Job # 8809 - Security Solutions Engineer
The CERT® Program is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT® Program engages in cutting-edge research and development and develops and transitions disciplined approaches to improve the survivability and resiliency of the DoD, federal civilian agencies, private sector organizations and their networked information systems. The CERT Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group supports government customers by developing cutting-edge, network analysis tools and techniques for operational use in high-impact environments.
The Senior Security Solutions Engineer position is a member of the CERT NetSA team and based in the SEI Ballston office (in the Washington DC area). This position will provide technical leadership to enterprise network security projects or ongoing security operations. This support would include system requirements development, technology evaluation, prototyping, tool development, and deployment guidance.
Education/Training: BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Systems, Information Systems Management or related field with eight (8) years experience, or equivalent; or MS with five (5) years experience.
Experience: Professional experience should include five (5) or more years of experience supporting technical decision-making, acquisition and management of large-scale enterprise network security or middleware system. Experience with full life-cycle management, from costing, design, deployment, operation, maintenance, and retirement for enterprise scale systems is desired.
Skills/Abilities: Ability to function in the role of a consultant; planning and organizational skills; strong problem solving skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and with teams; proven ability to research, compare, test and evaluate alternative technical solutions, and communicate the results; broad understanding of network, host and application security issues; expertise in enterprise level systems in network security; experience in enterprise level transaction systems; experience in enterprise scale storage with a focus on performance; familiarity with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, TLS).
Physical/Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexibility to travel to sites in Northern VA (Tysons Corner, Arlington) and Southern Maryland (Fort Meade); locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with routine frequency.
Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer display for extended periods of time.
Mental: The ability to
Other: Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance, and be a US citizen.
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Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
CERT® and CERT Coordination Center® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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