Culmen International LLC

Cybersecurity Researcher

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US


Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.


Roles & Responsibilities

Culmen International is looking for a highly motivated mid-level Cybersecurity Researcher to support a U.S. Federal customer by providing technical expertise and solutions for cutting-edge programs and projects.  The candidate will advise government and contractor personnel in the Cybersecurity technology area.  The ideal candidate will perform cybersecurity landscape analysis, threat and risk assessments, current state-of-the-art and the art-of-the-possible evaluations in cybersecurity research focus areas such as Software Assurance; Internet of Things; Distributed Denial of Service; Open Source Software; Federal Govt physical & Cybersecurity; Voice Security for Telephony Systems; Malware Analysis; Network Security; Network Measurement Security; Cloud Security; Vulnerability Disclosure Programs; Ransomware; and Knowledge of Encryption Methods.


  • Provide strategic and technical guidance to support Government stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs, research, initiatives, and policies based on industry standards, latest developments, and current landscape analysis.
  • Responsible for providing high level vision and technical guidance to Program Managers or Senior Leadership to influence objectives of complex efforts.
  • Provide technical guidance on the functional procedures, processes, policies reflecting detailed knowledge of cybersecurity operations, landscape analysis, and national policy.
  • Lead and conduct in-depth research in support of studies and analyses.
  • Manage all tasks and schedules to ensure activities are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to absorb, integrate and interpret data through various methodologies.
  • Ability to research, analyze and compute mathematical, physical and scientific data.
  • Ability to apply advanced methods and techniques in a particular field of scientific specialization.
  • Ability to develop, recommend and refine methods, theories and techniques to evaluate solutions to complex problems and to enhance performance standards, quality and productivity.


Basic Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Bachelor’s + 15 years of experience or Master’s + 10 years of experience with a degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Computation Mathematics, or related fields (preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of Open Source Software (i.e., standards, resources, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities); Federal Government Physical & Cybersecurity process, policy, and requirements; and cybersecurity standards and best practices (i.e., ISO 27001, NIST).
  • Technical expertise in three or (more) of the following focus areas:  Software Assurance; Internet of Things; Distributed Denial of Service; Voice Security for Telephony Systems; Malware Analysis; Network Security; Network Measurement Security; Cloud Security; Vulnerability Disclosure Programs; Ransomware; Knowledge of encryption methods.
  • Strong analytic abilities and meticulous.
  • Independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex security concepts to stakeholders at all levels of DHS organization and enterprise.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, drive security initiatives forward, and willingness and ability to contribute at a technical level.
  • Primary remote work with possible travel to conferences and meetings and DC HQ.  Location negotiable, but prefer the DC region.

Top Tier Benefits Package

  • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
  • 401k – Vested immediately and 4% match
  • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
  • AFLAC Available
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 12 Paid Holidays



At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.



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