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, mainly the defense and intelligence sectors, to research, develop, apply and transition complex cybersecurity solutions. CERT generates some of the highest level of original research and takes on many of the most complex problems facing cybersecurity for the US Government. You will lead a team that is thoughtfully engaged with its clients involved in emerging technology gaps and aggressively solving problems to migrate solutions to our clients.
What We Do:
The CERT Situational Awareness group works with government customers to help them protect and defend their networks. We pioneer innovative ways to monitor and safeguard networked systems, and develop new ways of identifying and investigating network anomalies. We spend time observing real-world security operations teams, and help them improve how they do their jobs. Our work ranges in scope from the close-up investigation and examination of security data, to the assessment of large, enterprise-wide networks.
- You want to make an impact beyond your organization.
- You want to engage with worldwide leaders with vision.
- Your strengths are curiosity, love of learning, deep interest in cybersecurity, and a desire to innovate—while motivating and inspiring your team.
We research and develop ground breaking technical solutions for operational use in high-impact environments. Would you like to work at the forefront of network security?
As the Analysis Team Lead, you will be responsible for:
- Managing, mentoring, and advising team members
- Directing your team in the development of new analytic techniques and tools
- Helping to develop new projects and opportunities for your team
- Providing strategic technical support to senior decision makers
- Providing guidance to customers on how to apply the latest research to solve their toughest security challenges
- Advising customers on current and emerging threats, analytic workflows, and standard methodologies
- Participating in technical efforts, including development and prototyping of new analysis techniques, tools, and platforms, preparation of analytic reports, and contributions to research publications
- Being a recognized and respected domain expert by customers, commercial vendors, and the Internet community as a whole
- Advancing the state of art of cybersecurity analysis
- BS in with ten (10) years or MS with eight (8) years or equivalent combination of training and experience
- Your concentration of study should be in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or a related quantitative field of study in network operations, security operations, or network security research
- 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 (20%)
- 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:
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team engaged in a variety of technical tasks, and to lead large-scale technical projects
- Practical network security training (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, GIAC Certifications, CCNP, CCIE Security, CISSP, CEH, CISM)
- Experience working with the government, or within a critical infrastructure sector
- Experience developing briefing materials for senior leadership within government or industry
- Experience deploying or supporting large-scale network security monitoring infrastructures, including experience with distributed architectures
- Prior management experience
- PhD 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 with data visualization
- Skilled at working with specialized technologies such as data mining, clustering, machine learning, neural networks, distributed computing and/or big data platforms
- Strong statistics background
- Prior responsibility in leading a body of work consisting of numerous large-scale projects and multiple customers/external sponsors
- History of contributions to the broader industry or research community and experience in a variety of network security areas
Job Function Breakdown:
45% Manages the team to effectively execute the SEI and task order work plans. Assesses performance of direct reports and provides team members with ongoing feedback and mentoring. Reviews team projects to ensure quality work. Identifies resource constraints and works with the Technical Manager to develop staffing plans. Contributes to the technical area planning process, including development of the technical roadmap
45% Provides direct support to government program offices in the areas of strategy, process/policies, requirements elicitation, tools and techniques, operations, outreach, and training. Enables the transition of SEI analysis and engineering approaches and tools into operational environments
10% Briefs senior leadership of government and DoD customers on SEI's technical capabilities, vision, and work performed. Speaks in public forums, including conferences and training events
100% total effort
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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.