CERT is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We engage in state of the art R&D and provide robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others are able to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.
What We Do:
CERT engages with the US Government, primarily in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security areas, to research, develop, apply and transition complex cybersecurity solutions. The M&R group works with government customers to help them protect and defend their networks and system-of-systems (SoS). We pioneer innovative ways to monitor and safeguard networked systems and develop new ways of identifying and investigating network anomalies. We spend time observing real-world security operations teams and help them improve how they do their jobs. Our work ranges in scope from the close-up investigation and examination of security data, to the assessment of large, enterprise-wide networks and mitigation of SoS cybersecurity risks.
Join a dynamic team of motivated individuals with deep collective experience throughout digital forensics, incident response, investigation, operations, and academic research.
We seek individuals with strong interest in understanding and resolving technical challenges in the national security space. Our group focuses on applied research into the functionality of emerging and already ubiquitous technologies at all constituent logical layers, from component-level aspects through system and software implementation to communication protocols. Concurrent with achieving this understanding, we examine the variation between expected and actual functionality that results from real-world implementation. Finally, in support of stakeholders throughout the US Government, we reason about and advise on the implications of our findings.
Qualified individuals will have a strong aptitude to reformulate open questions; devise creative solutions; deliver concise, rigorous prototype implementations; and clearly articulate this process in discussions, presentations, and formal reports. Recent examples of our work have included novel approaches to analyzing network traffic, reasoning about automated imaging analysis, and software implementation of novel file and format extraction techniques.
BS in Computer Science or related quantitative discipline plus three years of related work experience; or an MS in Computer Science or related discipline plus one year of related work experience.
Willingness to occasionally travel to customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings.(10%)
You will be subject to a background investigation and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Deep technical knowledge of and experience with fundamental
Internet protocols and functionality
Systems-level programming experience
Strong experience with UNIX/Linux
Familiarity with current hardware and software vulnerabilities and mitigations
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Cyber Security
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014553
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.