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 research and development, and provide robust programs focused on ensuring that software developers, internet security experts, network and system administrators, and others can resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked systems.
Our Data Integration Team (DIT) team in the Threat Analysis Directorate (TAD) helps programs apply best practices and adopt emerging tools and techniques to advance solutions in malware analysis, reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis and coordination. The goal of the DIT team is to provide software development support for the TAD to build, manage, and sustain a homogenous applications environment using a range of skills throughout the software development lifecycle. We apply a holistic cybersecurity and engineering approach to software intensive systems in the Threat Analysis Directorate domain. Keeping pace with cyber systems operations requires creativity, efficiency, and staying up to date with modern computing platforms. In some cases, the computing has outpaced the methods, and it is incumbent upon us to generate novel approaches to specific sponsor needs.
You'll be responsible for conceiving, documenting, developing, testing, and deploying software applications and systems to improve the capabilities of the TAD analysts to effectively deliver solutions to the CERT customers. You will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle and will be involved in key decisions regarding software design and technology selection, architecture, and design of resilient and secure systems. You will work on existing projects with more senior developers and with the TAD research analysts until you have a grasp of the work and gain the expertise to take command of new or current projects.
You will be expected to function within cross-domain teams, learn new skills, programming languages, and technologies as necessary, and solve meaningful problems through technical innovation. You will continuously be asked to analyze customer requirements and provide novel solutions, work directly with sponsors and end users, and quickly learn new technologies (OSS/COTS/GOTS) and integrate them with existing applications and/or systems.
BS in computer science, software engineering, or a related quantitative field of study with three (3) years of experience, or a MS degree in the same fields, plus one (1) year of experience.
Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI's overall mission. This may include national travel to sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion.
You will be subject to a background check and must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong software design and engineering knowledge and expertise in the software development life cycle
Strong software development skills in Python
Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
Experience developing in multiple layers of the modern software stack
Familiarity with the Linux operating system and UNIX operating system internals in general
Familiarity with DevOps and CI/CD concepts and, preferably, experience employing them in project work
Familiarity deploying to both local and cloud environments is a plus
Ability to work in a small team using a variety of skills on multiple projects
Experience as a software engineer working on software applications in a professional environment.
Working knowledge of general hardware and networking concepts, with some background in cyber security. Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
Familiarity with SQL and modern relational databases, as well as non-relational databases
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus.
Arlington, VA, Pittsburgh, PA
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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