Working at the CERT Division provides opportunities to have an impact on cybersecurity. At the CERT Division, you will have the chance to research security vulnerabilities in software products, contribute to long-term changes in networked systems, and develop cutting-edge information and training to help improve security.

The dynamic work environment at the CERT Division comes from our operating principles. At the CERT Division, we

  • advocate an entrepreneurial responsibility to develop new products and services, serve new customers, and increase our impact across the community
  • take informed risks, support each other in taking risks, and then celebrate our successes or learn from our mistakes
  • recognize the value of professional growth and take advantage of opportunities to increase subject matter knowledge and leadership capabilities

We work to ensure that systems management practices and technology, survivability engineering methods, network attack detection tools, and skilled staff are used to resist, recognize, and recover from attacks on networked computer systems. Our work environment is collaborative in nature as staff members work on cross-functional teams within the CERT Division, the Software Engineering Institute, other Carnegie Mellon departments, and across the global community.

Staff members say that one of the most satisfying aspects of working in the CERT Division "is being able to contribute to a global community that can impact the state of internet security."

To learn more about the program's technical areas of work, please see About Us. To learn more about working at the CERT Division, see Our Place at Carnegie Mellon University and Living in Pittsburgh.

The CERT Division currently has the following open positions. To apply for any of these positions, use the links below or visit Careers@CarnegieMellon.

 Job 100649
Senior Security Solutions Engineer 
The location for the position will be based in the SEI Ballston office (in the Washington DC area). The successful candidate 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. 

Job 100639
Research Scientist

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.

Job 100637
Technical Team Lead, ETVM Technical Solutions 
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.

Job 100314
Computer Security Information Analyst

The location for the position will be at or near the SEI office in Arlington, Virginia. The successful candidate will work closely with cybersecurity analysts in the public and private sectors to effectuate cyber information and analysis capability sharing to support risk management, incident analysis, and response activities.


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