Artificial Intelligence Jobs - Cyber Research Scientist, 1653

at Leidos
Location Richmond, VA
Date Posted March 22, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

Are you ready to join a Leidos all-star team working on a next generation machine learning pipeline platform? Through training, teamwork, and exposure to challenging technical work, let Leidos show you how to accelerate your career path.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence for cybersecurity.  The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) is seeking, you our next Cyber Research Scientist in Artificial Intelligence for a position within the Leidos Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Accelerator. The Researcher will help to automate advanced AI/ML techniques for cyber network defense, including: anomaly detection and insider threat detection, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and penetration testing for perimeter, mid-point and end-point defense.  You will have the ability to work remotely with a diverse and geographically distributed team of AI/ML and cybersecurity experts on modern Cyber-AI problems working from the comfort of your own home.

Fun stuff you will do on the job:
•    Hands-on research and development of analytics for anomaly detection and insider threat detection, and develop AI/ML models for perimeter, mid-point and end-point cybersecurity defense.
•    Work with a team of researchers within the Leidos AI/ML Accelerator developing and delivering Cyber-AI solutions in a range of technology areas.
•    Expand and enhance Cyber-AI strategy for a $10B+ Fortune 500 company with major markets in Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health. 

This is you:
•    Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline, such as: data science, applied mathematics, statistics, electrical engineering, or systems engineering with at least 2 years of cybersecurity or cyber-centric AI/ML experience within major programs in industry, academia, or government.
•    Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance.
•    Experience with managing and analyzing: firewall logs, Zeek (Bro) network security monitor logs, Antivirus, cloud, and endpoint security software, Security Event and Information Management (SEIM) tools and Intrusion Detection Systems.
•    Experience with many areas of AI/ML and related key technical disciplines including: structured and unstructured data, supervised and unsupervised learning.
•    Enthusiasm for innovation, experimentation and self-development in the cyber security field.
•    Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both verbal and written.
•    Experience and proven ability to work autonomously and in a team in an innovative and fast-paced environment whilst delivering to deadlines.

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
•    The ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance is strongly preferred.
•    Experience in automating advanced techniques for malware analysis, reverse engineering, and penetration testing.
•    Experience with developing AI/ML solutions for massive (PB+) datasets, and secured data (PHI, classified data, etc.).
•    Proven ability to design, articulate, and deliver complex cyber solutions that: are scalable, robust, secure, and resilient and deliver clear, measurable value to program owners and end users.
•    Experience with commercial and Open Source Cyber / AI / ML / Data Science platforms.
•    Hands-on experience with a broad range of current deep learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Spark, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Keras, Nvidia Digits) and collaboration environments (e.g. Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm).
•    Experience with and ability to formulate solutions using one or more of the following models: Deep Learning (CNNs, RCNNs, LSTMs), GANs, Reinforcement Learning, Logistic Regression, Random Forest, Linear Discriminant Analysis.

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Research Scientist

Pay Range:

Pay Range $54,600.00 - $84,000.00 - $113,400.00

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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