Job #8684- Secure Software and Systems Researcher
We are staffing a small team responsible for researching next generation secure mechanisms, approaches, practices, techniques, and tools. This team will work with current and emerging technologies to research potential improvements in approaches for identifying and/or mitigating security weaknesses in software and network based systems. The individual in this position will be responsible for planning, proposing and accomplishing research on innovative approaches to securing systems and components based on new approaches to software, hardware, or system composition. We are seeking candidates with a mix of expertise in computing and systems analysis, design, development and operations to support identification of areas with potential for innovative approaches to improving security.
Education/Training: MS in computer science and eight (8) years of experience. PhD degree in computer science and five (5) years of experience.
Experience: Fifteen plus years of progressively responsible experience in a technology- or research-based organization in government, industry or higher education. At least ten years of successful information security operations and/or research experience including hands-on research, research team leadership and project management. Possesses comprehensive knowledge across the mission area of the SEI and is able to apply that knowledge in new and unusual environments. Demonstrated success in formulating and delivering successful research programs and projects. Demonstrated management experience with responsibility for projects, people, budgets and contracts.
Skills/Abilities: Mastery and broad understanding of computer systems, computer security practices and information security evaluation methods. Mastery of information security field in order to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to accepted methods. Ability to manage diverse areas and large, complex projects; ability to influence, work with and manage technical staff; able to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities; excellent analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning and problem solving skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to synthesize solutions in new and different domains, cultures, and environments from available technologies, publications, and events.
Physical/Mobility: Normally sedentary with some mobility; ie., ability to travel to other locations on and off campus. May require some bending, stretching, pushing, as well as lifting up to several reams of paper, etc.
Environmental Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting. Close contact with CRT for long periods of time.
Mental:Ability to meet inflexible deadlines, remain calm during difficult situations, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.
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