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CERT Engagement Lead - 2007082 

EOE StatementCarnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

What We Do: The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is the applied research institute as part of world renowned Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI performs state of the art research advancing the principles and practices of software engineering, cybersecurity, and application of the most advanced information technology. The SEI advances the creation of cyber secure information systems using advanced information technology and inventing the best software practices to deliver results on time, in budget, and without defects, every time. The SEI disseminates knowledge and collaborates with defense and government, industry, and academia to fulfill its mission.

Position Summary:

  • Do you have excellent cyber security technical skills?
  • Can you communicate clearly to cyber security floor operations personnel and senior leaders?
  • Do you want to help secure the nation and its critical infrastructure from cyber attack?
  • We will combine our team of technical experts and your skills to guide our nation to better cybersecurity outcomes.
  • You as the engagement lead will work in your specialty area while representing the larger body of work to sponsor senior leaders.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer searching for the best skills possible. We have great benefits for both you and your partner or family.
  • We combine a flexible work environment with state of the art technology to make a national impact for the nations cyber security needs.

We have expertise in all phases of cyber security: security requirements definition, security systems engineering, secure coding, vulnerability testing & discovery, endpoint assessment, malware reverse engineering, network security analysis, and policy. We work on groundbreaking security problems facing the nation. You can join our team.

You will research new vulnerabilities and security techniques. You will participate in the larger security community internal to CERT and externally giving presentations and attending conferences. Your will represent your expertise and the work of the whole organization to our sponsors.


  • You have a bachelor degree in computer science / computer engineering or related discipline with ten (10) years of prior experience or a master degree with five (5) years of prior experience.
  • You can travel both locally and remotely to sponsor sites to give presentations and attend meetings.
  • You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience researching or developing novel new security techniques or vulnerability discovery.
  • Experience working in or with computer or network security operations centers.
  • Programming and development experience with significant software systems or embedded development systems.

Job Function Breakdown:

40% - Works with team leads, technical managers, and technical directors to manage portfolio of research and development projects to support sponsor and to understand sponsor needs

30% - Leads sponsor support, gathers requirements, and develops technical work in support of sponsor and internal development teams

30% - Engages various communities presenting the work of CERT and capturing new advances in cyber security

TOTAL = 100%

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

Job Categories Software Engineering & Development 

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