Who We Are:
You will work within the Monitoring & Response Directorate of the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The SEI is a federally funded research and development center on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. CERT engages with the US Government, primarily in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security areas, to research, develop, apply and transition complex cybersecurity solutions.
What We Do:
The CERT Situational Awareness group works with government customers to help them protect and defend their networks and systems. We pioneer innovative ways to monitor and safeguard networked systems, develop new ways of identifying and investigating network anomalies, and analyze the cybersecurity of systems. We research and develop ground breaking technical solutions for operational use in high-impact environments.
As a member of the team you will be responsible for:
- Providing technical support to decision makers.
- Contributing to teams in the development of security architectures.
- Providing system of systems (SoS) and systems requirements development, engineering, analysis, technology evaluation and deployment mentorship.
- Advancing the state of art of cybersecurity architectures and security operations.
- Developing and prototyping of new analysis techniques, tools, and platforms, preparation of analytic reports, and contributions to research publications.
- BS with three (3) years or MS with one (1) year or equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Moderate Travel (25%).
- You will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to present technical topics to audiences from senior leadership to technical specialists.
- Ability to work with multiple partners to promote practical solutions to tough security problems.
- Strong understanding of networking, security, systems administration, programming, and cloud.
- Ability to work at the SoS architecture level to identify and understand trade-offs.
- Strong research and writing skills.
Degree in Computer Science or related discipline with two (2) years of experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Security and/or enterprise architecture
- Security operations
- Security research
Job Function Breakdown:
75% Lead support to government program offices in the areas of strategy; process/policies; requirements elicitation; design and architecture; operations; outreach; and training.
15% Enable the transition and appropriate focus of situational awareness analysis and engineering approaches and tools into operational environments.
10% Design, prototype, and transition tactical analysis studies and tools appropriate for operational use in situational awareness.
100% total effort
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.