18 hours

Language & Compiler Scientist

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Perspecta Labs

Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.


Perspecta Labs is seeking a researcher for its new and exciting Language & Compiler Scientist role. We are seeking a compiler toolchain expert with research experience. You will contribute on a U.S. government funded research endeavor to extend programming languages, compilers, and hardware to build and deploy computer programs with provable security guarantees. The program effort aims to revolutionize the way the community builds software for multi-level security (MLS) and cross-domain systems by producing software/hardware co-design tools that eliminate much of the complexity in existing DoD and commercial systems. By extending modern languages with syntax to express security intent, developers can code MLS and related programs more efficiently and compile them into separable, concurrent binaries to ensure security-level protections on a single platform.

As a Language & Compiler Scientist for Perspecta Labs, you will contribute towards the design and development of new techniques for expressing security intent in languages, compilation and partitioning of programs, pointer bounds tracking, and execution of such programs on novel hardware platforms. You will contribute as key technical personnel to small and intermediate-sized implementation teams.


  • Work with a team of premier research scientists towards solving dynamic problems
  • Take ownership of modules developed as part of a larger software system and see them to fruition throughout project life-cycle
  • Conduct unit, multi-unit, and product testing as needed to evaluate system correctness
  • Offer software architectural solutions and implement reliable, robust, well-structured code


Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.


  • MS./Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields

Candidates with experience in any of the following areas will be viewed favorably:

  • Expertise in Programming Language development, compilers, and toolchains
  • Strong background in LLVM or Golang
  • Experience with data-flow and related static analyses
  • Computer engineering, device driver, machine code expertise
  • Track record of contributions to large open-source projects

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-04-08 Expires: 2020-05-08

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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