Cyber Analyst

RAND Corporation 104 Reviews – Washington, DC
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Job Description

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RANDs research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America and Europe, with annual revenues of more than $263 million.

RAND is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND is seeking to hire experts in all aspects of the national security cyber mission. Work includes conducting research and supporting and providing strategic and conceptual guidance for a variety of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community organizations.

RANDs reputation for high quality, objective analysis is built upon a cadre of experts with advanced degrees and experience in government and the private sector. Multidisciplinary research is a key component of RAND analysis and applicants should have demonstrated the ability to successfully team across disciplines and on a variety of topics.

Qualifications

Successful applications will have strong educational credentials as well as analytic and operational experience in government or industry cyber activities. Specifically, RAND seeks applicants with experience in cyber strategy, operations, and analysis.

Education Requirements

MA/MS or PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics or a scientific/technical field relevant to cyber missions.

Experience

At least five years of experience working within the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, or private sector on cyber issues.

Security Clearance

Top Secret Clearance /Polygraph preferred.

Location

Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, PA or Santa Monica, CA

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    1. Helpful (4)

      Intellectually stimulating but stressful place to work

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      Pros

      -- Intellectually stimulating environment
      -- Collegial coworkers
      -- Flexible schedule
      -- Wonderful vacation benefits (you get full vacation days from the first year, and you get up to 5% extra from your salary when you take your vacation days)

      Cons

      -- Ridiculous overhead rate, which makes projects really expensive and at times underbudgeted; all tasks need to be done according to budget specifications and if anyone makes a mistake on a task and needs to start over or correct it, you risk being overbudget
      -- Internal labor market is stressful; you need to be fully covered at all times, which can be difficult if you work on the domestic side
      -- Long hours; there is no such things as a 40-hour workweek; more like 50-hours
      -- There is an expectation that you publish in order to advance, but most of the times, the project is over when you start the publication process. So that means you're working on your own time to get articles published

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      -- Need to build professional development time for publication into overhead

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      Nice people, great benefits, zero vision among leadership

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