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10 Mar
2014
Accredited Systems Administrator - 100670
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The Accredited Systems Administrator is a role within the Office of the CIO Information Assurance (IA) team of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) that operates, monitors, and maintains accredited information systems in concert with the SEI IT engineering groups and the Information Assurance Office. This is an opportunity for a clearance-eligible IT professional with strong organization and communication skills and working experience with modern Windows system administration tools and operating techniques in a mixed Windows & Linux environment.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: 

Education/Training:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: One plus (1+) years of system and network administration experience using modern system administration tools and operating techniques in a mixed Windows and Linux production infrastructure.

Skills/Abilities: Problem solving skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Windows operating system commands/utilities; demonstrated knowledge of system administration tools and processes such as those used to manage software, Group Policy Objects, and other aspects of Active Directory; demonstrated knowledge of server and network problem resolution based on examination of events/alerts and system monitors/logs.

Physical / Mobility: Some infrequent business travel required. 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: Close contact with LCD screens for extended periods; frequent work in a computer data center environment.

Mental: Ability to identify, isolate and resolve systems problems. Communicate the nature of problems to different parties (e.g., system / network administrators, IA professionals, IT user support, etc.) to resolve technical issues, sometimes under pressure.

Other:  Candidate must pass a background investigation, be a U.S citizen and be able to obtain a United States DoD Top Secret clearance (10 year scope) and maintain that clearance as a condition of employment.  Additional work hours (weekend and evening hours) may be required on an infrequent basis. May be required to stay at or return to work during incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties as requested. This position is located in the Pittsburgh, PA office.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements: 

Licenses:  Current Microsoft certifications; one or more of MCITP (Server & Client), MCSA, MCSE, etc. One or more of the following Red Hat certifications: RHCSA, RHCE, RHCSS; Cisco entry-level certification (CCENT) or above (e.g., CCNA, CCNP, etc.).

Experience:  Prior experience as a system / network administrator for services under government cognizance (e.g., DISA, DSS); knowledge of the DOD STIGs and their application in establishing and operating information systems; prior use of DISA VMS, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) validation tools, awareness of NISPOM IS-relevant rules, etc.           

Other: Candidates with active DOD Top Secret clearance with a current (within the past 5 years) Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) are highly desirable.

 

Accountability:  Ensures server(s) and client stations are operating efficiently and resolves issues. Verifies that accredited systems maintain their prescribed configuration and addresses/reports deviations from same immediately.  Recommends modifications to enhance server/service performance and reliability. Regularly communicates with the IAO and IAM as well as IT engineering group leaders to convey operational status information relevant to the services in scope.

Direction:  Works under general supervision with input from the IAO or IAM. Most work is performed independently, or in concert with the IAO, IAM and appropriate IT engineering groups.

Decisions: Must be able to identify user and systems issues and resolve trivial issues independently. Information Security issues and complex operational problems are handled in concert with the IAO, IAM and appropriate IT engineering groups.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May assist in the training process for new staff and users.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

20%    Installs, maintains, configures and upgrades servers and workstations. Assists users to resolve problems too complex for User Services related to closed area systems and services.

30%    Reviews server logs directly or with analysis tools daily to discern operational anomalies, including operational threats (e.g., resource contention/exhaustion) and security concerns; addresses and/or reports these to IT or IA as appropriate.

20%    Reports on the operational status of accredited information systems to SEI IA as well as accrediting agencies, possibly through established channels such as DISA VMS.

10%    Monitors and responds to system incidents. Performs or assists in troubleshooting and diagnosing production problems; corrects identified problems; documents issues and resolutions. May work with software and hardware vendors on technical issues. Participates in disaster recovery testing.

10%    Assists the IAO or IAM in the timely performance of IA activities such as self-inspections, STIG checklist review/verification, and the triage of periodic network vulnerability scans.

5%      IT / IA related duties as assigned.

5%     Training and professional development to keep current with new technologies and government regulations.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  CIO < Deputy CIO < Accredited Systems Administrator

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

10 Mar
2014
Contract Specialist - 100672
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is seeking a candidate who is responsible for a wide range of SEI contracts activities, including placing government and industry funding under contract, processing contracts for procuring goods and services, and resolving and executing agreements for copyright release requests. This position will require a thorough understanding of commercial contract/sub-contract management and a working knowledge of Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR).


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or other related field or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Five plus (5+) years of administrative experience, including two plus (2+) years of experience dealing with research contracts negotiation and administration, government contracts, and/or intellectual property agreements.

Skills/Abilities: Excellent computer application skills, especially with Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Sharepoint.  Knowledge of federal acquisition regulations and in-depth understanding of legal and contractual terminology.  Demonstrated experience in and working knowledge of Federal contracting terms and conditions, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, applicable agency supplement requirements, and government accounting practices for contract administration activities.  Thorough understanding of commercial contract/sub-contract management, negotiations, and license agreements, including BPA, CPFF, CPAF, T&M, and FFP contracts.  Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills including ability to interact with all levels of SEI staff and customers from administrative to executive staff.  Strong to excellent analytical, communication, teambuilding, leadership, and presentation skills.  Organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to give clear direction to others; and computer literacy. Significant ability to influence senior corporate management.

Physical Mobility: Usually sedentary, but may be required to travel to various campus locations.

Environmental Conditions: Close contact with CRT for prolonged periods.

Mental: Ability to: be flexible, innovative resourceful, creative and quantitative; juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.; pay attention to detail; exercise independent judgment; remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult people or situations as well as with frequent interruptions. Willingness and ability to assume personal responsibility for meeting customer and SEI deadlines.

Other: Experience working with legal documents. May require work outside of normal business hours to meet contract deadlines. Successful candidate must be able to pass a background investigation. Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance and pass a background check.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Licenses:  Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), and/or Juris Doctor highly desirable.


Accountability: Develops, reviews and negotiates contracts (CRADAs, Subcontracts, CAs, NDAs, PWSs, Software licenses, technology licenses, copyright releases, and other miscellaneous agreements) while ensuring adherence with university and SEI policy and communicates terms and conditions to internal and external customers.

Direction: Acts independently within scope of normal duties and responsibilities. Performs under general supervision. Duties are handled with the use of established policies and procedures. Only the most difficult or unique situations are referred to the supervisor.

Decisions: May provide formal training in contract domain expertise. Champions contract policy and procedure revision and improvement. Lead negotiation responsibilities. Understands the business case and has an appreciation of financial/analytical issues and profit and loss implications.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not normally have supervisory responsibility.  The position will report to the Manager of Contracts but will also work closely with Program Directors, Account Executives, SEI Legal Counsel, Associate Provost Office and various members of the technical staff based on the project requirements.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

10 %   Processing US government Project Work Statement (PWS) agreements under the SEI prime contract; maintaining positive relations with government personnel and personnel internal to SEI who are involved in the government funding and contracting processes, and managing a highly variable workload.

25 %   Issuing and negotiating subcontracts properly documenting subcontract files within a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) environment.

5%      Coordinating permissions and negotiate terms for reproduction of SEI Intellectual Property. Advise staff on complex copyright and permissions matter.

10%    Reviewing and negotiating vendor service agreements and vendor software license terms and conditions.

10%    Developing and finalizing a wide variety of agreements, including but not limited to license agreements (software and technology), Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), Collaborative Agreement (CA), copyright release agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements and miscellaneous agreements while adhering to CMU/SEI policy and procedure. Developing new agreement templates as required.

10%    Recommending and implementing improvements to the SEI contracting process.

20%    Keeping accurate and timely records, files, and database entries and maintaining effective communications with stakeholders.  Resolve problems and issues as needed with stakeholders, and implementing appropriate agreements.

5%    Monitoring the progress of agreements and follow-up to ensure that all contractual obligations are fulfilled.

5 %   Other duties and special projects as assigned.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  FABS, Director < Contracts Manager < Contract Specialist

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

 

 

 

25 Feb
2014
Technical Team Lead, ETVM Technical Solutions - 100637
Pittsburgh, PA

Position Summary:  The successful candidate will be a member of the Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Management (ETVM) team, which focuses on assisting organizations in improving their security posture and incident response capability by researching technical threat areas; developing information security assessment methods and techniques; and providing information, solutions and training for preventing, detecting, and responding to illicit activity. ETVM team members are domain experts in insider threat and incident response, and team capabilities include threat analysis and modeling; development of security metrics and assessment methodologies; and creation and delivery of training, courses, and workshops. 

The successful candidate will be a Team Lead, responsible for the management and oversight of the Technical Solutions team within ETVM.  The Technical Solutions team lead is responsible for the creation, development, and management of novel cybersecurity solutions that support customer driven operational and research missions. The Technical Solutions team will interact with US Government departments and agencies, industry representatives, contractors, and others to identify gaps in cybersecurity tools, techniques, and procedures, create prototype capabilities to fill the gaps, and transition the prototype solutions to customers and partner organizations.  The team prepares technical reports and briefings for all customer funded work.  The Team Lead is responsible for developing and communicating a technical vision, developing tasking and budget data for project work statements, generating new work and customers, working with business development staff, executing work with high degree of customer satisfaction, and supervising staff. The successful candidate will conduct research on best practices on difficult information technology solutions and provide reference architecture papers to assist Federal agencies in deploying those solutions.

The successful candidate must have proven experience conducting and leading research efforts in support of the US Federal Government and Department of Defense; managing technical teams; be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and writing skills. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the personnel management of the Technical Solutions team, including hiring, performance evaluations, professional development, and mentoring of their team members.  The Technical Solutions Team Lead will work with other SEI teams to encourage inter-departmental collaboration on projects, and assure the widest range of expertise is brought to each solution developed.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems Management with ten (10) years applicable experience, MS in Computer Science, Information Technology with eight (8) years applicable experience or combination of training and experience.

Experience: Experienced professional with excellent technical skills, knowledge to successfully manage project work, and a proven track record leading technical projects.  Experience with: Working in or with the DOD, intelligence community, or law enforcement in a classified environment; both physical and cyber security; working in a team environment on collaborative projects in critical infrastructure sectors involving network, system or data security; eight plus (8+) years of software design, development and test; writing device drivers; writing application/OS patches and working with international standards agencies.

Skills/Abilities: System administration and network administration skills and familiarity with Windows,UNIX,LINUXoperating systems.  Software/application development in at least two of the following languages: Java, Perl, Python, C, C++, C# and the .NET Framework.  Knowledge of core Internet protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, SNMP, etc.).  Ability to understand and configure Ethernet based switches, routers, firewalls, and VPN concentrators.  Knowledge of modern versioning control systems and integrated development environments. Understanding of network design and implementation at LAN and WAN levels.  Broad understanding and application of multi-tiered enterprise client/server architectures, design, implementation and security.  Software / systems development lifecycle, QA testing, build process, revision control, and change management practices.  Software / systems testing, including unit, system and integration testing process and implementation.  Proven ability to innovate, develop, implement, and effectively document complex technical systems and approaches.  Proven ability to integrate multiple technologies, standards and data sources into a consolidated solution.  Knowledge of common attack methodologies; common types of security vulnerabilities; basic computer security forensics.  Strong  oral and written communications skills (e.g., technical writing, user guide development, requirements analysis) and ability to interact effectively with technical and non technical audiences, as well as present in front of small and large groups; participate in external customer and sponsor meetings.  Ability to:  travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, customer sites, and offsite meetings with weekly/monthly frequency to travel on overnight and on-site assignments; work in varied and diverse situations requiring analytical, interpretative, evaluative and constructive thinking; manage workload and priorities on multiple scheduled assessments; function independently or in teams depending on the project; work under pressure; deal with stress; deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure; exercise tact and discretion when handling highly sensitive and confidential issues; maintain confidentiality while working with highly confidential and sensitive matters; handle sensitive data according to project and USG data handling procedures; interpret and communicate information about government regulations and university policies; quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, to trouble shoot problems proactively and to answer questions and handle issues as they arise; effective time management skills and strong problem solving skills; handle change and be flexible with respect to functions and responsibilities; experience managing/supervising a technical teams performance reviews, and dealing with employee issues. 

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

Other: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a TS SCI security clearance, and be a US citizen.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: MS in Computer Science Information Science with 15 years applicable experience, Information Systems Management with six years applicable experience; Current Information System Security Profession (CISSP) or similar certification is desired. Advanced understanding of computer operating systems (e.g. Windows8 /7 and Windows XP), and computer networking (TCP/IP). Various computer related training or certifications (e.g. MCSA, Cisco, etc.). Thorough understanding of relevant operating systems and their security principles (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris).

Experience: Leadership experience with software development and/or system administration in large-scale, distributed computing environments. Experience with wide-area network design, deployment, and troubleshooting.  Experience with:  Developing materials for senior leadership in government or industry; interfacing with the DOD; US federal civilian government, intelligence community, or law enforcement; advanced Windows and/or Linux system administration skills; working in a classified environment.

Skills/Abilities:  Project management experience. Leadership and mentoring skills.  Proven skills working in a team environment on collaborative projects in US government, critical infrastructure sectors involving network, system or data security.

Other: Active TS SCI security clearance.

 

Accountability: The individual will be accountable for leading projects, including development and management of budgets and project plans, and managing schedules with sponsors. The individual will also be accountable for managing sensitive, and possibly classified, customer information.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently following CMU, SEI, and CERT defined policies, practices, and procedures – within the scope of assigned work, and to adhere to any additional sponsor-specified requirements related to the projects involved.

Decisions: The individual must make sound decisions with little supervision in leading and managing project team work. The individual must accurately represent the program in interactions with external customers, sponsors, and the public.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for supervising a team of 4-8 staff.  Within this context, the candidate will work with staff in setting goals and objectives, appraise performance, mentor staff professional development, and manage staff work assignments.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

25%      Set, manage, and contribute to the technical direction for the group.  Lead the planning process and contribute to the development of the ETVM research agenda.  Contribute to the development of SEI and             CERT strategic plans.  Ensure regular updates to the agenda; review feasibility of the agenda, identify risks and define risk mitigation strategy.  Articulate vision for internal and external audiences.

35%      Manage group to effectively implement the research agenda and SEI plan commitments.  Set goals and objectives and manage operational and functional business activities.   Develop, implement and track         short and long term operational plans (financial, staffing, infrastructure, project).

15%      Publish findings, deliver technical briefings, and meet with stakeholders.

15%      Provide guidance to and monitor the success of technical staff in meeting strategic and operational goals.  Assess performance of direct reports and make salary recommendations for all staff within areas of          responsibility.  Responsible for recruitment, hiring, development and retention of all technical and support staff.

10%       Identify opportunities for new technical projects and manage start-up of new, high-priority technical areas of work. Work with Technical Manager & PDT business development managers to develop and implement a funding and transition plan for new work areas.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  CERT Director < Cyber Security Solutions, Technical Director < Enterprise Threat & Vulnerability Management, Technical Manager < Technical Team Lead, ETVM Technical Solutions

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

 

24 Feb
2014
Senior Security Solutions Engineer - 100649
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 CERT Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group supports government customers by developing cutting-edge, network analysis tools and techniques for operational use in high-impact environments.

The Senior Security Solutions Engineer position is a member of the CERT NetSA team and based in the SEI Ballston office (in the Washington DC area). This position will provide technical leadership to enterprise network security projects and ongoing security operations. This support would include system requirements development, technology evaluations, systems engineering, architecture advisement, prototyping, tool development, and deployment guidance.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, Information Systems Management or related field with ten (10) years’ experience, MS with eight (8) years’ experience or combination of training and experience.

Experience: Professional experience should include five (5) or more years of experience supporting technical decision-making, acquisition and management of large-scale enterprise network security or middleware system. Experience with full life-cycle management, from costing, design, deployment, operation, maintenance, and retirement for enterprise scale systems is desired.

Skills/Abilities: Ability to function in the role of a consultant and project manager. Proven ability to research, compare, test and evaluate alternative technical solutions, and communicate results. Planning and organizational skills; strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and with teams. Proven ability to research, compare, test and evaluate alternative technical solutions, and communicate the results. Broad understanding of network, host and application security issues. Ability to brief strategic and technical topics to senior management and non-technical audiences. Knowledge of current challenges and threats faced by USG network security and intelligence organizations. Ability to contribute to strategic direction for a technical group. Expertise in enterprise level systems in network security. Experience in enterprise level transaction systems. Experience in enterprise scale storage with a focus on performance. Familiarity with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, TLS).

Physical Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexibility to travel to sites in Northern VA (Tysons Corner, Arlington) and Southern Maryland (Fort Meade); locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with routine frequency.

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; take leadership role in technical projects; and quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.

Other: Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance, and be a US citizen.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD with five (5) years’ experience.

Licenses: Practical network security training (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, CCNP, CCIE Security).

Skills/Abilities: Experience with: working with the government, or within a critical infrastructure sector; developing briefing materials for senior leadership within government or industry; deploying or supporting large-scale network security monitoring infrastructures. Prior responsibility in managing a body of work consisting of numerous large scale projects and multiple customers/external sponsors. History of contributions to the broader industry or research community and experience in a variety of network security areas.

 

Accountability: The individual is accountable for capturing the requirements of network security analysts at customer sites and technical papers and non-technical papers for potential customers and technology transition.

Direction: The individual is expected to act independently using CMU, SEI, NSS, and NetSA 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 designing, building, and operating systems for network security; suggesting and implementing policies and procedures to support these activities; and creating prototype implementations of tools and approaches for situational awareness.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not formally supervise others. However, the individual will act in a technical leadership or project lead role in regard to specific work products and activities both at CMU and at the customer site.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

75% Leads support to the customer program office in the areas of strategy; process/policies; requirementselicitation; design and architecture; operations; outreach; and training.

15% Enable the transition and appropriate focus of NetSA analysis and engineering approaches and tools into operational environments.

10% Design, prototype, and transition tactical analysis studies and tools appropriate for operational use in situational awareness.

100% TOTAL EFFORT


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: CERT Director < CTVA Technical Director < Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) Technical Manager < NetSA Senior Security Solutions Engineer

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

 

18 Feb
2014
OBIEE Developer & Data Modeler - 100636
Pittsburgh, PA

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position seeks to hire a Temporary Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. Its expected that this will be a two year temporary position.  The candidate will be responsible for software development and implementation activities including any preparatory and administrative functions necessary to commence and close out software projects. Activities shall include but are not limited to designing, developing, integrating, implementing, testing, training, rolling out and documenting software solutions. Software development shall be performed using proven software engineering methods and processes. Strict adherence to processes is necessary to facilitate enforcement of recommended software engineering processes. Software development shall primarily focus on data modeling, ETL and implementation of OBIEE, including the design and development of reports and dashboards. A majot focus will be on successful configuration, integration and implementation of financial and business reporting requirements of SEI. Development and implementation activities shall be performed in a complex financial and business systems environment comprising of, but not limited to, systems such as Oracle e-Business Suite (Financials Modules), Hyperion Planning application suite, Hyperion Reports, Oracle Essbase, OBIEE, SQL Server, and related technology platforms. Integration will also encompass SEI’s MIS systems, University’s Oracle Financial System, University’s HRIS system including Workday and any other software systems that may join the software landscape from time to time. While directly reporting to the Enterprise Business Systems Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with the relevant SEI stakeholders within SEI’s Financial and Business Services and Office of the Chief of Staff. (S)He will elicit software requirements and analyze needs and participate on the OBIEE project throught to training on and roll out of needed software systems. The candidate should be capable of interacting with the Carnegie Mellon University’s ACIS and Financial Systems staff members and maintain excellent on-going relationships with them.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS/BA in computer science, computer applications, software engineering, information systems or a combination of training and experience.  Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. Trained data warehouse design including logical and physical design skills. Training in Kimball design techniques. Core programming expertise in the following languages and databases: Java/XML/HTML5/JavaScript, Oracle SQL*PLUS/PL/SQL, MS SQL Server TSQL, Essbase related languages (MDX, MAXL, ESSCMD).

Experience: Six plus (6+) years of Dimensional and Relational Data Modeling experience using Star Schema/Snowflake modeling, Fact and Dimension tables design and integrity, Physical and Logical data modeling, ERwin 4.x/3.x, Visio.  Six plus (6+) years of demonstrated experience with design and development of reports and dashboards and OBIEE administration including installation, upgrades, backup, recovery and maintenance of OBIEE platform.  Experience with:  application server, preferably Web Logic is required; Essbase, Hyperion Planning & Reports is a plus; Oracle Database and/or MS SQL Server and relational database design, and application development using SQL Plus, PL/SQL, TSQL is required; Technical proficiency in Business Requirements Analysis, Testing and documentation is a must.

Skills/Abilities:  The candidate must have the following skills and abilities: highly skilled in creating ETL packages using ODI in a complex and multi-source data environment; ability to design and develop logical and physical database designs; implement datamarts, OLAP/ROLAP/MOLAP/OLTP data models, design, define and deploy star schemas, snowflake schemas on Oracle & SQL Server platform; highly skilled in designing and developing reports and dashboardas on OBIEE version 11.x platform; advanced ability to comprehend Oracle e-Business Suite financial module design and process (GL, GM, LD, AP, AR, PO), and custom databases to assist in design of suitable high integrations; advanced understanding of multi-dimensional data structures including Hyperion Planning cubes; advanced knowledge of Explain Plan, Ref Cursors, Constraints, Triggers, Indexes-B-tree Index, Bitmap Index, Views, Inline Views, Materialized Views, Database Links, Export/Import Utilities; advanced OBIEE system administration skills needed for pot-implementation support of platform; must be capable of multi-tasking; must be an efficient and effective problem solver.

The candidate must also have the ability: to work closely with all levels of technical and financial personnel up to and including senior management to elicit and fulfil the functional requirements as specified;  critically evaluate requirements and provide thorough analyses and present solution plans; work in an environment using best practices associated with software development; work in an environment using formal methods of software development; have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as very strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maximize the productivity of the Enterprise Business Systems group; to organize his/her work with the aim of satisfying internal and external customers of the SEI; to intelligently analyze and resolve issues in a team environment; be prepared to offer meaningful and cost-effective solutions while conforming to technical constraints and making effective trade-offs; be able to work effectively in teams.

Physical / Mobility: Normal sedentary position with some mobility-must be able to access various internal SEI offices.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office setting, close contact with Financial and Business Services, SEI IT and MIS groups, the University’s Administrative Computing Services and other internal patrons.

Mental: Ability to pay strict attention to detail and process; ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people; work under pressure to meet inflexible deadlines and deliver the goods; intelligently multi-task; re-organize effectively in the face of changing demands.

Other:  Candidate must have the ability to pass a background check investigation and be a US citizen. Must be sensitive to cost effectiveness, committed goals, fulfillment of annual objectives, have the ability to work multiple tasks under pressure, while maintaining ability to focus on detail and produce high-quality information from databases; must be able to work with all staff, up to and including senior management; due to workload fluctuation, must be able to work outside of normal business hours.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  Master’s degree in computer science, computer applications, software engineering, information systems or a combination of training and experience.

Experience:  Seven plus (7+) years of related experience.

Licenses: Certification in Essbase administration a plus Certification in Data Modeling and Data Warehousing is a plus.

Other: Process & Methods: Processes and methodologies such as PSP, TSP, ATAM, Unit, Testing methods, WBS, tracking & reporting. 

 

Accountability:  This position is responsible and accountable for, amongst other things, application development and implementation, system and database administration and disaster recovery, and maintenance of financial and business systems as agreed with the users of the systems. The position is also accountable for data security in relation to financial and business systems. The position will be responsible and accountable for serving as backup for daily, month-end and year–end accounts closing processes. The position is also responsible for developing and maintaining software artifacts supporting his/her software design, development and activity reporting. The position will also ensure that financial and analytical reports are made available in a timely and accurate manner for use by the users. Success will be measured by key performance indicators such as system defects, quality of support, system up-time, data accuracy & security and process compliance. 

Direction:  Expected to act mostly independently in collaborating and executing design and development work associated with delivering effective solutions in the OBIEE/Hyperion environment in conjunction with the constraints imposed by Oracle E-Business suite. New technology implementation proposals shall be reviewed by supervisor and appropriately directed.  Works under limited supervision.

Decisions:  Determines appropriate steps to be taken to sustain and maintain applications described above. Must analyze issue and decide the appropriate actions to be taken in order to resolve the problem in an efficient and productive manner. Work directly with end users while troubleshooting and at times with Carnegie Mellon’s Administrative Computing & Information Services (ACIS). Determines possible causes and develops solutions for Hyperion Planning and Reporting issues as well as Essbase, SQL Server and Oracle database environments. The incumbent would work directly with the Financial & Business Systems Manager to validate checks and balances against the systems as well as with the IT/MIS team.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Generally trains and/or provides guidance to lower level technical staff.  Oversees work and provides feedback to members of project team and management.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES

75%      Install, administer, upgrade OBI software environment; design, develop and maintain new secure and reliable OBIEE applications; support EBS Large-scale COTS group in maintaining the Hyperion platform as well as backing up for existing staff as necessary. Interact and work directly with the vendor’s technical support, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Administrative Computing and Administrative Services (ACIS) and the Financial Management Project (FMP) teams.

10%      Provide support to OBIEE users. Ensure successful maintenance and upgrade of OBIEE platform. 

10%      Interact with Oracle Financial and SQL Server administrators to obtain data extracts for supporting various financial and business applications.

5%       Explore technology enhancements to improve application and user efficiency.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  Chief Information Officer > OCOS EBS Manager > Temporary OBIEE Developer & Data Modeler

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

18 Feb
2014
Research Scientist - 100639
Pittsburgh, PA

Position SummaryThe 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 mission of the CERT Vulnerability Analysis team is to make software more secure. The team accomplishes this mission through the coordination of publicly reported vulnerabilities, and through the development and distribution of vulnerability discovery tools and methodologies. The Vulnerability Analysis Research Scientist will execute and manage the research portfolio of the team. This includes the creation of proposals for funding and for publications. The Research Scientist is the team’s main liaison with the SEI Chief Technology Officer, and it will be the Research Scientist’s objective to ensure that the research goals of the Vulnerability Analysis team are well aligned and consistent with the organizational mission of the SEI.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training:  PhD in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related technical field with two (2) years’ experience, a MS with five (5) years’ experience; a BS with eight (8) years’ experience or a combination of training and experiences.

Experience:  Publications in peer-reviewed journals involving binary analysis and/or vulnerability discovery. Development of tools for binary analysis and vulnerability discovery. Participation in academic conferences as a presenter/panelist.

Skills/Abilities: Proficient in any of the following programming languages: C/C++/C#/Java/Perl/Python. Technical understanding of system, network, and configuration-based vulnerabilities.  Knowledge of: asset hardening techniques; vulnerability assessment and patch management tools; and associated metrics that track this information for an enterprise; current security challenges and threats faced by USG intelligence, defense, law enforcement, and civilian organizations and Internet protocols, operations, and governance.  Ability to:  make security-related metrics have a compelling story to a concerned, but non-technical audience; set and implement a strategic direction for a technical group; conduct technical project management; brief strategic and technical topics to senior management and non-technical audiences and to deliver products and services to operational groups.  Understanding of the vulnerability management lifecycle.

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 office; sponsor sites; conferences; and offsite meetings with routine frequency (up to one 2 day trip every month).

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: Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance, and be a US citizen.  The candidate must also be able to undergo and pass a government directed polygraph to maintain clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: PhD in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related technical field.

Experience:  Proven track record of successful publications and presentations in peer-reviewed/refereed academic journals and/or conferences ; Experience working in or with the DOD, intelligence community, or law enforcement in a classified environment; Experience employing software engineering techniques in designing and developing software for vulnerability discovery; Experience making presentations to large or high level audiences; Take leadership role in technical projects; broad understanding of network, host, and application security issues, knowledge of common attack methodologies and security vulnerabilities; Strong interest in security analysis R&D.

Skills/Abilities:  Knowledge of various software testing methodologies, test case creation, and the defect reporting process. Working knowledge of secure systems and network architecture practices. Expertise in Linux and/or Windows system administration and configuration. Expertise with penetration testing or security evaluation of products or networks.

 

Accountability:  This position is accountable for the specification and execution of all any Vulnerability Analysis technical area research projects, or LINE projects, 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 does not supervise others.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

50%       Manages execution of Vulnerability Analysis Team LINE Projects. Meets regularly with SEI CTO to  update SEI leadership of status of research project. Drafts interim and final reports for LINE projects.   Creates papers for submission to academic, peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences.

30%       Develops internal and external proposals to fund additional Vulnerability Analysis research projects.   Drafts and submits proposals, gives presentations to funding source, and tracks proposal status across  the Fiscal Year.

20%       Identifies opportunities for new technical projects and manages start-up of new, high-priority technical areas of work. Works with Technical Manager and Technical Director of CTVA to develop and implement  a funding and transition plan for new work areas.

100% TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  Program Director, CERT > CERT Threat and Vulnerability (CTVA) Technical Director > CERT Vulnerability Analysis Technical Manager > CERT Vulnerability Analysis Research Scientist

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

 

 

 

 

 

06 Feb
2014
Computer Security Information Analyst - 100620
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 provides 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. As a Computer Security Information Analyst, the successful candidate will work closely with cyber security analysts in the public and private sectors to effectuate 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. This position will also work with analysts from across the CERT/CC 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 critical infrastructure.

 

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, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Successful candidates will have the following experience: Conducting computer security incident handling or analysis experience (at least four (4) years): reviewing, analysing and correlating threat data from available sources.

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of: Forensics, network, and malware analysis methodologies, and related best practice tools; security vulnerabilities and the impact that they can have on information systems; system management practices on Windows and Unix/Linux; assessing and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructure; mitigation strategies to defend systems from attack; common attack techniques and tactics. Successful candidates will have the ability to: Analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public; contribute in a team environment with other team members with varying skills, experience and locations; recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; develop and explain technical decisions to varying audiences; interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences with verbal and written communications; acting in a customer service role to internal and external stakeholders; work meticulously with careful attention to detail and priority of work; learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches; and as appropriate define them for others.

Physical / Mobility: This position is located in Arlington, VA. 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: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a TS/SCI security clearance, be a US citizen, and work full-time at a customer site in the 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 (5) years of experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses: Information systems security, incident response and analysis, and other similar certifications are desired (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, CCNP, CCIE Security).

Experience: Ideal candidates will have experience in some of the following areas: Acting in the role of a technical analyst in an intelligence, counterintelligence or law enforcement role; drafting and formatting technical threat intelligence reports and conduct correlating research using multiple formatted and unformatted data sources; performing the security aspects of system and/or network administration in a U.S. government agency or U.S. Defense Contractor environment; developing and implementing information security policies and standard operating procedures.

Skills/Abilities: Ideal candidates will have knowledge of some of the following areas: Advanced forensic, digital media, or software reverse engineering analysis; advanced network analysis.

 

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, 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. 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 > CERT/CC Incident Analysis Technical Manager > Computer Security Information Analyst

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

 

06 Feb
2014
OCOS Administrator - 100621
Arlington, VA

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position will be in support of the Software Engineering Institute’s Washington, DC office and will report to the Washington Operations Manager.  The position provides administrative support to the Chief of Staff (OCOS), the Legislative Analyst, and the Washington Operations Manager. 

This position position will assist in managing and implementing administrative functions in the Office of the Chief of Staff/Chief Information Officer group and assist in managing and analyzing OCOS business reports to support the Chief of Staff, SEI programs and the SEI ELT.

In addition, the candidate will be responsible for performing various administrative duties including daily tasks to facilitate efficient/effective office and conference operations.  Maintain the office workflow to include providing a well-organized filing system and coordinating the office daily schedule of events. Duties will include; welcoming and assisting (as necessary) all individuals who enter our facility; operate the main phone system; coordinate all hosted events. Candidate will be responsible for daily suite walkthroughs to ensure a well maintained facility and professional appearance. The candidate will provide administrative assistance as requested to the Arlington office staff.

The individual will also support the Washington Operations Manager and assist with SEI DO, Facilities, Finance, HR and IT organizations to ensure  the SEI DC offices operates smoothly and consistently presenting a positive professional face to all SEI clients who work, visit, or study at the DC facilities. 

Candidate must be available to work various work schedules and be available on weekends and evenings.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

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

Experience:  Up to three (3) years of related experience.

Skills/Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organization skills; ability to understand and follow directions; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to work autonomously; establish priorities and meet deadlines; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; reasoning and problem-solving skills; basic computer literacy, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, especially MS Word, Power Point and Excel.       

Physical/ Mobility: Normally sedentary position 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.  Primary sedentary; may require some bending, reaching, pushing as well as lifting boxes up to 35 lbs.

Environmental Conditions: Usual office setting.

Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.  Willingness to assume responsibilities, exercise judgment and be self-motivated. Ability to identify new problems and present issues clearly to supervisor with suggestions for potential solutions.                 

Other:  Successful candidate must be a US citizen and able to pass a background investigation.  Must be available in the evenings and on weekends.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:

Experience: Experience in an executive office environment.       

Other: Be capable to or able to learn how to provide limited back-up and support to IT and Facilities services in the SEI Washington DC office.

 

Accountability:  Will greet all visitors to the Washington, DC branch office and answer main line into the facility. Be responsible for various administrative tasks; such as coordination of hosted events, meetings, and classes, maintaining a well-kept and professional environment. Responsible for ensuring the various day-to-day duties are carried out in a timely and professional manner. The individual must be able to act quickly, efficiently and accurately convey information to staff and visitors. Willing to follow required guidelines and procedures and clearly convey requirements to staff and visitors.  Assists in managing the Washington Operations budget and processes/procedures for Washington Operations.  Assists in preparation and analysis all technical and business reports to support the Chief of Staff and the SEI Executive Leadership Team.

Direction:  Must be proactive in determining the needs of visitors and staff at the Washington, DC branch office. Expected to work independently in most instances. Receives general direction from the Washington Operations Manager as to what needs to be done. Difficult or unique problems are referred to the supervisor. Needs to be able to clearly explain issues to supervisor when required. 

Decisions:  Suggests ideas/changes to be made to uphold the quality customer service to visitors and SEI staff at the Washington, DC branch office. Expected to handle questions or inquiries directly or route to the most appropriate person as necessary.  Expected to be able to handle routine questions without direct supervision. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  No direct supervisory responsibilities.  Provides back-up for the Washington Operations Manager when absent.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES:

30%      Responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief of Staff (OCOS), Legislative Analyst, and the Washington Operations Manager.. Assist in managing and analyzing OCOS business reports to support the Chief of Staff, SEI programs and the SEI ELT.

20%      Assist the Washington Operations manager with facility responsibilities.  Responsible for managing assistance with administrative decisions for the day-to-day operations of the SEI Arlington office.  Maintain accurate records for Washington Operations day to day administration. Serve as initial contact and liaison, providing information/coordination via phone or in person for the facility.  Maintain the office workflow to include providing drafts of necessary writing and correspondence to clients, employees, and other department heads. Create, modify, and maintain well-organized filling system. Candidate will maintain the facility library, stocking, and keeping an inventory of items therein. Provide after-hours back-up/support for HVAC work and maintenance, security issues and during other office emergencies (i.e. power outages).

20%      Serve as initial contact and liaison, providing information/coordination via phone or in person for the facility. Welcoming visitors to the Washington, DC branch office and operate main phone line into the office. Maintain various administrative tasks in support of the office.

10%      Coordinate hosted meetings/events/classes in the Washington, DC branch office, and provide direct meeting support as required including the budgeting for and procurement of resources required for the accomplishment of successful meetings. Serve as a main point of contact and provide support for conference room calendars for the office.  Assists with room setup for events, and administrative         assistance to instructors and students as requested. Expected to handle questions or inquiries directly or route to the most appropriate person without contacting supervisor.

10% Maintain the office workflow to include providing drafts of necessary writing and correspondence to  clients, employees, and other department heads. Arrange travel requests, administer purchase requests and prepare reimbursements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10%      10% Other duties as assigned by manager.

100%      TOTAL EFFORT

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:  Chief of Staff > Washington Operations Manager > OCOS Administrator

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

22 Aug
2013
Computer Security Information Analyst - 100314
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 provides 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.  As a Computer Security Information Analyst, the successful candidate will work closely with cyber security analysts in the public and private sectors to effectuate 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.  This position will also work with analysts from across the CERT/CC 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 critical infrastructure.

 

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, or equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Experience:  Successful candidates will have the following experience:  Conducting computer security incident handling or analysis experience (at least four (4) years): reviewing, analysing and correlating threat data from available sources.

Skills/Abilities:  Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of:  Forensics, network, and malware analysis methodologies, and related best practice tools; security vulnerabilities and the impact that they can have on information systems; system management practices on Windows and Unix/Linux; assessing and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructure; mitigation strategies to defend systems from attack; common attack techniques and tactics.  Successful candidates will have the ability to:  Analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public; contribute in a team environment with other team members with  varying skills, experience and locations; recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; develop and explain technical decisions to varying audiences; interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences with  verbal and written communications; acting in a customer service role to internal and external stakeholders; work meticulously with careful attention to detail and priority of work; learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches; and as appropriate define them for others.

Physical / Mobility:  This position is located in Arlington, VA.  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:  Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a TS/SCI security clearance, be a US citizen, and work full-time at a customer site in the 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 (5) years of experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses:  Information systems security, incident response and analysis, and other similar certifications are desired (e.g. SANS GIAC Level 2 courses, CCNP, CCIE Security).

Experience:  Ideal candidates will have experience in some of the following areas:  Acting in the role of a technical analyst in an intelligence, counterintelligence or law enforcement role; drafting and formatting technical threat intelligence reports and conduct correlating research using multiple formatted and unformatted data sources; performing the security aspects of system and/or network administration in a U.S. government agency or U.S. Defense Contractor environment; developing and implementing information security policies and standard operating procedures.

Skills/Abilities:  Ideal candidates will have knowledge of some of the following areas:  Advanced forensic, digital media, or software reverse engineering analysis; advanced network analysis.

 

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, 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. 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 > CERT/CC Incident Analysis Technical Manager > Computer Security Information Analyst

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

 

Upcoming Career Events

The SEI will be hosting or exhibiting at the following career events:

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Washington Post Colossal Career Fair

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Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



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