• Senior Cyber Research Scientist

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


    The Senior Research Scientist will lead efforts to shape new security technical capabilities for cyber-physical systems, technology protection, fault-tolerance, resilience system design, and information and technology protection. The candidate will be expected to lead project capture and execution efforts including cutting edge Science and Technology (S&T) sponsored efforts and support the transition of these technologies toward operational systems.

    Draper is actively developing a portfolio of innovative cyber security hardware, software, research and analysis capabilities for rapid and thorough discovery of cyber vulnerabilities in embedded systems and the translation of this knowledge into the design of secure cyber-physical secure devices, platforms, and systems. In addition, Draper is continuing to expand our secure-by-design formal methods, fault-tolerant, and resilient system design technologies.



    • Work closely with our Strategic, National Security and Space, and Commercial business program management teams in technology development planning, shaping external partnerships, and working with Engineering management to coordinate the use of staff and infrastructure resources to support and grow Draper’s cyber-physical security technical and project base.  
    • Champion the continued development and communication of our cyber-physical security technology capabilities.
    • Lead talented and multidisciplinary teams to develop game changing cyber-physical security technology and operations concepts; resulting in a steady output of white papers, presentations, and proposals.



    • Demonstrated track record of successful leadership with an M.S. or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering discipline.
    • Strong technical background in computer science, embedded systems, vulnerability research or related cyber-physical security disciplines (e.g., applied cryptography, formal methods, static and dynamic analysis cyber security tools, information assurance, anti-tamper, fault-tolerant systems)
    • A minimum of 20 years of relevant experience that includes applied application of security technology for DoD, Intelligence, and/or Space systems.
    • Experience as Principle Investigator on DARPA/IARPA, DoD, and/or Intelligence Community programs.
    • Strong technical writing and communication skills


    • Experience with cyber-physical security technology and applications in commercial industries.
    • Active TS/SCI security clearance



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