Position Summary: This position is responsible for supporting CERT’s Chief Scientist to plan, develop and implement research strategies, initiatives, policies and programs that further the mission of CERT and the SEI. The Deputy will help the Chief Scientist formulate research goals and objectives in collaboration with research team leaders and help direct the research efforts to achieve agreed research directions. The position requires an understanding of the technical challenges and emerging trends as well as the potential research opportunities that affect cyber-security strategy for industry and government. Effective formulation and presentation of forward-looking ideas will shape a research agenda that influences the nation.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
Education/Training: PhD in a technical field such as computer science, engineering, mathematics with ten (10) years of experience or equivalent combination of training and experiences.
Experience: Seven plus years of progressively responsible experience in a technology- or research-based organization in government, industry or higher education. At least seven years of successful information security operations and/or research experience including hands-on research, research team leadership and project management. Demonstrated success in formulating and delivering successful research proposals to the federal government and in leading the resulting projects. Demonstrated record of publications and contributions to the science and technology community. Demonstrated management experience with responsibility for projects, people, budgets and contracts.
Skills/Abilities: Mastery and broad understanding of computer systems, computer security technologies and 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. Able to make decisions and recommendations that significantly change important public policies or scientific programs dealing with cyber security. 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; computer literacy.
Physical Mobility: Moderate to heavy domestic travel (25-50%).
Environmental Conditions: Normal office setting with continuous usage of computers.
Mental: Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and meet inflexible deadlines.
Other: Pass a background investigation and be eligible for a U.S. DoD Clearance. Ability to establish new techniques and approaches; establish technical and programmatic criteria.
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