Security Engineer- Big Data and Analytics - 2007382
Software Engineering Institute
February 16, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
What We Do: The CERT Program is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CERT engages in state of the art computer security capabilities to raise the bar across the Nation and globally.
Position Summary: As a member of our team, you will assist in evaluating new technologies and design approaches for various cyber security use cases. We are looking for engineers who will help advance our evaluation methods and develop recommendations on the use of the latest architectures and analytic techniques. We work in a lab environment providing hands-on access to hardware allowing us to install and change components as needed for a given project. We build prototypes to prove how components really function and gain operational experience before making recommendations. You will have opportunities to implement new tools to measure performance, assess scalability, and imagine potential capabilities. We want ambitious individuals who have the desire to learn and will embrace brainstorming new ideas with others.
The open source communities continue to grow and enterprises are evolving their infrastructure at an increasing pace. Financial constraints and the desire to implement quickly make open source projects attractive to many engineers. We need to understand these trends and be able to offer informed advice so program managers are able to make sound decisions and execute. We want to link together security analysis and infrastructure engineering to rapidly respond to emerging threats.
BS with eight (8) years or MS with five (5) years of applicable experience. Your concentration of study should be in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study.
Willingness to travel to visit other offices and attend conferences and training. Moderate travel (15%).
You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Apply your skills and dedication to protecting our Nation from cyber security threats and join our team to solve today's complex problems.
Experience applying security best practices and understanding of assessing risks to IT networks.
Understanding of the latest techniques for data pipelines involving collection, messaging, and processing frameworks.
Hands-on experience with the Linux and basic networking.
Have proven the ability to work independently addressing problems as they arise and driving projects to completion.
The 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;
Understanding of how a security operation center (SOC) works and how to analyze logs and traffic to identify potential security incidents.
Exposure to machine learning and other advanced data analytic methods.
Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Bro, Logstash, or Elasticsearch.
Knowledge in programming with Python, Scala, C, or Java.
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 that inspires 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.
Internal Number: 2007382
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