The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve the quality and security of software-intensive systems.
The Vulnerability Analysis Team, within the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the SEI, is a group of internet security experts focused on advancing the state of the art in vulnerability assessment and discovery, coordinated vulnerability disclosure, and software security on a national and global scale. We participate in communities of network defenders, software developers and vendors, security researchers, and policy-makers. We publish security advisories, papers, blog posts, data, and tools.
We seek self-motivated applicants who want to improve the security of software systems.
You have a deep interest in cybersecurity, intellectual curiosity and a desire to make an impact beyond your organization
You enjoy developing and communicating innovative ideas and thinking creatively to take on tough problems
You can work under stress and adapt to shifting priorities and flexible tasking
You relate collaboratively and diplomatically with people inside and outside the organization
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, or a similar degree.
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
We seek applicants with knowledge, skills, and abilities including:
Fundamental understanding of common computer, network, and internet technologies, including basic computer architecture and common network protocols
Vulnerabilities and software security in general
Vulnerability assessment and discovery
Internet security issues, including common security technology
Broad communications skills, including writing, speaking, explaining complex technical issues, working with parties in conflict
Logic and reasoning, separate evidence from opinion, decision-making under uncertainty
Attention to detail, when needed
Creative problem solving
Recognize and properly handle confidential and sensitive information
Collaborator and team member
We seek applicants with experience that includes:
System and network administration
Software development, including web applications and DevOps
IT support and troubleshooting
Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment
Incident response and management
Government or contractor support
Bottom-up project development and task selection
Writing and publication
This position is located in Pittsburgh, PA with the possibility of location in the Washington D.C. area. Limited domestic travel (5% or less) is required, more travel is optional.
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.
Internal Number: 2007953
About Software Engineering Institute
Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. 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.
Interested in working with us? To browse employment opportunities and apply for a position at the SEI, see our list of open positions at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/careers/. You can also visit the Carnegie Mellon site to learn about benefits for eligible employees, search for open positions that match your interests, and create a Job Agent that will notify you by e-mail when jobs that meet your criteria become available.
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