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Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), and software engineering. You will work with the highest levels of government and industry to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, improve mission-critical systems, and advance the state of the art.

Make a Difference

Your work at the SEI will give you the unique opportunity to make an impact on national security and work with some of the most talented people in the field. As an FFRDC with the unique ability to work with industry and academia, the SEI offers a thriving environment for research and unique project opportunities that other organizations cannot. You could work with law enforcement or government entities; projects range from assuring safety-critical systems to analyzing human-machine interaction to catching cyber criminals. In today’s increasingly connected world, our work also benefits people and companies worldwide as cyber threats spread and change. Want to make a difference? You can by working with us.

In addition to technical staff, we also need operational staff, including finance, business, IT, security, web, communication, and transition services. Check our current job openings to see who we are looking for today.


Join the Carnegie Mellon University Community

The SEI forms part of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)—a world-renowned educational institute whose research has a global impact and reach. CMU counts several Nobel and Turing award recipients among its faculty, and its research has led to cutting-edge advances in numerous fields, from computer science, to robotics, autonomous vehicles, and much more.

As part of CMU, the SEI is closely involved with campus projects to foster innovation and creativity in both research and education. SEI employees often collaborate directly with CMU faculty on research, and many serve as adjunct faculty members in different departments.

The benefits of being part of our community go beyond the classroom. All employees have access to the university’s amenities, including the libraries and gymnasiums, free transportation on the Pittsburgh Port Authority Transit System, credit union membership, and more.

Work-Life Balance


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Pittsburgh is diverse, vivacious, and is one of America's Most Livable Cities. It’s the second largest city in Pennsylvania, but with a hometown feel and all of the cultural amenities of a major metropolis. The Cultural District brings Broadway to your front door and has outstanding restaurants and entertainment options. 


Employees receive their benefits through Carnegie Mellon University, including

  • a generous 403b contribution of 8% with a minimal vesting period
  • continuing education credits. Based on eligibility, employees can take up to two CMU courses per term at 100% tuition remission. Or, they can receive 50% tuition assistance for career-related courses at other institutions. Tuition coverage at CMU or assistance at other institutions is also available for employees’ children.
  • health benefits (a wide selection of medical insurance plans from several different providers, drug prescription plans, flexible spending accounts, and multiple vision and dental plans) and life insurance
  • a staff parental and maternity leave program
  • relocation assistance
  • lifestyle support (university-run child care, paid time off, free public transportation, access to university facilities, and more)

The university’s benefits philosophy encompasses three driving priorities: Choice, Control, and Well-Being. See Carnegie Mellon University’s guide to benefits at a glance.

Paid Internship Opportunities

If you are still in school or are a recent graduate, we want you to come work with us! You’ll have an opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects while making money and adding to your resume. Our interns do real work: writing code, analyzing data, and participating as team members.


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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Carnegie Mellon University 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.