The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.
The CERT Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia. The CERT Program engages in cutting-edge research and development to improve the state of cybersecurity. As an Associate Cyber Security Engineer, you have a strong desire and drive to contribute to team and customer objectives.
You will be a team player with problem-solving skills and demonstrate solid presentation and writing skills. You will interact with clients and staff in a highly professional and competent manner. You enjoy the flexibility of an organization that values hard work but appreciates work-life balance and professional development. In your role, you will:
Research and contribute to improvements in National and organizational policy
Analyze and measure effectiveness of policy and governance
Contribute to roadmaps for improvement of cybersecurity capabilities
Assist in implementation of policy and governance
Participate in applied research
BS in computer science, or related dscipline with three (3) years of experience; MS is the same fields with one (1) year of experience or equivalent combination of training or experience.
Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Moderate travel: Up to 25% to various customer locations.
You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and familiarity with:
cybersecurity concepts and technical implementations
cybersecurity standards, policies, and frameworks
metrics and measurements methodologies
Experience in information security policy, governance, or leadership. Other potential career backgrounds include: audit, IT security, compliance, project management or similar technical occupation.
Job Function Breakdown:
70% Participate as a team member in customer engagement to develop, analyze, and implement cybersecurity policy.
15% Participate in research into innovative and cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methods to improve cyber security, policy/governance, and resilience; transition research into applied knowledge for customers.
5% Support conferences, workshops, and meetings as a team contributor.
10% Engage in professional development activities.
100% TOTAL EFFORT
TOTAL = 100%
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About Software Engineering Institute
Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. Our staff works with the highest levels of U.S. government and industry to secure the nation's critical infrastructure, improve mission-critical systems, and advance the state of the art.
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