Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

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23 May
2017
Senior Software Systems Engineer - 2005562
El Segundo, CA

This position is located in El Segundo, CA

Position Summary: The Senior Software Systems Engineer will provide direct support to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center in the development and operation of large scale software engineering systems. This position will support the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) mission by working with these government programs to understand their challenges, identifying actionable solutions, and guiding programs to operationalize the most effective techniques and practices. This position also requires using an understanding of government software engineering challenges to inform software engineering research and identify technology transition barriers and enablers.

If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, critical software systems, and you are committed to bringing software innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

Key activities include:

  • Understanding customer software engineering challenges and identifying alternatives using tailored or integrated solutions
  • Applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of research to improve DOD program software engineering activities
  • Creating, applying and codifying new approaches to address challenges and advance the software engineering state of the practice
  • Coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technology and expertise to DOD customers.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience:

You will have technical breadth and expertise in:

  • Understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment, sustainment)
  • Software project management and/or systems engineering management
  • DOD or Intelligence Community software/system acquisition processes and directives

You should have demonstrated experience in five (5) or more of the following software activities:

  • Software architecture development, software architecture evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA)
  • Software analysis including reviewing software designs or code analysis
  • applying cloud computing, containers, or virtualization in DOD systems
  • Information assurance/survivability
  • Building cyber resilient software systems
  • Systems engineering on software intensive systems
  • COTS/GOTS product evaluation and integration
  • Software acquisition strategies and software RFP language
  • Performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metrics
  • Agile methods, DevOps or continuous software integration and deployment
  • Modernizing legacy systems

Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability as follows:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and ability to present to high visibility partners internal and external to the organization.
  • Proven program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients.
  • Proven team related skills with the ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Frequent travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of a computer screen.

Other: You will be subject to a background investigation and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional.

Accountability: The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD software engineering challenges, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the DOD program.

Decisions: Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Lead distributed teams within cost and schedule.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85% Leader or member of technical teams in support of government software acquisition program offices or as a member of a technical team performing software research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the collection and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10% Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical challenges.

5% Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director or Deputy Director.

100% total effort

Organizational Chart: SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Sector Lead, CTSD Sector Team

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

19 May
2017
Machine Learning Research Scientist - 2005584
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center located at Carnegie Mellon University. Our Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) Initiative is seeking a Machine Learning Research Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading researchers and faculty at a truly world-class institution. The Machine Learning Research Scientist will focus on advancing and applying machine learning technology to analyzing streaming data. The AMS team conducts applied research, matures and prototypes technology; and transitions technology to government organizations.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working with world-renowned researchers/engineers at the SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, and other universities and R&D centers.  S/he will apply promising technologies to applications requiring rapid processing of large volumes of streaming data.  The candidate should have a strong mathematics and/or computer science background and experience in machine learning technology and developing highly-distributed systems performing near-real-time analysis of data. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: M.S. degree in computer science or related discipline with eight (8) years of experience or equivalent combination or training and experience. PhD strongly preferred.

Experience: Two or more (2+) years in three or more of the following: system/software architecture and development, virtual machine technology, distributed processing, data analytics, machine learning and/or natural language processing.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to contribute to machine learning research and design and develop advanced prototypes. Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to work successfully in small team environments, and communicate with prominent researchers and engineers.  Interest in the application of advanced technologies to extremely complex and challenging problems

Mobility: Normally sedentary position with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to campus and potentially other locations.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, balance multiple tasks, work under pressure, and work with frequent interruptions.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with five (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. Advanced coursework in machine learning/natural language processing.  Advanced coursework in architecting highly-distributed systems.  Additional course work in computer applications, software engineering and networking.

Experience: Four or more (4+) years’ experience in system/software architecture and development, virtual machine technology, distributed processing, data analytics, machine learning and/or natural language processing.  Experience developing data analytics applications, and applications for intermittently connected, low bandwidth, and low power environments; sensor integration and fusion. 

Skills/Abilities: Experience working with the intelligence community.

 

Accountability: Completes project tasks from routine to complex; is accountable for meeting established deadlines and project milestones with a commitment to decisions that have been made.

Direction: Expected to perform with limited supervision. Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established research and engineering protocols and departmental and university procedures and policies.

Decisions: Works with researchers and developers to implement pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Potential small team supervision.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%     Works with CMU, SEI, other researchers, and the intelligence community to enhance the state of the art in technologies to assist in the analysis of large volume and streaming data.

30%     Works with CMU and SEI engineers to apply state of the art technologies to prototype systems that assist in the analysis of large volume and streaming data.

20%     Attends meetings, submits work progress reports, and performs related duties as required.

20%     Represents work plans and prototypes via publications, conferences, and meetings to the academic research, engineering, DoD, and first responder communities.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director > CSC Directorate Lead > AMS Initiative Lead > Machine Learning Research Scientist.

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.

19 May
2017
Temporary Software Developer - 2005590
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This is a temporary, full-time postion expected to last six (6) months in duration.

Position Summary: CERT® is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development, and provides robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others are able to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.

As a member of CERT Systems Team, the selected candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying software applications and systems to enhance the capabilities of CERT customers. The candidate will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, and will be involved in key decisions regarding software design and technology selection, architecture and design of cyber-resilient and cyber-secure systems.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study.

Experience: Experience writing code and applications in Java, experience with a scripting language such as Perl or Python, proficiency with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and familiarity with SQL and modern databases. Capable of working with software development tools such as version control systems (Git, Mercurial) and bug tracking systems (JIRA); working knowledge of agile software development practices and team design sessions.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to function within a development team. Willingness to learn new skills, programming languages, and technologies as necessary. Desire to solve challenging problems through technical innovation. Ability to analyze customer requirements and provide novel solutions. Ability and willingness to provide accurate estimates of development time and risk. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively without close supervision. Capable to attend customer meetings and respond to customer requirements

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting, may have to travel to other campus locations, as well as, travel to customer sites, some bending, stretching and lifting up to 50 lbs. above head. Moving and setting up computer equipment.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; however close contact with a computer screen for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to assist users of varying competency; ability to interact effectively with vendors, managers, and technical staff. Good technical problem-solving skills; strong information organization skills; good oral and written communication skills. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study. Completion of one or more internships in a systems, development or technical role,

Certifications: CISSP or CSSLP

Experience: Experience working within a UNIX/Linux environment. Working knowledge of general networking concepts, deep software analysis, debugging, or reverse engineering, with a background in cyber security or cyber analytics. Some knowledge of Hadoop and related big-data systems, relational databases, LDAP directories, Apache httpd and Tomcat, and working within a development and operations (DevOps) environment. Experience coding with C, C++, C#, Scala, Ruby and other commonly used languages. Familiarity with No SQL and non-relational database technologies such as MongoDB. Cassandra, HBase, Neo4j or others.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and work with end users. Ability to quickly learn new technologies (COTS/GOTS) and integrate them with existing applications and/or systems. Knowledge of various hardware architectures and embedded systems. Embedded system design and embedded software implementation.

Accountability: Develop and implement project technical results. Contribute to program objectives and plans development. Keep in confidence sensitive information such as security, and site-specific information.

Direction: Regular interaction with supervisor. Expected to act in accordance with SEI and CERT program procedures and policies, such as those involving product development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: Must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

90% Implementation of software requirements and integrate with other software tools or relational databases.

% Effort Secondary Functions

5% Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls on clients; give technical talks as appropriate.

5% Contribute to the broader software engineering and security community.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: CERT Program, Director < Secure Automation Director < Systems Technical Manager < Software Engineer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

17 May
2017
Administrative Assistant - 2005479
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The primary responsibility of this role is to provide administrative support and assistance as needed to the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) contracts team. The Assistant helps improve existing administrative procedures and manages the department’s databases, Intranet site/Sharepoint site, and electronic and hard copy files. The Assistant will interface with internal staff and external resources, including CMU campus staff members. The position participates in and completes special projects at the request of management. Manage workflow of Work Plan documents in an electronic Sharepoint database.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Associates Degree with specific knowledge of data processing techniques or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Up to three (3) years data entry or other data processing experience and general administrative experience working in a professional office environment.

Skills/Abilities: The selected candidate will possess the following skills: ability to work well with others and function in a team environment; excellent analytical and problem solving skills; excellent organization and prioritization skills; excellent communication skills (both written and oral); ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment while managing confidential and sensitive information; self-motivated, a willingness to learn new systems and processes; strong attention to detail and customer service; ability to perform data entry; ability to review and understand computerized reports and make necessary corrections to the data; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; ability to organize work in order to meet deadlines and user demands; ability to understand and follow directions; excellent computer skills including expert knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio), SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat.

Physical Mobility: Usually sedentary, but may be required to travel to various campus locations.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with CRT for prolonged periods.

Mental: Ability to: (1) work under pressure; (2) pay attention to detail; (3) meet inflexible deadlines; (4) deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Other: In order to meet deadlines, some occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Accountability: The selected candidate is the entry point for all contract actions at the SEI and is the exit point for all contract documents to be signed by the COO. The contracts assistant is responsible for record keeping and maintenance of the contract files along with gathering metrics and generating reports.   The SEI executes hundreds of contract documents on an annual basis with a dollar value of tens of millions. This position is critical to the effective, responsive and timely execution of contracts which generate revenue for the SEI. The contracts assistant is responsible for data integrity and recommends modifications to the process for improvement.

Direction: Acts independently within scope of normal duties and responsibilities. Performs under general supervision. Duties are handled with the use of established policies and procedures. Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions: Based on the content of an incoming contract request and an understanding of the workload and capabilities of the contracts staff, this position will assign the contract action to the appropriate contract specialist. This position will also be responsible for the contract filing system and files, both hard and soft and will make decisions about how to organize and preserve the integrity of the files.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not normally have supervisory responsibility.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

20%    Assists with the workflow of the department by receiving incoming requests for contract actions from various sources, review requests for completeness, record requests in appropriate tracking systems, assign requests to the appropriate contract specialist, and communicate the assignment to both the contract specialist and the requestor. Maintains record of the assignments.

10%    Provide any other clerical services to contract specialists as requested, such as starting agreements in CMS, electronic and hard copy filing, creating folders, preparing spreadsheets and documents, etc.

10%    Handle updates of the Sharepoint intranet websites.

10%    Collect and report statistics on contract actions as required.

10%    Handle post-signature duties as needed for executed contractual agreements, Coordinate / track signature process for contractual agreements, involving SEI's COO,CMU's Associate  Vice President for Research and Academic Administration. Handle post-signature duties as needed for executed contractual agreements, such as scanning documents into the CMS database, completing data entry, shipping to customers, etc.

10%    Enter data into the PWS Database System as needed.

5%       Attends required meetings and participates in various seminars and training classes to maintain or update skills needed.

5%       Maintain calendars and schedules as required.

5%       Initiate and track travel and reimbursements.

5%       Order office supplies as needed.

5%       Enter timesheet information in the Oracle system.

5%       Perform other related duties.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: DO, Director < Contracts Manager < Administrative Assistant

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

17 May
2017
Information System Security Manager - 2005496
Arlington, VA

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

Position Summary: The Information System Security Manager is a hands-on information system administration and security role within the Office of the CIO Information Assurance team (OCIO IA) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). This is an opportunity for a cleared IT professional in the Arlington VA area with strong organization and communication skills and experience with modern Windows system administration tools and operating techniques in an accredited network. You will be responsible for assuring that information systems in the Arlington VA office remain compliant with DoD and other USG regulations. You will accomplish this work in collaboration with OCIO IA teammates in Pittsburgh PA as well as Security and IT staff working in Arlington and Pittsburgh.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Current Microsoft server certifications; one or more of MCITP (Server & Client), MCSA, MCSE, etc.

Licenses: One or more of: CAP, CASP CE, Security+CE, SSCP, GSEC, CISM

Experience: Five or more (5+) years of system and network administration experience using modern system administration tools and operating techniques in an accredited Microsoft Windows infrastructure. Experience as a system / network administrator for services under government cognizance (e.g., DISA, DSS); knowledge of the DOD STIGs and their application in establishing and operating information systems. Experience confirming audit records and STIG compliance for systems in an accredited Microsoft Windows infrastructure.

Skills/Abilities: Problem solving skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Windows operating system commands/utilities; demonstrated knowledge of system administration tools and processes such as those used to manage software, Group Policy Objects, and other aspects of Active Directory; demonstrated knowledge of server and network problem resolution based on examination of events/alerts and system monitors/logs.

Mobility: Normally sedentary but some business travel required (e.g., training, other SEI locations, etc.) Computer hardware installation and configuration required on an infrequent basis involving objects typically <= 30 pounds (heavier objects with assistance).

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions, close contact with computer displays for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to identify, isolate and resolve systems problems. Communicate the nature of problems to different parties (e.g., system / network administrators, IA professionals, IT user support, etc.) to resolve technical issues, sometimes under pressure. Temperament and maturity to self-motivate and prioritize tasks with input from a remotely located manager.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. Must meet and maintain DoD 8570-M readiness requirements within six (6) months of employment at SEI’s expense. Additional work hours (weekend and evening hours) may be required on an infrequent basis. May be required to stay at or return to work during incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties as requested.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: One or more of the following: Active CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CISM.

Experience: Prior experience as an associate ISSO / ISSM (IAO/IAM) in a small to medium-scale classified enclave. ICD-501/503 experience; prior use of the HBSS and ACAS tool chains, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation tools, awareness of NISPOM IS-relevant rules, etc.

Other: Active Department of Defense security clearance.

Accountability: Ensures server(s) and client stations are operating efficiently and resolves issues. Verifies that accredited systems maintain their prescribed configuration and addresses/reports deviations from same immediately. Recommends and performs modifications to enhance server/service performance and reliability.

Regularly communicates with the IA team members in Pittsburgh to raise situational awareness of operational status information relevant to the services in scope.

Responsible for proper handling (e.g., safe storage, proper marking, approved destruction) of documents and media used in the operation and maintenance of accredited systems.

Responsible for providing information relating to equipment and facility needs each fiscal planning session to aid in budgeting expenses related to the systems / services in scope.

Participates in the development or adaptation of IS-specific security safeguards and local operating procedures to satisfy certification requirements. Works with the ISSM and ISSO in Pittsburgh to align policies and procedures to DC operations.

Direction: Works under limited supervision from a remote manager as part of the OCIO IA team.

Expected to act independently to maintain and securely operate accredited systems with guidance from the lead ISSM, FSO, and OCIO senior management. Draws guidance from relevant operational security guidelines / manuals, turning to the lead ISSM for clarification when needed.

Most work is performed independently, or in concert with the lead ISSM and appropriate IT staff.

Decisions: Must be able to identify user and systems issues and resolve trivial issues independently. Information Security issues and complex operational problems are handled in concert with OCIO IA teammates and appropriate IT or Security staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No regular staff supervisory responsibilities.

Regularly inspects accredited systems and may task other IT personnel in order to address infractions or post-audit POA&M issues.

Will assist in the training of new users of the accredited systems.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

25% Installs, configures, and maintains accredited servers, workstations and network devices in accordance with most current STIG or other relevant documents. Assists users to resolve problems related to use of accredited systems and services.

15% Reviews server logs directly or with analysis tools to discern operational anomalies, including operational threats (e.g., resource contention/exhaustion) and security concerns; addresses and/or reports these to IA colleagues or IT as appropriate.

10% Reports on the operational status of accredited information systems based on reviews and scans to accrediting agencies, possibly through established channels such as ACAS, HBSS, etc. Reporting is coordinated with the IA team members in the Pittsburgh office.

10% Performs C&A duties including submission of accreditation documents. Drives IS related self-inspection activities and C&A / CCRI preparations in Arlington. Primary interface to the local DSS IS representative.

10% Performs classified IS user indoctrination briefings and manages IT accounts / credentials of classified systems, including required recordkeeping (account lifecycle, DoD IAA training status, policy acknowledgements, etc.).

10% Supports the FSO to prepare for traditional security inspection activities, complete self-inspections, etc. Functions as the secondary COMSEC custodian for the SEI Arlington (a/k/a DC) office responsible for device inventory, key management and loading, etc. FSO/CSSO duties in a backup capacity as directed.

15% Performs enterprise IT duties in a backup / supplemental capacity as directed.


5% Training and professional development to keep current with new technologies and regulations.

100% Total Effort

Organizational Chart: CIO < Deputy CIO < Information System Security Manager

Our benefits philosophy encompasses three driving priorities: Choice, Control, and Well-being. Learn more at https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/. You can join an institution and inspire innovations that change the world.

Carnegie Mellon University is a welcoming workplace that considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

04 May
2017
Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer - 2005394
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA.

Position Summary: As a member of CERT's Workforce Development program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security training exercises and simulations, primarily for US military/government customers. This involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and facilitating creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT labs. The candidate may also assist in developing and teaching cyber security training content to external customers. The candidate will also be involved software and hardware prototype development. Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have demonstrated and effective leadership/management abilities as he/she may supervise and evaluate full time direct reports as well as the activities of graduate student assistants. The successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with three (3) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with one (1) years of applicable working experience in information technology, or equivalent combination of training or experience.

Experience: Successful candidates must possess "hands-on" experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. The candidate must have experience in network design and troubleshooting and implementing standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. The candidate should have some experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, and Java is also highly desirable.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS and MS in Computer Science; training in enterprise security tools (i.e. McAfee ePO/HIPS, ArcSight, etc.)

Licenses: CISSP, Network+, Security+ and/or other industry standard certifications

Experience: US military service in a series of positions involving information technology, cyber security, and management of large scale government networks.

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

Accountability: The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products and may manage unclassified/classified DoD projects in excess of $3M annually.

Direction: The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The incumbent must use good judgment to solve customer and personnel problems and is required to envision, design, develop, pilot, and deliver new capabilities, products, and services. Candidate will also be required to accurately represent SEI/CERT and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The incumbent may have at least 2 direct reports as well as up to 15 secondary reports and will be required to provide performance management, career guidance, and take personnel corrective actions as required.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

10% Design and develop technical documents and instructional materials.

10% Research, evaluate, develop, install/configure hardware and software including promising new technologies that require examination for cyber security research and development.

10% Deliver technical and management training to customers.

55% Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

15% Contribute to transition planning and strategy.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cyber Workforce Development Initiative < Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead < Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

04 May
2017
Software Engineer - 2005395
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: CERT is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development, and provides robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others are able to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.

As a member of CERT Systems Team, the selected candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying software applications and systems to enhance the capabilities of CERT customers. The candidate will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, and will be involved in key decisions regarding software design and technology selection, architecture and design of cyber-resilient and cyber-secure systems.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with five (5) years of applicable experience.

Experience: Experience as a software developer working on software applications in a professional environment. Experience writing code and applications in Java, experience with a scripting language such as Perl or Python, proficiency with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and familiarity with SQL and modern databases. Capable of working with software development tools such as version control systems (Git, Mercurial) and bug tracking systems (JIRA); working knowledge of agile software development practices and team design sessions. Experience developing within a UNIX/Linux environment.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to function within a development team. Willingness to learn new skills, programming languages, and technologies as necessary. Desire to solve challenging problems through technical innovation. Ability to analyze customer requirements and provide novel solutions. Ability and willingness to provide accurate estimates of development time and risk. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively without close supervision. Capable to attend customer meetings and respond to customer requirements

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting, may have to travel to other campus locations, as well as, travel to customer sites, some bending, stretching and lifting. Moving and setting up computer equipment.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; however close contact with a computer screen for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to assist users of varying competency; ability to interact effectively with vendors, managers, and technical staff. Good technical problem-solving skills; strong information organization skills; good oral and written communication skills. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with three (3) years of applicable experience.

Certifications: CISSP or CSSLP

Experience: Working knowledge of general networking concepts and experience with deep software analysis, debugging, or reverse engineering, with a background in cyber security or cyber analytics. Experience with Hadoop and related big-data systems, relational databases, LDAP directories, Apache httpd and Tomcat, and working within a development and operations (DevOps) environment. Experience coding with C, C++, C#, Scala, Ruby and other commonly used languages. Familiarity with No SQL and non-relational database technologies such as MongoDB. Cassandra, HBase, Neo4j or others.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and work with end users. Ability to quickly learn new technologies (COTS/GOTS) and integrate them with existing applications and/or systems. Knowledge of various hardware architectures and embedded systems. Embedded system design and embedded software implementation.

Accountability: Develop and implement project technical results. Contribute to program objectives and plans development. Keep in confidence sensitive information such as security, and site-specific information.

Direction: Regular interaction with supervisor. Expected to act in accordance with SEI and CERT program procedures and policies, such as those involving product development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: Must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others. However, the individual may act in a technical leadership (non-supervisory) role in regard to specific work products and activities, or in regard to student interns, etc.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

90% Design and implementation of software requirements and integrate with other software tools or relational databases.

Secondary Functions

5% Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls on clients; give technical talks as appropriate.

5% Contribute to the broader software engineering and security community.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: CERT Program, Director < Secure Automation Director < Systems Technical Manager < Software Engineer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

04 May
2017
Systems Engineer - 2005396
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: CERT is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development, and provides robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others are able to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.

This position is responsible for supporting users and maintaining software and equipment in the CERT Program Managed Enclaves. This includes understanding the needs of the teams using the enclaves, designing and developing services to meet those needs, planning equipment acquisitions, overseeing configuration and maintenance of equipment, overseeing set-up and breakdown of equipment for experiments, assisting in experiments as needed. You will need to be a self-starter who can work in a rapidly changing environment, tolerate ambiguity, and demonstrate problem-solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with eight (8) years of applicable experience, MS in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with five (5) years of applicable experience, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent with two (2) years of applicable experience.

Experience: System administrator level of knowledge for both UNIX and Windows operating systems, as well as experience with the selection, configuration and deployment of associated hardware and software. Experience and knowledge in using system administration tools to manage dozens of machines and configurations. Network administrator knowledge of network technologies including: TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet, 802.11, routing protocols, DNS, VPN. Experience in network architecture and implementation. Storage administration and scripting/coding experience.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to manage heavy workload and effectively manage priorities. Strong problem solving skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to work both independently and with teams. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects. Ability to elicit technical requirements from management and staff.

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting, may have to travel to other campus locations, as well as, travel to customer sites, some bending, stretching and lifting. Moving and setting up computer equipment.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; however close contact with CRT for prolonged periods of time. Also occasional work in machine room (loud and extreme office temperatures 55F-90F).

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to assist users of varying competency; ability to interact effectively with vendors, managers, and technical staff. Good technical problem-solving skills; strong information organization skills; good oral and written communication skills. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience: Experience using and managing virtual computing environments such as VEEAM, VMWare, or VirtualBox. Experience with applications such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, and Rhodecode. Experience in the scription such as Bash, Python, Perl, and PowerShell. Experience with storage administration such as NetApp, Lustre Filesystem, Gluster Filesystem, iSCSI, and NFS.

Experience with Hadoop Administration and Database Administration (MySQL, Postgress, MongoDB).

Skills/Abilities: Ability to define and build tools in various scripting and programming languages. Knowledge of and experience with operating systems other than UNIX or Windows.

Accountability: Responsible for managing requests from users, including high priority requests originating from a sponsor.

Direction: The person in this position will work closely with the SEI Infrastructure Team on developing processes for managing hardware and software. The person will also work closely with users in determining needs and planning experiments.

Decisions: Example 1: A user needs to test vulnerability in a specific piece of software. A test environment needs to be developed to allow for testing at the required version/patch level. The equipment needs to be prepared and configured appropriately to provide a suitable test environment.

Example 2: A group of software developer needs an automated build, test, and deployment environment and the environment needs to be integrated with the already existing source code repository. An evaluation of suitable tools is conducted, based on developer requirements. Based on the selection, a server is setup and tested in order to demonstrate the integration and functionality. Then assistance is provided to developers as they begin using the system, including the adoption of changing requirements and configuration needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position mentors and provides technical direction to other CERT Program Managed Enclave employees.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

15% Collects user requirements for CERT Program Managed Enclave equipment software and services needed for the CERT.

15% Test, evaluate, and select new hardware and software for the CERT Program Managed Enclave in consultation with the SEI IT and users.

15% Work with the CERT and SEI IT staff to develop and/or implement tools and processes for managing and maintaining software and hardware in the CERT Program Managed Enclave, including the set-up for experiments.

40% Infrastructure operations and maintenance including: backups, patching, Failure Recovery, log review, security auditing, and other user support.

10% Develop procedures and practices for the use and maintenance of the CERT Program Managed Enclave.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

5% Participate in the broader security community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: CERT Program, Director < Secure Automation Director < Technical Manager < Systems Engineer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

04 May
2017
Systems Engineer - 2005397
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: CERT® is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development, and provides robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others are able to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.

This position is responsible for supporting users and maintaining software and equipment in the CERT Program Managed Enclaves. This includes understanding the needs of the teams using the enclaves, installing and configuring software and hardware to meet those needs, configuration and maintenance of equipment, and assisting in experiments as needed. You will need to be able to work in a rapidly changing environment, tolerate ambiguity, and demonstrate problem-solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with three (3) years of applicable experience, or MS in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with one (1) year of applicable experience.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience; Windows/Linux systems administration, as well as experience with the configuration and deployment of associated hardware and software, including storage administration, scripting, and coding.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities, while still delivering concrete, high quality, and timely results to multiple projects. Posses strong planning and organizational skills, including the ability to; work independently and with teams, interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences both written and verbally. Strong problem solving skills. Possess an applied understanding of core internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IP, UDP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, etc.) and Windows/Linux systems administration practices. An understanding of Software / systems development lifecycle, QA testing, revision control, and change management practices.

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting, may have to travel to other campus locations, as well as, travel to customer sites, some bending, stretching and lifting up to 50 lbs. above head. Moving and setting up computer equipment.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; however close contact with CRT for prolonged periods of time. Also occasional work in machine room (loud and extreme office temperatures 55F-90F).

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to assist users of varying competency; ability to interact effectively with vendors, managers, and technical staff. Good technical problem-solving skills; strong information organization skills; good oral and written communication skills. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience: Experience with applications such as JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, and Rhodecode. Experience in the scription such as Bash, Python, Perl, and PowerShell. Experience with storage administration such as NetApp, Lustre Filesystem, Gluster Filesystem, iSCSI, and NFS. Experience with Hadoop Administration and Database Administration (MySQL, Postgress, MongoDB).

Skills/Abilities: Ability to define and build tools in various scripting and programming languages. Knowledge of and experience with operating systems other than UNIX or Windows.

Accountability: Develop and implement project technical results. Contribute to technical area goals and objectives. Keep in confidence sensitive information such as security, vulnerability, and site information.

Direction: Expect to act with minimal supervision in accordance with SEI and CERT program procedures and policies, such as those involving project development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: Must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not formally supervise others.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

10% Perform Tier 1 support for CERT Program Managed Enclave services and systems.

10% Test, and evaluate new hardware and software for the CERT Program Managed Enclaves in consultation with SEI IT and users.

25% Work within CERT and SEI IT to develop and/or implement tools and processes for managing and maintaining software and hardware in the CERT Program Managed Enclaves, including the set-up for experiments.

35% Conduct routine software and hardware maintenance of CERT Program Managed Enclaves equipment. Install and configure new equipment.

10% Develop procedures and practices for the use and maintenance of the CERT Program Managed Enclaves.

10% Participate in the broader security community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: CERT Program, Director < Secure Automation Director < Technical Manager < Systems Engineer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

26 Apr
2017
Senior Research Scientist - 2002838
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The SEI Emerging Technology Center is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs. This position will support the Center’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding research that matches these needs and operationalizing research concepts in a realistic USG environment. If you are a researcher passionate about big data, cloud computing, human information interaction, analytics/machine learning/data mining/knowledge discovery, or scalability, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

Duties include: The SEI Emerging Technology Center Research Scientist will: Work with the Center’s leadership team to plan, develop and implement an overall research strategy, initiate and conduct novel research in-line with the Center’s broad technical focus of “data-intensive scalable computing,” and lead and collaborate with other research and development technical staff in the Center and across the SEI; Directly participate in the formation of a research agenda and assist the SEI Emerging Technology Center in establishing a national agenda in future technology; Develop research ideas in collaboration with sponsors and customers, collaborate with world leaders in the academic community, lead and conduct hands-on research, and direct research staff to advance ideas in support of the Center’s current and future customer needs; Work closely with the SEI Emerging Technology Center Director to define near-term and strategic research approach and agenda, as well as lead, conduct, and direct research projects for the Center. This position will afford the opportunity to participate in strategic planning for the whole of the Center along with an interdisciplinary team of highly talented visionaries. The work requires a deep understanding of technical challenges and emerging trends in computing and information science and awareness of the potential opportunities in industry and government. It also requires effective formulation and presentation of forward looking ideas. While deep technical knowledge in one or more fields is desirable, a demonstrated track record of research contributions across multiple fields is preferred. The SEI Emerging Technology Center and the Center customers are inherently interdisciplinary.

Specific responsibilities include: Interface directly with USG customers to identify, capture, and articulate critical software-related capability needs, specifically in the domain of data-intensive scalable computing; Identify, shape, and guide research activities directed at filling critical USG computing and information needs; Leverage research ideas to design, document, and oversee the development of solutions relevant to critical government needs; Oversee interdisciplinary development teams from problem definition to solution concept to solution development, test and evaluation, and technology transition; Develop and operationalize novel transition strategies for taking solutions from research concept to operational capability; Promote and practice user-centered design methodologies throughout the solution life-cycle, from research concept to operational capability; Publish and promote Center research to contribute to raising awareness and impact of the Center and the SEI; and Mentor other Center staff and collaborators on research methods, technical areas of expertise, user-centered design concepts, and solution design principles.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with ten (10) years’ experience or equivalent, Masters of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with eight (8) years’ experience or equivalent, or Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related field with five (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Professional experience listed above to include the following areas: Leading research and research teams; capturing and documenting user/customer needs and requirements in complex technical areas under uncertainty and changing requirements and priorities; conducting research and applying scientific methods; basic and applied research; facilitating participatory design and innovation sessions for all aspects of software, solutions, and research design concepts; software development in support of research and taking software capabilities from the lab to operations; hands on modeling and simulation, data analysis/analytics, and large-scale computing; proven capabilities in the visual communications of complex ideas and concepts; preparing and delivering technical proposals, papers, and presentations; conducting user-centered design activities including user studies, novel prototyping capabilities, and exploring multiple solution concepts in parallel; design of information architectures for complex human-centered software systems; experience working with DARPA, IARPA, Service Labs, or other government research sponsors is a plus. Ideal candidates have: Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a technology- or research-based organization in government, industry or higher education; three to five years’ experience in researching, developing, or applying data-intensive scalable computing in a commercial or DoD/government-related environment; experience in building and managing high technology research teams. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of software and systems engineering. Demonstrated success in formulating and delivering successful research proposals to the federal government and in leading the resulting projects. Demonstrated record of publications and contributions to the science and technology community. Demonstrated management experience with responsibility for projects, people, budgets and contracts.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of: Software engineering including design, architecture, development, testing, and deployment; human-computer interaction, Human-machine interaction, and Human-information interaction; modern computing, data, and storage solutions, data processing architectures (MapReduce, Hadoop, NoSQL); cloud Computing; analytics, data mining, machine learning, knowledge discovery; knowledge of information analysis, visualization, and manipulation tools and techniques; must be visionary, with strong sense of purpose; prior academic center research experience; a reputation for applied and/or theoretical research with a track record of valuable publications; track record of accomplishment in leading the research agenda for technology-based organizations; reputation for highest level of integrity; high comfort level with ambiguity; success at building consensus within a matrixed organization; excellent oral, written and presentation skills; able to make decisions and recommendations that significantly change important public policies or scientific programs; understanding and appreciation for the interplay between technology and policy; ability to influence, work and manage technical staff; able to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities; excellent analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexible to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings potentially with routine frequency.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer screen for extended periods of time.

Mental: The ability to: Design and develop detailed problem formulations and research approaches based on requirements elicitation from internal and external stakeholders; communicate with software developers, analyst, and non-technical experts; work meticulously with attention to detail; remain calm during difficult situations; meet inflexible deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities and frequent interruptions; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers, and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; interface with world-class research community; develop and communicate innovative ideas; take leadership role in technical projects; oversee the technical activities of teams of 3-4 researchers, developers, and designers; quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related field with five (5) years of experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Accountability: This position will be responsible for transforming vague and uncertain customer needs and requirements into clear problem statements and research programs. Research will always be conducted with a solutions and outcome focus. This includes matching problems to research ideas, technology capabilities, and ultimately solutions.

Direction: This position is expected to act with minimal supervision in accordance with SEI procedures and policies, such as those involving product development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: This position will conduct research, make decisions about research approaches and ideas, explore and specify solutions and designs and make implementation choices for a wide-range of data-intensive scalable computing problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may include supervisory responsibilities for a small (2) to medium (10) sized team of researchers or research programmers.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60% Serve as the an interface with USG technical and research customers to understand, capture, and translate USG problems to the research community and other SEI staff focused on developing meaningful research problems, conducting research, and developing solutions. Lead, conduct, and facilitate exploration and innovation sessions and workshops to elicit clear definition of USG challenges and concepts. Craft and conduct research in partnership with USG customers, academic partners, SEI staff, and industry collaborators were appropriate.

15% Serve as a principal advocate for the research portion of the SEI Emerging Technology Center. Formulate and evolve the research strategy and work with Center management to implement that strategy. Assist with formation and growth of the research team and recruiting appropriate talent.

15% Serve as liaison to internal CMU/SEI functions and programs in active and potential areas of research. Builds external relationships to foster research collaborations. Represents the Center to the S&T community by participation in S&T community events and forums. Work with Center management to identify critical research areas and research opportunities that support the needs of Center’s current and future customers.

10% Mentor internal researchers, designers and software developers; communicate the design of solutions to internal stakeholders; and provide technical guidance on integration and design to external stakeholders.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: SEI Emerging Technology Center Director < Chief Scientist < Research Scientist

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

17 Apr
2017
Senior Engineer - 2005272
Operating Location PAX - Lexington Park, MD

Position Summary: The Senior Member of the Technical Staff/Senior Engineer will be located at the Lexington Park, Maryland operating location and will lead technical teams providing software engineering expertise to the NAVAIR PMA 281, Strike Planning and Execution Systems/Common Control System program.

The successful candidate will analyze DoD and commercial needs to formulate and prosecute a technical agenda that addresses these needs and will interact extensively with DoD and industry He or she will have the opportunity to have a seminal and lasting influence on an emerging body of technical research and practice.

Key candidate activities include: engineering/architecting a complex system-of-systems; soliciting and aligning requirements from stakeholders or other Subject Matter Experts; leading a team to write system requirements for communication systems and associated networks; information assurance; cross domain solutions; interfaces; mission planning systems; situational awareness systems; and program protection (domain expertise in one or more of these areas is a plus), leading a combined government and Prime Contractor team in the development of design concepts to implement system requirements, creating, analyzing, and briefing courses of action to leadership for decision, monitoring and, where applicable, guiding and advising on project efforts building the technical solution leading up to and through key acquisition milestones – System Requirement Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Critical Design Review, developing the plan and coordinating the test and evaluation of the overall system, Providing inputs to program Statements of Work, performing technical evaluation of contractor proposals, including Basis of Estimates.  The candidate will coordinate closely with on-site, Washington DC and Pittsburgh based SEI technical staff as well as remotely located subject matter experts in the Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate and other SEI programs to deliver system & software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the lifecycle.  The senior engineer will be able to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  The candidate must have at least:  BS or equivalent degree in related discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience.  A Master’s degree in systems engineering, software engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, acquisition management or equivalent combination of experience and training is strongly desired.

Experience:  The candidate must have experience in software and systems engineering.  Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD acquisition lifecycle processes.   The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams, should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software, engineering, and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.   The candidate should have experience with software/system acquisition in the Command and Control (C2) or Integrated Air and Missile Defense domains.  NAVAIR experience is considered a plus.

Skills/Abilities:

Detailed knowledge of software/systems engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security.

Broad systems engineering and system lifecycle experience with a focus in one or more of following domains:

  • Unmanned Systems
  • Autonomy
  • Service Oriented Architectures/Distributed Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Multi-Domain Mission Management
  • Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Cross Domain Solutions
  • Interfaces
  • Communication Systems
  • Mission Planning
  • Situational Awareness Systems
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Licensing

Experience defining, developing, analyzing, and acquiring large software intensive systems. Mastery of writing complete, unambiguous, and verifiable requirements. Experience in systems integration and analysis. Experience in risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Experience in agile software development methodologies, specifically scrum. Ability to recognize and summarize areas of potential software engineering research. Government acquisition experience. Strong leadership, interpersonal, and engagement skills in a multicultural environment. Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  

Proven program and project management skills including:

  • Interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients.
  • Programmatic skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables).
  • Project management skills (e.g., program control activities, budget oversight and staff planning).

Experience in organizational change management would be considered a plus. Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at relevant DAU courses would be considered a plus. Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams

Mobility:  Will be required to travel on overnight assignments both domestic and international.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional.  Certified PMP.

Other Skills/Abilities:  Experience in organizational change management.  Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at DAU courses.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions: Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise project teams and other technical staff members.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85%     Participate as a leader or member of technical teams assisting/collaborating with government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research.  Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%     Other duties as assigned by the CTS Technical Director or Deputy Director.

5%       Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < SSD Director < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Aviation Sector Lead < PMA 281 Operating Location Manager < Senior Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

07 Apr
2017
Equipment Technician - Maintenance - 2005214
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: Responsible for troubleshooting various problems that may occur while setting up, maintaining and installing various equipment and furniture items throughout the SEI facilities for all SEI staff members. Responsibilities include the follow through on various projects relating to furniture and equipment as detailed by the Facilities Operations Supervisor and the Facilities Manager such as the assembly and maintenance of equipment and furniture items, repairing general building hardware, assembling furniture and paneling systems, and reporting any problems to  the Facilities Operations Supervisor. Must coordinate work with other facilities team members, and assist or request assistance as needed.  This position is required to assign and complete work orders in the MIS system.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED.

Licenses: Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Experience: Experience performing applicable maintenance and repairs.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to work independently and use initiative to resolve problems, diagnose and make needed repairs, to operate general power tools: knowledge of general computer.

Mobility: Finger agility; ability to push, pull and lift furniture, equipment, etc. as needed; ability to carry necessary tools; ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to climb steps or ladders, stoop, reach, bend at the waist and grasp objects.

Environmental Conditions: May have to endure weather conditions when traveling from each office location, equipment may be housed and repaired in dusty, damp and crowded conditions. Some warehouse work.

Mental: Ability to pay attention to details and meet deadlines; ability to deal with difficult or demanding individuals; the ability to use reasoning to solve maintenance related problems.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED.

Licenses: Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Experience: Same as above.

 

Accountability: Responsible for acting independently on the daily work list that is adjusted periodically by the Facilities Operations Supervisor or the Facilities Manager. In addition, responsible for completion of assigned projects, and recommendation of needed repairs in the facility.  Completes work orders in the MIS system.

Direction: Performs under general supervision. Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established procedures and policies. Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions: Expected to make decisions or recommendations that are in the best interest of the facilities operation, and will provide the highest level of customer services such as the direction that the repair should be taken or whether a full replacement is necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will be required to act as a team leader on special projects, and will be responsible for the completion of assigned work with in specified time constraints.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

35%     Delivery and retrieval of boxes and office equipment to and from offsite storage; cleaning and maintaining of off-campus storage facilities; stocking of supply cabinets and general maintenance to copier and fax machine equipment.  

25%     Install, assemble, and modify furniture throughout all SEI facilities. Furniture is primary Steelcase and Herman Miller.  Set up of offices for moves and new hires. Move of office content and belongings for SEI staff. Review of office and conference room configurations, maintain office keys and desk keys, office nameplates and supply deliveries according to new hire and moves listings.

15%     Review of office and conference room configurations, and supply deliveries according to new hire and moves listings.  Resolving various problems such as setting up, maintaining and installing various equipment and furniture items throughout the SEI facilities for all SEI staff members.

15%     Maintain and update the facilities records including accurate records of requested and completed work, repairs, and supply needs. This information will be tracked primarily through the online SEI Facilities Request System and Facilities Management System. Assist with other facilities operations as needed.

10%     Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

06 Apr
2017
Senior Software Systems Engineer -2005182
Operating Location SA - San Antonio, TX

Position Summary: This career position is with our Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate. CTS is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical US Department of Defense and other government agency acquisitions and organizations.

The position is based at our customer site in San Antonio, TX, and will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices.

We are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, and we’re seeking an Engineer with passion for improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems.

The Senior Software Systems Engineer will lead and/or participate on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems.

Key activities include:

  • understanding customer requirements, key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions;
  • applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact;
  • creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and
  • maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains.

The candidate will coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the system and software life-cycle.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience:

Candidates must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. The ideal candidate will exhibit demonstrable skills in the following areas as applied to IT systems, embedded systems, or safety-critical systems (in the context of the Department of Defense is most desired but not required):

  • Software engineering: requirements elicitation and analysis, architecture, design and reengineering, development and testing (automated, integrated included), deployment and sustainment.
  • Software process: (one or more) Agile, Team Software Process, Rapid Application Development, Iterative/Incremental Development or Systems Development Life Cycle.

Exhibited knowledge in software programming language, tool environments, and computer science background in the following areas are ideal however candidates are expected to be adaptable to changing circumstances:

  • Programming: C, C++, Java, SQL, SQL/PL, PHP/Scripting, Ruby, Simulink, MatLab, Maple, R
  • OS: Microsoft Windows-based (desktop/server); Linux (variants of desktop/server); including cloud hosting environments
  • DBMS and frameworks: relational (Oracle, Oracle EBS), NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB), graph, hierarchical
  • Distributed environments: IP, TCP, UDP, TLS, HTTP, RPC, Apache Thrift, Apache Axis2, WSDL, REST, SOAP, JSON
  • Tools: Collaboration tool suites, architecture and design support tools, lifecycle management tools, automated testing suites, integrated development environments

Candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams and be able to operate effectively and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.

Skills/Abilities:

Candidates are expected to have deep detailed knowledge of at least two core competencies in software engineering and software process. Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.

Demonstrated program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new clients (DoD and/or government most desired) and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight). Proven team related skills with the ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of a computer screen.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

Accountability: The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction: As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions: Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Must be able to lead and supervise others.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85% Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10% Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5% Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Sector Lead, CTSD Sector Team

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

30 Mar
2017
Senior Software Engineer - DevOps Engineer - Team Lead - 2005144
Operating Location LA - Aurora, CO

Position Summary: This position within the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will be physically located at our customer facilities in Aurora, CO and will lead DevOps and related activities and teams providing software engineering expertise to an Air Force program. The candidate will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government, then this is the position for you.

The Senior Technical Staff Member will be responsible for leading and/or participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; designing, applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI technical body of knowledge and other technical bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with ten (10) years of applicable experience.

Experience: Experience as a software developer working on software applications in a professional environment required:

  • Hands on experience in an Ops/Devops role with emphasis on deploying and managing environments in cloud platforms(AWS, Azure or similar)
  • Experience with CI/CD, log collection and analysis, builds and performance monitoring/tuning
  • At least 3 years
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Perl, Bash, Ruby etc.
  • Experience with complete SDLC tools like Maven, Jenkins, Ant, docker, etc.
  • Hands experience with Configuration Management tool Chef/pupet or similar
  • Knowledge of SCM tools (SVN, Git) would be a plus
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools like Kibana, NewRelic, Nagious, Splunk, Graphite, Graphana etc.
  • Experienced troubleshooting Java applications and reading stack traces
  • Strong teamwork skills, with excellent written and spoken communication excellent troubleshooting capabilities
  • Review and development of performance and capacity plans (operational capacity and load requirements)
  • Experience with application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrades
  • Knowledge of switches, firewalls and routers
  • Experience and proficient with Linux (Preferably with CentOS/RHEL)
  • Knowledge of YUM, system patching and other administration tools
  • Familiarity with system automation
  • Familiarity with security assessments

Skills/Abilities:

  • Deep, detailed knowledge of software engineering including detailed knowledge of at least three of the following core competencies: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, and/or security
  • Relevant experience within the last 5 years in working on a large software development program
  • Deep familiarity with general linux operating system concepts, development pipeline tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of how to apply system engineering principles to system software development
  • Ability to execute network assessments and report results, write documentation
  • Understanding of basic computer systems, and network, database and application security issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Ability to attend customer meetings and respond to customer requirements
  • Strong teamwork skills, with excellent written and spoken communication excellent troubleshooting capabilities
  • Highly motivated Self-starter individual with ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Review and development of performance and capacity plans (operational capacity and load requirements)
  • Experience with application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrade

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments, occasionally for several days.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, including extended work at a computer screen.

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or a related quantitative field of study with eight (8) years of applicable experience.

Accountability: The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction: As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using Carnegie Mellon University and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions: Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Must be able to lead and supervise others.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85% Participate as a leader or member of dynamic technical teams in support of government acquisition programs.

10% Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

5% Other duties as assigned by the responsible Director, or Deputy Director..

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

30 Mar
2017
Software Engineer - DevOps Engineer - 2005143
Operating Location LA - Aurora, CO

Position Summary: This position within the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will be physically located at our customer facilities in Aurora, CO and will lead DevOps and related activities and teams providing software engineering expertise to an Air Force program. The candidate will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government, then this is the position for you.

The Senior Technical Staff Member will be responsible for leading and/or participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; designing, applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI technical body of knowledge and other technical bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with eight (8) years of applicable experience.

Experience: Experience as a software developer working on software applications in a professional environment required:

  • Hands on experience in an Ops/DevOps role with emphasis on deploying and managing environments in cloud platforms(AWS, Azure or similar)
  • Experience with CI/CD, log collection and analysis, builds and performance monitoring/tuning
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Perl, Bash, Ruby etc.
  • Experience with complete SDLC tools like Maven, Jenkins, Ant, docker, etc.
  • Hands experience with Configuration Management tool Chef/pupet or similar
  • Knowledge of SCM tools (SVN, Git) would be a plus
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools like Kibana, NewRelic, Nagious, Splunk, Graphite, Graphana etc.
  • Strong teamwork skills, with excellent written and spoken communication excellent troubleshooting capabilities
  • Experience with application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrades
  • Knowledge of switches, firewalls, routers and VLANs
  • Experience and proficient with Linux environment
  • Familiarity with system automation
  • Familiarity with security assessments

Skills/Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of software engineering including knowledge of at least three of the following core competencies: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, and/or security
  • Relevant experience within the last 2 years in working on a large software development program
  • Ability to execute infrastrcuture assessments and report results, write documentation
  • Understanding of basic computer systems, and network, database and application security issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Ability to attend customer meetings and respond to customer requirements
  • Strong teamwork skills, with excellent written and spoken communication excellent troubleshooting capabilities
  • Highly motivated Self-starter individual with ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented
  • Experience with application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrade

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments, occasionally for several days.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, including extended work at a computer screen.

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or a related quantitative field of study with five (5) years of applicable experience.

Accountability: The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction: As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using Carnegie Mellon University and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions: Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Must be able to lead and supervise others.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85% Participate as a leader or member of dynamic technical teams in support of government acquisition programs.

10% Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

5% Other duties as assigned by the responsible Director, or Deputy Director.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

29 Mar
2017
Financial Services Analyst - 2004624
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  Responsible for development, analysis (including appropriateness of any cost transfers), and reporting on organization’s non-payroll expenditures, totally an annual estimate of $39M USD.  Position is responsible for the oversight and reconciliation of the government pricing procedures to comply with the SEI’s new contractual requirements.  This position will be expected to create and maintain detailed and accurate audit files for direct interface with government and/or university auditors. This position will be the primary point of contact in all matters related to the government pricing contractual requirement.

This position will be responsible for the monthly subcontract/consulting Staff-Year-of-Technical Effort (STE) reporting for use in the development of critical SEI cost metrics.  The position will be responsible for identifying discrepancies and investigating causes and recommending corrective actions related to all matters related to subcontract/consulting STE reporting.  In addition, this position will be required to create, maintain, and analyze subcontract information and present findings and recommendations to senior levels of SEI management.

Position will also play an essential and critical role in the development, testing, and implementation of new systems across the entire spectrum of Financial Services.  Input provided will include analysis of needs, input related to system requirements, and detailed testing including the creation of the plans and maintenance of required documentation. Recommendations provided by this position will be critical in appropriate system creation and implementation decisions.

Position will also be expected to contribute to the overall success of internal initiatives designed to increase efficiencies of the Financial & Business Services department.

Position will also be responsible for audit and reconciliation of SEI PCard transactions to ensure compliance with SEI DoD contract requirements and CMU guidelines, as well as monthly oversight of non-payroll redistributions and internal company transfers.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: One (1) to three (3) years of related experience with an emphasis on financial tracking and reporting

Skills/Abilities: Must have strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, interpersonal and problem solving skills; excellent communications skills; ability to interact with campus community and external customers; a willingness to assume responsibility and to exercise good judgment. Must be willing to take on new tasks, accept responsibility for accuracy and implementation of new ideas. Must be computer literate. Must be able to compose written communications, edit correspondence, have excellent verbal skills, maintain accurate and detailed records and have the ability to understand and follow directions. Must have a working knowledge of Excel and Word, as well as the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new systems.

Mobility: Normal office position with some mobility (i.e., travel to other campus locations, may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.)

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with CRT for long periods of time

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet flexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions. Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience in an academic setting.

Skills/Abilities: Oracle 11i financial system.

 

Accountability: Expected to act independently, prioritizing own workload. Expected to work directly with both internal and external customers including auditors as this position will be responsible for the government pricing reconciliations. Establishes priorities, then plans and executes own and/or unit work.  Actively participates with other members of the SEI and CMU to develop systems, procedures, guidelines, system specifications, and maintenance of existing systems. Provides training and consulting to individuals at all levels of the SEI.

Direction: Performs under minimal supervision.  All duties and responsibilities are handled independently using established guidelines, policies and previous experiences as precedents with only the most difficult or unique situations being referred to the supervisor. It is expected that as requirements change, the incumbent will recognize the need to review and analyze policies and procedures and take appropriate action by recommending adjustments to management.

Decisions: Expected to make decisions based upon detailed analyses and investigations.  For example, decisions are made based on policies, procedures, guidelines, past precedence, and current practices. Unique situations will be discussed with management and it is expected that solutions and recommendations be provided.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will supervise/provide guidance to other staff, such as temporary employees and/or work-studies

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

35%     Act as the primary point of contact for all matters related to the SEI’s government pricing contractual requirement.  This includes the detailed analysis of the data as well as the presentation of the data to all levels of management.  Duties include presentation of the data, findings and recommendations to senior leadership as well as direct interface with government and/or university auditors.  Responsibility also includes the assignment of other high-visibility projects related to both government pricing and other projects as assigned by all levels of SEI management.

30%     Responsible for audit and reconciliation of SEI pcard transactions to ensure compliance with SEI DoD contract requirements and CMU guidelines, as well as monthly oversight of non-payroll redistributions and inter company transfers

15%     This position will be responsible for the monthly subcontract/consulting STE reporting for use in the development of critical SEI cost metrics.  The position will be responsible for identifying discrepancies and investigating causes and recommending corrective actions related to all matters related to subcontract/consulting STE reporting.  In addition, this position will be required to create, maintain, and analyze subcontract information and report findings to various levels of SEI management.

10%     Position will also play a key role in the development, testing, and implementation of new systems across the Financial Services spectrum.  Input provided will include analysis of needs, input related to system requirements, and detailed testing including the creation of the plans and maintenance of required documentation. Recommendations provided by this position will be critical in appropriate system creation and implementation decisions.

5%       Position will also be expected to contribute to the overall success of internal initiatives designed to increase efficiencies of the Financial & Business Services department.

5%       Other projects as assigned by all levels of SEI management.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director – Financial & Business Services < Manager, SEI Financial Services < Assistant Manager, SEI Financial Services < Financial Specialist, Team Lead < Financial Services Analyst

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

21 Mar
2017
Blockchain Developer - 2005079
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: We are seeking a software engineer to develop Blockchain tools and application software, with a focus on improving the security of Blockchain technology. The CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute is a pioneer and leader in cybersecurity. We are expanding our team of researchers and developers who create and apply tools and techniques for building secure applications. We are looking for top candidates to help us continue our legacy of ground-breaking improvements for securing software during development. Software has never been more important to our lives and our national security, nor has software insecurity ever been a greater risk.

Joining the Cybersecurity Foundations team, you will work with world-class cyber security experts to help software developers and software development organizations reduce vulnerabilities resulting from architecture, design and coding errors before they are deployed. We identify common errors that lead to software vulnerabilities, establish standard secure coding standards, design DSLs and built tools to improve the development process, educate software developers, and advance the state of the practice for building secure software systems.

The successful candidate will participate in research and engineering projects that identify and implement best practices for organizations to develop secure software systems. The candidate will work directly with customers to: apply Blockchain languages and tools, develop and provide training in secure coding practices; evaluate, extend, and use tools to improve and automate source code analysis; review code bases to ensure that best practices are being followed; and enhance the customers’ organizational capabilities to produce secure software systems. The candidate will be expected to develop tools and applications, write reports and deliver presentations that explain the findings of research and software evaluations, helping customers improve their software to meet the security and privacy needs of their users.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, or Information Systems Management with three (3) years applicable experience.

Skills/Abilities:

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be self-motivated and capable of self-learning to maintain a working knowledge of the ever-changing software development landscape
  • Develop applications in or tools for Ethereum (Solidity) or Hyperledger (Fabric via Go or Java) based languages
  • Build and configure various software build environments, and build custom tools to integrate and automate the use of software building and analysis tools
  • Develop and analyze source code in common programming languages such as C, C#, C++, Java, and Python, with a focus on secure coding principles and practices
  • Use static and dynamic analysis tools to evaluate software to find and remove vulnerabilities
  • Analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public
  • Contribute in a team environment with other team members with varying skills, experience and locations
  • Write and present clear reports

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management with one (1) year applicable experience.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of compilers and language design
  • Previous experience with developing software APIs
  • Deep familiarity with Ethereum and/or Hyperledger VM

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40% Contribute to internally funded research projects, developing experimental tools and applications, evaluating secure software development practices, and communicating results internally and externally in reports and presentations.

30% Directly support customer work in secure coding, verification and validation techniques, and technical training. Tailor our current offerings to provide value to customers by evaluating their software, software development, and software acquisition/procurement practices, and providing improvement recommendations. Communicate the findings of such evaluations through reports and presentations. Build new tools and capabilities that improve our ability to meet customer needs.

15% Codify knowledge that has been gained through customer and research projects to expand and update knowledge transfer materials, such as Secure Coding guidelines, tools and training materials.

15% Develop knowledge and understanding of SEI capabilities; learn how SEI capabilities can be applied to customer problems; work directly with SEI staff supporting the community with disciplines related to secure coding and secure development.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: Cert Director>CSF Technical Director>CSF Tech Manager>Tech

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

21 Mar
2017
Security Operations Technical Manager - 2005116
Pittsburgh, PA

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 tackles 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.

About You:

  • You want to make an impact beyond your organization in the field of cybersecurity that has national security implications and impact.
  • You want to be involved with a worldwide thought leaders in cybersecurity operations.
  • Your strengths are motivating, inspiring and taking charge of your team while articulating your specific vision and proactive thinking on multiple projects with proven success.

Position Summary: You will assume a leadership position as Technical Manager of the Security Operations Unit (SOU). You’ll be asked to lead, shape and manage the growth of a cutting edge security operations program. As the SOU lead you will develop and execute a technical agenda and strategic roadmap to continually improve the state of the art and practice of Security Operations and Incident Management/Response. The Technical Manager will communicate this technical vision and be capable of building consensus within the team and to maintain a successful culture built on high-quality and impactful customer work. This approximately fifteen-person Security Operations team works from the SEI’s Pittsburgh and Arlington offices, and can have staff embedded in US Government (USG) programs throughout the country. The position of Technical Manager is responsible for all aspects of developing and executing this body of work to include setting the technical direction; managing financials; business development; and personnel issues to include performance reporting and hiring for his/her unit.

We love diverse education, experience and backgrounds, but we feel very strongly about:

Education: At a minimum, you must have a BS in Computer Science/Computer Security or related scientific/technical degree.

Experience: You have at least ten years’ direct experience in cyber security or cyber intelligence operations and management. Increasing responsibility in directly managing a technical and analytical team comprising of at least 10 individuals with commensurate personnel and financial authority. Your major roles should have involved technology development, research, and applications [MOU1] in cyber operations.

Skills/Abilities: Your skill set should include the following

  • You can demonstrate how you have formulated, communicated with, and led a team towards a technical vision, building high-quality cyber solutions that have impacted customer work and operations.
  • You have engaged in developing and executing a technical agenda and strategic roadmap involving security operations and incident management/response inside and outside your organization.
  • You have an understanding of existing standards and models for security operations, incident response, intrusion analysis and cyber threat intelligence.
  • You can articulate community best practices in cyber operations and associated tools/techniques You have experience with Internet protocols, operations, and governance.
  • You have briefed strategic and technical topics to senior management and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with fostering professional growth and develop technical/professional leadership capabilities in technical staff.

What makes your stand out as a candidate?

Education: You have at least a MS in Computer Science/Computer Security or related scientific/technical.

Experience: In addition to the minimum experience required, you have had deep exposure to the US Government in understanding their unique cybersecurity challenges and existing standards and models for security operations, incident response, intrusion analysis and cyber threat intelligence. You have supported multiple clients in an operational security environment such as incident response, intelligence, or a security operations center. You have conducted technical project management. You have sustained your team with business development activity.

Skills/Abilities:

  • You have established and defined processes for operational security organizations, and defined best practices from community and operational experience.
  • Participation in public and closed community security forums through activities such as publication, presentation, collaborative security operations, and collaborative research.
  • You have practical experience leading, defining, or applying TTPs for cyber operations.
  • Working knowledge of secure systems and network architecture practices.

Travel Requirement: You will most certainly travel monthly between Pittsburgh and our Arlington, VA offices as well as occasional travel to client sites, conferences and offsite meetings.

Other: You will be subject to a background check and must successfully obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance.

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.

16 Mar
2017
Network Defense Analyst - 2005075
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The CERT Situational Awareness group researches and develops cutting-edge network security analysis techniques for operational use in high-impact environments.  The CERT Situational Awareness Network Defense Analyst will:

  • Participate in and lead technical efforts, including development and prototyping of new analysis techniques, tools, and platforms, preparation of analytic reports, and contributions to research publications.
  • Be respected as a subject matter expert by customers, commercial vendors, and the Internet community as a whole
  • Be expected to appreciably advance the state of art of cybersecurity analytics.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training/Professional Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with eight (8) years experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with five (5) years experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with two (2) years experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Capable of conducting and supporting analytical studies and investigations of network security data.
  • Significant understanding of and practical experience with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, SMTP, BGP).
  • Significant knowledge of at least one modern operating system (e.g., Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows).
  • Understanding of network security issues at all protocol layers.
  • Understanding of host/operating system security issues.
  • Operational knowledge and significant understanding of network security devices such as Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Security Information Managers, Network Vulnerability Scanners.
  • Operational knowledge and understanding of routing and switching protocols, including Internet routing.
  • Ability to function in the role of a consultant with some guidance from senior staff members.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with minimal direction and with teams.
  • Ability to think abstractly
  • Ability to explain technical terms in business language/solutions
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Strong system-level thinking
  • Understanding of levels of architecture (e.g. solution, systems, enterprise)
  • Understanding of business process, business transactions, applications, services as they relate to network and security technology
  • Ability to work effectively with customers (internal and external), business analysts, developers and system integrators
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with senior leaders

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexibility to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, including sponsor sites, conferences, and meetings.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer display for extended periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to participate in conversations collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to take leadership role in technical projects; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

 

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience.  Stronger candidates will be able to demonstrate past experience working:

  • In collaborative environments with team members who have diverse skills and roles
  • In the public forum of the broader information security community
  • Directly with customers from government and/or industry (multiple critical infrastructure)
  • In data visualization
  • With specialized technologies such as data mining, clustering, machine learning, neural networks, distributed computing and/or big data platforms

Preferred Skills/Abilities:

  • Statistics.
  • Scripting and/or programming in a high level language, including participation in sound software engineering (e.g. version control, documentation).

 

Accountability: The individual is accountable for: Active participation in the overall Situational Awareness R&D effort; Participating in the production of original publications in network security analysis; Participating in public speaking engagements, including at remote locations.

Direction: The individual is expected to act with minimal direction using CMU, SEI, CERT and Monitoring and Response defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem-solving processes of basic requirements elicitation and validation participation in fundamental research in network security.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others.

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

60%     Participate in studies of data from operational networks, and advise network operators in written reports and presentations on security posture improvements based on those studies.

35%     Participate in the development of novel approaches to network security analysis, and create prototype tool implementations.

5%       Speak publicly and to customers on work performed.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Monitoring and Response Technical Director < Situational Awareness Technical Manager < Analysis Team Lead < Network Security Analyst

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

16 Mar
2017
Temporary Expense Reimbursement Specialist - 2005076
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summay: This position is expexted to last for six (6) months. Responsible for assisting members of the SEI Business Services Travel Team with administration and auditing (compliant with CMU Business and Expense Reimbursement Policy, Federal Travel Regulations as well any other customer specific requirements) of all SEI travel requests, travel reimbursements, conference registration and corresponding payments. This includes review of travel requests, Oracle expense reimbursements and conference registrations for SEI travelers. Duties include, reviewing approved conference registration requests in a timely manner and processing the registration and pre-payment of the conference registration, as well as notification of final registration to traveler and support person. Providing sufficient receipts to SEI Accounts Payable to reconcile the conference registration charge in the Oracle Procurement Card system. Additionally, ensure end user compliance with both SEI and CMU system requirements; ensuring all supporting documents are available and stored within the SEI e file and within the Oracle expense report as required. Reconciliation of the SEI travel request to the Oracle expense report details and closing the SEI Travel Request record when all payments have been made. This position would also be responsible to track and ensure all foreign travel requirements and approvals are secured prior to traveler departure.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Associates’ degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses:  None

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience such as in a travel agency, or in a position requiring the monitoring and approval of financial expenditures.

Skills/Abilities: Must have strong analytical and good organizational skills, strong communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to maintain detailed information on all travel reimbursements to ensure proper and complete documentation of all expense reimbursements.  Previous experience with Oracle, Excel and Word are required

Mobility: Normally sedentary with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to other campus locations; may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper,  etc.

Environmental Conditions:  Work is usually performed in an office setting. There will be close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to financial detail, meet deadlines with respect to travel reimbursements, and or conference registrations, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. Weekend and evening hours may be required during peak times.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses:  None

Experience: Experience and understanding of business travel, i.e., general knowledge of airline procedures, hands-on experience in auditing and reimbursing business travel related expenses, understanding of situations such as flight cancellations, late arrivals etc. which preclude normal travel expenses. Experience working with vendors placing orders and receiving items.

Skills/Abilities: Extensive knowledge of the Oracle financial system modules including Accounts Payable and Internet Expenses – Procurement Card usage and verification.

 

Accountability: Expected to act independently, prioritizing own workload.  Responsible for making timely decisions and taking appropriate actions to ensure timely reimbursement of all travel reimbursements for both domestic and foreign travel. Responsible for the timely review and update of the SEI Travel Request System to reconcile Oracle expense report payments and close out Travel Request record. Ensure timely processing of approved conference registration requests to take advantage of lower early bird registrations. Responsible for providing all required support to reconcile Tartan Trust Card where a conference registration was pre-paid by the SEI.

Direction: Performs under general supervision, supervisor only checks a sample end results of reimbursements processed, invoices paid, foreign travel approved and conference registrations placed. All normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently using established guidelines, policies and previous experiences as precedents, only the most difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions:Has latitude to make decisions regarding allow ability of expenses, and approved conference registrations. Decisions are made based on policies, procedures, guidelines, past precedence, current practices, and if needed collaborating with other Business Services Travel team members.  Only unique situations are referred to the manager, however, it is expected that solutions and recommended rationale are part of these discussions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%     Assisting members of the SEI Business Services Travel Team with administration and auditing (compliant with CMU Business and Expense Reimbursement Policy, Federal Travel Regulations as well any other customer specific requirements of all SEI travel requests, travel reimbursements, conference registration and corresponding payments. This includes review of travel requests, Oracle expense reimbursements and conference registrations for SEI travelers.

25%     Duties include, reviewing approved conference registration requests in a timely manner and processing the registration and pre-payment of the conference registration, as well as notification of final registration to traveler and support person. Providing sufficient receipts to SEI Accounts Payable to reconcile the conference registration charge in the Oracle Procurement Card system.

5%       Other duties as assigned

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Chief Financial Officer – Financial & Business Services < Manager – Business Services < Assistant Manager, Business Services < this Position

 

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran                                                                      

14 Mar
2017
Software Engineer - 2003539
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), part of Carnegie Mellon University, is searching for a Software Engineer to fill a position focused on developing advanced prototypes applying image processing, computer vision, virtual machine technology, wireless networking, and other technologies for operation in environments that require rapid analysis and decision making.  AMS conducts applied research, prototypes advanced software systems and concepts, and matures and transitions technologies to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government organizations. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with world-renowned researchers and engineers at the SEI and Carnegie Mellon University, which is consistently ranked among the finest universities in the areas of computer science and engineering.  The candidate should have a strong computer science and/or engineering background, and experience in developing sophisticated computer software systems.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related technical discipline, with demonstrated excellence in coursework and development activities.

Experience:  Three (3) of substantial software development experience.  Strong academic experience acceptable.

Skills/Abilities: Expertise in one or more of the following: image processing, computer vision, machine learning, virtual machine technology, wireless networks.

  • Ability to design, develop, test, analyze, document, and demonstrate advanced prototypes.  Ability and interest to investigate, learn, and apply emerging technologies and techniques. Ability to understand and resolve complex programming problems. Grounding in good software engineering practices. 
  • 2+ years direct experience in one or more of the previously stated areas of interest, preferably with experience in meeting tight performance constraints.
  • Proficient in C/C++, Java, Python, or similar languages.
  • Experience with fusion of data from multiple sources a plus.

Physical Mobility: The ability and willingness to travel is required.

Environmental Conditions: usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Mental: The ability to:

  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail;
  • Meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks -- sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities;
  • Work collaboratively, professionally, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort;
  • Independently and quickly identify and learn new procedures, techniques, and technologies for application to advanced prototypes                                                                                              

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline.

Experience: One year of professional development experience with mapping applications, heads-up displays, virtual reality, application of machine learning, virtual machine technologies, wireless networks. Operational, intelligence, or cyber military experience a big plus.

 

Accountability: This position is accountable the Advanced Mobile Systems Initiative Lead for work content, quality, and schedule.

Direction: This position operates within broad guidelines from the Initiative Lead and is expected to exercise reasonable discretion on technical solutions.

Decisions: Technical decisions to support specific research or customer needs. Software design choices and tradeoff decisions among technical alternatives. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: May lead activities related to a customer task or lead peers to accomplish specific technical tasks or supervise students on a research project.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%      Design, develop, test, analyze, document, demonstrate, and deliver high-quality software.

30%      Architect complex prototype systems.

10%      Participate on teams for customer software development specific efforts. 

5%       Participate in planning, review, and reporting activities.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  Software Solutions Division (SSD) < Critical System Capabilities (CSC) Technical Directorate < Advanced Mobile Systems Initiative Lead < Software Developer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

03 Mar
2017
Cyber Incident Analyst - 2005032
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The cyber incident analyst will extract cyber security incident data from large institutions to support cyber security research programs. The analyst will independently and proactively review and interpret incident data, identify additional data sources, and liaise with partner organizations' incident response personnel to support research requirements. A successful candidate will be able to interact with both technical and nontechnical staff and customers.  The position may require traveling 20-60% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline with eight (8) years of experience, or a MS degree in a relevant discipline with five (5) years of experience.

Experience/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate will possess:

  • Previous experience analyzing network traffic and IDS events for malicious intent.
  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Threat Intelligence principles, including the ability to analyze threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and indicators of compromise
  • Understanding of networking essentials including data flows, architecture, protocols, and traffic analysis
  • Working proficiency with IDS, IPS, firewall, DDoS mitigation, UTM, log management, and other devices
  • Previous experience in research and analysis of a wide variety of host based malware and Anti-Virus tools
  • Understanding of exploits, vulnerabilities, network attacks and malware
  • Specific experience with SIEM-Based log monitoring technologies and tools (e.g., SPLUNK ES, McAfee ESM and the ability to develop content, such as scripts, use cases for SIEM queries
  • Ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems independently and creatively
  • Previous experience providing detection and response to security events and incidents
  • Exemplary written communication

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate will possess:

  • Intermediate programming ability for data analysis including Python or R
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and concepts
  • Prior operational experience in a Security Operations Center and/or Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CIRT)
  • Knowledge of adversarial activities such as intrusion set tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP)
  • Experience with ticketing systems for incident response (e.g., BMC Remedy, Service Now, RSA Archer )
  • Ability to identify cyber threats, threat vectors, threat actors, and threat trends

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

03 Mar
2017
Cyber Incident Analyst - 2005048
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The cyber incident analyst will extract cyber security incident data from large institutions to support cyber security research programs. The analyst will independently and proactively review and interpret incident data, identify additional data sources, and liaise with partner organizations' incident response personnel to support research requirements. A successful candidate will be able to interact with both technical and nontechnical staff and customers.  The position may require traveling 20-60% of the time.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Experience/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate will possess:

  • Internship/co-op level experience analyzing network traffic and IDS events for malicious intent
  • Knowledge of Cyber Threat Intelligence principles, including the ability to analyze threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and indicators of compromise
  • Understanding of networking essentials including data flows, architecture, protocols, and traffic analysis
  • Working proficiency with IDS, IPS, firewall, DDoS mitigation, UTM, log management, and other devices
  • Understanding of exploits, vulnerabilities, network attacks and malware
  • Familiarity with SIEM-Based log monitoring technologies and tools (e.g., SPLUNK ES, McAfee ESM) and the ability to develop content, such as scripts, use cases for SIEM queries
  • Ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems independently and creatively
  • Exemplary written communication

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience/Skills/Abilities: The successful candidate will possess:

  • Intermediate programming ability for data analysis including Python or R
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and concepts
  • Prior operational experience in a Security Operations Center and/or Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CIRT)
  • Knowledge of adversarial activities such as intrusion set tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP)
  • Experience with ticketing systems for incident response (e.g., BMC Remedy, Service Now, RSA Archer)
  • Ability to identify cyber threats, threat vectors, threat actors, and threat trends
  • Previous experience providing detection and response to security events and incidents

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

09 Feb
2017
Cyber Security Engineer - 2004923
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary:  The CERT Division is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Division engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems.

The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance (CA) Team within the CERT Division. The CA team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to assess, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science (or other technical field) with eight (8) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certifications:  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Experience: Professional experience as an information security engineer, network security architect, information systems auditor, information systems analyst, or similarly technical occupation.

Experience with and applied knowledge in:

  • Common risk and cybersecurity assessment methods
  • Data analytics and cybersecurity metrics 
  • Cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards
  • Common network security architectures
  • Common networking protocols and services
  • Cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Strategic Planning and requirements definition
  • Process improvement
  • Program planning, budgeting, and management

Skills/Abilities: Must exhibit the following skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of information technology, security assessment methods, and telecommunications systems
  • Working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards
  • Working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues
  • Working knowledge of the DoD and federal agency resilience needs and cyber security roadmaps
  • Development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations
  • Ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations
  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally
  • Ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure
  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations
  • Ability to work on customer sites with high-ranking members of federal agencies and DoD
  • Participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM 

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for extended periods of time.

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities:

  • Take or share leadership role in technical projects
  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail
  • Meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities
  • Deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff
  • Ability to understand the direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development. Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science (or related technical field) with five (5) years’ experience or equivalent experience.

Certifications:  Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and/or GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Experience: 

  • Expert experience in risk and cybersecurity assessment methods
  • Advanced knowledge of network security architectures
  • Expert knowledge in cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards
  • Expert experience in data analytics and cybersecurity metrics
  • Experience with common penetration testing toolsets (Metasploit framework, vulnerability scanners, web application scanners, Nmap
  • Experience with common penetration testing methodologies and tactics (PTES, OWASP testing guide, etc.)

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability: The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development. The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors. Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60% Participate in cybersecurity assessments operating in a technical leadership role; analyze assessment data to identify risk areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

15% Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cybersecurity and operational resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10% Deliver courses in operational resilience management, cybersecurity management, and information security risk management

5% Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5% Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5% Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.                    

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Risk and Resilience< Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Assurance Team < Cyber Security Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

09 Feb
2017
Senior Cyber Security Engineer - 2004924
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary:  The CERT Division is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Division engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems.

The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance (CA) Team within the CERT Division. The CA team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to assess, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science (or other technical field) with ten (10) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certifications:  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Experience: Professional experience as an information security engineer, network security architect, information systems auditor, information systems analyst, or similarly technical occupation.

Experience with and applied knowledge in:

  • Common risk and cybersecurity assessment methods
  • Data analytics and cybersecurity metrics 
  • Cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards
  • Common network security architectures
  • Common networking protocols and services
  • Cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Strategic Planning and requirements definition
  • Process improvement
  • Program planning, budgeting, and management

Skills/Abilities: Must exhibit the following skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of information technology, security assessment methods, and telecommunications systems
  • Working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards
  • Working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues
  • Working knowledge of the DoD and federal agency resilience needs and cyber security roadmaps
  • Development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations
  • Ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations
  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally
  • Ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure
  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations
  • Ability to work on customer sites with high-ranking members of federal agencies and DoD
  • Participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM 

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for extended periods of time.

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities:

  • Take or share leadership role in technical projects
  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail
  • Meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities
  • Deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff
  • Ability to understand the direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development. Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science (or related technical field) with eight (8) years’ experience or equivalent experience.

Certifications:  Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and/or GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Experience: 

  • Expert experience in risk and cybersecurity assessment methods
  • Advanced knowledge of network security architectures
  • Expert knowledge in cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards
  • Expert experience in data analytics and cybersecurity metrics
  • Experience with common penetration testing toolsets (Metasploit framework, vulnerability scanners, web application scanners, Nmap
  • Experience with common penetration testing methodologies and tactics (PTES, OWASP testing guide, etc.)

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability: The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development. The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors. Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60% Participate in cybersecurity assessments operating in a technical leadership role; analyze assessment data to identify risk areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

15% Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cybersecurity and operational resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10% Deliver courses in operational resilience management, cybersecurity management, and information security risk management

5% Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5% Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5% Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.                    

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Risk and Resilience< Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Assurance Team < Senior Cyber Security Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

03 Feb
2017
Cyber Security Researcher - 2004883
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The CMU/SEI Forensic Operations and Investigations team is a leading edge analytical resource focusing on critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  For the past 10 years, CERT has provided analytical and operational support to high-profile investigations including numerous activities of national or international significance. Through this work the FOI can see the current limitations of digital analysis and incident response in the field first hand. Combining applied research with the unique talents, operational experience, research capabilities, and the vast knowledge base of Carnegie Mellon University, FOI is unmatched in its ability to develop new tools and methods to address cyber security limitations and critical gap areas.

This individual will serve in a multi-disciplinary role providing ongoing support to federal law enforcement, defense agencies, and the national intelligence community. As a member of the FOI team this candidate will provide support to on-going operations in the areas of incident response and investigation, full-spectrum digital forensics and applied research in emerging areas of cybercrime. At times, this position will require the team member to develop and deliver training modules related the aforementioned domains.

The successful candidate must have proven computer forensics experience in multi-jurisdiction criminal investigations, be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and instructional skills. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline and a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified Encase Examiner, ACE. CISSP, GIAC, SSCP, OSCP or other related/relevant certifications preferred.

Experience:  At least four or more (4+) year’s relevant experience in computer forensics, to include field and laboratory collection/imaging, analysis, with prior court room testimony preferred.  Technical experience required with host and network based forensics investigations and tools, analysis of Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS operating systems, and removable media data recovery.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, have strong analytical and information organization skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills.  Candidate must be skilled in instructional design, course development, and evaluation techniques.  Candidate must be able to multi-task and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Technical proficiency with operating systems and detailed knowledge of network protocols are required.

Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of eight (8) years of applicable experience; MS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of five  (5) years of applicable experience; PhD in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience with state or federal law enforcement organization; operational knowledge of recently enacted state and federal laws and procedures relating to computer forensics investigations; coordination with criminal investigators, including courtroom testimony. 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Penetration Testing
  • Information and network security including experience with IDS/IPS
  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigations
  • Digital Forensics (host, network and mobile devices)
  • Incident Response
  • Ability to research and characterize security threats including defining appropriate countermeasures
  • Hardware or software reverse engineering for either vulnerability discovery/assessment or malware analysis
  • Virtual infrastructure and hypervisors
  • Experience with common security controls including firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, Web Application Firewalls
  • Technical knowledge of fundamental Internet protocols, services, and technologies to include HTTP, TLS, DNS, SMTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, AJAX, JSON, REST
  • 2+ years with a scripting language including SQL, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, PHP and/or shell scripting

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products.

Direction: The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions:  Required to design, develop, pilot and deliver products.  Required to accurately represent NSS and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervision:  Contributes to hiring decisions of program staff; mentors junior staff; supervises student interns.  The experienced candidate may perform project management responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%     Operational support for SEI customers.

20%     Perform applied research in emerging areas of digital forensics.

15%     Deliver technical and management training to customers.

5%       Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

5%       Contribute to the research and technical agendas of the FOI.       

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Division Director, Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Deputy Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Technical Manager, Forensic Operations and Investigations > Cyber Security Researcher

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

02 Feb
2017
Chief Scientist, Software Solutions Division - 2003820
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Chief Scientist of the Software Solutions Division has strategic, operational and tactical responsibilities. Strategic responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development of the SSD technical strategy in conjunction with the SSD Director, Deputy Director, Technical Directors, and the Chief Technology Officer.  The strategy must align with the SEI strategic plan and extends across the division-wide technical pipeline of research, development, maturation and transition.
  • Maintaining an active presence in the software engineering research and DoD S&T communities; building external relationships to foster SSD technical collaborations (with other FFRDCs, industry, research labs, etc.) and expand the sources of research funding; fostering strong ties with researchers from Carnegie Mellon; and maintaining a personal technical footprint necessary for credibility with software researchers within SSD, across the SEI, and within the software engineering research and DOD S&T communities.
  • Establishing and implementing processes to enhance the quality and competitiveness of SSD research and technical support.
  • Establishing and implementing processes for the routine and systematic flow of information between research and customer delivery projects to fulfill the research to practice and practice to research cycle.

Tactical and operational responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the primary SSD representative to the SEI Tech Council.
  • Periodically communicating the needs of sponsors and stakeholders to the technical staff.
  • Facilitating the development and maturation of high quality, competitive research proposals especially with respect to the design of the research and approach to establishing scientific and operational validity.
  • Staying abreast of work in other SEI divisions and seeking synergies and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Supporting SSD business development with strategic sponsors and customers.
  • Serving as a mentor and helping to grow and advance the careers of the SSD technical staff.
  • Serving as a member of the SSD Director’s Office and Leadership team.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS degree in computer science, engineering, or acceptable equivalent.

Licenses: None

Experience: Fifteen years of experience conducting research and/or managing the research and development of software-intensive projects. Experience in building and managing high quality technology teams. Working knowledge of the software engineering discipline. Established reputation in the software engineering research community.

Skills/Abilities: Able to team with senior managers and officials, technical researchers and engineers, and all levels of SEI personnel. Demonstrated capability in leading senior level researchers, managing and contributing to research agendas, and financial management.  Able to develop plans, manage and contribute to projects in an integrated team environment. Able to develop and deliver products and projects. Have strong organization, team building, communication and mentoring skills.

Mobility: Some extended trips to various site locations including Europe, Asia and Australia.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office setting with continuous usage of computers

Mental: Ability to work under pressure, negotiate with customers, and meet inflexible deadlines

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  PhD in computer science, engineering, or acceptable equivalent.

 

Accountability: The SSD CS is accountable for the creation of the SSD technical strategy and in conjunction with the SSD DO is accountable for the acquisition of adequate resources (i.e., funding, collaborators) for execution of the technical strategy.

Direction: As a member of the SSD DO, the CS takes direction from the SSD Director and Deputy Director.  The CS operates with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practices, policies, and procedures.

Decisions: The CS leads the development of strategies and initiatives and assists with their implementation by identifying research topics and specific opportunities. The CS also selects and funds special research projects and activities that further the mission of SSD and the SEI.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Chief Scientist supervises special technical projects funded by the CS or as directed by the SSD Director. 

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

35%     Lead the formulation of the SSD technical strategy in consonance with the SSD Director, Deputy Director, Technical Directors, and the CTO.  Work with the Technical Directors and teams to implement that strategy.  Assist with research team formation, recruiting appropriate talent, and mentoring of technical staff.  Provide guidance to and monitor the success of SSD research and special technical projects and cross-cutting efforts.  Advocate for and present the SSD technical agenda. 

10%     Participate as a member of the SSD senior leadership team. Work to ensure positive working environment, organizational effectiveness, impactful technical contributions, and SSD mission success.

30%     Establish and maintain relationships within the software research community, DoD and other US government agencies, Carnegie Mellon Community, as well as leaders in the software and systems development communities.   Identify and nurture technical collaborations and funding opportunities.

10%     Serve on the SEI Tech Council.  Collaborate and coordinate with the CTO and other SEI Chief Scientists.  Serve as the SSD liaison on activities related to OSD governance of Line-funded projects.  

15%     Contribute technically and maintain leading-edge currency in software research/profession.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director < SSD Deputy Director  = SSD Chief Scientist

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

31 Jan
2017
Cyber Security Engineer - Risk and Resilience - 2004871
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CERT Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia. The CERT Program engages in cutting-edge research and development to improve the state of cybersecurity. As an Cyber Security Engineer, you have a strong desire and drive to contribute to team and customer objectives.

You are a team player with problem-solving skills and demonstrate solid presentation and writing skills. You are able to interact with clients and staff in a highly professional and competent manner. You enjoy the flexibility of an organization that values hard work but appreciates work-life balance and professional development. In your role, you will

  • Research and contribute to improvements in National and organizational policy
  • analyze and measure effectiveness of policy and governance
  • contribute to roadmaps for improvement of cybersecurity capabilities
  • assist in implementation of policy and governance
  • participate in applied research

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS in relevant field or equivalent experience in professional position; MS degree preferred.

Experience: Experience in information security policy, governance, or leadership. Other potential career backgrounds include: audit, IT security, compliance, project management or similar technical occupation.

Experience and familiarity with;

  • cybersecurity concepts and technical implementations
  • cybersecurity standards, policies, and frameworks
  • strategic planning
  • metrics and measurements methodologies

Travel: Up to 25% travel to various customer locations

Physical Mobility:  Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions:  normal office conditions; however close contact with CRT for prolonged periods.

Mental:

  • ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities
  • ability to collaborate diplomatically and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%   Participate as a team member in customer engagement to develop, analyze, and implement cybersecurity policy.

15%   Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security, policy/governance, and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

5%   Support conferences, workshops, and meetings as a team contributor.

10%   Engage in professional development activities.

100% TOTAL EFFORT
 

Organizational Chart: Director CERT Program < Technical Director, Cybersecurity Risk and Resilience Directorate < Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Risk Management Team< Cyber Security Engineer – Risk and Resilience

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

 

31 Jan
2017
Senior Network Operations Design Engineer - 2004873
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The individual in this position will work as a member of the IT staff on the Network Engineering Team and will have the opportunity to work with experts in software engineering, Internet security, and network survivability. The primary responsibility of this position is LAN and WAN network design, engineering and administration. Desirable candidates will have:
 

  • Experience solving challenging technical problems in a production setting
  • History participating in the entire lifecycle (planning, deployment, maintenance) of network management and administration
  • Experience administering networks in multiple geographic locations, including ‘lights out’ operations

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology with (3) three to (5) five years of experience;  Candidates with a degree in other technical fields (e.g., engineering) and years of relevant experience as described above will be considered as well.

Experience: Experience as a network engineer for a heterogeneous infrastructure in a professional environment required. At least three of the five years relevant experience maintaining and evolving a network for the same organization is required.

Licenses:  None

Skills/Abilities: Ability to deal with software and network systems integration at various levels (service design, deployment, maintenance). Strong hands-on knowledge in the configuration, securing, and troubleshooting of Juniper and Cisco network devices, LAN and WAN technologies, firewalls, VPNs, routing protocols (OSPF,BGP), Linux-based network services, and monitoring/maintaining all of these to ensure their continued secure operation is required.

Mobility:  Moderate business travel required. Computer hardware installation and configuration required on a regular basis, sometimes involving transport of heavy objects (typically under 50 lbs.) short distances, use of hand tools, et cetera. Carrying of light objects (< 20 lbs.) for longer distances (intra-campus; 2-3 city blocks) may also be required.

Environmental Conditions: Ability to use a computer keyboard and display for extended periods of time; periodic work in a computer machine room or wiring closet environment.

Mental:  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to interact effectively with others of varying technical competency, vendors, managers, and other technical research staff; ability to work effectively with other groups within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon. Good technical problem-solving skills. Strong information organization skills as well as good oral and written communication skills are required.

Other:  Ability to provide technical support on a 24x7 basis is required, including weekends. There is a rotating on-call component to this position. Candidate must respond to outage events via remote access (in appropriate circumstances) within 30 minutes.  Some situations in this role will demand an on-site response; on-site response to the local SEI facility must be achieved within 60 minutes barring extreme adverse weather conditions. Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience:  Experience as a network/system administrator with some team leadership experience. Experience with technologies such as Blue Coat proxy, F5 LTM/APM/ASM, and Pulse NAC/VPN. Working with governmental accreditation requirements for operating IT environments and networks, such as NISPOM, DCID and STIG.

Licenses: Juniper Networks Certified Professional Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIP-ENT), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or better.

Skills/Abilities:  Highly desirable candidates will also have working experience with intrusion/anomaly detection, network forensics, and vulnerability assessment tools/techniques and load balancing technologies.

 

Accountability: Employee is accountable for describing, implementing and/or maintaining an efficient, reliable and secure configuration of computing services in support of the SEI initiatives and/or a sponsor/client. Employee may be responsible for the proper handling/destruction of confidential and sensitive information.

Direction: Employee will be expected to work under minimum supervision within the defined scope of authority and in accordance with SEI IT operating guidelines.

Decisions: Under management direction, the employee will decide the appropriate configuration for production computing services. Employee will determine how best to allocate and/or acquire resources necessary to implement and evolve information services. Employee will determine the cause of computing problems and take corrective action in a timely fashion when a system/service fails or becomes unavailable. Employee will describe the appropriate procedures to configure and maintain a particular computing system to support one or more critical business functions in a secure manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Employee may, at the manager or team leader’s discretion, task/supervise other employees in completion of specific tasks. Employee will provide assistance to staff members / clients in the proper configuration/use of computer hardware and software services and tools.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%     Maintenance and evolution of data network(s).

25%     Mentoring, guidance, and interaction with other staff.

15%     User infrastructure problem identification / resolution.

5%       Develop draft documents on the proper configuration/use of network facilities.

10%     Support other SEI Infrastructure production services.

5%       Maintaining awareness of evolving trends.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: IT Director < Network and Infrastructure Engineering Manager < Network Engineering Team Lead < Senior Network Engineering Team Member

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

31 Jan
2017
Senior Systems Engineer - 2004872
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The individual in this position will work as a member of the IT staff in the Network and Infrastructure Engineering group. The primary responsibility of this position is engineering and operation of the datacenter and cloud infrastructures. The candidate will help evolve the exisiting datacenter infrastructure as well as play a key role in the engineering and operations of cloud and hybrid virtualization. Desirable candidates will have:

  • Experience (two or more years) solving challenging infrastructure problems in a production setting
  • Experience administering cloud and on-premises virtualization technologies
  • History participating in the entire lifecycle (planning, deployment, maintenance) of infrastructure monitoring and management

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology with three (3) to five (5) years experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. Candidates with a degree in other technical fields (e.g., engineering) and years of relevant experience as described above will be considered as well.

Licenses: None

Experience: Experience as a systems engineer for a heterogeneous infrastructure in a professional environment required. At least two of the five years relevant experience maintaining and evolving systems for the same organization is required.

Skills/Abilities: Administration and operation of Microsoft Azure and Office365 cloud infrastructures. Experience with VMWare vSphere 5.x and 6.x. Experience with datacenter equipment (e.g. racks, power distribution equipment, serial console networks, environmental monitoring, KVM solutions). Experience in the deployment and operation of monitoring and backup systems for servers, network devices, environmental monitoring equipment and other datacenter devices.

Mobility: Infrequent business travel required. Computer hardware installation and configuration required on a regular basis, sometimes involving transport of heavy objects (typically under 50 lbs.) short distances, use of hand tools, et cetera. Carrying of light objects (< 20 lbs.) for longer distances (intra-campus; 2-3 city blocks) may also be required.

Environmental Conditions: Ability to use a computer keyboard and display for extended periods of time; periodic work in a computer machine room or wiring closet environment.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to interact effectively with others of varying technical competency, vendors, managers, and other technical research staff; ability to work effectively with other groups within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon. Good technical problem-solving skills. Strong information organization skills as well as good oral and written communication skills are required.

Other: Ability to provide technical support on a 24x7 basis is required, including weekends. There is a rotating on-call component to this position. Candidate must respond to outage events via remote access (in appropriate circumstances) within 30 minutes. Some situations in this role will demand an on-site response; on-site response to the local SEI facility must be achieved within 60 minutes barring extreme adverse weather conditions.

Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Information Science or Information Technology.

Licenses: MCSA: Cloud Platform or VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Experience: Five years of experience as a system administrator in relevant technologies with some team leadership experience. Working with governmental accreditation requirements for operating IT environments and networks, such as NISPOM, DCID and STIG.

Skills/Abilities: Operation and servicing of Dell server equipment, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager operations, SAN/NAS technologies, and Nagios.

Other: Clearances: United States DoD Top Secret or equivalent that is transferrable to the SEI.

Accountability: Employee is accountable for describing, implementing and/or maintaining an efficient, reliable and secure configuration of computing services in support of the SEI initiatives and/or a sponsor/client. Employee may be responsible for the proper handling/destruction of confidential and sensitive information.

Direction:Employee will be expected to work under minimum supervision within the defined scope of authority and in accordance with SEI ITS operating guidelines.

Decisions: Under management direction, the employee will decide the appropriate configuration for production computing services. Employee will determine how best to allocate and/or acquire resources necessary to implement and evolve information services. Employee will determine the cause of computing problems and take corrective action in a timely fashion when a system/service fails or becomes unavailable. Employee will describe the appropriate procedures to configure and maintain a particular computing system to support one or more critical business functions in a secure manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Employee may, at the manager or team leader’s discretion, task/supervise other employees in completion of specific tasks. Employee will provide assistance to staff members / clients in the proper configuration/use of computer hardware and software services and tools.

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40% Operation, monitoring and administration of the cloud and virtualization systems

30% Maintenance and evolution of the datacenter

10% User infrastructure problem identification / resolution.

5% Develop draft documents on the proper configuration/use of facilities and services.

10% Support other SEI Infrastructure production services.

5% Maintaining awareness of evolving trends in backups and disaster recovery

100% TOTAL EFFORT

Organizational Chart: IT Director < Network and Infrastructure Engineering Manager < Infrastructure Engineering Team Lead < Senior Systems Engineer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

25 Jan
2017
Air Force Engagement Manager - Boston Location - 2004845
Operating Location Boston - Bedford, MA

Position Summary: This position will be responsible to the Director/Deputy Director, Software Solutions Division (SSD), for overall management of the SEI Boston operating location.  In this capacity it will be responsible for leading staff and work in the Boston office.  It will also be responsible for developing business and customer relations primarily in Boston, but also in other areas associated with Air Force PEO for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) and PEO Battle Management missions including PEO C3I&N (San Antonio) and PEO Battle Management (Offutt).  Primary SEI interface with senior leadership in the Boston area to include but not limited to Air Force PEOs, Directors of Engineering (DoE), and Program Directors of potential and managed work at Hanscom Air Force Base and other Northeast Locations.  Responsible for developing support requirements within Air Force PEO portfolios as well as other federal and industry customers in the Boston area and Northeast corridor as appropriate.  This position will coordinate closely with technical and business development staff in the Software Solutions Division (SSD) and other SEI programs.  This position requires working with teams to enable the Department of Defense, Civil Government and other organizations to enhance predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution, sustainment and operations of software-reliant systems.  Key business development activities include understanding customer requirements and challenges and addressing them with tailored solutions.  Manages execution of all assigned work in the Boston area by regularly meeting with customer leads to ensure SEI work is meeting expectations. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of experience and training

Experience: The candidate must have at least: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience. The candidate must have experience in systems engineering or software engineering development and management. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and/or systems engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community or Federal Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience in business development; in building, leading, managing and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams; should be able to operate effectively with all organizations and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of leadership and management, business development, systems engineering, and the space domain and must be familiar with at least two of the following competencies: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, security.

Experience in at least three of the following: DoD or Federal Agency systems acquisition on major programs; solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end systems and acquisition lifecycles (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or  Federal Agency systems acquisition policies and directives; architecture development and evaluation, survivability/resilience; sustainment; systems engineering of software intensive systems; measurement and metrics; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management. 

Strong leadership and management skills.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders. Proven program and project management skills including interfacing with clients, team building, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients; programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight). Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.  Ability to develop new business opportunities which will be demonstrated in the 6, 12 and 24 month evaluation periods.

Physical/Mobility: Normally sedentary with some mobility; frequent travel is required; also must adjust to a work schedule that requires some weekend and evening hours.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office setting with extended use of a computer and other electronic devices.

Mental: Flexibility, multi-tasking, ability to meet short deadlines.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or acquisition management with eight (8) years of experience.

Experience: Progressively responsible experience in technical and project management activities relating to technical products and services of large industrial organizations and experience in related areas across the Federal Government specifically as it relates to establishing and growing business opportunities and interfacing with customers.

 

Accountability:  Responsible for leading technical support to assigned programs within the Boston and Northeast corridor, primarily the Air Force PEO level work at Hanscom AFB.

Responsible for the development of a balanced portfolio of customers to contribute proportionately to the annual Software Solutions Division (SSD) total funding and ceiling objectives.

Direction:  Acts independently with little or no supervision.  Expected to act in support of the Software Solutions Division (SSD) goals and objectives and to coordinate and communicate appropriately with the Division Sr. Management, Team Leads, SSD Business Managers, and SEI Technical Staff.  Models, leads and is committed to the SEI mission to advance software engineering and related disciplines to ensure the development and operation of systems with predictable and improved cost, schedules and quality.

Location:  SEI Boston Office

Decisions:  Customer negotiations for the work scope, delivery and cost. Personnel performance management and assessment.  Determining skill mix necessary to meet customer expectations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Administrative supervision of personnel assigned to the Boston office. Will participate fully in the process of hiring new employees. 

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%     Execution Management - Responsible for managing the life-cycle activities for assigned customers, including but not limited to customer qualifications, PWP development, contract negotiation, scope statement development, budget management, on time commitments, and follow-up to ensure customer satisfaction.

15%     Personnel management - Responsible for supervising assigned team members. Interfaces with SEI technical programs and business and financial services.

15%     Requirements Development - Responsible for eliciting, defining and coordinating customer requirements with customer POCs on Project Work Plans (PWPs) within the purview of the SEI Boston Operating Location.  Coordinates scope statements with SSD Technical Directorates, as well as other SEI Divisions where appropriate.

10%     Resource Planning - Responsible for monitoring assigned personnel and ensuring there is coverage for all individuals assigned to the SEI Boston location.

10%     Staffing Development - Responsible for working with SEI Human Resources (HR) to develop and execute staffing plan for SEI OL-Boston

8%       Administration/Travel - Travel likely required to alternate customer sites and other venues to meet with current and prospective government clients and collaborators.  Additionally travel will be required back to SEI Pittsburgh.

2%       Professional development - Will be required to expand knowledge to better understand SEI policies, processes, products and services, as well as expanding the Federal Government customer base.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director/Deputy Director > SEI Operating Location – Boston Lead

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

11 Jan
2017
SFS - Internship
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

We are seeking interns to help support our mission: to lead and advance software and cybersecurity to solve the nation’s toughest problems.

We have internships across a wide range of technical areas, including:

-vulnerability assessment
-malware analysis

-penetration testing
-machine learning
-DevOps
-software research / software prototyping
-secure coding

Requirements:

Candidates must be a current SFS student enrolled in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline. BS, MS and PhD level students are encouraged to apply.

11 Jan
2017
Senior Software Assurance Engineer - 2002744
Operating Location Boston - Bedford, MA

Position Summary: The CERT program of the Software Engineering Institute is looking to fill a leadership position improving the cyber security of acquisitions in the Air Force. This high visibility, high impact position will be responsible for helping senior leaders of Air Force programs improve the cyber resiliency of software intensive systems throughout the acquisition lifecycle, from requirements to development to deployment and sustainment.

This Senior Member of the Cyber Security Foundations directorate will be responsible for leading cross functional teams that enable the organizations within the Air Force to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning applicable research and practices to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software security state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with technical staff in CERT and other SEI programs to deliver cyber security technical expertise to customers throughout the life-cycle.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD acquisition processes and relevant cyber security processes, such as the Risk Management Framework (RMF). The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams, should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of cyber security and mission assurance in the acquisition process; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, or assurance.  Experience in five or more of the following: DoD software systems acquisition on major programs (For the purposes of this announcement, our definition of major is at least 100K SLOC of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture ; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Proven program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight).  Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with computer for prolonged periods of time.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, or Acquisition Management.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition and cyber security needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibility:

65%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

20%  Work with managers, business developers, current customers, and prospective customers to identify and define value-delivering opportunities and capture work.

10%  Other duties as assigned by management.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Director, CERT < Technical Director, Cyber Security Foundations < Technical Manager

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.

11 Jan
2017
Senior Software Security Engineer - 2004716
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Secure Coding Team, of the world renowned CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute, is a pioneer of the identification and development of secure coding and secure software development practices.  We are looking for exceptional candidates to help us continue our legacy of ground-breaking improvements for securing software during development.  Software has never been more important to our lives and our national security, nor has software insecurity ever been a greater risk.

Joining the Secure Coding team, you will work with world-class cyber security experts to help software developers and software development organizations reduce vulnerabilities resulting from coding errors before they are deployed. We identify common programming errors that lead to software vulnerabilities, establish standard secure coding standards, develop tools to evaluate and improve software, educate software developers, and advance the state of the practice in secure coding that leads to secure software systems.

The successful candidate will lead and participate in research and engineering projects that identify and implement best practices for organizations to develop secure software systems.  This will include developing and applying guidelines for writing secure code in C, C++, Java, and other popular languages.  It also includes developing and using tools to verify that software is developed securely.  The candidate will work directly with customers to: develop and provide training in secure coding practices; evaluate, extend, and use tools to improve and automate source code analysis; review and improve code bases to ensure that best practices are being followed; and enhance the customers’ organizational capabilities to produce secure software systems. The candidate will be expected to write reports and deliver presentations that explain the findings of research and software evaluations, helping customers improve their software to meet the security and privacy needs of their users.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, or Information Systems Management with ten (10) years applicable experience.

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will have the ability to:

  • Develop and analyze source code in common programming languages such as C, C#, C++, Java, and Python, with a focus on secure coding principles and practices
  • Use static and dynamic analysis tools to evaluate software to find and remove vulnerabilities
  • Build and configure various software build enviornments, and build custom tools to integrate and automate the use of software building and analysis tools
  • Develop and implement novel and advanced software analysis techniques
  • Develop and modify compilers and interpreters, understanding the underlying computer and compiler architectures, algorithms, performance trade-offs, and impact of optimization techniques on security issues
  • Lead projects in a team environment with other team members with varying skills, experience and locations
  • Plan and organize the evaluation approach for projects, including the collection and analysis of data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public
  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information such as source code and software weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • Develop and explain technical decisions and recommendations effectively with technical and non-technical audiences through verbal and written communications that lead to actionable and measurable improvements
  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail required to identify defects and weaknesses in large software systems, and to identify development process improvement opportunities.
  • Be self-motivated and capable of self-learning to maintain a working knowledge of the ever-changing software development landscape.

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting; ability to travel to various locations within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with some frequency.

Environmental Conditions:  Normal office conditions, close contact with computer for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities; pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with challenges while maintaining composure; work with sensitive information.       

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, or Information Systems Management with eight (8) years applicable experience; or PhD in those disciplines with five (5) years applicable experience.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Work with DoD and other US Government software-intensive systems programs and software maintenance groups, understanding their unique needs, proposing and closing work to meet their needs, and lead projects to develop solutions that address their secure software development and acquisition needs.
  • Representing DoD and US Government program constituency and perspective based on experience to other team members to aid in developing relevant research and development proposals and solutions.
  • Transitioning knowledge, tools, and other work products from research projects to DoD and other US Government partners.
  • Develop approaches to address software assurance in the risk management framework context.
  • Develop and analyze software for specific platforms, such as mobile platforms and embedded systems.
  • Evaluate software assurance using a range of methods, such as dynamic and binary analysis, model checking, assertions, and semantic formalizations.

 

Accountability: Contributes to program objectives and plans development.

Direction: Performs under minimal supervision, independent judgment is encouraged.  Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established procedures and policies.  Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor. Ability to work directly on-site at a customer location with minimal direct supervision from direct supervisor.

Decisions: Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%     Lead and directly support customer work in secure coding, verification and validation techniques, and technical training.  Tailor our current offerings to provide value to customers by evaluating their software, software development, and software acquisition/procurement practices, and providing improvement recommendations.  Communicate the findings of such evaluations through reports and presentations. Build new tools and capabilities that improve our ability to meet customer needs.

30%     Contribute to internally funded research projects, developing experimentation environments, evaluating secure software development practices, and communicating results internally and externally in reports and presentations.

15%     Codify knowledge that has been gained through customer and research projects to expand and update knowledge transfer materials, such as Secure Coding guidelines, training materials, and tools.

15%     Develop knowledge and understanding of SEI capabilities; influence new SEI capabilities to be more applicable to customer problems; work directly with other SEI staff supporting the community with disciplines related to secure coding and secure development, sometimes in leadership role.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: CERT Director < CERT/CSF Technical Director < CERT/Secure Coding Technical Manager < Senior Software Security Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

11 Jan
2017
Software Security Analyst - 2004717
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Secure Coding Team, of the world renowned CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute, is a pioneer of the identification and development of secure coding and secure software development practices.  We are looking for exceptional candidates to help us continue our leadership of ground-breaking improvements for securing software during development.  Software has never been more important to our lives and our national security, nor has software insecurity ever been a greater risk.

Joining the Secure Coding team, you will work with world-class cyber security experts to help software developers and software development organizations reduce vulnerabilities resulting from coding errors before they are deployed. We identify common programming errors that lead to software vulnerabilities, establish standard secure coding standards, develop tools to evaluate and improve software, educate software developers, and advance the state of the practice in secure coding that leads to secure software systems.

The successful candidate will participate in research and engineering projects that identify and implement best practices for organizations to develop secure software systems.  This will include developing and applying guidelines for writing secure code in C, C++, Java, and other popular languages.  It also includes developing and using tools to verify that software is developed securely.  The candidate will work directly with customers to: develop and provide training in secure coding practices; evaluate, extend, and use tools to improve and automate source code analysis; review and improve code bases to ensure that best practices are being followed; and enhance the customers’ organizational capabilities to produce secure software systems. The candidate will be expected to write reports and deliver presentations that explain the findings of research and software evaluations, helping customers improve their software to meet the security and privacy needs of their users.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, or Information Systems Management with three (3) years applicable experience.     

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will have the ability to:

  • Develop and analyze source code in common programming languages such as C, C#, C++, Java, and Python, with a focus on secure coding principles and practices
  • Use static and dynamic analysis tools to evaluate software to find and remove vulnerabilities
  • Build and configure various software build environments, and build custom tools to integrate and automate the use of software building and analysis tools
  • Analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public
  • Contribute in a team environment with other team members with varying skills, experience and locations
  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information such as source code and software weaknesses and vulnerabilities
  • Develop and explain technical decisions and recommendations effectively with technical and non-technical audiences through verbal and written communications that lead to actionable and measurable improvements
  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail required to identify defects and weaknesses in large software systems, and to identify development process improvement opportunities.
  • Be self-motivated and capable of self-learning to maintain a working knowledge of the ever-changing software development landscape.      

Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting; ability to travel to various locations within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with some frequency.

Environmental Conditions:  Normal office conditions, close contact with computer for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities; pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with challenges while maintaining composure; work with sensitive information.       

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management with one (1) year applicable experience.

Skills/Abilities: Develop and analyze software for specific platforms, such as mobile platforms and embedded systems.

 

Accountability: Contributes to program objectives and plans development.

Direction: Performs under minimal supervision, independent judgment is encouraged.  Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established procedures and policies.  Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor. Ability to work directly on-site at a customer location with minimal direct supervision from direct supervisor.

Decisions: Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%     Directly support customer work in secure coding, verification and validation techniques, and technical training.  Tailor our current offerings to provide value to customers by evaluating their software, software development, and software acquisition/procurement practices, and providing improvement recommendations.  Communicate the findings of such evaluations through reports and presentations. Build new tools and capabilities that improve our ability to meet customer needs.

30%     Contribute to internally funded research projects, developing experimentation environments, evaluating secure software development practices, and communicating results internally and externally in reports and presentations.

15%     Codify knowledge that has been gained through customer and research projects to expand and update knowledge transfer materials, such as Secure Coding guidelines, training materials, and tools.

15%     Develop knowledge and understanding of SEI capabilities; learn how SEI capabilities can be applied to customer problems; work directly with SEI staff supporting the community with disciplines related to secure coding and secure development.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: CERT Director < CERT/CSF Technical Director < CERT/Secure Coding Technical Manager < Software Security Analyst.

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

09 Jan
2017
Architecture Researcher - 2004691
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The Software Engineering Institute’s Architecture Practices initiative at Carnegie Mellon University seeks to create architecture-centric theories and practices to increase development efficiency and effectiveness on large-scale software and systems engineering projects.  The Architecture Researcher will join the Architecture Practices team to assist in expanding the established research program in order to create and extend architecture-centric theories and practices for the organization in order to produce systems to meet their business and mission goals. The Architecture Researcher will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to ongoing architecture research efforts, building on new research directions, and validating ideas in customer settings;
  • Defining and developing research strategies and projects, leading research teams, such as the customer efforts or transition project teams, and/or conducting planned research projects as necessary;
  • Directing support activities to enable technical work and the activities of work study or graduate students as appropriate;
  • Communicating the results of his/her research, through publication presentations in peer-reviewed venues;
  • Working with collaborators and customers to apply research outcomes to real world systems;
  • Determining and recommending architecture-centric technical solutions for practical system development programs; and
  • Participating in and leading technical activities in community settings (conferences, workshops, and working groups).

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Must have eight (8) years of experience in architecture research and/or practice architecting systems, which shall include specific experience in:

  • Performing research in architectural modeling, analysis, and generation of safety critical embedded software systems;
  • Performing research in timing analysis and behavioral verification of safety critical systems;
  • Applying architecture-centric research technologies on customer systems in the aerospace domain
  • Publishing at least ten (10) papers in peer-reviewed computer-science venues.
  • Familiarity with avionics standards such as ARINC653, ARINC664, or SAE AS5506 AADL is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Software development, including Java programming, extending the Eclipse platform (plug-in development). Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present to small and large audiences.

Mobility: Normally sedentary position with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to other campus locations.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with computer displays for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; work meticulously with attention to detail; self-starter willing to take on tasks and develop new research ideas; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers; interact with world-class research community.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in architecture research and/or practice architecting systems.

Other:  Candidates who are eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Accountability: Ability to work on research with minimal supervision; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks;.

Direction: Expected to act with limited supervision in accordance with SEI procedures, policies, such as those involving technical leadership, analysis, report production, and confidentiality. Requires close collaboration and teaming within and across initiatives and directorates.

Decisions: Suggests possible solutions to colleagues and users.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

50%        Research, prototyping, and demonstration of architecture-centric analysis and generation technologies.

30%        Application of architecture-centric technologies in customer settings.

20%        Publication of research results.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


Organizational Chart: SSD Director > AP Initiative Lead > Architecture Researcher

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

09 Jan
2017
Senior Architecture Researcher - 2004690
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The Software Engineering Institute’s Architecture Practices initiative at Carnegie Mellon University seeks to create architecture-centric theories and practices to increase development efficiency and effectiveness on large-scale software and systems engineering projects.  The Architecture Researcher will join the Architecture Practices team to assist in expanding the established research program in order to create and extend architecture-centric theories and practices for the organization in order to produce systems to meet their business and mission goals. The Architecture Researcher will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to ongoing architecture research efforts, building on new research directions, and validating ideas in customer settings;
  • Defining and developing research strategies and projects, leading research teams, such as the customer efforts or transition project teams, and/or conducting planned research projects as necessary;
  • Directing support activities to enable technical work and the activities of work study or graduate students as appropriate;
  • Communicating the results of his/her research, through publication presentations in peer-reviewed venues;
  • Working with collaborators and customers to apply research outcomes to real world systems;
  • Determining and recommending architecture-centric technical solutions for practical system development programs; and
  • Participating in and leading technical activities in community settings (conferences, workshops, and working groups).

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in architecture research and/or practice architecting systems, which shall include specific experience in:

  • Performing research in architectural modeling, analysis, and generation of safety critical embedded software systems;
  • Performing research in timing analysis and behavioral verification of safety critical systems;
  • Applying architecture-centric research technologies on customer systems in the aerospace domain
  • Publishing at least ten (10) papers in peer-reviewed computer-science venues.
  • Familiarity with avionics standards such as ARINC653, ARINC664, or SAE AS5506 AADL is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Software development, including Java programming, extending the Eclipse platform (plug-in development). Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present to small and large audiences.

Mobility: Normally sedentary position with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to other campus locations.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with computer displays for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; work meticulously with attention to

detail; self-starter willing to take on tasks and develop new research ideas; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers; interact with world-class research community.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Other:  Candidates who are eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Accountability: Ability to work on research with minimal supervision; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.

Direction: Expected to act with limited supervision in accordance with SEI procedures, policies, such as those involving technical leadership, analysis, report production, and confidentiality. Requires close collaboration and teaming within and across initiatives and directorates.

Decisions: Suggests possible solutions to colleagues and users.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

50%        Research, prototyping, and demonstration of architecture-centric analysis and generation technologies.

30%        Application of architecture-centric technologies in customer settings.

20%        Publication of research results.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


Organizational Chart: SSD Director > AP Initiative Lead > Architecture Researcher

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

08 Dec
2016
Cyber Security Engineer - 2004578
Operating Location SA - San Antonio, TX

Position Summary: As a member of CERT's Workforce Development program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security training exercises and simulations, primarily for US military/government customers. This involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and facilitating creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT labs. The candidate may also assist in developing and teaching cyber security training content to external customers. The candidate will also be involved software and hardware prototype development.  Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have demonstrated and effective leadership/management abilities as he/she may supervise and evaluate full time direct reports as well as the activities of graduate student assistants. The successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with eight (8) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with five (5) years of applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) years of applicable working experience in information technology, or equivalent combination of training or experience.

Experience: Successful candidates must possess "hands-on" experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. The candidate must have experience in network design and troubleshooting and implementing standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. The candidate should have some experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.

Skills/Abilities:  Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, and Java is also highly desirable.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

Other:   Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

  

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS and MS in Computer Science; training in enterprise security tools (i.e. McAfee ePO/HIPS, ArcSight, etc.)

Licenses: CISSP, Network+, Security+ and/or other industry standard certifications.

Experience:  US military service in a series of positions involving information technology, cyber security, and management of large scale government networks.

Skills/Abilities:  Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills

 

Accountability: The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products and may manage unclassified/classified DoD projects in excess of $3M annually.

Direction: The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The incumbent must use good judgment to solve customer and personnel problems and is required to envision, design, develop, pilot, and deliver new capabilities, products, and services.  Candidate will also be required to accurately represent SEI/CERT and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:The incumbent may have at least 2 direct reports as well as up to 15 secondary reports and will be required to provide performance management, career guidance, and take personnel corrective actions as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:              

10%     Design and develop technical documents and instructional materials.

10%     Research, evaluate, develop, install/configure hardware and software including promising new technologies that require examination for cyber security research and development.

10%     Deliver technical and management training to customers.

55%     Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

15%     Contribute to transition planning and strategy.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cyber Workforce Development Initiative < Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead < Cyber Security Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

08 Dec
2016
Infrastructure Engineer - 2004591
Pittsburgh, PA

What We Do: The SEI Emerging Technology Center helps the government stay on the edge of technology. The world is innovating software and information technologies rapidly, and the Center identifies, demonstrates, and applies emerging software technologies to meet critical mission needs. We promote government awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies and their application, and our work shapes and leverages academic and industrial research.

Position Summary: The SEI Emerging Technology Center matches state-of-the-art software research with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs. We are seeking an Infrastructure Engineer.

The Infrastructure Engineer supports the Center’s mission by serving as a subject matter expert on developing, evaluating, and maintaining high-performance IT systems. These systems support the Center’s efforts to transition and operationalize research concepts of significant value to the USG. The Center works on leading edge technologies and applies them to important and challenging problems. The work environment is dynamic and flexible, with constant opportunities to develop new skills, to learn about new software frameworks and techniques, to work on emerging architectures and systems, and to make a difference.

The Infrastructure Engineer’s duties include taking a hands-on role on teams of Software Developers, Technical Analysts, and Intelligence Analysts to design, build, and maintain enterprise IT systems - this infrastructure supports delivering capabilities to the USG building on state-of-the-art research in analytics, data architectures, software assurance, security, and human information interaction; daily collaboration with the team to understand, plan and implement infrastructure practices and changes; manage and evolve the HHPC cluster; contribute technical knowledge and experience as available to projects including big data, data intensive scalable computing, and high performance computing; defining, implementing, and communicating best practices and standards for staff that access the Center's Hardware; and serves as primary technical liaison to corporate IT.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology field or a related quantitative field of study with eight (8) years of applicable experience, Master’s degree in Information Technology field or a related quantitative field of study with five (5) years of applicable experience.

Experience:
• Experience deploying distributed computing frameworks.
• Experience tuning and measuring high performance systems - high-throughput networking, large disk arrays, etc.
• Strong Linux System Administration Experience - RHEL preferred.
• Experience as a network/system administrator for a networked Linux infrastructure in a professional environment required.
• Experience documenting and evaluating enterprise systems.
• Experience working with one or more host management tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.).
• Experience with virtualization and containers.
• Experience maintaining and evolving an enterprise or research-oriented computer network.
• Hands on experiences with switches, firewalls routers, network storage, and virtualized environments.
• Experience with high-performance computing technologies a plus.
• Experience developing policies and best practices a plus.
 

Skills/Abilities:

• Ability to deal with software and network systems integration at various levels.
• Working knowledge of distributed filesystems and clustered frameworks.
• Deep understanding of networking and hardware support.
• Strong hands-on knowledge in the configuration, securing, and troubleshooting of network devices, LAN switching technologies, firewalls, VPNs, routing protocols, Linux/UNIX based network services, network storage and monitoring/maintaining all of these to ensure their continued secure operation is required.
• Write scripts in multiple interpreted languages (bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, Go).
• Build software from source, and create packages.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively without close supervision.
• Able to track multiple projects with different requirements in a shared resource environment.
• Able to support a dynamic and changing research environment.
• Able to interface with corporate IT
 

Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexible to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Travel outside of Pittsburgh limited to no more than 5 working days a month.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer screen for extended periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks - sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.


Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using all applicable defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem-solving processes of designing, implementing, and maintaining the Center’s computing environments.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others. However, the individual may act in a technical leadership (non-supervisory) role concerning specific work products and activities, or concerning student interns, etc.
 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:
60%   Design, implement, and support IT systems to support the Center’s research and development activities – including participating in the broader SEI software research community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

25%   Interface with the SEI IT community, the CMU campus community, and the broader Computing community to bring best practices into the Center.

15%   System administration and user support for the Center’s computing environments.

100% Total Effort


Organizational Chart: SEI Emerging Technology Center Director < Prototyping Group Lead < Team Lead < Infrastructure Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

08 Dec
2016
Security Solutions Engineer - 2004593
Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CERT Situational Awareness group researches and develops cutting-edge technical solutions for operational use in high-impact environments.  The CERT Situational Awareness Security Solutions Engineer will:

  • Provide strategic technical support to senior decision makers
  • Lead teams in the development of security architectures
  • Provide systems engineering, systems requirements development, technology evaluation and deployment guidance
  • Participate in technical efforts, including development and prototyping of new analysis techniques, tools, and platforms, preparation of analytic reports, and contributions to research publications
  • Be respected as a subject matter expert by customers, commercial vendors, and the Internet community as a whole
  • Be expected to appreciably advance the state of art of cybersecurity architectures

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training/: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with ten (10) years’ experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with eight (8) years’ experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with two (2) years’ experience in network operations, security operations, or network security research; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Professional Experience: Professional experience should include supporting technical decision-making, acquisition and management of large-scale enterprise network security or middleware systems. Experience with full life-cycle management, from costing, design, deployment, operation, maintenance, and retirement for enterprise scale systems is desired.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to function in the role of a consultant, subject matter expert and project manager. Proven ability to research, compare, test and evaluate alternative technical solutions, and communicate results. Planning and organizational skills; strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and with teams. Proven ability to research, compare, test and evaluate alternative technical solutions, and communicate the results. Broad understanding of network, host and application security issues.  Experience in various architecture roles (e.g. solution, system, enterprise) and architectures frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, DoDAF, etc.).  Ability to brief strategic and technical topics to senior management and non-technical audiences. Knowledge of current challenges and threats faced by USG network security and intelligence organizations. Ability to contribute to strategic direction for a technical group. Expertise in enterprise level systems in network security. Experience in enterprise level transaction systems. Experience in enterprise scale storage with a focus on performance.  Familiarity with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, TLS).

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexibility to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, including sponsor sites, conferences, and meetings.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer display for extended periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to participate in conversations collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to take leadership role in technical projects; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: Practical network security training (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, GIAC Certifications, CCNP, CCIE Security, CISSP, CEH, CISM).

Skills/Abilities: Experience with: working with the government, or within a critical infrastructure sector; developing briefing materials for senior leadership within government or industry; deploying or supporting large-scale network security monitoring infrastructures; working with cloud platform delivery and service models; familiarity with distributed computing and/or big data platforms. Prior responsibility in managing 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.

 

Accountability: The individual is accountable for: Active participation in the overall Situational Awareness R&D effort; Participating in the production of original publications in network security analysis; Participating in public speaking engagements, including at remote locations.

Direction: The individual is expected to act with minimal direction using CMU, SEI, CERT and Monitoring and Response defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem-solving processes of basic requirements elicitation and validation participation in fundamental research in network security.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others.  However, the individual will act in a technical leadership or project lead role in regard to specific work products and activities both at CMU and at the customer site.

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

75% Leads support to the customer program office in the areas of strategy; process/policies; requirements elicitation; design and architecture; operations; outreach; and training.

15% Enable the transition and appropriate focus of NetSA 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

 

Organizational Chart: CERT Director < Monitoring and Response Technical Director < Situational Awareness Technical Manager < Solutions Team Lead < Sr. Security Solutions Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

08 Dec
2016
Senior Cyber Security Engineer - Risk and Resilience - 2004596
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CERT Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia. The CERT Program engages in cutting-edge research and development to improve the state of cybersecurity. As a Senior Senior Cyber Security Engineer, you have a background in cybersecurity policy and governance.

You are self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and writing skills. You are able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner. You enjoy the flexibility of an organization that values hard work but appreciates work-life balance and professional development. In your role, you will

  • shape National and organizational policy
  • analyze and measure effectiveness of policy and governance
  • develop roadmaps for improvement of cybersecurity capabilities
  • participate in standards making bodies
  • assist in implementation of policy and governance
  • participate in applied research

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS or BA in relevant field with ten (10) years of experience; MS in relevant field with eight (8) years of experience

Experience: Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in information security policy, governance, or leadership. Other potential career backgrounds include: audit, IT security, compliance, or similar technical occupation.

Experience with and substantial knowledge of;

  • cybersecurity concepts and technical implementations
  • cybersecurity standards, policies, and frameworks
  • strategic planning
  • metrics and measurements methodologies

Travel: Up to 25% travel to various customer locations

Physical Mobility:  Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites

Environmental Conditions: normal office conditions; however close contact with CRT for prolonged periods

Mental:

  • ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities
  • ability to collaborate diplomatically and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%   Participate in customer engagement to develop, analyze, and implement cybersecurity policy.

20%   Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security, policy/governance, and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

5%   Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5%   Engage in professional development activities.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director CERT Program < Technical Director, Cybersecurity Risk and Resilience Directorate < Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Risk Management Team< Senior Senior Cyber Security Engineer – Risk and Resilience

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

 

23 Nov
2016
Cyber Security Engineer - Penetration Tester - 2004519
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA.

Position Summary:  The CERT Division is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Division engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems.

The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance (CA) Team within the Networked Systems Survivability Program. The CA team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to assess, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science (or other technical field) with eight (8) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certifications:  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and/or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Experience: Professional experience as a penetration tester, system or network administrator, information systems auditor, software engineer, information systems analyst, or similarly technical occupation.

Experience with and applied knowledge in:

  • Common penetration testing methodologies and tactics (PTES, OWASP testing guide, etc.)

  • Popular penetration testing toolsets (Metasploit framework, vulnerability scanners, web application scanners, Nmap)

  • Knowledge of common networking protocols and services

  • Basic knowledge of exploit development and application fuzzing

  • Windows and Linux Operating System environments, networking devices, and common database platforms

  • Cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues

  • Software and systems engineering

  • Building and maintaining customer relationships

  • Data analytics and quantitative measures

  • Strategic Planning and requirements definition

  • Process improvement

  • Program planning, budgeting, and management

Skills/Abilities: Must exhibit the following skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of information technology, penetration testing, and telecommunications systems

  • Working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards

  • Working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues

  • Working knowledge of the DoD and Agency resilience needs and cyber security roadmaps

  • Development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations

  • Ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations

  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally

  • Ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure

  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information

  • Ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks

  • Leadership and mentoring skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations

  • Ability to work on customer sites with high-ranking members of the Federal Government and US

  • Participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM 

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for extended periods of time.

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities:

  • Take or share leadership role in technical projects

  • Work meticulously with careful attention to detail

  • Meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities

  • Deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff

  • Ability to understand the direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Must be able to work independently and travel as needed; this position requires frequent solo travel by car to customer sites in remote areas. Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science (or related technical field) with five (5) years’ experience or equivalent experience.

Certifications:  Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),

Experience: 

  • Expert proficiency with a variety of technical vulnerability analysis tools
  • Advanced penetration testing experience
  • Software development experience and advanced exploit development

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability: The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development. The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and NSS defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors. Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60% Participate in risk and vulnerability assessments operating in a technical leadership role; analyze assessment data to identify risk areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

15% Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security and penetration testing; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10% Deliver courses on offensive security tools and tactics and penetration testing management.

5% Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5% Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5% Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.                     

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Deputy Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Assurance Team < Cyber Security Engineer

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

 

14 Nov
2016
Machine Learning Research Scientist - 2004458
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: Work with elite cybersecurity experts and university faculty to build new data mining technologies that will influence the national strategy against cyber attacks in the coming decades. Projects may include developing metrics and experimental designs for large-scale cybersecurity research programs, researching human-in-the-loop machine learning, and analyzing cybersecurity incident data. You will co-author research proposals, execute studies, and present findings to DoD sponsors and academic conferences. Consider applying for this position if you are a proven computer science expert with a firm grasp of security principles and statistical theory.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Background in machine learning, security, statistics, or related quantitative field with a Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years of experience; Master’s degree and five (5) years of experience; PhD and two (2) years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Two plus (2+) years of experience.

Skills/Abilities: An ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas. Experience with specific methods is less important than evidence that you can learn.

  • Ability to perform computer science research related to cybersecurity
  • Basic grasp of statistical models
  • Comfortable working in the Unix command line
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Expert communication

Physical / Mobility:  Mostly sedentary, with occasional meetings in nearby buildings.

Environmental Conditions:  Close contact with computer for extended periods of time.

Mental:  Meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities. Deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers and colleagues.

Other:  Candidates will undergo a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in machine learning, computer science, statistics, or other related quantitative field.

Experience: Two plus (2+) years of experience in computer science or machine learning.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Expertise implementing machine learning techniques (e.g., K-means, SVM, neural networks)
  • Familiar with at least one mathematical/statistical programming package (e.g., python numpy/scipy/pandas, R, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Cybersecurity or privacy experience
  • Experience supporting test and evaluation for large-scale government research programs is a plus

 

Decisions:  The individual must be able to make decisions about the proper scope of assigned research.  This includes being able to discern applicable paper topics, making decisions regarding experimental design and methods, and exercising strong time management skills.  The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position may involve the training and supervision of graduate students and junior employees.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%  Data analysis & data analysis tool development.

25%  Other types of research support including designing experiments and metrics.

15%  Participating in the research community, including attending and presenting at conferences, and reading and writing academic papers.

10%  Writing proposals and reports.                 

10%  Consulting and project planning with other groups in the SEI.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Program, Director > CERT Program, Technical Director for Cyber Security Foundations > Science of Cyber Security Research Manager > Applied Statistician / Data Scientist

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.

13 Oct
2016
Chief Technology Officer
Pittsburgh, PA

Boyden Global Executive Search

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Background

Our client, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic candidate to fill the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The venue is Pittsburgh, PA. 

Since 1984, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has served the nation as a federally funded research and development center. As part of Carnegie Mellon University, which is well known for its highly rated programs in computer science and engineering, the SEI operates at the leading edge of technical innovation.  Its mission is to support the Nation’s defense by advancing the science, technologies, and practices needed to acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, affordable, trustworthy, and enduring.

CMU SEI is positioned at the nexus of academia, government, and industry and undertakes the following activities to fulfill its mission as a national resource:

  • Performs research to advance and mature the discipline of engineering and securing software systems
  • Builds proof-of-concept and demonstration systems that are used in conjunction with stakeholders, to assess the viability of new approaches to mission challenges
  • Widely disseminates recent advances and proven solutions relevant to its mission statement
  • Deploys domain expertise on-demand, in short order to assist with critical, urgent, or sensitive government program challenges

CMU SEI aspires to bring software-reliant capabilities with confidence to the DoD, Intelligence Community, and other government entities. Confidence is multi-faceted—in cost and schedule, in functionality, in security, and in desirable architectural properties (i.e., the “ilities” or non-functional requirements such as reliability, sustainability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, safety, etc.). It is also the confidence that people with conventional levels of education and training are able to operate software systems effectively and safely.

The SEI is recognized internationally for its work in software engineering and cyber security. For more information, you may visit the SEI web site at www.sei.cmu.

Position

The CTO is a close working partner with the Director/CEO and Deputy Director/COO. The position reports to the Director/CEO.

Key Responsibilities

The CTO’s focus is strategic in nature. The CTO role is to support the Director in formulating technical and business strategy that is responsive to the needs of the sponsor, and that leverages a view of the future of technology. Total budget for the organization is approximately $149 million, and the CTO has line responsibility for $20 million of research funding which SEI would like to grow, and technical oversight and influence over the entire SEI program.

While the CTO provides input and shares in the development of the overall SEI strategic plan, the CTO has responsibility for the creation and maintenance of the research strategy plan. The CTO develops this plan based on current and predicted future trends of technology in industry and government, and input from the research programs and performance measures. The CTO ensures that the programs’ research plans are aligned with the overall research strategy plan. The CTO is responsible for the technical and business reviews of line funded projects, and for an exploratory program that nurtures new research that develops and realizes the strategic research vision. The CTO is also responsible for understanding the breadth of technical work at the SEI.

The key responsibilities of the CTO are:

  • Managing and reviewing the funded research program
  • Creating a long range vision and developing it into an executable strategic research program
  • Conducting activities to predict the future of technology in industry and government
  • Creating and overseeing an exploratory program
  • Enhancing the brand and reputation of the SEI with current and future constituents
  • Supporting the Director/CEO and Deputy Director/COO in conducting reviews (programmatic, financial, technical)
  • Presenting SEI research strategic direction and technical overviews at professional and technical meetings (e.g., representing the SEI at professional meetings such as IEEE or ACM SWE Conferences, DDR&E and DARPA program reviews, and to forums associated with ASD(R&E), USD(AT&L), Service SAEs, PEOs, and other key stakeholders in the DoD, IC, USG, and industry)
  • Identifying opportunities for technical integration among initiatives
  • Acting as a strong liaison between the SEI and Carnegie Mellon faculty

Selection Criteria

The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline. He/she must have a minimum of 15 years of progressively increasing CTO responsibilities managing large complex research projects in a University, the Department of Defense, or in a software intensive systems environment. The ideal candidate must have experience in building and managing high technology teams. They must have knowledge of the software engineering discipline and the software acquisition process, as well as cyber expertise and familiarity with cyber missions. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience managing large, complex, research projects that were strategic in nature and the content of which have focused on information technology, software technology, assurance, cyber, and/or software engineering. Management experience within a university, government, military, and/or Fortune 500 technology-based organization is preferred. 

 

Additionally, the candidate should possess:

  • Tier one academic experience with a stellar reputation
  • Strong business acumen
  • He/she must be a visionary, with a strong sense of purpose
  • A reputation for applied and/or theoretical research and be well published
  • Success in securing support and funding for research projects
    • Track record of accomplishment in leading the research agenda for technology-based organizations
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning
  • Demonstrated understanding of the DoD and Federal acquisition and developer communities
  • Reputation for highest level of integrity
  • High comfort level with ambiguity
  • Success at building consensus within a matrixed organization
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Cleared or the ability to be cleared at the Top Secret level

Compensation and Benefits

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge. With this position comes a very competitive compensation and benefits program.

HOW TO APPLY

The Officer-in-Charge of this engagement is Tim McNamara, Managing Partner. Linda Kearschner, Principal, is leading the recruiting effort for the project. Interested parties should submit, in electronic format, a resume with salary history and a cover letter outlining reasons for interest in this opportunity to lkearschner@boyden.com, or may call our toll free number at 1 877.2.BOYDEN (226-9336) or 1 202.536.5168 for additional information.

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

29 Sep
2016
Senior Cyber Security Researcher - 2004139
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The CMU/SEI Forensic Operations and Investigations team is a leading edge analytical resource focusing on critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  For the past 10 years, CERT has provided analytical and operational support to high-profile investigations including numerous activities of national or international significance. Through this work the FOI can see the current limitations of digital analysis and incident response in the field first hand. Combining applied research with the unique talents, operational experience, research capabilities, and the vast knowledge base of Carnegie Mellon University, FOI is unmatched in its ability to develop new tools and methods to address cyber security limitations and critical gap areas.

This individual will serve in a multi-disciplinary role providing ongoing support to federal law enforcement, defense agencies, and the national intelligence community. As a member of the FOI team this candidate will provide support to on-going operations in the areas of incident response and investigation, full-spectrum digital forensics and applied research in emerging areas of cybercrime. At times, this position will require the team member to develop and deliver training modules related the aforementioned domains.

The successful candidate must have proven computer forensics experience in multi-jurisdiction criminal investigations, be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and instructional skills. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline and a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified Encase Examiner, ACE. CISSP, GIAC, SSCP, OSCP or other related/relevant certifications preferred.

Experience:  At least four or more (4+) year’s relevant experience in computer forensics, to include field and laboratory collection/imaging, analysis, with prior court room testimony preferred.  Technical experience required with host and network based forensics investigations and tools, analysis of Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS operating systems, and removable media data recovery.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, have strong analytical and information organization skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills.  Candidate must be skilled in instructional design, course development, and evaluation techniques.  Candidate must be able to multi-task and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Technical proficiency with operating systems and detailed knowledge of network protocols are required.

Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

Other:  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of ten (10) years of applicable experience; MS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of eight (8) years of applicable experience; PhD in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of five (5) years of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience with state or federal law enforcement organization; operational knowledge of recently enacted state and federal laws and procedures relating to computer forensics investigations; coordination with criminal investigators, including courtroom testimony. 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Penetration Testing

  • Information and network security including experience with IDS/IPS

  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigations

  • Digital Forensics (host, network and mobile devices)

  • Incident Response

  • Ability to research and characterize security threats including defining appropriate countermeasures

  • Hardware or software reverse engineering for either vulnerability discovery/assessment or malware analysis

  • Virtual infrastructure and hypervisors

  • Experience with common security controls including firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, Web Application Firewalls

  • Technical knowledge of fundamental Internet protocols, services, and technologies to include HTTP, TLS, DNS, SMTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, AJAX, JSON, REST

  • 2+ years with a scripting language including SQL, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, PHP and/or shell scripting

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products.

Direction: The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions:  Required to design, develop, pilot and deliver products.  Required to accurately represent NSS and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervision:  Contributes to hiring decisions of program staff; mentors junior staff; supervises student interns.  The experienced candidate may perform project management responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%     Operational support for SEI customers.

20%     Perform applied research in emerging areas of digital forensics.

15%     Deliver technical and management training to customers.

5%       Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

5%       Contribute to the research and technical agendas of the FOI. 

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Division Director, Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Deputy Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Technical Manager, Forensic Operations and Investigations > Senior Cyber Security Researcher

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

29 Aug
2016
Pittsburgh, PA Career Fair
Pittsburgh, PA

The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is hiring.

Join us at our invitational career fair in Pittsburgh, PA on November 17 - 18, 2016.

SEI staff will be interviewing in Pittsburgh, PA to fill immediate local positions. At the SEI you will have opportunities to make an impact on internet security and work with some of the most talented people in the field.  

Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering and cyber security. Our staff works with the highest levels of U.S. government and industry to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, improve mission-critical systems, and advance the state of the art.

We are hiring in the following areas:

Cyber Security Workforce Exercise Development                            Insider Threat Research
Software Architecture                                                                        Information Security Research
Software Development                                                                      Critical Infrastructure
High Performance Computing                                                           Network Security Deployment
Vulnerability Assessment                                                                   Cloud Computing
Malware Analysis                                                                               Systems Administration
Network Defense Analysis                                                                 Solutions Engineering

Penetration Testing                                                                           Front-End Web Developer
 

*You must have a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline (master’s degree or doctorate preferred), and you must be eligible to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance.

*INTERVIEWS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

*An SEI representative will contact you if there is initial interest.

 

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The Software Engineering Institute

The SEI is a research organization on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. Using proven software engineering principles and practices, we serve as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement.

Our collaborative work environment enables our staff to participate in cross-functional teams in the CERT Division, the SEI, other Carnegie Mellon departments, and across the global community.  We also recognize the value of professional growth and take advantage of opportunities to increase subject matter knowledge and leadership capabilities.

Excellent Employee Benefits

The university offers competitive employee benefits, including

  • Carnegie Mellon tuition benefit programs for you and your dependent children

  • Health benefits (a wide selection of medical insurance plans from several different providers, drug prescription plans, flexible spending accounts, multiple vision and dental plans)

  • Competitive (8%) salary contributions to 403(b) retirement accounts

  • Relocation assistance

  • Lifestyle support (university-run child care, free public transportation, paid time off, etc.)

21 Jul
2016
Software Systems Engineer - 2003677
Operating Location SA - San Antonio, TX

Position Summary: The Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CTS is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical US Department of Defense and other government agency acquisitions and organizations. This position will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

The Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of the Software Solutions Division will be responsible for participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the life-cycle.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with two (2) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams. The candidate should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.  Experience in three (3) or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (~100K SLOC or more of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one (1) core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  [Excellent] Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Good program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight). Good team related skills with the desire to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilites:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Engineer, Member of the Technical Staff

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

21 Jul
2016
Software Systems Engineer - 2003689
El Segundo, CA

This position is located in Los Angeles, CA.

Position Summary: The Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CTS is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical US Department of Defense and other government agency acquisitions and organizations. This position will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

The Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of the Software Solutions Division will be responsible for participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the life-cycle.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with two (2) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams. The candidate should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.  Experience in three (3) or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (~100K SLOC or more of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one (1) core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  [Excellent] Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Good program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight). Good team related skills with the desire to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:   Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilites:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Engineer, Member of the Technical Staff

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

19 Jul
2016
Software Systems Engineer - 2003630
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CTS is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical US Department of Defense and other government agency acquisitions and organizations. This position will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

The Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of the Software Solutions Division will be responsible for participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the life-cycle.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with two (2) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams. The candidate should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.  Experience in three (3) or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (~100K SLOC or more of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one (1) core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  [Excellent] Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Good program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight). Good team related skills with the desire to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Engineer, Member of the Technical Staff

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

11 Jul
2016
Senior Software Systems Engineer - 2003538
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CTS is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical US Department of Defense and other government agency acquisitions and organizations. This position will support the SEI’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding programs to operationalize the most appropriate software engineering and acquisition techniques and practices. If you are an engineer passionate about improving the ability to deliver high quality, mission critical systems, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

The Senior Technical Staff Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of the Software Solutions Division will be responsible for leading and/or participating on teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with staff across the SEI to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the life-cycle.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams. The candidate should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.  Experience in five (5) or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (~100K SLOC or more of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Skills/Abilities: Deep detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least two core competencies: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Proven program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight).  Proven team related skills with the ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.

 

Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Sector Lead, CTSD Sector Team

 

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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