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CERT Cyber Workforce Development Intern  

EOE StatementCarnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
 
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What We Do:

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.

Position Summary:

Student interns working in CERT's Cyber Workforce Development directorate are engaged in researching and developing creative new methods for training and exercising US Department of Defense cyber operators, US federal law enforcement agents, industry cybersecurity professionals and other key customers. Most students will be teamed with each other and will work alongside CERT technical staff to support active projects with current US Government (primarily DoD) customers.

Student interests are considered carefully to attempt to find the best match with active research and development projects. These projects may involve developing new software prototypes, exercise environments, and/or attack scenarios for realistically modeling network applications, services, and conditions supporting training activities. Furthermore, students may be involved in developing microtraining courses and hands-on labs to teach gap-area cybersecurity; tactics, techniques, and procedures such as vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, malware analysis, forensic examinations and computer network defense. In addition to active customer work, extensive research programs involving automated cyber operator readiness assessment, cyber-kinetic effects integration, cyber operator aptitude pre-screening, and cyber training gamification also require student intern contributors. Finally, interns can contribute to CERT's K-12 STEM outreach programs by producing and even teaching age-appropriate cybersecurity education materials for local school children.

Requirements:

  • Education/Training: Currently enrolled in a degree granting program with study of Computer Science
  • Experience: Candidate will be familiar with the Linux and Windows Operating Systems
  • 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 (5%)
  • You will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to work in the United States without Visa sponsorship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skills/Abilities: Candidates will be working in an environment where prioritizing workloads and completing deliverables on time are critical department goals. You should either have or be willing to
  • develop good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, and excellent oral/written communication skills. Candidates should be able to multitask and work
  • effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is desired. Windows operating system experience is desired,
  • as is programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, or Java.
  • Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community.
  • Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines and remain composed when dealing with difficult people.
  • Accountability: This candidate will actively contribute to software development
  • Direction: Expected to work independently in most instances. Works with supervisors to manage changing workloads or priorities.
  • Decisions: Makes decisions based on knowledge and understanding of the practices, policies, and procedures of the department and demonstrates general knowledge in areas outside the department.
  • Answers questions or inquires directly or routes to the most appropriate person.

Desired Experience:

  • Virtualization technologies, VMWare ESX server desired
  • Windows operating system
  • Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, or Java

Job Function Breakdown:

40% Develop new software prototypes, exercise environments, and/or attack scenarios for realistically modeling network applications, services, and conditions supporting training activities.

40% Students will be involved in developing micro-training courses and hands-on labs to teach gap-area cybersecurity; tactics, techniques, and procedures such as vulnerability discovery, penetration testing, malware analysis, forensic examinations and computer network defense.

20% In addition to active customer work, extensive research programs involving automated cyber operator readiness assessment, cyber-kinetic effects integration, cyber operator aptitude pre-screening, and cyber training gamification also require student intern contributors.

TOTAL=100%

More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

 
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