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 software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
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. We support external customers and internal SEI partners enabling growth of knowledge and hands-on skills. This will require establishing strong customer relationships and ongoing research to identify new requirements/opportunities. The goal of the team is to promote innovation and collaboration across customer programs and within SEI.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Are you the type of person who likes to take the initiative to get things done, learn new things, and solve complex problems? Apply your skills and dedication to protecting our Nation from cyber security threats and join our team to address these complex challenges.
You have experience planning, developing, and delivering technical training content.
You have knowledge of curriculum design concepts and methods.
You have experience in penetration testing and red teaming activities.
You have significant knowledge of penetration testing and red teaming concepts.
You have the ability to communicate with a range of audiences ranging from junior technical individual contributors to senior customer points of contacts.
You have worked in an operational environment gaining an understanding of service related processes and technologies.
You have 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.
You have managed teams engaged in the planning, developing, and delivering technical training content.
You have the ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.
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 field of study.
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 (25%)
You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Internal Number: 2009650
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.
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