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Senior Cyber Adversarial Engineer - 00047945


Annapolis Junction, MD
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.


As an adversarial engineer you will have the opportunity to support the cyber security missions of a wide variety of sponsor organizations. You will evaluate tools and methodologies, assess adversary intent, develop techniques to thwart threat vectors, and engage in research to advance the state of the practice.

Key Functions:
  • Work closely with defenders to evaluate IT environments and identify security goals, vulnerabilities, objectives, and requirements. 

  • Create emulation plans and help focus testing. 

  • Evaluate the efficacy of existing detection mechanisms, analytics, and mitigations. 

  • Identify gaps in visibility, data, tools, and process. 

  • Address gaps within defenses by improving systems and processes. 

  • Solve cyber problems through operations, data-driven analytics, and development. 

  • Leverage research, frameworks, and best practices to improve the defensive posture of our sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 3 years related experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of: Red-Teaming, Penetration testing, Exploitation, Incident Response (Hunt), Blue Teaming, Reverse Engineering. 

  • Strong knowledge of advanced cyber threats and adversary methodologies. 

  • Programming experience in Python, other scripting languages, Java, and/or C/C++. 

  • Previous success applying hands-on and prototype solutions to cyber problems.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills. 

  • Desire to improve sponsor operations by collaboratively engaging with MITRE, government, and industry personnel to develop and implement practical improvements. 

  • Knowledge of commercial and open source tools and best practices.

  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of, and experience in, the Intelligence and DoD cyber security communities. 

  • OSCP or other Pen Test/Red Team certifications.