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Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R1800306

Wireless Software Engineer - (MANET)

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(MANET) Wireless Software Engineer

Adelphi, MD  

Job Description:  

ICF seeks a motivated Software Engineer/Research-developer to create and implement cyber-analysis tools for wireless networks to include creating a framework for basic and applied research in cybersecurity data-driven analysis, situation understanding, and agent-based actions over MANET/wireless networks. This will include developing software in python for the analysis of cybersecurity data, processing features using machine learning, risk and trust assessment techniques, conducting experiments, and supporting development of a prototype.    Working with a small project team, you will create a framework for basic and applied research in data-driven analysis, situation understanding, and agent-based actions.    

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with a small project team to create simulations, models, and agents using Python and other open-source technologies in a Linux research environment
  • Work collaboratively within a team or as an individual on the assigned project to meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Adjust to varying development schedules as dictated by project needs  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant software development experience in data analysis, software agents, wireless or mobile networking and communications, and simulation
  • Working experience using a variety of programming and scripting languages, though primarily Python
  • Experience with and analysis of wireless or mobile network traffic characteristics, and security measures using machine learning or deep learning
  • Knowledge of network protocols in mobile and wireless communications
  • Knowledge of machine learning algorithms and software packages
  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS level clearance. (Processing available)
  • DoD 8570 certification or the ability to obtain prior to start (Security +, etc.)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with architectures for experimental and basic research in software agents and algorithms
  • Experience implementing software-agents to (1) generate alerts and advisories based upon models for situation understanding, and (2) invoke simulated defensive actions
  • Familiarity with GitHub and other, open-source algorithm and modeling sources
  • Familiarity and interest in applying above models to tactical networks
  • Familiarity with C/C++
  • Understanding of networking technologies in routing, switching, quality of service, the OSI model, Quagga, and emerging MANET technologies
  • Familiarity with network communications, cyber-security operations, tooling, and data for enterprise-scale network defense
  • Academic or technical publishing experience

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.   

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ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)  

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

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