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Riverside Research – Research Scientist (Embedded Security) – Full Time

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.


Job Number: 1407

Have you ever thought communicating with Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites would be fun, but wondered how to do it securely? Well, Riverside Research is seeking a dynamic and growth focused research scientist to support multiple programs and projects in embedded cybersecurity to answer just that question. As a key member of our Trusted and Resilient Systems team, the research scientist will prototype new technologies, leveraging cutting edge research from academia and industry. The research scientist will interface with team members across Riverside Research locations.

The research scientist should have the knowledge, experience, and/or interest in some of the following domains: virtualization & operating system internals, driver development, programming at the hardware/software interface, hardware/software codesign, HDL development (e.g. VHDL/Verilog), software-defined radios, and signal processing.

All Riverside Research opportunities require US citizenship.

Job Responsibilities:

    Build tools and/or capabilities in languages like C/C++, Python, Java, etc.
    Contribute to whitepapers and/or published papers that document innovative work preformed
    Influence technical direction of IR&D or on-contract research and development efforts
    Collaborate with team members on debugging programs, reviewing papers/proposals, etc. 
    Participate in relevant internal and customer meetings

Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree, in a related technical field, and experience in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or cybersecurity field
    Eligibility to obtain a Top Secret security clearance
    Proficiency in programming languages C/C++, Python, and Assembly (x86-64, ARM)

Desired Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    Self-starter and ability to manage time independently without direct supervision
    Superior written and verbal communications skills
    Experience with both defensive and offensive cyber tools



Riverside Research strives to be one of America’s premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire). 

Our EEO PolicyRiverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance at any time in our application or interview process, please contact Recruiting at email [email protected]. A member of the Recruiting team will be available to assist.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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Company Name
Riverside Research
North America
USD 89K - 210K *

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