The CERT Network Situational Awareness (NetSA) group supports internal and external government customers by developing cutting-edge analysis techniques and tools for operational use in high-impact environments. This position will help drive customer architecture and system engineering efforts, including system requirements development, system engineering approaches, technology evaluation, prototyping, tool development, deployment guidance and other support to customer network security initiatives. The candidate should have experience providing strategic technical guidance in a network security technology area.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
Education/Training: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Information Systems Management or related field with ten (10) years experience, or equivalent; Masters Degree in Information Systems, Information Systems Management or related field with eight (8) years experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience: Professional experience should include supporting technical decision-making, acquisition and management of large-scale enterprise deployment of network security technologies, including two (2) or more years experience in a technical leadership role. This experience should also include hands-on technical experience as a system administrator, operational security analyst, systems integrator or related role.
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 one major network security or network engineering areas: incident handling, network traffic analysis, forensics, vulnerability assessment, network auditing, capacity planning, network architecture, etc; theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with various Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, TLS); user or implementation level experience with a subset of the following classes of technologies: IDS (e.g., Snort, RealSecure), Networking Monitoring, IPS, SIM/SEM (e.g, ArcSight, eSecurity), network mapping, vulnerability scanners (e.g., Nessus), firewalls, and routers (Cisco).
Mobility: Primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility. Flexibility to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings potentially with routine frequency.
Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions; close contact with computer display for extended periods of time.
Mental: The ability to: work meticulously with careful attention to detail; meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – sometimes under pressure and with shifting priorities; deal collaboratively, diplomatically, and successfully with customers, co-workers and other professional colleagues, managers, and staff; ability to grasp the big picture, direction, and goals of an effort; develop and communicate innovative ideas; take leadership role in technical projects; and quickly learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches.
Other: Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a DoD TS/SCI security clearance, and be a US citizen.
To Apply: Please visit our website www.sei.cmu.edu/careers and apply to job #100293. Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/AA employer.