Which devices should you take or prioritize when conducting a raid in a special operations mission? Can a vehicle navigation system be more valuable than a cellphone in a terrorism investigation? How do you maintain the velocity of an investigation or incident response when there are hundreds of terabytes of data to analyze from myriad devices and platforms? What is the next generation of technologies Federal Law Enforcement, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Intelligence Community (USIC) should be concerned about? How can you quantify the operational risk — and value — that arises through the use of consumer electronics, social media, and commercial communication networks?
Who we are:
The CERT Digital Intelligence team seeks to develop cutting edge solutions to address critical and emerging challenges encountered by the DoD, Federal Law Enforcement, and US Intelligence Community. Key to our success is a diverse team of researchers, scientists, and engineers with a passion for understanding the implications of emerging technologies on US Government defensive and offensive missions.
Who we are looking for:
You should be a strong technical leader with a solid background in digital exploitation and capable of identifying gaps between theory and practice. You will be responsible for the development and execution of a strategic vision and roadmap that advances the state of the art and practice for both defensive and offensive cyber operations. Your role will provide leadership to a diverse team working across the following areas:
Hardware and systems analysis to assess the appropriateness of technological solutions based on their intended use or application.
Analysis of non-traditional systems with potential forensic/operational value.
Mobile devices and applications
Development of tools and methods to enable rapid analysis of mobile devices and applications for the purposes of understanding their value in digital operations as well as the potential privacy implications inherent to their use.
Identity Intelligence and Resolution
Development of science-based approaches for identifying and correlating users from unrelated or non-obvious digital artifacts.
Engineering and design of focused threat-based analyses to determine the efficacy of technical solutions and approaches to US Government challenges.
Research and development of tools and methods for forensic analysis of non-traditional devices with potential forensic or operational value. These may include, but are not limited to, embedded systems, wearables, IoT devices, gaming consoles, vehicle-based systems, etc.
Radio/Spectral Research and Analysis
Analysis of emerging consumer technologies related to low-powered radios, cellular, and other means of communication.
Team deliverables include technical publications; industry and government conference presentations; course development and delivery; direct customer engagement; and prototype tools and techniques.
Master’s degree, preferably in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, or equivalent field with 5+ years of post-degree experience.
Technical publication and presentation experience. Demonstrated technical proficiency with contemporary computing hardware, software and network technologies.
Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Moderate Travel (20%)
You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Candidates with the following experience are preferred:
Exploratory data analysis
Software/Hardware debugging and prototyping
Reverse-engineering and vulnerability discovery
Technical management of staff, projects, and customer deliverables
Customer and community engagement
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.
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About Software Engineering Institute
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