AT&T Network Security Research Engineer (Government) in Columbia, Maryland

AT&T is seeking a Network Security Research Engineer to join our Global Business - Public Sector Solutions team. Consisting of over 4,000 dedicated personnel, AT&T Global Business - Public Sector Solutions is responsible for over $98 billion in U.S. Government network infrastructure that delivers the world’s most sophisticated communications network. We work every day to ensure secure and reliable telecommunications—and we want you on our team so that never changes.

As a Network Security Research Engineer, you will work in a cloud-based environment to discover and mitigate cyber threats across AT&T networks and labs. Network Security Research Engineers will work with a technical team to discover and document security threats as well as help software developers to prototype vulnerabilities and defenses. In this position, you will work as a member of a technical team, while also being responsible for independent tasks. This includes interaction with cross-functional peers in AT&T, vendors, and customers.

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar field from an accredited university. Master’s or PhD degrees in the above subjects is preferred.

  • At least six years of experience in security and security engineering software development areas.

  • Experience in penetration testing to identify and validate known vulnerabilities, identify and validate novel vulnerabilities, and prototype/demonstrate vulnerabilities.

  • Hands-on use of security scanning and assessment tools and experience to interpret results and recommend effective mitigations.

  • Experience with Threat Modeling to discover and identify critical security threats and prioritize for remediation.

  • Experience and detailed knowledge of protocols to include TCP, UDP, IP, DNS, and HTTP as well as the ability to use tools to capture, inspect, and understand network traffic to identify security threats and recommend mitigations.

  • Experience using Python with preference for candidates with additional language skills.

  • Comfortable at Linux Command line.

Required Clearance: Must have TS/SCI with poly

Desired:

  • Experience in the research, development, build, and demonstration of proof-of-concept systems and/or trials.

  • Experience with binary and back-end (especially web code) reverse engineering.

  • Experience with web technologies such as web servers (especially Apache), web proxies (especially HA Proxy), databases (especially MySQL/MariaDB and MongoDB), and web programming languages (especially Python, Python Web Services Gateway Interface, and PHP).

  • Knowledge/experience with virtualization and/or cloud (especially OpenStack) technologies.

  • Prefer knowledge/experience with OpenStack services.

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F