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15 Aug
2014
Cyber Security Engineer- Exercise Developer - 101006
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  As a member of CERT's Workforce Development program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security training exercises and simulations, primarily for US military/government customers. This involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and facilitating creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT labs. The candidate may also assist in developing and teaching cyber security training content to external customers. The candidate will also be involved software and hardware prototype development.  Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have demonstrated and effective leadership/management abilities as he/she may supervise and evaluate full time direct reports as well as the activities of graduate student assistants. The successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with eight (8) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with five (5) years applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) years applicable working experience in information technology, or equivalent combination of training or experience.

Experience: Successful candidates must possess "hands-on" experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. The candidate must have experience in network design and troubleshooting and implementing standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. The candidate should have some experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, and Java is also highly desirable.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

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: BS and MS in Computer Science; training in enterprise security tools (i.e. McAfee ePO/HIPS, ArcSight, etc.)

Licenses: CISSP, Network+, Security+ and/or other industry standard certifications

Experience: US military service in a series of positions involving information technology, cyber security, and management of large scale government networks.

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products and may manage unclassified/classified DoD projects in excess of $3M annually.

Direction:  The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The incumbent must use good judgment to solve customer and personnel problems and is required to envision, design, develop, pilot, and deliver new capabilities, products, and services.  Candidate will also be required to accurately represent SEI/CERT and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The incumbent may have at least 2 direct reports as well as up to 15 secondary reports and will be required to provide performance management, career guidance, and take personnel corrective actions as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

10%      Design and develop technical documents and instructional materials.

10%      Research, evaluate, develop, install/configure hardware and software including promising new technologies that require examination for cyber security research and development.

10%      Deliver technical and management training to customers.

55%      Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

15%      Contribute to transition planning and strategy.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cyber Workforce Development Initiative < Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead < Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer

 

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

14 Aug
2014
Vulnerability Analyst - 101004
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

 

13 Aug
2014
Senior Engineer - Client Technical Solutions - 101001
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position has multiple openings and can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA.

 

Position Summary:  The Senior Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of Software Solutions Division will be responsible for leading teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense Civil Agencies and Intel Community to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with technical staff in CTSD, SSD  and other SEI programs to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the lifecycle.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
 
Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with ten (10) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience. 

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or management, and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams, should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  Experience in five or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (For the purposes of this announcement, our definition of major is at least 100K SLOC of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture ; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Proven program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight).  Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT

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: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.


Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate, Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.
100% TOTAL EFFORT


Organiztional ChartSEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Sector Lead, CTSD Sector Team

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

13 Aug
2014
Software Engineer - Client Technical Solutions Division- 101002
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position has multiple openings and can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA.

 

Position Summary:  The Technical Staff Member of the Engineering Technical Staff of the Software Solutions Division will be responsible for leading teams that enable the organizations within the Department of Defense to enhance the predictable performance and mission assurance in the acquisition, evolution and operations of software-reliant systems. Key activities include understanding customer requirements and key challenge problems and addressing them with tailored solutions; applying, adapting, integrating, verifying and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating, applying and codifying new approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice; and maintaining situational awareness in technical and DoD domains. The candidate will coordinate closely with technical staff in CTSD, SSD and other SEI programs to deliver software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the lifecycle. The engineering technical staff member will be able to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams in support of the  vision and mission.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
 
Education/Training: BS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with eight (8) years applicable experience; MS or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with five (5) years applicable experience; PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline with two (2) years applicable experience.

Experience: The candidate must have experience in software engineering, development or managemen,t and/or systems engineering. Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing, and participating on cross-functional, high technology teams.  The candidate should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the software and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.  Experience in five or more of the following: DoD or Civilian Agency software systems acquisition on major programs (For the purposes of this announcement, our definition of major is at least 100K SLOC of custom developed code, and/or significant integration of COTS/GOTS products); solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.); alternative life cycles (e.g. waterfall, agile); major DoD, Intelligence Community, or Civilian Agency software acquisition policies and directives; enterprise architecture; software architecture development and evaluation, software architecture patterns (e.g. SOA) and concepts (e.g. Cloud computing); information Assurance/survivability; systems engineering on software intensive systems; COTS product integration; performance measurement including definition and application of goals, measurements and metric; system of systems engineering; requirements development and management; software integration and test and software/hardware integration; deployment of software intensive systems, especially including transition from legacy systems; cost estimation.

Skills/Abilities: Detailed knowledge of software engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security and depth in at least one SEI body of work.  Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Proven program and project management skills including: interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic and project management skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables, manage risks, perform staff planning, provide budget oversight).  Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Mobility: Will be required to travel on overnight assignments

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT

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: Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or acquisition management.

Licenses: Certified DoD Acquisition Professional. Certified PMP.


Accountability:  The member will be directly accountable for understanding DoD acquisition needs, applying new technologies, and establishing delivery capabilities to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization and the acquisition community.

Direction:  As a technical staff member, he/she will be expected to operate with minimum supervision using CMU and SEI defined practice, policies and procedures, in concert with the SEI mission.

Decisions:  Will be required to work with government program offices to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must be able to lead and supervise others.


JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

85%  Participate as a leader or member of technical teams in support of government acquisition program offices or participate as a member of a technical team performing research. Identify and support the implementation strategies for the capture and application of learning and knowledge transfer from assignments (e.g. dissemination of research results, case studies, guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

10%  Other duties as assigned by the Client Technical Solutions Directorate Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director or Chief Engineer.

5%  Serve in an advisory capacity to other SEI technical programs on acquisition or technical issues.


100% TOTAL EFFORT

 


Organiztional ChartSEI Director’s Office < Director, Software Solutions Division < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Sector Lead, CTSD Sector Team

 

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

 

30 Jul
2014
Project Manager - 100977
Arlington, VA

This position is located in Arlington, VA

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

30 Jul
2014
Senior Cyber Security Engineer - 100973
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The CMU/SEI Cyber Security Solutions (CS2) directorate is a leading edge analytical resource focusing on critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  For the past 8 years, the CS2 Forensic Operations and Investigations group has provided analytical and operational support to high-profile investigations including numerous activities of national or international significance. Through this work the CS2/FOI can see the current limitations of digital analysis and incident response in the field first hand. Combining applied research with the unique talents, operational experience, research capabilities, and the vast knowledge base of Carnegie Mellon University, DIID is unmatched in its ability to develop new tools and methods to address cyber security limitations and critical gap areas.

The individual in this position will work as a member of the CERT Program’s Cyber Security Solutions (CS2) directorate as a member of the Forensic Operations and Investigations (FOI) group. The candidate will be expected to perform a variety of roles. Primary to this position is the management of an existing portfolio of operational clientele as well as the expansion of the FOI portfolio of work within the Defense and Intelligence communities. To achieve this, the candidate will be expected to understand the unique needs of these communities in order to develop a strategic program of research, development and analysis to support current and future gaps in key areas of need. This position will be directly responsible for developing new and maintaining existing customer relationships through ongoing interaction with customers.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Intelligence or Intelligence Analysis, Network Security, or related field with more than ten (10) years’ experience, Masters of Science in same fields with more than eight (8) years’ experience, Doctorate in same fields with more than five (5) years’ experience or equivalent.

Experience:  Professional experience listed above to include the following areas: Cyber and Intelligence analysis, preferably within company security teams, network operations centers, counter terrorism centers, or within the government in counter cyber threat environments; intelligence community knowledge and experience; awareness of sourcing, intelligence analysis methodologies, intelligence needs, cyber capabilities, and intelligence tools; leader of teams of analysts, operators, and technologist, preferably in the areas of security or intelligence; experience with and oversight of intelligence analysis and reporting operations; experience using and awareness of data analytics.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of and experience in: Familiarity with mission needs and challenges in “cyber”; awareness of intelligence capabilities in support of US Government (Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community) cyber missions, including gaps and capability needs; experience and knowledge of cyber threats and cyber threat analytics; intimate knowledge of key government stakeholders in cyber and knowledge of relevant industry organizations and activities related to cyber; information assurance/survivability; data analytics; effective leadership skills to create informal but effective teams in partnerships across the U.S.; team leadership; leadership of skill-diverse, multidisciplinary teams; strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to small and large audiences; intelligence community and service cyber commands domain knowledge a plus.

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 one-two weeks a month.

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

Mental: The ability to The ability to: Oversee and direct the design and development of detailed analysis methodologies and processes based on requirements elicitation from internal and external stakeholders; lead the interaction and clearly communicate with cyber intelligence and security staff across government and industry, software developers, IT infrastructure owners and architects, analyst, and non-technical experts; work meticulously with attention to detail; lead multiple projects and project teams at once; delegation; lead and manage under uncertainty; gradual structure projects and programs based on dynamic requirements and incremental input and evaluation; flexibility; drive teams to effectively meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers, and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; grasp and shape the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort while focusing on the meaning of details and how they are to be achieved; interface with world-class researchers across government, industry, and academia; develop and communicate innovative ideas; quickly learn and develop 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 leading technical teams, developing approaches and solutions to digital intelligence problems for and with government, industry, and academic partners.

Direction: This position is expected to act with limited supervision in accordance with SEI procedures and policies, such as those involving technical leadership, analysis, report production, and confidentiality. This position requires close collaboration and teaming with the CS2/FOI Technical Management teams and program staff.

Decisions:  This position will be in a decision-making capacity for technical aspects of FOI projects and programs. Close coordination with the FOI technical manager will be required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position will likely hold supervisory responsibilities for small (2) to medium (10) sized teams.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%     Serve as a technical leader for CS2/FOI projects and programs, including the development of capabilities. Lead technology demonstration and intelligence activities across the Forensic Operations and Investigations (FOI) portfolio. Oversee and direct the aggregation and analysis of industry and contextual data to understand, capture, and report on events related to global, national, and local threat intelligence and network intelligence. Collaborate with, direct, and mentor other SEI staff, including analysts, technologist, researchers, and others.

25%     Explore, design, identify, document, guide the development of, and evaluate solutions to critical government and industry cyber intelligence issues.  Interface and collaborate with government and industry experts, the research community, and academics to identify needs, capabilities, objectives, and possible solutions to key digital intelligence challenges.

15%     Work with and advise the CS2/FOI management, and other senior leaders at the SEI on strategy, business development, direction, planning, and execution.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

5%    Participate in the broader SEI software research community through collaboration, papers, and presentations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Director > CS2 Technical Director > CS2 Deputy Director > Forensic Operations and Intelligence Technical Manager > Senior Engineer – Defense and Intelligence

17 Jul
2014
Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer - 100935
Arlington, VA

This is located in Arlington, VA

Position Summary:  As a member of CERT's Workforce Development program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security training exercises and simulations, primarily for US military/government customers. This involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and facilitating creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT labs. The candidate may also assist in developing and teaching cyber security training content to external customers. The candidate will also be involved software and hardware prototype development.  Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have demonstrated and effective leadership/management abilities as he/she may supervise and evaluate full time direct reports as well as the activities of graduate student assistants. The successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with eight (8) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with five (5) years applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) years applicable working experience in information technology, or equivalent combination of training or experience.

Experience: Successful candidates must possess "hands-on" experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. The candidate must have experience in network design and troubleshooting and implementing standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. The candidate should have some experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, and Java is also highly desirable.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

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: BS and MS in Computer Science; training in enterprise security tools (i.e. McAfee ePO/HIPS, ArcSight, etc.)

Licenses: CISSP, Network+, Security+ and/or other industry standard certifications

Experience: US military service in a series of positions involving information technology, cyber security, and management of large scale government networks.

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products and may manage unclassified/classified DoD projects in excess of $3M annually.

Direction:  The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The incumbent must use good judgment to solve customer and personnel problems and is required to envision, design, develop, pilot, and deliver new capabilities, products, and services.  Candidate will also be required to accurately represent SEI/CERT and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The incumbent may have at least 2 direct reports as well as up to 15 secondary reports and will be required to provide performance management, career guidance, and take personnel corrective actions as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

10%      Design and develop technical documents and instructional materials.

10%      Research, evaluate, develop, install/configure hardware and software including promising new technologies that require examination for cyber security research and development.

10%      Deliver technical and management training to customers.

55%      Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

15%      Contribute to transition planning and strategy.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cyber Workforce Development Initiative < Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead < Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer

 

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

 

17 Jul
2014
Cyber Security Engineer- Exercise Developer - 100934
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  As a member of CERT's Workforce Development program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security training exercises and simulations, primarily for US military/government customers. This involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and facilitating creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT labs. The candidate may also assist in developing and teaching cyber security training content to external customers. The candidate will also be involved software and hardware prototype development.  Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have demonstrated and effective leadership/management abilities as he/she may supervise and evaluate full time direct reports as well as the activities of graduate student assistants. The successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with eight (8) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with five (5) years applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) years applicable working experience in information technology, or equivalent combination of training or experience.

Experience: Successful candidates must possess "hands-on" experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. The candidate must have experience in network design and troubleshooting and implementing standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. The candidate should have some experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C++, C#, Python, and Java is also highly desirable.

Physical Mobility: Sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.

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: BS and MS in Computer Science; training in enterprise security tools (i.e. McAfee ePO/HIPS, ArcSight, etc.)

Licenses: CISSP, Network+, Security+ and/or other industry standard certifications

Experience: US military service in a series of positions involving information technology, cyber security, and management of large scale government networks.

Skills/Abilities: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products and may manage unclassified/classified DoD projects in excess of $3M annually.

Direction:  The incumbent is expected to act independently using CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The incumbent must use good judgment to solve customer and personnel problems and is required to envision, design, develop, pilot, and deliver new capabilities, products, and services.  Candidate will also be required to accurately represent SEI/CERT and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The incumbent may have at least 2 direct reports as well as up to 15 secondary reports and will be required to provide performance management, career guidance, and take personnel corrective actions as required.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

10%      Design and develop technical documents and instructional materials.

10%      Research, evaluate, develop, install/configure hardware and software including promising new technologies that require examination for cyber security research and development.

10%      Deliver technical and management training to customers.

55%      Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

15%      Contribute to transition planning and strategy.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director, CERT Division < Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate < Technical Manager, Cyber Workforce Development Initiative < Cyber Workforce Development Team Lead < Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer

 

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

27 Jun
2014
Project Manager - 100880
Pittsburgh, PA

This position is located in 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

 

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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