Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

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05 Feb
2016
Senior Technical Writer and Content Strategist - 2002541
Pittsburgh, PA

Position SummaryThe person in this position is a member of Technical Communication, which develops and disseminates information, in a variety of forms, about the software engineering research and methods of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), as well as products and services of the SEI. This position is primarily responsible for editing technical research reports; writing, editing, and organizing content for the SEI website; and producing and editing presentations for senior executives and technical staff. The individual must strive to improve the technical research communications of the SEI, including producing flawless technical reports and clear, user-centered web content. The person in this position must work collaboratively with SEI technical staff. The individual must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, respond quickly and with composure to rapidly changing priorities, and manage multiple projects concurrently.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in a communications-related major and five to eight years of experience.

Experience:  Five (5) to eight (8) years of experience working collaboratively on publications, websites, and presentations in a technical field, including handling multiple writing tasks simultaneously, acting as a consultant and/or co-writer with technical authors, performing substantive editing and copyediting, creating and revising web pages, and collaborating with technical teams to produce or revise presentations in real time. Experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and PowerPoint, Adove Creative Suite, and HTML is required.

Skills/Abilities:  Outstanding writing, document planning, substantive editing, and copyediting skills; strong organizational, time management, project management, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with technical experts, executives, professional writers, information designers, and support staff. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks, respond to shifting priorities, meet deadlines, follow internal procedures and pay attention to details. Ability to work with minimal or no supervision and participate in team decision-making. Poise while interacting with a variety of individuals and teams. Ability to remain calm under pressure. A keen eye for detail with a strong focus on quality control. Commitment to quality and to customer service, and a willingness to be a strong advocate for the reader.

Mobility:  Normal sedentary position with some mobility, i.e., able to travel throughout SEI facilities and to various campus locations.

Environmental Conditions: Office setting, possibly shared with another staff member. Use of keyboard for prolonged periods. Occasional need to be available for editorial and web support outside of regular business hours.

Mental:   Discretion - the ability to keep sensitive information confidential. Flexibility - the ability to adapt quickly to changes in the work environment, and shifting and competing priorities.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Master’s degree in a technical writing-related field.

Experience:  Experience with content-management systems for web communication. Experience editing content concerning software engineering or other software-related field. Experience in an academic or technical research setting.

Skills/Abilities:  Ability to estimate and track effort for communication products. Experience with marketing writing for a highly technical or DoD audience a plus. Experience with 508 compliance a plus. A background in creating ebooks for popular platforms a plus.  

 

Accountability:  Responsible for the clarity, usability, and readability of reports, other technical and non-technical documents, and web pages. Responsible for planning and tracking work and meeting competing/changing deadlines. Responsible for eliciting and managing required information, negotiating schedules with collaborators, and managing review and revision activities.

Responsible for ensuring that documents, web pages, and presentations meet the needs of the audience, that they meet usage and style standards set by style guides and policy, that they conform to current templates, and that they have no formatting or typographical errors. Expected to troubleshoot problems with minimal supervision.

Responsible for ensuring that content is consistent among presentations and documents on similar topics, revising as necessary and propagating revisions to appropriate information archives.

DirectionExpected to act independently, often with minimal or no supervision, while following policies and general guidelines of the SEI and Technical Communications.

Policies and procedures that must be followed include those for keeping sensitive information confidential, as well as required templates and processes for publishing technical reports and other documents.

Decisions:  Sets priorities based on project requirements. Makes audience-related and editorial decisions regularly. Participates in team planning and decision-making activities. Determines and manages own schedule and schedules for projects. Expected to adjust project plans to meet special requests from management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May be called upon to supervise other editors and support staff to manage communications work. Contributes to hiring decisions in TC. May be called upon to cover the responsibilities of the TC team leader in the leader’s absence.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

50%      Writing, editing, formatting, and proofreading publicly available information and restricted-access information about the SEI’s technical programs. These responsibilities include identifying audience needs and the author’s goals, eliciting content, conducting reviews, collaborating with subject matter experts or other technical communicators, and contributing to and maintaining historical archives.

30%      Collaborating with technical team members to produce and revise web content.

10%      Participating in project team activities that lead to the creation of key SEI communication products. Includes creation and review of content and facilitation of and participation in group decision-making processes.

10%      Project management: planning, managing, scheduling, and tracking projects for the creation of key SEI communication products.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  Manager of Communication Services > Manager of Corporate and Technical Communications > Senior Editor

 

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

04 Feb
2016
Integrated Marketing Campaign Developer - 2002555
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: This position is responsible for developing leads and building communities of advocates for the SEI through the execution of integrated marketing efforts. Creating visibility by leveraging email marketing, landing pages, video content, social media, and search engine marketing; including campaign planning, implementing, monitoring and measuring results.  Researching new online media opportunities including mobile and social media; contributing to customer engagement and brand awareness campaigns; using web analytics software to monitor performance of website and make recommendations for improvement. Create and maintain marketing lists based on product interest in order to incorporate lists into effective outreach campaigns. Works with Web team to reuse content for effective outreach campaigns.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: B.A. in Marketing, Communications, English, Creative Writing or related field.

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of progressive experience in marketing or related field.

Skills/Abilities: Possess a combination of analytic and communication skills with excellent understanding of the full range of marketing techniques. Proven understanding of SEM/SEO, Up to date on latest digital ad units, industry best practices, Experience with LinkedIn Campaigns, Google AdWords and Google Analytics, Experience managing web content, Experience writing, designing, deploying and measuring email campaigns, Experience writing and posting to social media channels, Experience with Constant Contact, Must possess solid teamwork skills as they will be working with specialists from web team and PR. Project management skills are essential to coordinate the work of a wide range of different social media and marketing platforms.
 

Physical Mobility:  Typical office setting.

Mental: Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines; manage multiple and concurrent projects; able to multitask; confident in making decisions on projects and processes.

Travel: Some travel could be required for conferences or tradeshows.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: M.A. in Marketing, Digital Communications, Mass Communications or related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of practical experience of developing successful campaigns across a wide range of disciplines, including digital advertising, direct marketing, event promotion, channel development and relationship marketing.

 

Accountability: This position is accountable for accessing marketing needs, providing input into a marketing strategy and implementing the strategy.  This position must have an understanding of the requirements and benefits of integrated campaigns; understand how different campaign elements work together to reinforce each other and improve results; understand the importance of communicating consistent messages and brand images across all elements of an integrated campaign.  In addition, this position conducts market research and assesses completed programs for effectiveness to improve marketing efforts in the future. 

Direction: Responsible for completing tasks independently once they have been assigned or in conjunction with other members assigned as a part of his/her team. Responsible for working as a core member of the Communications team to aid with projects and campaigns.  Operates under limited supervision and provides updates to manager as needed.

Decisions: Decides most effective method for using and maintaining contacts and generating lists within the contact data system. Has latitude to determine which among many related processes/procedures to follow when developing lead nurturing programs and customer communications to ensure that the SEI interests are well represented and articulated. Develop content for outreach campaigns.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%      Drive leads and visibility by leveraging email marketing, landing pages, video content, social media, and search engine marketing.

25%   Plan and implement inbound marketing strategies including content, content schedule, platforms and measurements. Creates marketing lists based on product interest in order to incorporate lists into effective outreach campaigns. Manages marketing lists and campaigns in order to gauge their success.

20%   Writing, editing, and dispatching email marketing campaigns along with creating landing pages. Works with Web team reuse content for effective outreach campaigns.

10%   Manage social media postings and social media activity and Analyze and segment CRM data.

10%   Works with the Google Analytics to utilize data in decision making processes. Works together with the Brand team on messaging and creative recommendations.

5%     Attends regular staff meetings and participates in professional development activities. Some potential travel to conferences.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Communications Services Manager < Outreach Team Lead < Integrated Marketing Campaign Developer

 

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

29 Jan
2016
Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer - 2002530
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position has multiple openings and can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or 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 of applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) year of 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

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

21 Jan
2016
Information Security Analyst - 2002470
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The individual in this position will work as a member of the IT Network and Infrastructure Engineering Group and have as their primary responsibility the administration of enterprise information security systems and the analysis, auditing, investigation, and follow-up of the data generated by those systems. Information security systems in the purview of this position include Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), netflow systems, DNS monitoring, email security appliances, vulnerability and web application scanning, and log/event correlation systems. This position will also aid in the development of security practices and participate in the overall information security mission of the organization, for example advising other administrators during system deployments as to proper security considerations. This position will also collaborate closely with research programs within the SEI that perform cutting-edge research on information security topics to integrate their research into practical enterprise-scale applications.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology with up to (3) three years of experience.  Candidates with a degree in other technical fields (e.g., engineering) and/or years of relevant experience as described above will be considered as well.

Experience: At least three (3) years’ experience in at least some the following information security areas, performed as a primary job task: security-related network flow capture and analysis, Snort/Sourcefire IDS administration with signature development, or forensic investigation and analysis of suspect systems using network-related security indicators as part of the investigation. At least some experience with general network administration and administration of services in a Linux-based environment is required.

Skills/Abilities: Strong skills in basic networking; strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems; some skill in administering Linux-based services such as IDS or log analysis; skill in operating a Snort/Sourcefire IDS system and the ability to develop, deploy, and manage IDS rulesets; skill in operating a vulnerability and/or web application scanning system; familiarity with investigating systems in a basic forensics capacity to determine if a system is compromised and/or operating maliciously; administration and use of a netflow capture and analysis system; some scripting ability in a common language such as Perl or Python.

Mobility:  Daily foot travel between buildings in and around the CMU campus. Infrequent business travel required, usually to the Washington, DC area (approx. 4 times/year). Computer hardware installation and configuration required on a periodic basis, sometimes involving transport of heavy objects (typically under 100 lbs.) short distances using assistance devices, use of hand tools, et cetera. Carrying of light objects (< 20 lbs.) for longer distances (intra-campus; 2-3 city blocks) may also be required.

Environmental Conditions: Ability to use a computer keyboard and display for extended periods of time; periodic work in a computer datacenter or wiring closet environment.

Mental:  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize tasks; strong learning capability; ability to interact effectively with others of varying technical competency, vendors, managers, and other technical research staff; ability to work effectively with other groups within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon. Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills. Strong information organization skills as well as good oral and written communication skills are required.

Other:  Ability to work on weekends and after-hours as necessary, especially during security incidents and emergencies.  This position will be infrequently called upon outside of business hours as an escalation point for information security-related issues and incidents.  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: CISSP, CISM

Experience:  Use of the SiLK tools, YAF, Analysis Toolkit for netflow analysis.

Skills/Abilities:  SiLK tools; YAF; advanced Perl programming; Cisco IOS and ASA-OS; Juniper JunOS, Wireshark or other tools to process PCAP files; SEIM tools such as QRadar, ArcSight or Splunk; FireEye Email Security; Nessus vulnerability scanner; Acunetix web vulnerability scanner.

 

Accountability:  Employee is accountable for describing, implementing and/or maintaining an efficient, reliable and secure configuration of computing services in support of the SEI initiatives and/or a sponsor/client.  Employee may be responsible for the proper handling/destruction of confidential and sensitive information.

Direction:  Employee will be expected to work under minimum supervision within the defined scope of authority and in accordance with SEI IT operating guidelines.

Decisions:  Under management direction, the employee will decide the appropriate configuration for production computing services. Employee will determine how best to allocate and/or acquire resources necessary to implement and evolve information services.  Employee will determine the cause of computing problems and take corrective action in a timely fashion when a system/service fails or becomes unavailable.  Employee will describe the appropriate procedures to configure and maintain a particular computing system to support one or more critical business functions in a secure manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Employee will provide assistance to staff members / clients in the proper configuration/use of computer hardware and software services and tools.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%     Administration of, response to and evolution of the information security systems of the SEI.

15%     Collaboration with other IT groups and SEI programs on various information security-related initiatives.

10%     Maintaining awareness of evolving trends in information security.

5%       Other IT duties as assigned.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  ITS Director < Network and Infrastructure Engineering Manager < Information Security Analyst

 

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

11 Jan
2016
Program Development Manager, Government Program Development - 2002426
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position SummaryThis is a part-time position.  Responsible to the Software Solutions Division (SSD) Director and Deputy Director for identifying, qualifying and developing opportunities for the Federal Government, and principally the Department of the Air Force and Intel customer portfolio, including:  establish strategic business development goals and objectives focusing principally on the US Air Force and Intel community, but also including customers from other elements of the DoD, and non-DoD Federal agencies; development and implementation of action plans to achieve business development goals and objectives; represent SEI products and services at relevant forums, seminars, technical programs and trade shows; participate in technical and professional associations; keep informed about developments in the government, military, and economic, scientific, political, and industrial fields as they apply to SEI products and services; and coordination of business development action plan implementation with program development teams across the SEI to ensure achievement of business development goals..

As a Government Business Manager for assigned DoD (principally US Air Force and Intel), and Civil Agency customers, responsible to the SSD Director and Deputy Director for: Management of all customer life-cycle activities for specifically assigned clients, including initial contact, customer qualification, proposal development, contract negotiations, work plan development, budget management, and deliverables; marketing and contractual issues as the primary SEI point of contact for assigned customers, including understanding assigned customers, their organizations, culture, and their technical needs and funding status for the effective management and delivery of current work, development of additional work scope, and, when necessary, resolution of customer related problems; interfacing with the SEI technical programs to ensure their understanding of customer requirements, objectives, delivery time lines, and customer expectations; interfacing with the SEI financial and business operations to provide oversight, control and management of customer funding; and achieving established annual SSD/SEI funding objectives.  

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business or equivalent work experience.

Experience: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in business development, acquisition and/or project management activities relating to technical products and services areas across the Federal Government. The successful candidate must have a proven and successful track record of creating and building business in a high-technology area, working with established business processes. The candidate must also understand the customer-related issues and know how to handle the typical challenges of Federal Government and contractor base organizations.

Skills/Abilities: Must have leadership and management skills and possess the ability to work with government programs and industrial organizations at the senior leadership level. Must have a broad-based understanding of Federal Government organizations and a deep understanding of the US Air Force and have current and extensive contacts including key decision makers and influencers; must possess the ability to work and influence at all levels within the management hierarchy.

The successful candidate must possess the ability to combine technical aptitude with a business perspective, be comfortable with understanding technical products and services and able to interact effectively with technical staff at the SEI and in customer organizations.

Must have strong written and oral communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills; ability to convey sense of purpose and mission that motivates others.

Essential that the candidate be a solid presenter and capable of communicating with and in front of internal and external customers including audiences from diverse military, Governmental and academic backgrounds.

Must respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities and possess the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects.

Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning and problem solving skills.

Physical/Mobility: Normally sedentary with some mobility.

Mental: Must thrive under pressure to meet business development goals and objectives. Must be flexible, have the ability to multitask and meet inflexible deadlines.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Master’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Business or equivalent work experience.

           

Accountability: Responsible for the development of a balanced portfolio of customers to contribute proportionately to the annual Software Solutions Division total funding and ceiling objectives.

Direction: Expected to act in support of the SSD goals and objectives and to coordinate and communicate appropriately with cross-Directorate and Division Management, Team Leads, and other Business Managers and SEI Technical Staff.  Models, leads and is committed to the SEI mission to advance software engineering and cybersecurity and related disciplines to ensure the development and operation of systems with predictable and improved cost, schedules and quality.

Decisions: Customer qualification for technical work consistent with the SEI Mission and funding objectives with the ability to monitor multiple large scale engagements that bring needed SEI and customer resources to bear when there are exceptions to the project plan.

Customer negotiations for work scope, delivery schedule and cost estimates including working with the technical programs to develop new products and new business opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Interfaces with SEI Technical Programs, and Business and Financial Services.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%     Strategic planning and business development:  Responsible for managing the life-cycle activities for assigned customers, including but not limited to customer qualifications, proposal development, contract negotiation, work plan development, budget management, on time commitments, and follow-up to ensure customer satisfaction.

20%     Contract Administration / Program Management:  Work with SEI staff, responsible for developing appropriate contracting mechanisms and management of contract requirements as well as tracking and monitoring funding.

10%     Administration/Travel:  Extensive travel required to customer sites and other venues to meet with current and prospective government clients and collaborators.  Travel may be domestic or international.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  SSD Director > SSD Deputy Director > Program Development Manager, Government Program Development

 

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

07 Jan
2016
Information Security Critical Infrastructure Analyst - 2002393
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CERT Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Program engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems.  The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance Team within the Cyber Risk & Resilience Directorate. The team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to identify, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures. The individual will conduct applied research and perform assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques to better understand and mitigate risks to cyber environments and the organizational processes that depend on them. Activities will include close work with customers from a variety of organizations, including DoD, government agencies, and commercial organizations.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with eight (8) years’ experience.

Licenses: CISSP or CISA

Experience: Professional experience in Industrial Control Systems Security in the Water, Chemical, or Energy Sectors. Operational experience in Critical Infrastructure. Experience with and applied knowledge in: data Analysis, Statistics, and Statistical Tools for quantitative methods; information technology and telecommunications systems; cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues; critical Infrastructure and Key Resources; software and systems engineering.

Skills/Abilities: Must exhibit the following skills and abilities: understanding of information technology and telecommunications systems; working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards; working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues; development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations; ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations; reasoning and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision; ability to interact effectively with customer and to represent the SEI and its capabilities; ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure; ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks; leadership and mentoring skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations; participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM.

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

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

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities: take or share leadership role in technical projects; work meticulously with careful attention to detail; 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; ability to understand the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and maintain that clearance as a condition of employment.   

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with five (5) years’ experience.  PhD in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with two (2) years’ experience.

Licenses: CISSP, CISM, GIAC, or similar; certifications from the audit discipline (such as CISA) are also acceptable.

Experience: In addition to the minimum experience above, preferred experience includes: experience in both physical and cyber aspects of security; familiarity with resilience concepts; familiarity with process improvement models such as CMMI or SixSigma, TQM, ISO9000, CERT-RMM; familiarity with standards for measurement (including ISO 15939); familiarity with NIST 800-series standards for information security; familiarity with the DoD DIACAP standard for information assurance certification and accreditation; familiarity with standards for security (ISO 27000), business continuity (BS 25999), and IT operations (ISO 20000); working in a team environment on collaborative projects in critical infrastructure sectors involving network, system or data security; experience employing software engineering techniques in designing and developing distributed, secure software, and experience with / knowledge of any of the following; system administration; networking; firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security technologies; application development/programming; relational databases.

Skills/Abilities: In addition to the minimum skills/abilities above, preferred skills/abilities include: ability to lead work teams as needed; consulting skills; demonstrated ability to deliver coursework and training.

 

Accountability: The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development. The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors. Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%     Participate in the examination, analysis, and documentation of assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques for information and infrastructure security; examine data on cyber security and technology risks to identify problem areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

25%     Participate in the delivery of existing CERT cyber security, resilience, and risk assessment and analysis approaches with customers and partners; participate in research, analysis, and documentation of cyber security issues, concerns, and risks at customer locations.

20%     Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10%     Deliver courses in operational resilience management, cyber security management, and information security risk management.

5%       Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5%       Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5%       Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.

100% Total Effort

Organizational Chart: Director CERT Program > Technical Director, Risk and Resilience Directorate > Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Assurance team > Information Security Critical Infrastructure Analyst

 

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

16 Dec
2015
Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer - 2002327
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

This position has multiple openings and can be located in Pittsburgh, PA or 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 three (3) years applicable working experience in information technology, Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with one (1) years of 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

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

09 Dec
2015
Temporary Expense Reimbursement Specialist - 2002282
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: Responsible for assisting members of the SEI Business Services Travel Team with administration and auditing (compliant with CMU Business and Expense Reimbursement Policy, Federal Travel Regulations as well any other customer specific requirements) of all SEI travel requests, travel reimbursements, conference registration and corresponding payments. This includes review of travel requests, Oracle expense reimbursements and conference registrations for SEI travelers. Duties include, reviewing approved conference registration requests in a timely manner and processing the registration and pre-payment of the conference registration, as well as notification of final registration to traveler and support person. Providing sufficient receipts to SEI Accounts Payable to reconcile the conference registration charge in the Oracle Procurement Card system. Additionally, ensure end user compliance with both SEI and CMU system requirements; ensuring all supporting documents are available and stored within the SEI e file and within the Oracle expense report as required. Reconciliation of the SEI travel request to the Oracle expense report details and closing the SEI Travel Request record when all payments have been made. This position would also be responsible to track and ensure all foreign travel requirements and approvals are secured prior to traveler departure.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

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

Experience: At least 3 or more years of related experience such as in a travel agency, or in a position requiring the monitoring and approval of financial expenditures.

Skills/Abilities: .Must have strong analytical and good organizational skills, strong communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to maintain detailed information on all travel reimbursements to ensure proper and complete documentation of all expense reimbursements.  Previous experience with Oracle, Excel and Word are required

Physical Mobility: Normally sedentary with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to other campus locations; may require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.

Environmental Conditions:  Work is usually performed in an office setting. There will be close contact with CRT for long periods of time.

Mental:  Ability to pay close attention to financial detail, meet deadlines with respect to travel reimbursements, and or conference registrations, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

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

Experience: Experience and understanding of business travel, i.e., general knowledge of airline procedures, hands-on experience in auditing and reimbursing business travel related expenses, understanding of situations such as flight cancellations, late arrivals etc. which preclude normal travel expenses. Experience working with vendors placing orders and receiving items.

Skills/Abilities: Extensive knowledge of the Oracle financial system modules including Accounts Payable and Internet Expenses – Procurement Card usage and verification.

 

Accountability: Expected to act independently, prioritizing own workload.  Responsible for making timely decisions and taking appropriate actions to ensure timely reimbursement of all travel reimbursements for both domestic and foreign travel. Responsible for the timely review and update of the SEI Travel Request System to reconcile Oracle expense report payments and close out Travel Request record. Ensure timely processing of approved conference registration requests to take advantage of lower early bird registrations. Responsible for providing all required support to reconcile Tartan Trust Card where a conference registration was pre-paid by the SEI.

Direction: Performs under general supervision, supervisor only checks a sample end results of reimbursements processed, invoices paid, foreign travel approved and conference registrations placed. All normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently using established guidelines, policies and previous experiences as precedents, only the most difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions: Has latitude to make decisions regarding allow ability of expenses, and approved conference registrations. Decisions are made based on policies, procedures, guidelines, past precedence, current practices, and if needed collaborating with other Business Services Travel team members.  Only unique situations are referred to the manager, however, it is expected that solutions and recommended rationale are part of these discussions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%     Assisting members of the SEI Business Services Travel Team with administration and auditing (compliant with CMU Business and Expense Reimbursement Policy, Federal Travel Regulations as well any other customer specific requirements of all SEI travel requests, travel reimbursements, conference registration and corresponding payments. This includes review of travel requests, Oracle expense reimbursements and conference registrations for SEI travelers.

25%     Duties include, reviewing approved conference registration requests in a timely manner and processing the registration and pre-payment of the conference registration, as well as notification of final registration to traveler and support person. Providing sufficient receipts to SEI Accounts Payable to reconcile the conference registration charge in the Oracle Procurement Card system.

5%       Other duties as assigned.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: Chief Financial Officer – Financial & Business Services > Manager – Business Services > Assistant Manager, Business Services > Temporary Expense Reimbursement Specialist

 

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

08 Dec
2015
Senior Engineer - Battle Management Sector (ADOC) - 2002284
Bedford, MA

Position Summary:

The Senior Member of the Technical Staff of the Battle Management Sector will be responsible for leading teams that enable the QATAR Air Defense Operations Center (ADOC) Program within the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division of PEO Battle Management, to support the US Air Force in the design and delivery of Integrated Air and Missile Defense C2 systems and enterprises for key foreign partners.  Key activities include: architecting a complex system-of-systems, soliciting and aligning requirements from stakeholders or other Subject Matter Experts, leading a team to write system requirements for networks, information assurance, cross domain solutions, interfaces (Link-16/JREAP-C/ASTERIX), voice communication systems, mission planning systems, situational awareness systems, and program protection (domain expertise in one or more of these areas is a plus), leading a combined government and Prime Contractor team in the development of design concepts to implement system requirements, creating, analyzing, and briefing courses of action to leadership for decision, monitoring and managing the Prime Contractor effort to build the material solution leading up to and through key acquisition milestones – System Requirement Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Critical Design Review, developing the plan and coordinating the test and evaluation of the overall system, Providing inputs to program Statements of Work, performing technical evaluation of contractor proposals, including Basis of Estimates.  The candidate will coordinate closely with technical staff in the Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate and other SEI programs to deliver system & software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the lifecycle.  The senior engineer will be able to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, software engineering, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

Experience: The candidate must have at least:  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.

The candidate must have experience in software and systems engineering.  Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD 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, engineering, and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.   The candidate should have experience with software/system acquisition in the Command and Control (C2) or Integrated Air and Missile Defense domains.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of software/systems engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security.
  • Broad systems engineering and system lifecycle experience with a focus in one or more of following domains:
    • Ballistic missile defense
    • Air defense
    • Networks
    • Information Assurance
    • Cross Domain Solutions
    • Interfaces (Link-16/JREAP-C/ASTERIX)
    • Voice Communication Systems
    • Mission Planning
    • Situational Awareness Systems
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Licensing
  • Experience defining, developing, analyzing, and acquiring large software intensive systems
  • Mastery of writing complete, unambiguous, and verifiable requirements
  • Experience in systems integration and analysis
  • Experience in risk analysis and mitigation strategies
  • Experience in agile software development methodologies, specifically scrum
  • Government acquisition experience
  • Experience with any of the following systems; Patriot, THAAD, Early Warning Radar, Ballistic Missile Defense System Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications, Air Operations Center, Control and Reporting Center
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and engagement skills in a multicultural environment
  • 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
    • Programmatic skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables)
    • Project management skills (e.g., program control activities, budget oversight, staff planning)
  • Experience in organizational change management would be considered a plus
  • Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at DAU courses would be considered a plus
  • Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams

Mobility:  Will be required to travel on overnight assignments both domestic and international.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

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.

Skills/Abilities:  Experience in organizational change management.  Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at DAU courses.

 

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 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 CTS Technical Director, Deputy Director or Chief Engineer.

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

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Battle Management Sector Lead < Battle Management – Senior Engineer

 

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

04 Dec
2015
Cyber Security Researcher - 2002258
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CMU/SEI Forensic Operations and Investigations team is a leading edge analytical resource focusing on critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  For the past 10 years, CERT has provided analytical and operational support to high-profile investigations including numerous activities of national or international significance. Through this work the 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, FOI is unmatched in its ability to develop new tools and methods to address cyber security limitations and critical gap areas.

This individual will serve in a multi-disciplinary role providing ongoing support to federal law enforcement, defense agencies, and the national intelligence community. As a member of the FOI team this candidate will provide support to on-going operations in the areas of incident response and investigation, full-spectrum digital forensics and applied research in emerging areas of cybercrime. At times, this position will require the team member to develop and deliver training modules related the aforementioned domains.

The successful candidate must have proven computer forensics experience in multi-jurisdiction criminal investigations, be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and instructional skills. 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: BS Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline and a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Certified Encase Examiner, ACE. CISSP, GIAC, SSCP, OSCP or other related/relevant certifications preferred.

Experience:  At least four or more (4+) year’s relevant experience in computer forensics, to include field and laboratory collection/imaging, analysis, with prior court room testimony preferred.  Technical experience required with host and network based forensics investigations and tools, analysis of Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS operating systems, and removable media data recovery.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, have strong analytical and information organization skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills.  Candidate must be skilled in instructional design, course development, and evaluation techniques.  Candidate must be able to multi-task and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Technical proficiency with operating systems and detailed knowledge of network protocols are required.

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 CRT 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of eight (8) years of applicable experience; MS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of five  (5) years of applicable experience; PhD in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of two (2) years of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience with state or federal law enforcement organization; operational knowledge of recently enacted state and federal laws and procedures relating to computer forensics investigations; coordination with criminal investigators, including courtroom testimony. 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Penetration Testing

  • Information and network security including experience with IDS/IPS

  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigations

  • Digital Forensics (host, network and mobile devices)

  • Incident Response

  • Ability to research and characterize security threats including defining appropriate countermeasures

  • Hardware or software reverse engineering for either vulnerability discovery/assessment or malware analysis

  • Virtual infrastructure and hypervisors

  • Experience with common security controls including firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, Web Application Firewalls

  • Technical knowledge of fundamental Internet protocols, services, and technologies to include HTTP, TLS, DNS, SMTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, AJAX, JSON, REST

  • 2+ years with a scripting language including SQL, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, PHP and/or shell scripting

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products.

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

Decisions:  Required to design, develop, pilot and deliver products.  Required to accurately represent NSS and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervision:  Contributes to hiring decisions of program staff; mentors junior staff; supervises student interns.  The experienced candidate may perform project management responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%     Operational support for SEI customers.

20%     Perform applied research in emerging areas of digital forensics.

15%     Deliver technical and management training to customers.

5%       Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

5%       Contribute to the research and technical agendas of the FOI.       

Organizational Chart:  CERT Division Director, Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Deputy Director, Cyber Security Solutions > Technical Manager, Forensic Operations and Investigations > Cyber Security Researcher

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

04 Dec
2015
Senior Engineer - Battle Management Sector (IAMD) - 2002262
Bedford, MA

Position Summary:

The Senior Member of the Technical Staff of the Battle Management Sector will at work at Hanscom Air Force Base (Boston, MA), in the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD Program within the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division of PEO Battle Management.  The individual will be responsible for leading an engineering team to support the US Air Force in the design and delivery of Integrated Air and Missile Defense C2 systems and enterprises for key foreign partners.  Key activities include: architecting a complex system-of-systems, soliciting and aligning requirements from stakeholders or other Subject Matter Experts, leading a team to write system requirements for networks, information assurance, cross domain solutions, interfaces (Link-16/JREAP-C/ASTERIX), voice communication systems, mission planning systems, situational awareness systems, and program protection (domain expertise in one or more of these areas is a plus), leading a combined government and Prime Contractor team in the development of design concepts to implement system requirements, creating, analyzing, and briefing courses of action to leadership for decision, monitoring and managing the Prime Contractor effort to build the material solution leading up to and through key acquisition milestones – System Requirement Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Critical Design Review, developing the plan and coordinating the test and evaluation of the overall system, Providing inputs to program Statements of Work, performing technical evaluation of contractor proposals, including Basis of Estimates.  The candidate will coordinate closely with technical staff in the Client Technical Solutions (CTS) Directorate and other SEI programs to deliver system & software engineering technical expertise to customers throughout the lifecycle.  The senior engineer will be able to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, software engineering, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

Experience: The candidate must have at least:  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.

The candidate must have experience in software and systems engineering.  Must be knowledgeable of the software engineering and system engineering disciplines as well as understanding the DoD 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, engineering, and acquisition communities and be able to interact diplomatically with partners, customers and sponsors.   The candidate should have experience with software/system acquisition in the Command and Control (C2) or Integrated Air and Missile Defense domains.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of software/systems engineering; detailed knowledge of at least one core competency: requirements, architecture and design, program and acquisition management, performance improvement, assurance, or security.
  • Broad systems engineering and system lifecycle experience with a focus in one or more of following domains:
    • Ballistic missile defense
    • Air defense
    • Networks
    • Information Assurance
    • Cross Domain Solutions
    • Interfaces (Link-16/JREAP-C/ASTERIX)
    • Voice Communication Systems
    • Mission Planning
    • Situational Awareness Systems
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Licensing
  • Experience defining, developing, analyzing, and acquiring large software intensive systems
  • Mastery of writing complete, unambiguous, and verifiable requirements
  • Experience in systems integration and analysis
  • Experience in risk analysis and mitigation strategies
  • Experience in agile software development methodologies, specifically scrum
  • Government acquisition experience
  • Experience with any of the following systems; Patriot, THAAD, Early Warning Radar, Ballistic Missile Defense System Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications, Air Operations Center, Control and Reporting Center
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and engagement skills in a multicultural environment
  • 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
    • Programmatic skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, track deliverables)
    • Project management skills (e.g., program control activities, budget oversight, staff planning)
  • Experience in organizational change management would be considered a plus
  • Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at DAU courses would be considered a plus
  • Ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary teams

Mobility:  Will be required to travel on overnight assignments both domestic and international.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:   Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

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.

Skills/Abilities:  Experience in organizational change management.  Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (SPRDE, Program Management, and/or Test) and attendance at DAU courses.

 

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 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 CTS Technical Director, Deputy Director or Chief Engineer.

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

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart:  SEI Director’s Office < Technical Director, Client Technical Solutions Directorate < Battle Management Sector Lead < Battle Management – Senior Engineer

 

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

30 Nov
2015
Machine Learning Research Scientist - 2002142
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), part of Carnegie Mellon University, is searching for a Machine Learning Research Scientist to fill a position focused on advancing and applying machine learning technology to analyzing streaming data. The AMS initiative matures technology; prototypes advanced software engineering concepts; conducts applied research; and transitions technology in order to bring cutting edge ideas to government organizations. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with world-renowned researchers and engineers at the SEI, other Carnegie Mellon University departments, as well as other universities and research and development organizations to research and/or identify promising technologies, and apply those technologies to applications requiring rapid processing of large volumes of potentially streaming data.  The candidate should have a strong mathematics and/or computer science background and experience in machine learning technology and developing highly-distributed systems performing near-real-time analysis of data. 

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: M.S. degree in computer science or related discipline with eight (8) years of experience or equivalent combination or training and experience.

Experience: Four or more (4+) years in three or more of the following: system/software architecture and development, virtual machine technology, distributed processing, data analytics, machine learning and/or natural language processing.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to contribute to machine learning research and design and develop advanced prototypes. Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Ability to work successfully in small team environments, and communicate with prominent researchers and engineers.  Interest in the application of advanced technologies to extremely complex and challenging problems

Mobility: Normally sedentary position with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to campus and potentially other locations.

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

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, balance multiple tasks, work under pressure, and work with frequent interruptions.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in Computer Science or related discipline with firve (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. Advanced coursework in machine learning/natural language processing.  Advanced coursework in architecting highly-distributed systems.  Additional course work in computer applications, software engineering and networking.

Experience: Four or more (4+)years’ experience in system/software architecture and development, virtual machine technology, distributed processing, data analytics, machine learning and/or natural language processing.  Experience developing data analytics applications, and applications for intermittently connected, low bandwidth, and low power environments; sensor integration and fusion. 

Skills/Abilities: Experience working with the intelligence community.

 

Accountability: Completes project tasks from routine to complex; is accountable for meeting established deadlines and project milestones with a commitment to decisions that have been made.

Direction: Expected to perform with limited supervision. Most normal duties and responsibilities are handled independently with the use of established research and engineering protocols and departmental and university procedures and policies.

Decisions: Works with researchers and developers to implement pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Small team supervision.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%     Works with CMU, SEI, other researchers, and the intelligence community to enhance the state of the art in technologies to assist in the analysis of large volume and streaming data.

30%     Works with CMU and SEI engineers to apply state of the art technologies to prototype systems that assist in the analysis of large volume and streaming data.

20%     Attends meetings, submits work progress reports, and performs related duties as required.

20%     Represents work plans and prototypes via publications, conferences, and meetings to the academic research, engineering, DoD, and first responder communities.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director > CSC Directorate Lead > AMS Initiative Lead > Senior Member of the Technical Staff

 

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

16 Nov
2015
Windows Systems Administrator - 2002132
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University, seeks an individual to administer Windows-based server systems and provide second-tier Windows desktop support in a mixed platform environment. Desirable candidates will have:  Experience managing production Windows systems used to support multiple mission-critical initiatives; working knowledge of Microsoft enterprise technologies such as System Center products, Exchange, SharePoint, et cetera; thorough understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy; history participating in the deployment and/or maintenance of critical IT services; solid troubleshooting skills, particularly in a Microsoft Active Directory environment.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  The qualified candidate must have a BS or BA in Computer Science, Information Science, or Information Technology or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Course work should include the design of Internet services and protocols, distributed computing, operating systems concepts, and computer and network security.

Licenses:  Must be able to obtain a government security clearance.

Experience: Three or more (3+) years of experience as a systems administrator in a high-availability production environment; at least twelve (12) contiguous months of said relevant experience served in the same organization evolving a specific infrastructure.  The candidate will have experience in diagnosing, investigating and resolving client and server issues in an Active Directory Infrastructure.

Skills/Abilities: A thorough understanding of Windows systems and related technologies (e.g. Active Directory, System Center Configuration Manager, Group Policy).  The candidate will have a working knowledge of at least one Windows scripting language (e.g. PowerShell).  Experience using and troubleshooting Outlook in a Microsoft Exchange environment. The ability to administer production Microsoft services in an enterprise environment and support internal customers with a high level of customer service is a must.

Physical Mobility:  Some business travel required; may have to travel to other campus locations; travel to customer sites. Computer hardware installation and configuration required on a regular basis, sometimes involving transport of heavy objects (typically under 100 lbs.) short distances, use of hand tools, et cetera. Carrying of light objects (< 20 lbs.) for longer distances (intra-campus; 2-3 city blocks) may also be required.

Environmental Conditions:  Work in an office setting for extended periods; periodic work in a computer machine room environment.

Mental:  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; ability to prioritize projects/tasks; strong learning capability; ability to interact effectively with others of varying technical competency, vendors, managers, and other technical research staff; ability to work effectively with other groups within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon. Good technical problem-solving skills. Strong information and project organization skills as well as good oral and written communication skills are required.

Other:  Evening/weekend hours will be periodically required in order to perform service outside of normal operating hours. There is a rotating on-call component to this position. Candidate must respond to outage events via remote access (in appropriate circumstances) within 30 minutes.  Some situations in this role will demand an on-site response; on-site response to the local SEI facility must be achieved within 60 minutes barring extreme adverse weather conditions.  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses: MCSA, MCSE

Experience:  Four or more (4+) years of experience with over twelve (12) contiguous months of experience relevant to the minimum qualifications served in the same organization supporting the same network infrastructure.  Candidate will have an understanding of TCP/IP and network protocols used by Windows.  Experience working with a secure managed Windows desktop environment.  The applicant should have an understanding of the practice of least-privileged user accounts and how it affects users and administrators in a Windows environment.  Candidate should have experience in designing, deploying, and maintaining Microsoft Exchange in a multi-platform infrastructure including multiple mail domains.  Candidate should have experience integrating Windows into a multi-platform environment.  The candidate should have a working knowledge of Windows internals and experience with Windows systems development.  Experience managing large scale Windows upgrades and deployments is a plus.  Experience with operating system and application virtualization is preferred. Experience managing Windows-based systems in compliance with DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) is beneficial. 
 
Skills/Abilities: Demonstrable skill at managing Windows systems in a complex heterogeneous environment.  Candidate will have experience working with virtualization technologies.  Skills in log review and advanced troubleshooting techniques such as crash dump analysis, registry and file system monitoring, and network sniffing.  A working knowledge of usage, capabilities and troubleshooting related to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, including interaction with Microsoft Office desktop software and use of features such as workflows and versioning.  Skills related to evaluating and deploying enterprise software solutions.  Working knowledge of other enterprise Microsoft software including SharePoint, System Center, Exchange.
Other: Clearances: United States DOD Secret (or higher) or equivalent (e.g. DOE).

 


Accountability:  Employee is accountable for describing, implementing and/or maintaining an efficient, reliable and secure configuration of computing services in support of the Program’s initiatives and/or a sponsor/client.  Employee may be responsible for the proper handling/destruction of confidential and sensitive information.

Direction:  Employee will be expected to work under minimum supervision within the defined scope of authority and in accordance with SEI and SEI IT operating guidelines.

Decisions:  Candidate will determine the cause of computing problems and take corrective action in a timely fashion when a system/service fails or becomes unavailable.  Candidate will describe the appropriate procedures to configure and maintain a particular computing system to support one or more critical business functions in a secure manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Employee may, at the manager or team leader’s discretion, task/supervise student/temporary employees in completion of specific tasks.  Employee will provide assistance to staff members / clients in the proper configuration/use of computer hardware and software services and tools.  Employee may be required to participate in activities aimed at verifying user-managed systems’ compliance with relevant “acceptable use” policies.


Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40% Maintenance and administration of services and applications.

15% Software evaluation and packaging for enterprise distribution.

20% Providing technical guidance to users and/or front-line support in resolving user issues.

10% Planning and implementation of new IT services and the evolution of existing ones.

10% Documentation (e.g., admin procedures, SLAs, et cetera).

5% Maintaining awareness of evolving trends and techniques in the Microsoft services realm.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


Organizational Chart:  SEI ITS Director < Systems Group Manager < Windows Systems Team Lead < Windows Systems Administrator

 

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

09 Nov
2015
Network Security Engineer - 2002130
Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The CERT Program is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CERT engages in cutting-edge research and development in computer security.  The CERT Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group helps large network operators; and security organizations in the USG distill actionable insights from networks of interest through strategic analysis; and tool and system development.

As a member of the Deployment Team, the selected candidate will be responsible for defining, provisioning, operating, and using a network security test-bed.  The selected candidate must be capable of administering commodity systems as well as operating specialized networking equipment and hardware.  As required, the candidate will support operational users and developers by using the test-bed to verify engineering scenarios, prepare data-sets, and create automation infrastructure for testing the network analysis tools.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with eight (8) years of applicable experience. 

Experience:  Applicable experience in the design and implementation of complex testing and networking, including experience in:

  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • System administration, monitoring, and automation in Unix/Linux
  • Managing networks (switches, firewalls, routers, VPNs)

Skills/Abilities:

  • Deep familiarity with networking concepts, tools, etc.
  • Understanding of enterprise level communications
  • Ability to execute test plans and report results, entry/exit documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Ability to attend customer meetings and respond to customer requirements

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 up to 20% to customer sites.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with computer for extended periods of time

Mental: Ability to work meticulously with careful attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; ability to deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with five (5) years of applicable experience. 

Experience:             

·              Experience working in production computing environment.

·              Knowledge of Cisco Nexus and Juniper networking technologies

·              Experience operating and maintaining Unix, and networking infrastructure.

·              Experience developing software in Java and/or Python

·              Experience with DevOps Methodologies

·              Experience with commercial high speed network monitoring equipment.

·              Experience using network test equipment and network load generators.

 

Accountability: The individual is accountable for the definition, creation, maintenance and technical support of:

  • A high speed networking prototype test-bed
  • Automated test and reporting systems
  • Other products and customer deliverables including material for technical presentations and reports to customers, training material, and technical documentation.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and NSS defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem-solving processes of operating, maintaining and implementing a multi-protocol multi-carrier prototype network environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others.  However, the individual may act in a technical leadership (non-supervisory) role in regard to specific work products and activities, or in regard to student interns, etc.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

45%     Manage the hardware and software of a prototype network security test-bed to include all appropriate system administration tasks and processes; provision for new requirements and growth.

30%     Define and execute tests in the network security test-bed on behalf of internal and external users.

20%     Build appropriate scenarios, profiles, and data-sets in support of internal and external users using the network security test-bed.

Secondary Functions

5%       Contribute to the broader security community.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: Director, CERT Program < Technical Director < Technical Manager < Network Security Engineer

 

 

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

15 Oct
2015
Senior Researcher - 2002044
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: This individual provides quantitative expertise to outside customers and other technology groups in the SEI to address a wide variety of software engineering, acquisition, and sustainment problems. Specific examples include reviewing project cost estimates, establishing and assessing software measurement programs, designing project management dashboards, and assessing the quality of the data currently being used by customer organizations.  Additionally, this position leads and participates in research and development projects within the Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis initiative and on teams in other units of the SEI.  The position also requires making public presentations on our R&D activities and products and services we offer as well as serving as the principle point of contact for customer engagements.  The position also works with the SEI Business Development team as requested to support visits with potential customers and to write work proposals.  As a senior member of the technical staff, the individual will also be responsible for review and evaluation of the work performed on their projects to ensure value is delivered and the work is of high quality.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  B.S. degree or higher in quantitative analysis such as social sciences or B.S. degree in computer science, software engineering or related discipline.

Experience:  Ten (10) years of applicable experience in software engineering measurement, project management, or DOD acquisition.  Also experience on software project teams or as a consultant.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Quantitative analytical expertise including statistical modeling and empirical research methods
  • Ability to use advanced statistical techniques including multivariate analysis and machine learning methods
  • Ability to construct an empirical research plan and experimental design
  • Excellent/outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to actively listen to grasp the big picture, identify key issues and convey the goals of an organization and the current effort
  • Ability to work with and lead teams of professionals
  • Instructional delivery skills
  • Planning skills
  • Consulting skills including meeting facilitation skills
  • High capability for attention to detail

Skills with the following tools:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

At least one statistical package (SAS/Jump, SPSS, Systat, R)

Mobility: Typical travel is 20-25% per month and occasionally greater

Environmental Conditions:  Extensive use of LCD terminal and keyboard

Mental: Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, attend to details, be creative, deal collaboratively with customers, SEI team members, managers and other SEI groups.  Able to express criticism in a constructive manner and willing to accept criticism without becoming defensive. Willing to speak up and offer ideas and feedback when requested.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: M.S. or PhD in one of the above disciplines.

Licenses:  Certification as Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ Quality Professional or similar certification.

Experience: Five years or more in a management role related to software development, sustainment or acquisition in a DOD context. Two or more years in an internal or external consulting role.

Skills/Abilities: Experience conducting experiments, validation studies on software practices or other innovations.  Knowledge of design of experiments and/or control charts.  Data mining.

 

Accountability: When serving as the technical lead for a project, this position is responsible for meeting the project’s commitments: deliverables, schedule and budget. The individual must be able to develop and present work plans and status reports to the customer as required. The individual is accountable for the quality of the products delivered and customer satisfaction with the deliverables and working relationship.

Direction: Conducts complex technical work with limited direction from SEMA Manager and other team or initiative leaders.

Decisions: May determine content of customer communications. Will replan efforts and schedules as circumstances change. Will have direct impact on objectives and approach to own technical work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May function as a team leader on technical work. Under these circumstances, the individual is responsible for scheduling the work of the team and will supervise others as necessary.  Will work with other managers as necessary to deconflict work priorities of team members and will provide feedback on the performance of the team to the team and the SEMA manager and SEAP Technical Director as requested.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

35%     Develop measurement technology and research papers as needed for SEI initiatives.

40%     Consults with customers on design and implementation of measurement to support customer functions and decisions.

20%     Develops transition materials such as courseware and case studies on customer engagements and provides delivery of SEI training.

5%       Supports business development.

100% TOTAL EFFORT
 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director < Technical Director for SEAP < Manager of SEMA

 

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

 

24 Sep
2015
Architecture Researcher - 2001951
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The Software Engineering Institute’s Architecture Practices initiative at Carnegie Mellon University seeks to create architecture-centric theories and practices to increase development efficiency and effectiveness on large-scale software and systems engineering projects.  The Architecture Researcher will join the Architecture Practices team to assist in expanding the established research program in order to create and extend architecture-centric theories and practices for the organization in order to produce systems to meet their business and mission goals. The Architecture Researcher will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to ongoing architecture research efforts, building on new research directions, and validating ideas in customer settings;
  • Defining and developing research strategies and projects, leading research teams, such as the customer efforts or transition project teams, and/or conducting planned research projects as necessary;
  • Directing support activities to enable technical work and the activities of work study or graduate students as appropriate;
  • Communicating the results of his/her research, through publication presentations in peer-reviewed venues;
  • Working with collaborators and customers to apply research outcomes to real world systems;
  • Determining and recommending architecture-centric technical solutions for practical system development programs; and
  • Participating in and leading technical activities in community settings (conferences, workshops, and working groups).

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Must have at least two (2) years of experience in architecture research and/or practice architecting systems, which shall include specific experience in:

  • Performing research in architectural modeling, analysis, and generation of safety critical embedded software systems;
  • Performing research in timing analysis and behavioral verification of safety critical systems;
  • Applying architecture-centric research technologies on customer systems in the aerospace domain
  • Publishing at least ten (10) papers in peer-reviewed computer-science venues.
  • Familiarity with avionics standards such as ARINC653, ARINC664, or SAE AS5506 AADL is a plus.

Skills/Abilities: Software development, including Java programming, extending the Eclipse platform (plug-in development). Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present to small and large audiences.

Mobility: Normally sedentary position with some mobility; i.e., able to travel to other campus locations.

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

Mental: Ability to explore and solve complex, ill-defined problems; work meticulously with attention to detail; self-starter willing to take on tasks and develop new research ideas; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers; interact with world-class research community.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Accountability: Ability to work on research with minimal supervision; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks;.

Direction: Expected to act with limited supervision in accordance with SEI procedures, policies, such as those involving technical leadership, analysis, report production, and confidentiality. Requires close collaboration and teaming within and across initiatives and directorates.

Decisions: Suggests possible solutions to colleagues and users.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

50%        Research, prototyping, and demonstration of architecture-centric analysis and generation technologies.

30%        Application of architecture-centric technologies in customer settings.

20%        Publication of research results.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


Organizational Chart: SSD Director > AP Initiative Lead > Architecture Researcher

 

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

 

18 Sep
2015
Empirical Software Engineering Researcher - 2001911
Arlington, VA

Position Summary: This position reports to the Assistant Director, SSD Empirical Research Office,   SSD Washington Operations and conducts research projects that align with the ERO’s mission. The ERO’s mission is to conduct applied research regarding the processes, practices, and systemic issues associated with software development and acquisition management, using measurement across the system life cycle, to enable SEI’s customers to achieve more successful acquisition program outcomes and potentially inform executive decisions about policy.

The successful applicant will plan, design, and conduct research projects and work on teams that apply intellectual rigor to address challenges and problems in actual software and software-intensive programs, impact DoD policy, and enhance the body of knowledge and practices of organizations engaged in software development and acquisition. An important part of this will include compiling and analyzing real-world datasets and rapidly dealing with data quality issues, potentially limited sample sizes, and other challenges.

The specific responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Identifying candidate problems and issues where an applied software research project can add value in solving problems and informing decisions.

  2. Developing and writing research proposals and designing research projects to address problems across the system life cycle (development, acquisition and sustainment) as they relate to different technology domains (IT, cloud, security, safety, systems of systems, etc.) and the decision needs of different levels of leadership and management.

  3. Development and implementation of data collection strategies and plans (mining of software repositories, automated metrics collection, surveys, interviews, etc.) as well as performing and leading subsequent qualitative and quantitative analyses.

  4. Elicitation and modeling of software process and program quality attributes.

  5. Collaboration with SEI and CMU staff in a team environment on research proposals and projects as well as proactive outreach to other applied research organizations across DoD, other Federal agencies and FFRDCs, not-for profit research entities, academia, and university-affiliated research centers to create strategic relationships and seek opportunities for funded research.

  6. Technology transfer/infusion, e.g. through training course development and delivery.

  7. Development, presentation, and review of technical reports and scholarly publications.

     

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  MS in a relevant discipline which may include computer science, information systems, systems engineering, software engineering, other engineering disciplines, and operations research with five (5) years of experiecne; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Experience: The candidate must have at least three (3) years of data analysis or empirical research experience, applied to software engineering or in the engineering of complex software-reliant systems. It is imperative that the candidate demonstrate hands-on experience in being able to apply research to real-life software programs.

Skills/Abilities:  Successful candidates will demonstrate proficiency in conducting applied research, the motivation to collaborate in a team-oriented environment, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with customers.

Specific requirements include: 

  • Current knowledge of software acquisition and/or engineering methods, technologies, and tools in a relevant environment, with an emphasis on evaluation and performance measurement.

  • Ability to conduct data analysis in R, Python or a similar data analysis ecosystem, and must be able to rapidly clean, refactor, explore, model, plot and merge messy raw datasets.

  • A track record of publishing technical peer-reviewed articles.

  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses.

  • Familiarity with measuring the effectiveness of software or systems development processes, practices, and/or tools.

  • Expertise in the development of software systems.

  • Familiarity with computer-assisted analysis of software code.

  • Familiarity with programming languages, which must include Java, as well as at least one DBMS. Familiarity with .NET preferred.

Exceptional candidates will also exhibit:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply research methods and results to real-life problems.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with processes for software acquisition and development used by the DOD or other US federal agencies.

  • Expertise in software measurement, analysis, and visualization approaches.

  • Experience in writing research proposals to funding agencies.

Mobility:  Normal sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community. Will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting with extended use of CRT.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training:  Ph.D. and two (2) years of experience in one of the above disciplines or related fields or equivalent combination of training and experiences. Three (3) years of experience in DoD or other government system acquisition.

Licenses/Certifications: Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (Program Management, Systems Engineering, and/or Test).

Skills/Abilities:  Experience in three or more of the following:. 

  • DoD, non-DoD, or industry software-intensive systems acquisition or development on large-scale systems.  

  • Solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end software engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements, design, implementation, testing etc.). 

  • Systems engineering of software-intensive systems and systems of systems;

  • Software integration and test and software/hardware integration;

  • COTS product integration; 

  • IT architectures; 

  • Deployment and sustainment of software-reliant systems, including legacy system migration; 

  • Knowledge of modern software development languages and platforms.

    

Accountability:  The individual 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, the individual 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 organizations to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition/sustainment program and their contractor base, and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibility:

50%             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: Design and implement data collection mechanisms; acquire, organize, and scrub data for analysis; conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses; engage with subject matter experts to vet conclusions.

25%             Other types of research support, including design of experiments / case studies and practical metrics.

20%             Write proposals and technical reports for dissemination of research results, (e.g. guides, reports, presentations, articles, workshops, courses, and blog entries).

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

 

Organiztional Chart: Director SSD < Assistant Director, Empirical Research Office (Washington Operations) < Senior Engineer, Empirical Research Office

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

14 Aug
2015
Machine Learning Research Scientist -2001624
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: Work with elite cybersecurity experts and university faculty to build new data mining technologies that will influence the national strategy against cyber attacks in the coming decades. Projects may include developing metrics and experimental designs for large-scale cybersecurity research programs, researching human-in-the-loop machine learning, and analyzing large corpora of cybersecurity incident data. You will co-author research proposals, execute studies, and present findings to DoD sponsors and academic conferences. Consider applying for this position if you are a proven data analyst with a firm grasp of statistical theory. Preference is given for expertise in computer science and cyber security, but it is not required.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Background in machine learning, statistics, or related quantitative field with a Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years of experience; Master’s degree and five (5) years of experience; PhD and two (2) years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Candidates without a PhD should instead have experience demonstrating their knowledge of statistical theory and ability to perform research.

Experience: Two plus (2+) years of experience using statistical methods.

Skills/Abilities: An ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas. Experience with specific tools and methods are less important to us than evidence that you can learn new tools and methods.

Statistics:

  • Design quantitative metrics with real-world utility and validity.
  • Apply a wide range of analysis techniques to diverse, potentially underspecified real problems.
  • Find, read about and evaluate theoretical results as needed.
  • Execute experimental design basics.
  • Advise on the feasibility, needs, and design of the data-centered component of new project proposals.
  • Design and evaluate data collection strategies aligned to project goals.

Hands-on data analysis:

  • Analyze data in R, Python or similar data analysis ecosystem.
  • Comfortably use tools for reproducible, documented data analysis.
  • Rapidly clean, refactor, explore, model, plot, and merge messy raw datasets.

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with subject-matter experts.
  • Communicate with people in other fields about technical statistical concepts.

Physical / Mobility:  Normal sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community.  May require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting several reams of paper, etc.

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

Mental:  Ability to: meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; work in a team environment to achieve research objectives; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in machine learning statistics, or other related quantitative field.

Experience: Five plus (5+) years of experience in statistics or machine learning.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Cybersecurity experience
  • Experience supporting test and evaluation for large-scale government research programs.

 

Accountability:  The individual will work independently and within teams to achieve project goals.

Direction:  The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions:  The individual must be able to make decisions about the proper scope of assigned research.  This includes being able to discern applicable paper topics, making decisions regarding experimental design and methods, and exercising strong time management skills.  The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position may involve the training and supervision of graduate students.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%  Data analysis.

25%  Other types of research support including designing experiments and metrics.

15%  Participating in the research community, including attending and presenting at conferences, and reading and writing academic papers.

10%  Writing proposals and reports.                 

10%  Consulting and project planning with other groups in the SEI.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Program, Director > CERT Program, Technical Director for Cyber Security Foundations > Science of Cyber Security Research Manager > Applied Statistician / Data Scientist

 

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

03 Aug
2015
Senior Engineer - Client Technical Solutions - 2001523
Arlington, VA

This position 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 life-cycle.


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, or equivalent combination of training and 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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 Responsibility:

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


Organizational Chart:  SEI 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

24 Jul
2015
Research Scientist - 2001482
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The SEI Emerging Technology Center is focused on matching state-of-the-art software capabilities with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs. This position will support the Center’s mission by capturing government needs and identifying, shaping, and guiding research that matches these needs and operationalizing research concepts in a realistic USG environment. If you are a researcher passionate about big data, cloud computing, human information interaction, analytics/machine learning/data mining/knowledge discovery, or scalability, and you are committed to bringing innovation to government and beyond, then this is the position for you.

Duties include: The SEI Emerging Technology Center Research Scientist will: Work with the Center’s leadership team to plan, develop and implement an overall research strategy, initiate and conduct novel research in-line with the Center’s broad technical focus of “data-intensive scalable computing,” and lead and collaborate with other research and development technical staff in the Center and across the SEI; Directly participate in the formation of a research agenda and assist the SEI Emerging Technology Center in establishing a national agenda in future technology; Develop research ideas in collaboration with sponsors and customers, collaborate with world leaders in the academic community, lead and conduct hands-on research, and direct research staff to advance ideas in support of the Center’s current and future customer needs; Work closely with the SEI Emerging Technology Center Director to define near-term and strategic research approach and agenda, as well as lead, conduct, and direct research projects for the Center. This position will afford the opportunity to participate in strategic planning for the whole of the Center along with an interdisciplinary team of highly talented visionaries. The work requires a deep understanding of technical challenges and emerging trends in computing and information science and awareness of the potential opportunities in industry and government. It also requires effective formulation and presentation of forward looking ideas. While deep technical knowledge in one or more fields is desirable, a demonstrated track record of research contributions across multiple fields is preferred. The SEI Emerging Technology Center and the Center customers are inherently interdisciplinary.

Specific responsibilities include: Interface directly with USG customers to identify, capture, and articulate critical software-related capability needs, specifically in the domain of data-intensive scalable computing; Identify, shape, and guide research activities directed at filling critical USG computing and information needs; Leverage research ideas to design, document, and oversee the development of solutions relevant to critical government needs; Oversee interdisciplinary development teams from problem definition to solution concept to solution development, test and evaluation, and technology transition; Develop and operationalize novel transition strategies for taking solutions from research concept to operational capability; Promote and practice user-centered design methodologies throughout the solution life-cycle, from research concept to operational capability; Publish and promote Center research to contribute to raising awareness and impact of the Center and the SEI; and Mentor other Center staff and collaborators on research methods, technical areas of expertise, user-centered design concepts, and solution design principles.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with eight (8) years’ experience or equivalent, Masters of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field with five (5) years’ experience or equivalent, or Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related field with two (2) years of experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Professional experience listed above to include the following areas: Leading research and research teams; capturing and documenting user/customer needs and requirements in complex technical areas under uncertainty and changing requirements and priorities; conducting research and applying scientific methods; basic and applied research; facilitating participatory design and innovation sessions for all aspects of software, solutions, and research design concepts; software development in support of research and taking software capabilities from the lab to operations; hands on modeling and simulation, data analysis/analytics, and large-scale computing; proven capabilities in the visual communications of complex ideas and concepts; preparing and delivering technical proposals, papers, and presentations; conducting user-centered design activities including user studies, novel prototyping capabilities, and exploring multiple solution concepts in parallel; design of information architectures for complex human-centered software systems; experience working with DARPA, IARPA, Service Labs, or other government research sponsors is a plus. Ideal candidates have: Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a technology- or research-based organization in government, industry or higher education; three to five years’ experience in researching, developing, or applying data-intensive scalable computing in a commercial or DoD/government-related environment; experience in building and managing high technology research teams. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge of software and systems engineering. Demonstrated success in formulating and delivering successful research proposals to the federal government and in leading the resulting projects. Demonstrated record of publications and contributions to the science and technology community. Demonstrated management experience with responsibility for projects, people, budgets and contracts.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of: Software engineering including design, architecture, development, testing, and deployment; human-computer interaction, Human-machine interaction, and Human-information interaction; modern computing, data, and storage solutions, data processing architectures (MapReduce, Hadoop, NoSQL); cloud Computing; analytics, data mining, machine learning, knowledge discovery; knowledge of information analysis, visualization, and manipulation tools and techniques; must be visionary, with strong sense of purpose; prior academic center research experience; a reputation for applied and/or theoretical research with a track record of valuable publications; track record of accomplishment in leading the research agenda for technology-based organizations; reputation for highest level of integrity; high comfort level with ambiguity; success at building consensus within a matrixed organization; excellent oral, written and presentation skills; able to make decisions and recommendations that significantly change important public policies or scientific programs; understanding and appreciation for the interplay between technology and policy; ability to influence, work and manage technical staff; able to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities; excellent analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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 potentially with routine frequency.

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

Mental: The ability to: Design and develop detailed problem formulations and research approaches based on requirements elicitation from internal and external stakeholders; communicate with software developers, analyst, and non-technical experts; work meticulously with attention to detail; remain calm during difficult situations; meet inflexible deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities and frequent interruptions; 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; take leadership role in technical projects; oversee the technical activities of teams of 3-4 researchers, developers, and designers; quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related field with two (2) years of experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Accountability: This position will be responsible for transforming vague and uncertain customer needs and requirements into clear problem statements and research programs. Research will always be conducted with a solutions and outcome focus. This includes matching problems to research ideas, technology capabilities, and ultimately 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 conduct research, make decisions about research approaches and ideas, explore and specify solutions and designs and make implementation choices for a wide-range of data-intensive scalable computing problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may include supervisory responsibilities for a small (2) to medium (10) sized team of researchers or research programmers.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60% Serve as the an interface with USG technical and research customers to understand, capture, and translate USG problems to the research community and other SEI staff focused on developing meaningful research problems, conducting research, and developing solutions. Lead, conduct, and facilitate exploration and innovation sessions and workshops to elicit clear definition of USG challenges and concepts. Craft and conduct research in partnership with USG customers, academic partners, SEI staff, and industry collaborators were appropriate.

15%  Serve as a principal advocate for the research portion of the SEI Emerging Technology Center. Formulate and evolve the research strategy and work with Center management to implement that strategy. Assist with formation and growth of the research team and recruiting appropriate talent.

15%  Serve as liaison to internal CMU/SEI functions and programs in active and potential areas of research. Builds external relationships to foster research collaborations. Represents the Center to the S&T community by participation in S&T community events and forums. Work with Center management to identify critical research areas and research opportunities that support the needs of Center’s current and future customers.

10% Mentor internal researchers, designers and software developers; communicate the design of solutions to internal stakeholders; and provide technical guidance on integration and design to external stakeholders.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational Chart: SEI Emerging Technology Center Director < Chief Scientist <  Research Scientist

 

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

24 Jul
2015
Software Developer - 2001483
Pittsburgh, PA

What we do:  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:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

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 Jun
2015
Cyber Security Engineer - Exercise Developer - 2001122
Fort George G. Meade

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 of applicable working experience in information technology, PhD Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with two (2) years of 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

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

05 Jun
2015
Information Security Critical Infrastructure Analyst - 2001121
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The CERT Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Program engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems.  The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance Team within the Cyber Risk & Resilience Directorate. The team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to identify, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures. The individual will conduct applied research and perform assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques to better understand and mitigate risks to cyber environments and the organizational processes that depend on them. Activities will include close work with customers from a variety of organizations, including DoD, government agencies, and commercial organizations.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with eight (8) years’ experience.

Licenses: CISSP or CISA

Experience: Professional experience in Industrial Control Systems Security in the Water, Chemical, or Energy Sectors. Operational experience in Critical Infrastructure. Experience with and applied knowledge in: data Analysis, Statistics, and Statistical Tools for quantitative methods; information technology and telecommunications systems; cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues; critical Infrastructure and Key Resources; software and systems engineering.

Skills/Abilities: Must exhibit the following skills and abilities: understanding of information technology and telecommunications systems; working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards; working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues; development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations; ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations; reasoning and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision; ability to interact effectively with customer and to represent the SEI and its capabilities; ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure; ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks; leadership and mentoring skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations; participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM.

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

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

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities: take or share leadership role in technical projects; work meticulously with careful attention to detail; 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; ability to understand the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other: Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and maintain that clearance as a condition of employment.   

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with five (5) years’ experience.  PhD in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with two (2) years’ experience.

Licenses: CISSP, CISM, GIAC, or similar; certifications from the audit discipline (such as CISA) are also acceptable.

Experience: In addition to the minimum experience above, preferred experience includes: experience in both physical and cyber aspects of security; familiarity with resilience concepts; familiarity with process improvement models such as CMMI or SixSigma, TQM, ISO9000, CERT-RMM; familiarity with standards for measurement (including ISO 15939); familiarity with NIST 800-series standards for information security; familiarity with the DoD DIACAP standard for information assurance certification and accreditation; familiarity with standards for security (ISO 27000), business continuity (BS 25999), and IT operations (ISO 20000); working in a team environment on collaborative projects in critical infrastructure sectors involving network, system or data security; experience employing software engineering techniques in designing and developing distributed, secure software, and experience with / knowledge of any of the following; system administration; networking; firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security technologies; application development/programming; relational databases.

Skills/Abilities: In addition to the minimum skills/abilities above, preferred skills/abilities include: ability to lead work teams as needed; consulting skills; demonstrated ability to deliver coursework and training.

 

Accountability: The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development. The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions: The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors. Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%     Participate in the examination, analysis, and documentation of assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques for information and infrastructure security; examine data on cyber security and technology risks to identify problem areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

25%     Participate in the delivery of existing CERT cyber security, resilience, and risk assessment and analysis approaches with customers and partners; participate in research, analysis, and documentation of cyber security issues, concerns, and risks at customer locations.

20%     Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10%     Deliver courses in operational resilience management, cyber security management, and information security risk management.

5%       Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5%       Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5%       Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.

100% Total Effort

Organizational Chart: Director CERT Program > Technical Director, Risk and Resilience Directorate > Technical Manager, Cybersecurity Assurance team > Information Security Critical Infrastructure Analyst

 

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

23 Apr
2015
Applied Statistician / Data Scientist - 2000855
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: A small but growing team of data-centric researchers seeks an applied statistician / data scientist to work on established projects as well as develop new ones. Examples of current projects include developing metrics and experimental designs for large-scale cybersecurity research programs, researching human-in-the-loop machine learning, and performing both exploratory and automated analysis of large corpora of cybersecurity incident data. Though you may encounter big data problems in this position, we find that many of our most interesting challenges currently stem from data quality issues and limited sample sizes. You will have the opportunity to apply, learn, and develop new technical approaches.

You will be expected to work with teams of cybersecurity domain experts as well as other statisticians, and needn’t have previous cybersecurity experience of your own. Explicitly, you will be expected to co-author research proposals and execute applied research (i.e., design research studies and study materials, collect and analyze data, author publications, and present findings to DoD sponsors and academic conferences).

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree and an academic background in machine learning, statistics, or other related quantitative field with eight (8) years of experience; Master’s degree and an academic background in machine learning, statistics, or other related quantitative field with five (5) years of experience; PhD and an academic background in machine learning, statistics, or other related quantitative field with two (2) years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Candidates without a PhD should instead have experience demonstrating their knowledge of statistical theory and ability to perform research.

Experience: Two plus (2+) years of experience using statistical methods.

Skills/Abilities: An ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas. Experience with specific tools and methods are less important to us than evidence that you can learn new tools and methods.

Statistics:

  • Design quantitative metrics with real-world utility and validity.
  • Apply a wide range of analysis techniques to diverse, potentially underspecified real problems.
  • Find, read about and evaluate theoretical results as needed.
  • Execute experimental design basics.
  • Advise on the feasibility, needs, and design of the data-centered component of new project proposals.
  • Design and evaluate data collection strategies aligned to project goals.

Hands-on data analysis:

  • Analyze data in R, Python or similar data analysis ecosystem.
  • Comfortably use tools for reproducible, documented data analysis.
  • Rapidly clean, refactor, explore, model, plot, and merge messy raw datasets.

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with subject-matter experts.
  • Communicate with people in other fields about technical statistical concepts.

Physical / Mobility:  Normal sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community.  May require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting several reams of paper, etc.

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

Mental:  Ability to: meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; work in a team environment to achieve research objectives; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff.

Other:  Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in machine learning statistics, or other related quantitative field.

Experience: Five plus (5+) years of experience in statistics or machine learning.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Cybersecurity experience
  • Experience supporting test and evaluation for large-scale government research programs.

 

Accountability:  The individual will work independently and within teams to achieve project goals.

Direction:  The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions:  The individual must be able to make decisions about the proper scope of assigned research.  This includes being able to discern applicable paper topics, making decisions regarding experimental design and methods, and exercising strong time management skills.  The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position may involve the training and supervision of graduate students.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

40%  Data analysis.

25%  Other types of research support including designing experiments and metrics.

15%  Participating in the research community, including attending and presenting at conferences, and reading and writing academic papers.

10%  Writing proposals and reports.                 

10%  Consulting and project planning with other groups in the SEI.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  CERT Program, Director > CERT Program, Technical Director for Cyber Security Foundations > Science of Cyber Security Research Manager > Applied Statistician / Data Scientist

 

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

23 Apr
2015
Cybersecurity Community Developer - 2000854
Arlington, VA

Position Summary: This position is with the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University. The CERT Coordination Center is world renowned for excellence in neutral, unbiased expert analysis and opinion on technical issues involving cyber security and has played a key role in internet security since 1988.

This position is a technical position which also requires extensive customer and community interaction.  It will involve working with several key government stakeholders to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD).  It will also require working closely with private sector organizations, specifically critical infrastructure and key resources, to build effective shared analysis and collaboration capabilities to better their organizations and national security interests from cyber-attacks and threats.  

Role:

As a Cybersecurity Community Developer, you will work closely with the cyber security analysts in the public and private sectors to define and implement effective information and cyber analysis capabilities supporting incident analysis and response activities for organizations with national or economic security impact. You will often collaborate with these entities to develop processes and models for effective incident information analysis, technical mitigation development, and product development for dissemination to designated stakeholders.  You will also work with mature critical owner/operators and government stakeholders to develop models for sector-wide cybersecurity information sharing and analysis capabilities.

This position will be responsible the development and delivery of key strategic projects in support of the CERT/CC Incident Analysis team. The candidate selected for this role will also act as a liaison between the CERT/CC and its sponsors for strategic projects, ensuring complete understanding of sponsor requirements. As appropriate, you will work with CERT/CC Incident Analysis team leadership to identify and leverage internal and external resources to meet project timelines, and will perform technical work to contribute to the deliverables.

In addition, you will have an opportunity to explore new and innovative ways in which SEI's technical competencies and capabilities can be applied to current and future technical challenges faced by the constituency. This includes, but is not limited to areas such as malicious code, vulnerability, network traffic, and incident analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop model for information sharing and analysis capabilities in support of the critical infrastructure sectors to include gathering requirements and developing models for capabilities to meet those requirements.

  • Provide CERT/CC and DHS leadership with situational awareness of team strategic projects, and respond appropriately to changing priorities or requirements.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors and partners and assisting them in strengthening their analysis and cyber defense capabilities, providing on-site support as necessary.

  • Foster collaboration and information sharing amongst entities within the community.

  • Explore new ways to leverage and apply SEI's expertise to protect the infrastructure of critical infrastructure and other national security interests.

  • Work to continually improve the tools, processes, and systems utilized within the community.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science Information Science, Information Systems Management with eight (8) years applicable experience; or MS with five (5) years of experience.

Experience: Must have experience participating on cross-functional, high technology teams, should be able to operate effectively with all organizations within the cybersecurity community.  Must have understanding of the DoD, DHS and critical infrastructure cybersecurity communities.  Successful candidates should possess “hands-on” experience with computer/network security and IT system and network administration.  The individual must possess knowledge/experience in network design and troubleshooting and have deep knowledge of standard networking protocols.

Skills/Abilities:  Successful candidates will:

  • possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • have a strong interest in and basic knowledge of network and computer operations and security issues;

  • be able to make decisions independently and in a self-directed manner in support of the goals of the team and organization;

  • be motivated to tackle challenging problems, and leverage subject matter expertise when available and appropriate;

  • have excellent organizational skills;

  • be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail;

  • strong customer service skills;

  • ability to work in a team environment with other team members with variety of skills;

  • ability to work remotely or with minimal direct supervision and represent CERT/CC and SEI capabilities to the sponsor;

  • be able to communicate effectively within a team environment;

  • be able to effectively prioritize work;

  • be able to develop and explain technical decisions;

  • recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information;

  • interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences via both verbal and written communications;

  • be able to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

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; however 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. This position will work full-time in the Pittsburgh SEI CERT/CC location. Candidate will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science Information Science, Information Systems Management with six years applicable experience.

Licenses: Current Information System Security Profession (CISSP) or similar certification, Project Management Professional (PMP).

Experience: Ideal candidates will have experience or substantial knowledge in many of the following additional areas:

  • three to five (3-5( of experience in security aspects of system and/or network administration in a U.S. government agency or contractor environment and/or 5 years of experience as a cyber (technical) analyst in an intelligence, counterintelligence or law enforcement role;

  • experience drafting and formatting technical threat intelligence reports and conduct correlating research using multiple formatted and unformatted data sources;

  • experience developing materials for senior leadership in government or industry;

  • experience developing and implementing information security policies and standard operating procedures;

  • advanced understanding of security vulnerabilities;

  • practical network security training (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, CCNP, CCIE Security);

  • advanced forensic or digital media analysis experience.

Skills/Abilities:  Preferred candidates will have the ability to adjust quickly to shifting priorities and make quick decisions with limited information.

 

Accountability: Contributes to program objectives and plans development.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information such as security, vulnerability, and site information.

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. Ability to work directly on-site at a customer location with minimal direct supervision from direct supervisor.

Decisions:  Must accurately analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

80%      Develop model for information sharing and analysis capabilities to include gathering requirements and developing models for capabilities to meet those requirements. Manage projects, including production of standardized reports, metrics, project status, and other reports as required. Coordinate and collaborate with partner and counterpart organizations. Deliver reports, briefings, and assessments to leadership, facilitating understanding of cyber threat entities and environments. Support information assurance and cyber threat mitigation decision-making.

15%      Work to build collaborative relationships and foster information sharing among partner entities in the interest of improving cyber analysis and response capabilities.

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

100%      Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: CERT Program Director > Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Analysis CERT/CC Tech Director > CERT/CC Incident Analysis Technical Manager > Cybersecurity Community Developer

 

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

23 Apr
2015
Senior Cyber Security Engineer - 2000852
Pittsburgh, PA or 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.

The individual in this position will work as a member of the Cyber Risk Management Team within the Cyber Security Solutions Directorate.  The CRM team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to identify, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures.  The individual will conduct applied research and perform assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques to better understand and mitigate risks to cyber environments and the organizational processes that depend on them.  Activities will include close work with customers from a variety of organizations, including DoD, government agencies, and commercial organizations.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with ten (10) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Professional experience as a system or network administrator, software engineer, information systems analyst, database administrator or similarly technical occupation. Experience with and applied knowledge in:

  • information technology and telecommunications systems;

  • cyber security, survivability, and resilience concepts and issues;

  • software and systems engineering;

  • building and maintaining DoD customer relationships;

  • data Analytics and quantitative measures;

  • strategic Planning and requirements definition;

  • process Improvement;

  • program planning, budgeting, and management.           

Skills/Abilities:  Must exhibit the following skills and abilities:

  • understanding of information technology and telecommunications systems;

  • working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards;

  • working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues;

  • working knowledge of the DoD and Agency resilience needs and cyber security roadmaps;

  • development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations;

  • ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations;

  • reasoning and problem-solving skills;

  • ability to work independently with limited supervision;

  • ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally;

  • ability to work well as a member of a cooperative team; ability to work in a matrix organizational structure;

  • ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information;

  • ability to implement project plans, monitor project budgets, and identify and mitigate project risks;

  • leadership and mentoring skills;

  • excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to contribute to technical research white papers and reports; ability to prepare papers and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; ability to contribute to customer technical exchanges and marketing presentations;

  • ability to work on customer sites with high-ranking members of the Federal Government and US Military to define customer requirements;

  • participation in professional society activities, particularly IEEE and ACM.

Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility.  Ability to travel frequently to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.

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

Mental: Strong interest in the human, managerial, and technical aspects of cyber security is critical for this position as are these abilities:

  • take or share leadership role in technical projects;

  • work meticulously with careful attention to detail;

  • 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;

  • ability to understand the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; ability to develop and communicate innovative ideas; ability to demonstrate initiative and to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, approaches, etc.

Other:  Strong interest in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection analysis basis research, applied research, and development. U.S. Citizenship is required.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training: MS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with eight (8) years’ experience; PhD in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related scientific/technical field with five (5) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: CISSP, CISM, GIAC, or similar; certifications from the audit discipline (such as CISA) are also acceptable.

Experience: In addition to the minimum experience above, preferred experience includes:

  • experience in both physical and cyber aspects of security; familiarity with resilience concepts;

  • familiarity with process improvement models such as CMMI or SixSigma, TQM, ISO9000, CERT-RMM;

  • familiarity with standards for measurement (including ISO 15939);

  • familiarity with NIST 800-series standards for information security;

  • familiarity with the DoD DIACAP standard for information assurance certification and accreditation;

  • familiarity with standards for security (ISO 27000), business continuity (BS 25999), and IT operations (ISO 20000);

  • working in a team environment on collaborative projects in critical infrastructure sectors involving network, system or data security.

Experience employing software engineering techniques in designing and developing distributed, secure software, and experience with / knowledge of any of the following:

  • system administration:

  • firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security technologies:

  • application development/programming:

  • relational databases.

Skills/Abilities: In addition to the minimum skills/abilities above, preferred skills/abilities include:

  • ability to lead work teams as needed;

  • consulting skills;

  • demonstrated ability to deliver coursework and training.

 

Accountability:  The individual will implement and participate in the planning and execution of projects leading to technical results. The individual will also contribute to project, department, or program objectives and planning document development.  The individual will keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution.

Direction:  The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, and NSS defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work.

Decisions:  The individual must make sound technical decisions with little supervision. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. The individual is expected to perform analysis on-site at customer locations and immediately assess potential vulnerabilities requiring further investigation. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position could involve the training and oversight of the work of other staff members, graduate students, resident affiliates, visiting scientists, and independent contractors.   Depending on research project or customer work plan, position may involve task leadership.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%        Participate in the examination, analysis, and documentation of assessments, diagnostics, and analysis techniques for information and infrastructure security; examine data on cyber security and technology risks to identify problem areas and propose mitigation alternatives.

25%        Participate in the delivery of existing NSS cyber security, resilience, and risk assessment and analysis approaches with customers and partners;  participate in research, analysis, and documentation of cyber security issues, concerns, and risks at customer locations.

20%        Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.

10%        Deliver courses in operational resilience management, cyber security management, and information security risk management.

5%          Contribute to conferences and meetings; participate in marketing calls and technical exchanges with clients; give talks and lectures as appropriate; participate on working groups for subjects of interest.

5%          Contribute to and review the literature in cyber security, resilience, and software engineering.

5%          Provide assistance and input to other teams and projects within the SEI.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

Organizational ChartDirector, CERT Division > Technical Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate > Deputy Director, Cyber Security Solutions Directorate > Technical Manager, Cyber Risk Management Team > Senior Cyber Security Engineer

 

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

16 Apr
2015
Computer Security Information Analyst - 2000827
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary: This position is with the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University. The CERT/CC is world renowned for excellence in neutral, unbiased expert analysis and opinion on technical issues involving cyber security, and has played a key role in internet security since 1988. The location for the position will be at or near the SEI office in Arlington, Virginia. This position is highly technical, and will involve working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) entities, and other security and governmental organizations to build effective information sharing and analysis capabilities to better protect national security interests from computer security threats.

Role: As a Computer Security Information Analyst, the successful candidate will work closely with cyber security analysts in the public and private sectors on a team supporting cyber information and analysis capability sharing to support risk management, incident analysis, and response activities. You will often collaborate with these entities to analyze incident and threat information, develop technical mitigations, and produce reporting to disseminate this information to designated stakeholders.

In addition, you will have an opportunity to explore new and innovative ways in which SEI's technical competencies and capabilities can be applied to current and future technical challenges faced by the constituency. This includes, but is not limited to areas such as malicious code, vulnerability, network traffic, and incident analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to day-to-day operations of analysis team responsible for the creation of innovative analysis products based on information and capabilities available from the CERT/CC, government, and collaborators
  • Develop and lead execution of stakeholder analyst-to-analyst feedback processes to understand the needs of the constituency
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with sponsors and collaborators, and assist them in strengthening their analysis and cyber defense capabilities, providing on-site support as necessary
  • Engage critical infrastructure stakeholders to identify their requirements for participation in cyber information sharing and collaboration programs with DHS and help the DHS leads to meet these requirements
  • Foster collaboration and information sharing amongst entities within the community
  • Develop and lead implementation of plan for the secure automated sharing of cybersecurity threat information with critical infrastructure stakeholders
  • Explore new ways to leverage and apply SEI's expertise to protect critical infrastructure and other national security interests
  • Work to continually improve the tools, processes, and systems utilized within the community

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems Management, or a related field with eight (8) years applicable experience.

Experience: Candidate should have advanced computer security incident handling and analysis experience, be comfortable in Windows and Unix/Linux environments and be able to demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

  • Understanding of commonly utilized communications protocols
  • Common attack and response methodologies
  • Identification and analysis of actionable computer security information
  • Basic system, network, and malware analysis
  • Basic understanding of security vulnerabilities and the impact that they can have on information systems
  • Administering, maintaining, and securing a small network
  • Theoretical underpinnings of computer security

As well as experience with:

  • Communicating complex technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Understanding and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructures
  • Developing strategies to defend systems and networks from attacks

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will:

  • Possess excellent analytical and technical problem-solving skills
  • Possess strong customer service skills
  • Have a strong interest in and knowledge of network and computer security issues
  • Be able to make decisions independently and in a self-directed manner in support of the goals of the team and organization
  • Be motivated to tackle challenging problems
  • Have excellent organizational skills
  • Be able to work meticulously with careful attention to detail
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment with other team members with  varying skillsets and competencies
  • Ability to work remotely or with minimal direct supervision
  • Be able to communicate effectively within a team environment
  • Be able to effectively prioritize work
  • Be able to develop and explain technical decisions
  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences via both verbal and written communications
  • Be able to quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches
  • Be able to identify the need for improvements, prototype solutions, and communicate requirements

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:    Candidates will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. Candidate must be able to work full-time at a customer site in the Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia metro area. Candidate will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems Management with five years applicable experience

Licenses: Information systems security, incident response and analysis, and other similar certifications are desired

Experience: Ideal candidates will have experience or substantial knowledge in many of the following additional areas:

  • 3-5 of experience in security aspects of system and/or network administration in a U.S. government agency or contractor environment and/or experience as a cyber (technical) analyst in a computer network defense, intelligence, counterintelligence or law enforcement role
  • Experience drafting and formatting technical threat intelligence reports and conduct correlating analysis using multiple formatted and unformatted data sources and tool sets
  • Experience developing materials for senior leadership in government or industry
  • Experience developing and implementing information security policies and standard operating procedures
  • Advanced understanding of security vulnerabilities
  • Practical network security training (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, CCNP, CCIE Security)
  • Advanced malware, forensic, or digital media analysis experience

 

Accountability:  Contributes to program objectives and plans development.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information such as security and vulnerability information.

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. Ability to work directly on-site at a customer location with minimal direct supervision from direct supervisor.

Decisions: Must accurately analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Participate in conferences and workshops where security-related issues are discussed as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

65% Perform duties as a technical cyber information and fusion analyst team member, incident analyst and technical liaison. Review, analyze and correlate threat data from various sources. Create innovative reporting products based on available information and capabilities. Mentor others in conducting effective analysis, and develop standardized processes for performing analysis. Produce standardized reports, metrics, threat, activity, and mitigation information products. Coordinate and collaborate on cyber threat tracking with partner and counterpart organizations. Deliver reports, briefings, and assessments to leadership, facilitating understanding of cyber threat entities and environments. Support information assurance and cyber threat mitigation decision-making.

15% Work to build collaborative relationships and foster information sharing among partner entities in the interest of improving cyber situational awareness and response capabilities.

15% Work directly with SEI staff supporting the community with incident, vulnerability, network, or malicious code analysis work.

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

100%      Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: CERT Program Director > CERT/CC Technical Director > CSIRT Operations Technical Manager >Team Lead > Computer Security Information Analyst

 

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

10 Apr
2015
CERT/CC CSIRT Operations Technical Manager - 2000766
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary:  The CSIRT Operations technical area of the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) supports USG Cyber Centers, SOCs, national coordination initiatives and the international response community through directed analysis, applied research and development and capacity building activities.  This approximately 20-person group works from the SEI’s Pittsburgh and Arlington offices, and is embedded at USG facilities in the Washington DC-Baltimore area.  The position of technical manager is responsible for all aspects of developing and executing the body of work to include setting the technical direction; managing financials; business development; and personnel issues.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  BS in a Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with ten (10) years’ experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Experience:  Experience listed above should include:

  • Work in cyber security or intelligence operations;
  • Prior responsibility managing a team comprising a total of at least 5 individuals with commensurate personnel and financial authority. 
  • These individuals should have had cyber operations roles.

Skills/Abilities: Working knowledge of:

  • Current security challenges and threats faced by a subset of the following audiences: USG intelligence, defense, law enforcement, civilian departments, and critical infrastructure;
  • USG missions areas/owners in cyber security;
  • Community best practices in cyber operations and associated tools/techniques
  • Internet protocols, operations, and governance.

Ability to:

  • Set and implement a strategic direction for a technical group;
  • Codify operational experience into best practices;
  • Conduct technical project management;
  • Brief strategic and technical topics to senior management and non-technical audiences;
  • Sustain a team with business development activity;
  • Foster professional growth and develop technical/professional leadership capabilities in technical staff.

Physical Mobility:  Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility.  Requires travel to various domestic locations within the SEI and CMU community to include the SEI Arlington/Pittsburgh office; sponsor sites; conferences; and offsite meetings with routine frequency (up to one 2 day trip every week).

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

Mental:  The ability to: work meticulously with careful attention to detail; 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; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; develop and communicate innovative ideas; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in a related technical field with ten (10) years of experience.

Experience:  Experience listed above should include:

  • Working for or supporting the USG;
  • Supporting multiple sponsors/customers;
  • Supporting customers in an operational security environment such as incident response, intelligence, or a security operations center;
  • Supporting elements of the critical infrastructure sectors or international NCSIRTs;
  • Leading community building activities in the critical infrastructure, NCSIRT, or USG space
  • Establishing and defining processes for operational security organizations, and codifying best practices from community and operational experience;
  • Leading workforce/capacity building projects;
  • Prior responsibility in managing a team of 15-20 individuals with commensurate personnel and financial authority;
  • Participation in public and closed community security forums through activities such as publication, presentation, collaborative security operations, and collaborative research.

Skills/Abilities: 

  • Practical experience leading, defining, or applying TTPs for cyber operations;
  • Working knowledge of secure systems and network architecture practices. 

  

Accountability:  This position is accountable for the specification and execution of all any Incident Analysis technical area work plans and a subset of the SEI operational plan.

Direction:  The individual in this position is expected to act autonomously using CMU, SEI, and NSS, defined policies, practices, and procedures.  Additionally, this position will define those set for their technical area and influence those set for CERT.

Decisions:  The individual in this position is expected to make strategic choices about the direction of the technical area that will be distilled into a technical agenda funded by a defined set of existing or new customers and implemented by a team hired to support the specifics tasking.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position has ultimate supervisory responsibility over all staff in the technical areas to include hiring, performance reviews, salary adjustments, task assignment, and setting the tone and culture of the group.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

30%                  Manages group to effectively implement the SEI and task order work plans.  Sets goals and objectives and manages operational and functional business activities.   Develops, implements and tracks short and long term operational plans (financial, staffing, infrastructure, project).

30%                  Provides guidance to and monitors the success of team leads in meeting strategic and operational goals. Assesses performance of direct reports and makes salary recommendations for all staff within areas of responsibility.  Provides oversight of team leads and their supervisory responsibilities of technical staff and conducting performance reviews. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, development and retention of all technical and support staff.

20%                  Sets technical direction of technical area.  Leads planning process and contribute to the development the CERT strategic plan.  Ensures regular update of technical area’s plan; reviews feasibility of plan, identifies risks and defines risk mitigation strategy.  Articulates vision for internal and external audiences.

10%                  Identifies opportunities for new technical projects and manages start-up of new, high-priority technical areas of work. Works with Technical Director of CERT/CC to develop and implement a funding and transition plan for new work areas.

10%                  Directs organizational effectiveness and staff learning and development plans. Identifies operational success measures and process improvements.  Leads corrective action.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: Division Director, CERT < CERT/CC Technical Director < CERT CSIRT Operations Technical Manager

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

06 Apr
2015
Senior Software Developer - 2000768
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

What we do:  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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, or related discipline 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 will eventually supervise a team of approximately 2 to 6 developers, and will 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

18 Mar
2015
Associate Cyber Security Researcher - 2000670
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary: The CMU/SEI Forensic Operations and Investigations team is a leading edge analytical resource focusing on critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  For the past 10 years, CERT has provided analytical and operational support to high-profile investigations including numerous activities of national or international significance. Through this work the 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, FOI is unmatched in its ability to develop new tools and methods to address cyber security limitations and critical gap areas.

This individual will serve in a multi-disciplinary role providing ongoing support to federal law enforcement, defense agencies, and the national intelligence community. As a member of the FOI team this candidate will provide support to on-going operations in the areas of incident response and investigation, full-spectrum digital forensics and applied research in emerging areas of cybercrime. At times, this position will require the team member to develop and deliver training modules related the aforementioned domains.

The successful candidate must have proven computer forensics experience in multi-jurisdiction criminal investigations, be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and instructional skills. 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: BS Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline and a minimum of three (3) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of traning and experience.

Licenses: Certified Encase Examiner, ACE. CISSP, GIAC, SSCP, OSCP or other related/relevant certifications preferred.

Experience:  At least four or more (4+) year’s relevant experience in computer forensics, to include field and laboratory collection/imaging, analysis, with prior court room testimony preferred.  Technical experience required with host and network based forensics investigations and tools, analysis of Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS operating systems, and removable media data recovery.

Skills/Abilities: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, have strong analytical and information organization skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills.  Candidate must be skilled in instructional design, course development, and evaluation techniques.  Candidate must be able to multi-task and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Technical proficiency with operating systems and detailed knowledge of network protocols are required.

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 CRT 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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience; MS in Computer Science, Information Security or other related discipline with a minimum of one (1) year of applicable experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience with state or federal law enforcement organization; operational knowledge of recently enacted state and federal laws and procedures relating to computer forensics investigations; coordination with criminal investigators, including courtroom testimony. 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Penetration Testing

  • Information and network security including experience with IDS/IPS

  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigations

  • Digital Forensics (host, network and mobile devices)

  • Incident Response

  • Ability to research and characterize security threats including defining appropriate countermeasures

  • Hardware or software reverse engineering for either vulnerability discovery/assessment or malware analysis

  • Virtual infrastructure and hypervisors

  • Experience with common security controls including firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, Web Application Firewalls

  • Technical knowledge of fundamental Internet protocols, services, and technologies to include HTTP, TLS, DNS, SMTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, AJAX, JSON, REST

  • 2+ years with a scripting language including SQL, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, PHP and/or shell scripting

 

Accountability:  The incumbent is accountable for the definition, creation, and maintenance of final deliverables and products.

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

Decisions:  Required to design, develop, pilot and deliver products.  Required to accurately represent NSS and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervision:  Contributes to hiring decisions of program staff; mentors junior staff; supervises student interns.  The experienced candidate may perform project management responsibilities.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

55%     Operational support for SEI customers.

20%     Perform applied research in emerging areas of digital forensics.

15%     Deliver technical and management training to customers.

5%       Mentor, guide and interact with team and other staff.

5%       Contribute to the research and technical agendas of the FOI.                   

100%      Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart:  Director, CERT Program < Technical Manager, FOI < Cyber Security Researcher

 

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

22 Jan
2015
Senior Analyst - 2000395
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The CERT Program is a division of the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Situational Awareness branch within the CERT Coordination Center supports government customers by developing cutting-edge network sensing and analysis tools for operational use in high-impact environments.

The successful candidate will provide technical leadership for a significant portion of cutting-edge applied research and development in computer security.  Challenge problems include strategic large-scale network analysis, quantitative measurements of large-scale US Government networks, development of situational awareness metrics for decision support, deployment and calibration of global sensor grids, and the effective transition of analytic solutions. 

As a senior member of the staff, the individual will be expected to serve as technical lead for the overall design, execution, and documentation of one or more tasks, as well as to serve as a liaison with customers, potential customers, vendors, and the Internet community as a whole.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Master’s Degree in Computer Science or scientific/technical field with eight (8) years’ experience.

Experience

  • Five or more years of professional experience in a technical leadership role which involves network or computer related problem solving

  • A thorough hands-on understanding of current computing platforms and networking protocols

  • In-depth familiarity with current trends in both network security operations and network security research

  • Extensive experience in at least one security or network engineering discipline such as incident handling, network traffic analysis, statistical network analysis, forensics, vulnerability assessment, network auditing, capacity planning or network architecture design

Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven experience applying the principles of discrete mathematics to solve operational problems

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of network protocols

  • Familiarity with Internet governance and large scale network operations

  • An understanding of the current state of the practice for network analysis techniques, toolsets, and challenge areas

  • Knowledge of modern operating systems

  • The ability to write computational scripts in one or more programming languages such as Python, Perl or Java

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Technical project management skills

  • Technical writing and reviewing skills

  • Ability to brief technical topics to non-technical senior managers and decision makers

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility.  Flexibility to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, including sponsor sites, conferences, and meetings.                                   

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

Mental:  The ability to:

  • envision operational application of fundamental and applied research ideas

  • work meticulously with careful attention to detail

  • 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 the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort

  • develop and communicate innovative ideas

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

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science or a related scientific or technical field with five (5) years’ experience.

Experience

  • In-depth experience contributing to the public body of knowledge for any of the following related disciplines:

  • Operational research

  • Network flow

  • Telecommunications planning

  • Statistical analysis of computer behaviors

  • Modelling, simulation and emulation

  • Technical writing skills

  • Knowledge of US Government networks

 

Accountability: The individual is accountable for

  • Active participation in the overall CERT/CC R&D effort

  • Producing original publications in network security analysis

  • Mentoring junior analysts and researchers and/or sustaining the vision for research in a specific problem domain

  • Participating in public speaking engagements, including at remote locations

Direction: The individual in this position is expected to act autonomously using CMU, SEI, and CERT, defined policies, practices, and procedures.

Decisions: The individual in this position is expected to participate in the decision-making and problem solving process of designing, building and operating systems for network security; suggesting and implementing policies and procedures to support these activities; and creating prototyping implementations of tools and approaches for situational awareness.  Further, this position will contribute to key design making for the prioritization of efforts for a specific customer.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not formally supervise others.  However, the individual will act in a technical leadership or mentoring (non-supervisory) role in regard to a specific body of work.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60%      Lead, perform and publish original work in network security analysis, including work leading to publications.

10%      Contribute to overall strategic direction for a diverse security R&D team.

20%      Mentor and guide junior network security analysts.

10%      Participate in and/or lead presentations to customers, colleague training sessions, conference presentations or public speaking engagements.

100% Total Effort

 

Organizational Chart: Technical Director, CERT Coordination Center > Technical Manager, Situational Awareness > Security Analyst

 

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

22 Jan
2015
Senior Engineer - 2000388
Arlington, VA

Position Summary: The Senior Member of the Technical Staff, SSD Washington Operations will function in two roles: (1) providing advice and assistance to the SSD Director and the Associate Director – Washington Operations to better align SEI capabilities, research, and offerings to address DoD priorities at all levels and (2) leading teams and participate as a team member in delivering technical solutions to SEI customers across the DoD, Intelligence Community, federal agencies, states, and industry. Key activities include engagement with and representation of SEI with senior acquisition technical and program leaders and managers OSD organizations and leaders; assessing evolving acquisition/engineering policies, guidance, and key DoD challenges to enable SEI strategy, program, and business development; enhancing SEI’s ability to achieve better integration of software practices with DoD’s systems engineering framework; leading and working on teams to deliver a range of technical assistance to identify and solve large-scale systems development problems; applying, adapting, integrating, and transitioning the SEI body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge to maximize impact; creating and institutionalizing new SEI approaches to support customer needs and advance the software engineering state of the practice. The candidate will work closely with the SSD Director and the Associate Director of SSD, Washington Operations and other SSD and SEI organizations and programs.  The scope of this interaction includes senior leadership, the Director of SEI Strategic Initiatives, and other SEI division directors.  The technical staff member will be able to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams in support of the SEI and SSD vision and mission.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

Education/Training:  Master’s degree in engineering (computer science, information systems, systems engineering, software engineering, other engineering disciplines with eight (8) years of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: The candidate must have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a program manager and chief engineer (or equivalent) in a major DoD acquisition program. Must be knowledgeable of DoD engineering policy, guidance, and practice, and organizations as well as understand the acquisition and engineering organizations and processes in DoD at a minimum with understanding of the Intelligence Community or federal agency acquisition processes. The candidate should have experience building, leading, managing and participating on cross-functional, technical teams; should be able to operate effectively from the executive to the technical staff level in organizations; and have the demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and representational to deal with customers and OSAD level sponsors.   

Skills/Abilities:  Detailed knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing engineering organizations and functions within a government acquisition program and oversight of contractor engineering efforts for a range of defense systems. 

Experience in five or more of the following:  Civilian Agency or DoD software-intensive systems acquisition or development on large-scale systems.  Solid technical breadth and understanding of all aspects of the end-to-end engineering lifecycle (e.g. requirements, design, implementation, testing etc.). and to effectively leverage architecture concepts such as Enterprise Architecture (e.g. Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework [FEAF], the DoD Architecture Framework [DoDAF]), and Software architecture development and evaluation including quality attributes;  Systems engineering of software-intensive systems and systems of systems; Requirements development and management; Software integration and test and software/hardware integration; COTS product integration;  IT architectures;  Deployment and sustainment of software-reliant systems, including legacy system migration;  knowledge of modern software development languages and platforms.

Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present to high visibility stakeholders internal and external to the organization.  Program and project management skills including Interfacing with clients, developing proposals, and establishing relationships with new DoD and/or government clients and programmatic skills (e.g., ability to develop project plans, scope and track deliverables, manage risks, perform financial management).  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 selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements 

Education/Training:  Master's degree in engineering (Computer Science, Information Systems, systems engineering, software engineering, or other discipline with 10 years of experience in DoD Major defense acquisition management.

Licenses/Certifications: DoD Certified Level 3 Program Manager, DoD Certified Level 3 Systems Engineer

Skills/Abilities:  Experience in organizational change management.  Completion of DoD acquisition accreditation levels (Program Management, Systems Engineering, and/or Test).

 

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 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 organizations to identify strengths and weaknesses within the acquisition/sustainment program and their contractor base and build solutions to address the weaknesses and recognize and encourage the strengths.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May supervise others.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

60%              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).

40%              Duties as assigned by the Director, Software Solutions Division (SSD) and/or the Associate Director SSD, principally business development and relationship development and maintenance.

 

Organizational Chart: SSD Director > Associate Director Washington Ops > Senior Engineer
 

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

 

14 Jan
2015
Software Architect - 2000182
Pittsburgh, PA or Arlington, VA

Position Summary:  The mission of the SEI is to improve the practice of software engineering worldwide. One of the areas that the Software Solutions Division (SSD) focuses on is creating and applying practices that support the cost-effective use of architecture to develop and evolve systems at all scales.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Architecture Practices (AP) team in the Software Engineering and Acquisition Practices Directorate and will contribute to the development of software, system, and system of system architecture practices, their application in real-world settings, and general software engineering knowledge.  Individual responsibilities include: working in teams to advise customers in the use of architecture practices to identify and solve large-scale development problems; analyzing customer needs throughout the development lifecycle and recommending courses of action; contributing to the development and improvement of architecture practices and software engineering practice; using customer experiences to inform and advance an architectural research agenda; and contributing to the technical community through publications and presentations.

The successful candidate will analyze DoD and commercial needs to formulate and prosecute a technical agenda that addresses these needs and will interact extensively with DoD and commercial stakeholders. He or she will have the opportunity to have a seminal and lasting influence on an emerging body of technical research and practice.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS degree in software engineering, computer science, or information systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in software and systems development of substantial DoD, government, or industrial systems.

Skills/Abilities: Experience architecting software-intensive systems that includes managing quality attribute concerns (e.g., performance, modifiability, and scalability). Ability to assist with activities across the development lifecycle (including requirements, design, integration, and testing activities) and to effectively leverage architecture concepts in these activities. Ability to analyze customer problems, determine needs, and recommend a course of action. Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies, platforms, and environments. Knowledge of modern software development languages, platforms, development methods, practices, and their application to practice. Ability to work effectively with team members, customers, and collaborators. Effective written and oral communication skills.

Physical Mobility: The ability and willingness to travel is required.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting, including extended work at a computer screen.

Mental: Ability to meet deadlines and function productively as a team member.

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

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD degree in software engineering, computer science, or information systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experience as listed above, plus: knowledge of SEI architecture work such as the Architecture Trade-off Analysis Method, Quality Attribute Workshop, and documentation with the Views and Beyond Approach; experience with the design and development of software-intensive systems, systems of systems, or mission-critical systems; and experience working with industry and DoD stakeholders.

 

Accountability:  Estimation and tracking of time for technical tasks. 

Direction:  Expected to act independently, with little day-to-day guidance. Expected to also work collaboratively in teams with minimal needed outside facilitation. 

Decisions:  Determine architecture-centric solution techniques for practical system development problems.  Determine and recommend appropriate technology to use at a customer site in order to solve specific problems. Determine appropriate technical content for published report.

Supervisory:  Direct support activities to enable technical work. May direct the activities of work study or graduate student. Lead or co-lead customer efforts or transition project teams.

 

Job Functions or Responsibilities:

70%  Participate on teams for customer specific efforts in architecture-centric life cycle practices.

15%  Contribute to development of architecture practices.                                            

10%  Author publication-quality technical reports and deliver presentations as part of the defined technical work plan.

5%    As a member of the AP group, provide input to its goals, strategies, and technical direction.

 

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

 

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