.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Develop research-supporting tools and capabilities
Support demonstrations of research and tools, including providing visualization support
Conduct experiments in conjunction with collaborators and supporting technical team.
Analyze experimental results and document findings in research reports.
Support and contribute to publications for peer-reviewed conferences and journals, technical reports, and other supporting documentation
Maintain awareness of developments in tactical network security in the context of the Army mission. Read relevant publications, follow academic and commercial developments, be aware of Army doctrine and similar programs within the Army and DoD.
What You Must Have:
2-3 years of Python Development experience (Python 3 fluency preferred)
Experience with Linux, cybersecurity principles, networking principles and machine learning principles
Have a Secret Clearance and the ability to maintain active DoD clearance
Ability to develop experimental software in a research environment, performing rapid prototyping and evolving end goals as research demands.
Must have relevant security and general certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, etc.
What We’d like you to have:
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
Experience with one or more of the following areas: mobile/tactical networks, cybersecurity, internet of things (IoT), ad-hoc/mesh networks, and software defined networks (SDN).
Hands-on experience as a network defender, analyst, or penetration tester
Experience with software for network traffic capture and dissection, such as tcpdump, Wireshark, etc.
Experience with field of machine learning, and software for ML/AI applications, such as Tensorflow, Theano, Keras, Sci-Kit Learn.
Familiarity with ICS/SCADA and control networks for vehicles, such as an understanding of the CAN bus, how electronic control units (ECUs) function and communicate, etc.
Familiarity with the basics of Army-relevant mobile/tactical communications networks and waveforms.
Familiarity with Linux network interface socket setup and configuration, Python 3, client-server operations including messaging applications like MQTT, virtual machine and Docker container usage.
Understanding of DoD and Army IA policies, guidance, and best practices.
Why you’ll love working here:
Generous vacation and retirement plans
Comprehensive health benefit
Flexible work location
Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion
Ongoing training and development opportunities
Friendly community with lots of social events
Participation in charity initiatives
Employee support program
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