Research Engineer - Cybersecurity Emphasis

Pullman, WA 99163

SEL seeks a talented and motivated research engineer to join the growing Infrastructure Defense - Secure Solutions team. Our group aims to provide critical infrastructure around the world with a range of policy driven products and services to simplify, enforce, and audit industrial control system security. Successful candidates will help us defend critical infrastructure by researching, designing, specifying, and teaching future critical infrastructure cybersecurity technologies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, document, and teach new ideas

  • Write new product specifications

  • Develop application notes, white papers, technical reports, and conference and journal papers on innovative applications or ideas.

  • Conduct competitive product analysis.

  • Maintain working knowledge of SEL products or solutions and awareness of industry practices/trends.

  • Protect SEL intellectual property by writing patent and copyright applications.

  • Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

  • Understand. Create. Simplify

Required Qualifications
B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related or equivalent experience


3+ years experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity standards and regulations

  • Cryptography

  • CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

  • AAA - Authentication, Authorization, and Accountability

  • Utility communications schemes

  • Utility automation and control systems

  • Statistical analysis and data analytic techniques

Familiarity with the following areas:

  • Standards writing

  • Application security

  • Negative testing

  • Product development

Additional necessities:

  • Excellent technical training skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment

  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL

  • Negative drug test result(s)

Location Information

Pullman, WA or Houston, TX

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

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