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09 Jul
2014
Vulnerability Analyst - 100912
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  This is an entry level position that is responsible for acting as the primary coordinator for all software vulnerabilities reported to the CERT Vulnerability Analysis team. CERT receives vulnerability reports through a variety of sources, mainly from the Vulnerability Reporting Form (VRF) on the cert.org website and direct correspondence from researchers, usually through the cert@cert.org email address. The individual will lead customer, vendor, and reporter coordination, and will write vulnerability reports to be published in the CERT website. These vulnerability notes will include detailed technical descriptions of a given vulnerability in addition to any mitigation recommendations. This individual will also be responsible for software vulnerability analysis including black box testing, source code examination, and attack reproduction. The individual in this position must be self-motivated and will have the opportunity to serve as a strong contributor in the analysis, coordination, and remediation of software vulnerabilities.  

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent in education and Minimum of three (3) years’ experience' or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field with one (1) year experience or combination of experience and training.

Experience: This is an entry level position that provides an opportunity for an individual with the educational background and interest to gain experience in the field of computer security.  The individual in this position should have the interest or classroom experience studying system or network administration, software development, database administration, or similarly technical areas. Candidates should have experience in a Windows and Unix/Linux environment and be able to demonstrate substantial knowledge of at least four of the following: various internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, SMTP, HTTP); computer system and Internet security issues; various security technologies (e.g., encryption, firewalls, and anti-virus products); software runtime analysis, debugging, and security testing techniques; security auditing practices; underlying software defects that routinely result in security vulnerabilities (e.g., input validation errors); understanding of intruder techniques and software exploitation methods; system, database, and/or network administration; operational details of multiple operating systems; cryptographic principles and common cryptographic protocols; one or more programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Perl, or Java); vulnerability management concepts and tools.

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will: have an interest in and have extensive knowledge of network and computer security issues; have the ability to analyze software to discover vulnerabilities; be able to develop and explain technical decisions; be able to separate fact from opinion and speculation; have excellent work prioritization, planning, and organizational skills; interact effectively with vulnerability reporters, system and network administrators, vendors, experts, Internet users, sponsors, policy makers, news reporters, managers and staff (i.e., stakeholders in the vulnerability disclosure process); be able to work with closely coordinated team during emergencies; excellent analytical, reasoning, and creative problem solving skills; excellent written, oral communication skills; recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; be able to collaborate effectively and work closely within a coordinated team environment; be able to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches; maintain composure while dealing with difficult people; communicate and work effectively under normal and stressful situations; meet inflexible deadlines; possess strong leadership and mentoring abilities; be motivated to tackle challenging problems.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer displays for prolonged periods.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure; work concurrently on multiple programs in different stages, pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Other: U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and must be able to pass a background investigation.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience:  Ideal candidates will have substantial experience in two or more of the following areas: industrial/process control systems; web application development; computer and network architecture; reverse engineering; software development; computer and network architecture; network security and survivability issues, to include knowledge of and experience with information security concepts, information security best practices and bodies of knowledge, computer security incident response management.


Accountability: This position is accountable for:  Coordinating all software vulnerabilities reported to the CERT Vulnerability Analysis team; leading customer, vendor, and reporter coordination; producing vulnerability reports to be published.

Direction: Expected to perform under general supervision. Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established research protocol and departmental and university procedures and policies. Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions: Suggests possible solutions to colleagues and users.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not supervise others.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

40% Analyzes incoming vulnerability reports to determine technical validity and merit. Coordinates response strategy with affected vendors. Publishes corresponding vulnerability notes.

40% Performs vulnerability discovery and validation using in-house CERT fuzzing tools.

10% Attends required meetings and participates in various seminars and training classes to maintain or update skills needed.

5% Submits regular work progress reports to supervisor.

5%Performs related duties as assigned.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  CERT Director->CERT/CC Technical Director->Vulnerability Analysis Technical Manager->Vulnerability Analysis Team Lead->Vulnerability Analyst

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

27 Jun
2014
Project Manager - 100880
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  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. 

A CERT/CC Project Manager is a member of the CERT/CC Project Office that guides the development and execution of technical projects throughout the lifecycle.  The successful candidate will work closely with PMO Manager to plan and establish organizational project management processes to achieve needs of different departments within the CERT/CC.  The candidate will: develop project management processes and create improvement plans to meet business and project needs, perform administrative and PM duties in the Microsoft Project Server and related Project Site SharePoint environments, and be responsible for the management and completion of projects.  Activities will include oversight of all aspects of projects, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring progress, and producing reports for management.

Responsibilities:

  • CERT/CC Project Office
    • Develop systematic management of projects in alignment with the organization’s strategic business goals
    • Define and implement organizational project management processes and mature existing processes
    • Perform maturity assessments and create improvement plans
    • Develop project management tracking systems
  • Project Management
    • Define and control scope
    • Develop WBS, produce and manage schedule
    • Work with Technical Leads to produce cost estimates, schedules and financial reporting artifacts
    • Assist in managing the activities of non-organic employees and subcontractors who serve on the project team to ensure completion and acceptance of deliverables
    • Coordinate and perform resource allocation and leveling among competing priorities across the organization.
    • Assemble project plans and, in conjunction with the technical lead, direct and monitor the work
    • Resolve or escalate risks related to cost, quality, and schedule
    • Responsible for reporting progress, status, and issues to CERT/CC and government program managers.
  • Project Tools Administrator
    • Support users unfamiliar with tools
    • Perform troubleshooting
    • Backup and restore
    • Manage MSP PWA and Project Site security
    • Perform Time and Task Management
    • Develop custom Business Intelligence reports (SQL)
    • Manage internal project information maintained in Atlassian Confluence, JIRA, and RMsis.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:   MBA or MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or related field or combination of training and experience.

Licenses:   Project Management Professional (PMP).

Experience:  Designing, developing, or implementing information technology projects for government clients; exceptional interpersonal and technical writing skills; developing organizational project management processes and tools infrastructure. Candidate should have five to seven (5-7) years of project management experience with customer-focused technology projects such as product or service development, research and development or technical transition.

Skills/Abilities:   Working knowledge of Microsoft Project Server; analytical and technical problem-solving skills; possess strong customer service skills; motivated to tackle challenging problems; excellent organizational skills; communicate effectively within a team environment.

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting; ability to travel to various locations within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with some frequency.

Environmental Conditions:  Normal office conditions, close contact with computer for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities; pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Other:  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and must be able to pass a background investigation.  Apllicants must be willing to travel to a customer site in the Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia metro area. Candidate will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

 

Accountability: The Individual is accountable for:  accurately capturing project requirements and managing projects through the lifecycle; working closely with technical project leads and CERT/SEI financial managers to ensure projects are accurately represented, managed and controlled.

Direction:  Performs under minimal supervision, independent judgment is encouraged.  Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established procedures and policies.  Difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions:  Accurately represents the program and individual projects in interactions with internal branches, customers and sponsors.  The individual is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem-solving processes surrounding building accurate project plans, understanding the SEI financial system and making CERT/CC decisions regarding effort allocations, sub-contract negotiations and purchasing.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position may include supervision of one of more Project Administrators.

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

30%     Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and coordinating major technical projects and their related activities.

30%     Administer and support users of MS Project and other project management tools.

30%     Develop, implement, and manage organizational project management initiatives.

5%       Contributing to and participating in business development, CERT management, and sponsor meetings.

5%       Develop knowledge and understanding of SEI capabilities; learning how SEI capabilities can be applied to customer problems.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Division Director < CERT/CC Technical Director < CERT/CC Deputy Technical Director < CERT/CC Project Office Director < CERT/CC Project Manager

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

27 Jun
2014
Senior Accountant - 100877
Pittsburgh, PA

Position SummaryThis position reports to the CERT Financial Analyst (FA) and is responsible for providing financial and administrative support in the financial management of these programs with annual funding of ~$91M. The duties include: prepare budgets and financial planning; develop, formulate, and maintain financial summary, trends and variance reports; collect, organize, and in-load budget data; perform budget and forecast analysis; handle monthly account reconciliation; determine accounting errors and process and track payroll redistributions and journal entries; review purchase and travel requests to ensure that sufficient funds are available and appropriate; assist in the development and improvement of financial reporting processes; support collection, interpretation, and production of CERT monthly Project Management (PM) financial snapshots and financial model charts.  Assist with Quarterly Financial Reviews, Internal Reviews, and Project Management Review.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: The qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree as well as familiarity with databases (i.e. Oracle or Hyperion) and word processing packages (i.e. Microsoft Word), and spreadsheets (i.e. Microsoft Excel).

Experience: The qualified candidate must have a minimum of two to four (2-4) years of accounting or financial analysis experience working in a budget or financial planning office (preferably in a fast-paced technical environment that includes interactions with internal and external customers) and working knowledge of financial reporting methods, budgets, and financial practices and procedures.  The candidate should have a skilled, in-depth usage of spreadsheets (Excel), databases and word processing packages.  The candidate should have working knowledge of the OMB Circulars.

Skills/Abilities:  The qualified candidate must have strong analytical, reasoning and problem solving abilities; be able to maintain and understand complex spreadsheets and accept responsibilities for accuracy; have the ability to pay close attention to detail while meeting tight deadlines; be a self-starter and work independently to prioritize responsibilities to meet the goals and objectives of the financial services team as well as provide information to help CERT staff meet their goals. Additionally, the candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills for presenting and discussing reports with staff of all levels.

The qualified candidate must be able to:

  • Work closely with all levels of personnel including senior management inside and outside of the SEI
  • Enhance communication flow regarding financial matters throughout the institute
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as efficient organizational skills
  • Work independently and on teams
  • Perform complex mathematic and accounting processes
  • Willingly take on new tasks and assume responsibility
  • Streamline processes and suggest ways to make the job more efficient

The qualified candidate must also be skilled in:

  • Maintaining interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Having strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills
  • Prioritizing work and handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Use of databases, spreadsheets (i.e Microsoft Excel) , and word processing packages

Physical Mobility: The candidate must be able to work in a normal sedentary position with some mobility (e.g. accessing internal SEI offices).

Environmental Conditions: The candidate must be able to work in a normal office setting in close contact with a CRT.

Mental: The qualified candidate must have the ability to meet deadlines, handle confidential data, deal with multiple projects, remain calm when dealing with difficult individuals or situations, and work under pressure with frequent interruptions, while maintaining the ability to focus on detail and produce high-quality accurate information.

Other:  The candidate must be able to work outside of normal business hours due to workload fluctuation.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants must be able to pass a background investigation.  If needed, applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree or combination of training and experience as well as:

  • Familiarity with databases (i.e. Oracle or Hyperion) and word processing packages (i.e. Microsoft Word), and spreadsheets (i.e. Microsoft Excel).
  • Working knowledge of SEI financial reporting methods, budgeting, and financial practices and procedure
  • Familiarity with CMU financial accounting policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with OBM Circulars

Experience:  The preferred candidate should have experience and understanding of Carnegie Mellon and SEI financial policies and practices.

Skills/Abilities:  Oracle and/or Hyperion planning tools.

 

Accountability: This position is responsible for assisting CERT Financial Analyst as well as the Program Managers in the preparation of managerial and financial reports and making recommendations and offering solutions that support departmental/business objectives. This position will work with all levels of personnel to assist with budgeting and financial planning within schedules set by the Financial and Business Services Director. This position is responsible for developing, formulating, and maintaining accurate financial spreadsheets and charts and meeting time schedules in the preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports.

Direction: This position is directly responsible to the CERT Financial Analyst, and is expected to act with limited general supervision with all levels of SEI personnel, up to and including the Director’s Office. Must be adept at interpersonal communications, and must be able to prepare and present material for formal, informal, and informational purposes. Most work is completed independently with minimal supervision; this position is a point of contact for CERT with staff of all levels, assisting with developing specialized analyses in response to business needs.

Decisions: This position works directly with Members of the Technical Staff, Team Leaders, Account managers, Program Managers, Directors, Financial Analysts and others to gather customer needs and requirements and develop reports to fill those needs. This position assists in the preparation of special projects, reports, analyses, and provides recommendations and offers solutions that support departmental/business objectives and improve overall performance.

This position is responsible for monthly and quarterly accounting reconciliation by independently identifying and correcting accounting errors such as payroll redistributions and journal entries and determines which accounts and Oracle Grants Management charging strings should be charged.  This position will review and approve travel and purchase order requests for sufficient funding and correct Oracle Grants Management charge string.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not directly oversee others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%  Monthly Financial Analysis & Reporting: Complete monthly and quarterly processes of CERT financial closing, working closely with FA each month to prioritize and divide responsibilities; prepare financial reports, summaries, trends and variance reports for internal and external distribution to Financial Services, Programs, and Campus. Liaise with Program staff to provide specialized analysis and answer inquiries, with minimal supervision. Make recommendations to FA and Program staff on courses of action. Provide assistance to FA in conducting and documenting moderate to complex financial analysis projects. Answer complex questions concerning accounting systems policies and procedures.

20%   Account and Expense Management: Work with minimal supervision to find and correct accounting errors and determine which accounts and projects, tasks and awards should be charged. Complete, process, and track payroll redistributions and journal entries. Monitor charge strings related to customer work, lead the process to close these strings and take surplus when work is complete. Make recommendations on which charge strings should be opened, closed, or combined.

15%   Budget Management: Gather, review and verify budget information and in-load the data into the SEI’s planning  system; perform budget and forecast analysis; and  run and verify Hyperion (budget/forecasting system) reports. Liaise with Program staff of all levels to determine customer needs and requirements related to the budget process; develop reports using data from multiple sources to fill Program requirements. Assist in annual budget process for CERT, providing reports on historical budget data and making recommendations for the future year.

10%   PM Snapshots: Assist in the collection, interpretation, and production of the monthly financial snapshots to support the SEI’s Project Management Initiative.

10%   Process Improvement: Assist with the development and improvement of financial reporting processes and the Monthly and Quarterly Reviews process. Assist EBS group with testing and improving the systems capabilities to make the Financial Services group more efficient.

10%   Expense Approvals: Reviews Oracle Grants Management accounts for sufficient funding for purchase and travel requests. Makes recommendations and offers solutions to Programs on appropriate charge strings to use.

5% Other duties as assigned.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  Chief Financial Officer and Director of Financial and Business Services < Manager, Financial Services < Manager, Financial Analysis < CERT Financial Analyst < Senior Accountant

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

04 Jun
2014
Accounts Payable Specialist - 100830
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  Responsible for the audit and verification of all SEI PCard transactions, which includes SEI purchase requests and conference registrations, estimated annually at $1.3M. Verification must comply with SEI and CMU policies/procedures/guidelines and all transactions require a 30 day turnaround time.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for accurate financial records for the purchasing and travel department. This is done through interaction with the Accounts Payable supervisor as well as Financial Analysts to review and prepare necessary redistributions, insure intercompany transfer charges are made correctly and internal data accurately reflect financial systems.

Additionally, responsible for the audit and payment of the monthly travel airfare billings, totaling approximately $2M per year, related travel costs billing approximately $20K per year, and miscellaneous invoices approximately $30K per year. This position is responsible for the accurate allocation of all charges on these invoices to the approved charge string(s). This position will also be involved in the preparation of financial reports, summaries, trends and variance reports as assigned by Financial Services Management.

Additionally, preparing and processing all Grant Recharge entries for the copy center, conference calls, etc. as requested.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Associate Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: At least three (3) years of related experience with an emphasis on financial tracking and reporting.

Skills/Abilities: Must have strong organizational, analytical, reasoning, interpersonal and problem solving skills; excellent communications skills; ability to interact with campus community and external customers; a willingness to assume responsibility and to exercise good judgment. Must be willing to take on new tasks, accept responsibility for accuracy and implementation of new ideas. Must be computer literate. Must be able to compose written communications, edit correspondence, have excellent verbal skills, maintain accurate and detailed records and have the ability to understand and follow directions. A working knowledge of Excel and Word.

Physical Mobility:  Normal office position with some mobility (i.e., travel to other campus locations; may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.).

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet flexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions. Strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills.

Other:  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants must be able to pass a background investigation.  If needed, applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience in an academic setting.

Skills/Abilities: Oracle 11i financial system.

 
Accountability: Expected to act independently, prioritizing own workload.  Responsible for making timely decisions and taking appropriate actions to ensure timely payment of all invoices. Establishes priorities, then plans and executes own and/or unit work.  Actively participates with other members of the SEI and CMU to develop systems, procedures, guidelines, system specifications, and maintenance of existing systems. Provides training and consulting to individuals at all levels of the SEI.

Direction: Performs under general supervision.  Supervisor only checks end results of payments processed, and samples of all other duties performed. All normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently using established guidelines, policies and previous experiences as precedents, only the most difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor. It is expected that as requirements change, the incumbent will recognize the need to review/edit policies and procedures and take appropriate action by recommending adjustments to management.

Decisions: Has latitude to make decisions regarding ability and payment or payment application of invoices on approved charges. Decisions are made based on policies, procedures, guidelines, past precedence, and current practices. Unique situations are expected to be referred to supervisor; however, it is expected that solutions and recommended rationale are part of these discussions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Will supervise/provide guidance to other staff, such as temporary employees and work-study.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

65%    Responsible for the audit and verification of all SEI PCard charges, which includes all SEI purchasing orders and conference registrations. This includes the review of Purchase Requests and Conference Registration requests in the SEI Management Information Systems to ensure the charges are approved, items received and charge strings and expenditure types are appropriate for each expense. Work with internal staff or outside vendors with discrepancies or documentation questions. Verification must comply with SEI and CMU policies /procedures/ guidelines and all transactions require a 30 day turnaround time.          

15%     Responsible for accurate financial records for the purchasing and travel departments, this is done through interaction with the Accounts Payable manager and financial analysts to review and prepare necessary redistributions and ensuring intercompany transfer charges are made correctly. Additionally, preparing and processing all Grant Recharge entries for the copy center, conference calls, etc. as requested.  Will also be involved in the preparation of financial reports, summaries, trends and variance reports as assigned by Financial Services Management.

15%     Additionally, responsible for the audit and payment of the monthly travel airfare billings, totaling approximately $2M per year, related travel costs billing approximately $20K per year, and miscellaneous invoices approximately $30K per year. Includes utilizing the SEI Travel Request System and the Oracle Accounts Payable module to ensure timely payment of these invoices. This position is responsible for the accurate allocation of all charges on these invoices to the approved charge string(s) includes closely monitoring ticket exchanges. This includes working closely with the SEI Preferred Travel Agency personnel, support staff and the Business Services Travel Associates. 

5%     Other duties as assigned.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  Director, Financial & Business Services > Manager, SEI Financial Services > Assistant Manager, SEI Financial Services > Team Lead, Accounts Payable > Accounts Payable Specialist

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

12 May
2014
Senior Software Developer - 100766
Pittsburgh, PA

The SEI Emerging Technology Center helps the government stay on the edge of technology. The world is innovating software and information technologies rapidly, and the Center identifies, demonstrates, and applies emerging software technologies to meet critical mission needs. We focus on promoting government awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies and their application, and shaping and leveraging academic and industrial research.

Position Summary: The SEI Emerging Technology Center is a focused on matching state-of-the-art software research with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs. This position will support the Center’s mission by developing, applying, demonstrating, evaluating, and transitioning software capabilities that operationalize research concepts of significant value to the USG. Software developers in the Center work on leading edge technologies and apply them to important and challenging problems. It is a dynamic and flexible development environment with constant opportunities to develop new skills, to learn new programming methods and techniques, to work on emerging architectures and systems, and to make a difference.

Duties include: Take hands-on lead role on team of Software Developers; develop and code software solutions that provide needed capabilities to the USG building on state-of-the-art research in analytics, data architectures, software assurance, security, and human information interaction; conduct rapid software prototyping to demonstrate and evaluate technologies in relevant environments; conduct performance, security, and other aspects of evaluating software systems; test software capabilities using novel testing and analysis techniques; document software with an emphasis on architectures, user stories, and interface definitions; practice agile software development methods and actively participate on teams of software developers, researchers, designers, and technical leads; support software development infrastructure and assist in building and configuring computing systems and resources; interface with the research community and the USG to understand challenges, needs, and possible solutions; contribute to improving the overall technical capabilities of the Center by mentoring and teaching others, participating in design (software and otherwise) sessions, and sharing insights and wisdom across the SEI Emerging Technology Center team.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with ten (10) years’ experience in hands on software development, or equivalent; Masters of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with eight (8) years’ experience in hands on software development, or equivalent; Ph.D. with five (5) years’ experience is a plus.

Experience: Professional experience listed above to include the following areas: eight (8) years of production or intensive research software development experience in modern languages such as C/C++ or Java; knowledge of other commonly used language such as Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.; working knowledge of some modern computing paradigms and environments such as NoSQL systems (Hadoop, CouchDB, MapReduce), cloud computing and virtualization, parallel programming, HPC development, network programming, mobile development, and interface development; familiarity with end-to-end software development activities in Linux/Windows/Unix/Web environments; familiarity with software development tools including IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ, emacs etc.), version control systems (git, svn, p4 etc.) and bug tracking systems (e.g., bugzilla); working knowledge and experience in participating in agile software development practices and team design sessions; experience as team lead or supervisor; demonstrated problem solving ability with the ability to explore and evaluate many possible solutions to problems; proven contribution to open source development projects is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of: Software development in Python, C/C++, Java, and other modern languages; modern computing, data, and storage solutions including advanced web development (HTML5, Adobe Flex, PHP), data processing architectures (MapReduce, Hadoop, BigTable) including cloud computing and virtualization concepts; virtualization, hypervisors, cloud controllers, and other cloud provisioning concepts; algorithm design and analysis including analysis of algorithm complexity; familiarity with of core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, BGP, UDP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, etc.); software / systems development lifecycle, QA testing, revision control, and change management practices.

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexible to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Travel outside of Pittsburgh limited to no more than 5 working days a month.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer screen for extended periods of time.

Mental: The ability to: explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; work meticulously with attention to detail; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; self-starter willing to take on tasks and initiate constructive activity with little guidance; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers, and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; interface with world-class research community; develop and communicate innovative ideas; quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and must be able to pass a background investigation.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related disciplie with five (5) years’ experience.


Accountability: This position will be responsible for exploring, defining, developing, demonstrating, and, in some cases, transitioning software capabilities. This includes working with a team of developers, researchers, designers, and other technical personnel to create solutions.

Direction: This position is expected to act with minimal supervision in accordance with SEI procedures and policies, such as those involving product development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: This position will explore, develop, and demonstrate software capabilities and make implementation choices for a wide-range of software-intensive problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not supervise others, but may provide technical leadership to projects and act in the capacity of a mentor to solutions architects, software developers, and designers.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

30%   Design, develop, test, document, and demonstrate software.

20%   Lead, direct, and oversee the activities of a team of developers working on diverse set problems and projects; development and management the development infrastructure and support the development team.

20%  Interface with the research community to understand the state of research ideas and the practicality of applying those ideas to real USG problems and challenges. Interface with USG customers to understand their needs and capabilities and identify possible solutions.

20%   Actively participate in agile team software development activities and team brainstorming, innovations, and design sessions.

10%   Participate in the broader SEI software research community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  SEI Emerging Technology Center Director < SEI Emerging Technology Center Technical Director < Senior Software Developer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

12 May
2014
Software Developer - 100765
Pittsburgh, PA

The SEI Emerging Technology Center helps the government stay on the edge of technology. The world is innovating software and information technologies rapidly, and the Center identifies, demonstrates, and applies emerging software technologies to meet critical mission needs. We focus on promoting government awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies and their application, and shaping and leveraging academic and industrial research.

Position Summary: The SEI Emerging Technology Center is focused on matching state-of-the-art software research with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs. This position will support the Center’s mission by developing, applying, demonstrating, evaluating, and transitioning software capabilities that operationalize research concepts of significant value to the USG. Software developers in the Center work on leading edge technologies and apply them to important and challenging problems. It is a dynamic and flexible development environment with constant opportunities to develop new skills, to learn new programming methods and techniques, to work on emerging architectures and systems, and to make a difference.
Duties include: Develop and code software solutions that provide needed capabilities to the USG building on state-of-the-art research in analytics, data architectures, software assurance, security, and human information interaction; conduct rapid software prototyping to demonstrate and evaluate technologies in relevant environments; conduct performance, security, and other aspects of evaluating software systems; test software capabilities using novel testing and analysis techniques; document software with an emphasis on architectures, user stories, and interface definitions; practice agile software development methods and actively participate on teams of software developers, researchers, designers, and technical leads; support software development infrastructure and assist in building and configuring computing systems and resources; interface with the research community and the USG to understand challenges, needs, and possible solutions; contribute to improving the overall technical capabilities of the Center by mentoring and teaching others, participating in design (software and otherwise) sessions, and sharing insights and wisdom across the SEI Emerging Technology Center team.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with eight (8) years’ experience in hands on software development, or equivalent; Masters of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with five (5) years’ experience in hands on software development, or equivalent; Ph.D. with two (2) years’ experience is a plus.

Experience: Professional experience listed above to include the following areas: five (5) years of production or intensive research software development experience in modern languages such as C/C++ or Java; knowledge of other commonly used language such as Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, etc.; working knowledge of some modern computing paradigms and environments such as NoSQL systems (Hadoop, CouchDB, MapReduce), cloud computing and virtualization, parallel programming, HPC development, network programming, mobile development, and interface development; familiarity with end-to-end software development activities in Linux/Windows/Unix/Web environments; familiarity with software development tools including IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ, emacs etc.), version control systems (git, svn, p4, etc.) and bug tracking systems (e.g., bugzilla); working knowledge and experience in participating in agile software development practices and team design sessions; demonstrated problem solving ability with the ability to explore and evaluate many possible solutions to problems; proven contribution to open source development projects is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of: software development in Python, C/C++, Java, and other modern languages; modern computing, data, and storage solutions including advanced web development (HTML5, Adobe Flex, PHP), data processing architectures (MapReduce, Hadoop, BigTable) including cloud computing and virtualization concepts; algorithm design and analysis including analysis of algorithm complexity; familiarity with of core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, BGP, UDP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, etc); software / systems development lifecycle, QA testing, revision control, and change management practices.

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexible to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Travel outside of Pittsburgh limited to no more than 5 working days a month.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer screen for extended periods of time.

Mental: The ability to: explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; work meticulously with attention to detail; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; self-starter willing to take on tasks and initiate constructive activity with little guidance; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers, and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; interface with world-class research community; develop and communicate innovative ideas; quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and must be able to pass a background investigation.


Accountability: This position will be responsible for exploring, defining, developing, demonstrating, and, in some cases, transitioning software capabilities. This includes working with a team of developers, researchers, designers, and other technical personnel to create solutions.

Direction: This position is expected to act with minimal supervision in accordance with SEI procedures and policies, such as those involving product development, team interaction, and confidentiality.

Decisions: This position will explore, develop, and demonstrate software capabilities and make implementation choices for a wide-range of software-intensive problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not supervise others, but may provide technical leadership to projects and act in the capacity of a mentor to solutions architects, software developers, and designers.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

60%   Design, develop, test, document, and demonstrate software.

15%   Interface with the research community to understand the state of research ideas and the practicality of applying those ideas to real USG problems and challenges. Interface with USG customers to understand their needs and capabilities and identify possible solutions.

15%   Actively participate in agile team software development activities and team brainstorming, innovations, and design sessions.

10%   Participate in the broader SEI software research community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  SEI Emerging Technology Center Director < SEI Emerging Technology Center Technical Director < Software Developer

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

05 May
2014
Chief Scientist - Emerging Technology Center - 100753
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

The Software Engineering Institute’s Emerging Technology Center (SEI ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University helps the government stay on the leading edge of technology. The SEI ETC identifies, demonstrates, and applies emerging software technologies for critical U.S. Government needs. We promote government awareness and knowledge of emerging technologies and their applications, shape and leverage academic and industrial research, and build and demonstrate novel software capabilities.

We are seeking a Chief Scientist to be located in either Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Arlington, Virginia. Our ideal candidate is a creative and energetic applied research scientist passionate about data analytics, scalable and distributed computing, human information interaction, data storage and processing, or other software technologies. If you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond and are interested in working with an amazing team of developers, analysts, architects, engineers, and research scientists, then this is the position for you (and if you like to get your hands dirty, that is even better).

Position Summary:   The successful candidate will develop, guide, and oversee a rich applied research portfolio in line with the SEI’s overarching research agenda. The SEI ETC is a hands-on group that brings emerging technology to bear on difficult problems through building and demonstrating technology. The Chief Scientist will be responsible for setting direction, shaping and growing the SEI ETC research portfolio, supporting the SEI ETC team in developing proposals and research directions, and overseeing all SEI ETC research activities. Current areas of interest include data analytics, heterogeneous and high performance computing, and cyber intelligence. The Chief Scientist will represent the SEI ETC on internal research-oriented councils and will have a leadership role in the Center and across the SEI. As the Chief Scientist, you will have constant opportunities to learn and explore new technologies, interact extensively with mission stakeholders in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community, and actively collaborate with the faculty and research community at Carnegie Mellon University and elsewhere.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: M.S. in computer science, applied mathematics, computer engineering, or related field with eight (8) years of experience in applied computational research; Ph.D. with at least five (5) years of experience is a plus.

Experience: Demonstrated track record in basic or applied research with extensive experience in building prototype or production software capabilities; Participation and leadership of interdisciplinary research and development teams; Successful experience with research proposals and developing research programs; Mission awareness or subject matter expertise on real world problems; Experience and hands-on knowledge of relevant technologies including distributed and scalable computing, adaptive systems, data analytics, high-performance computing, cyber intelligence, human information interaction, and other areas; Use of and contributions to Open Source Software projects; Confidence in presenting technical ideas and information to diverse audiences including industry and government seniors; Connections and collaborations with the academic, research, and innovation communities; Human-centered design experience is a plus; Start-up experience is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to set a technical direction and develop a research portfolio based on DoD and Intelligence Community mission needs and the SEI’s overall research agenda; Ability to formulate and execute research to address these needs; Ability to collaborate with research team members; Ability to lead research teams; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with external collaborators, customers, and sponsors; Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in research, customer, and operational settings; Ability to quickly understand new technologies and to refine technical strategies accordingly; demonstrated ability to lead and grow a team.  Passion for creating cool stuff that will change the world; Team player interested in building and mentoring others; Naturally curious; Able to learn quickly; Technology generalist with ability to acquire technical depth quickly; Firm believer that we can change the world through the smart application of software technologies.

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. The ability and willingness to travel is required.

Environmental Conditions: Office setting with extended use of computing equipment.

Mental: The ability to: explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; self-starter willing to take on tasks and initiate constructive activity with little guidance; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers, and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; lead and develop others; grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; interface with world-class research community; develop and communicate innovative ideas; quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and must be able to pass a background investigation.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience:  Ph.D. with eight (8) years of applied computation research experience, including leadership of interdisciplinary research and development teams.

Skills/Abilities: Teaching, facilitating, mentoring, leading, proposal writing, and consulting.

 

Accountability: This position will be responsible for developing, guiding, and overseeing a rich and diverse applied research portfolio for the SEI ETC in alignment with the SEI overall research agenda. This includes working closely with the entirety of the SEI ETC team, other senior technical staff and researcher’s leaders from across the SEI, the SEI Technical Council, and government and industry research sponsors. The SEI ETC Chief Scientist will be responsible for the overall quality and impact of the ETC’s research activities.

Direction: This position is an SEI ETC leadership position and operates with only broadest of guidelines and direction from the SEI ETC Director.

Decisions: This position will develop, pursue, drive, and oversee the research direction for the SEI ETC in accordance with the SEI ETC Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Over time and as the SEI ETC grows and evolves, the SEI ETC Chief Scientist may supervise a group of research scientists or other technical staff as appropriate. The SEI ETC Chief Scientist may also serve as the Project/Technical Lead on one or more projects as appropriate.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

25%   Defining, pursuing, and developing research directions, proposals, and projects.

40%   Overseeing or leading research teams and projects; conducting research.

20%   Writing research papers; developing and delivering technical presentations.

15%   Participating in SEI ETC and SEI leadership and management activities.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  Emerging Technology Center Director  >  Chief Scientist - Emerging Technology Center

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

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