Current Opening

Principal Computer Scientist – Cyber-Physical Systems


Galois is a community of people dedicated to creating trustworthiness in critical systems. We are a community, not a hierarchy. We operate from citizenship, not rules. We are employee-owned. We value the freedom to pursue our passions in and out of work. We operate from first principles rather than follow the crowd.

We are hiring Principal Computer Scientists focused on unmanned systems, robotics, and/or trustworthy and safe autonomous systems. In this role, you will drive a research agenda focused on applying formal modeling, systems engineering, and program analysis techniques to guarantee the safety and robustness of controls, networking, and embedded systems in hardware and software. You will be developing R&D opportunities that engage with digital and systems engineering concepts such as digital twins, program analysis, formal models, continuous assurance, and continuous certification.

As a Principal Computer Scientist, you will:

  • Develop and lead an externally funded research program involving frequent client and government agency interactions.
  • Collaborate across Galois, academia, government, and industry to advance active research and development programs.
  • Publish and speak on your work, establishing a reputation for thought leadership in your domain of expertise.
  • Competitive candidates for this role will be experienced researchers in their field and have demonstrated success envisioning, designing and leading significant research programs.

We value hands-on experience in the proposal writing process and a deep interest in pursuing programs that connect one’s research interests directly to actual customer needs. Excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and public speaking skills are essential.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field with a history of high quality academic or industrial research as evidenced by publications, involvement in the research community and/or patent applications.
  • A track record in obtaining external research funding.
  • Demonstrated expertise in embedded systems software programming, with a combined theoretical background in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Control Theory.
  • Hands-on experience developing software using C, C++, Rust, Ada and/or embedded C in control applications for cyber-physical systems.
  • Passionate curiosity, interest in new ideas and love of learning.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

We work extensively with functional programming languages and formal methods. Our research engineers work in small teams and successfully interact with clients, partners, and other employees in a highly collaborative environment. Many of them have PhDs in their fields as well. We’re looking for people who can invent, learn, think, inspire these teams, and our clients.

About Galois:

Galois develops technology to guarantee the trustworthiness of systems where failure is unacceptable. We apply cutting-edge computer science and mathematics to advance the state of the art in software and hardware trustworthiness. At Galois, we maintain a unique organizational structure tailored to the needs of the innovative projects we deliver. Our organizational structure is collaborative, one-level flat, and based on principles of well-defined accountabilities and authorities, transparency, and stewardship. We aspire to provide employees with something that matters to them beyond just a paycheck — whether it be opportunities to learn, career growth, a sense of community, or whatever else brings them value as a person. We believe in individual freedom in the roles we choose, and in the projects we pursue — our research focus areas are the intersection of staff interests and corporate strategy. We choose practices that best suit the project, team, and leaders, with company-wide standards kept to a minimum to ensure we are making the right choices for the situation rather than just business-as-usual choices.

If you are looking for more on our organizational structure, visit Life at Galois.