Senior Penetration Testing Engineer

SEI, Development
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

What We Do:

The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI works closely with defense and government organizations, industry, and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect free, within budget and on time, every time.

Position Summary:

The CERT Division is part of the SEI, a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CERT Division 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 individual in this position will work as a member of the Cybersecurity Assurance (CA) Team within the CERT Division. The CA team develops solutions (in the form of frameworks, models, tools, policies, practices, technical guidance, and training) that allow organizations to assess, analyze, and manage organizational, operational, and technical risks to mission-critical assets, processes, systems, and infrastructures.


-BS in computer science or related technical field with ten (10) years of experience; MS is the same fields with eight (8) years of experience; PhD in the same fields with five (5) years of experience or equivalent combination of training or experience.
-Willingness to travel to various locations (approximately 25%)
-You will be subject to a background check and will need to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Understanding of information technology, security assessment methods, and telecommunications systems
-Working knowledge of network interoperability, cyber security, and survivability issues, including cyber security best practices and standards
-Working knowledge of DHS critical infrastructure sectors and related security and resilience issues
-Working knowledge of the DoD and federal agency resilience needs and cyber security roadmaps
-Development and delivery of information and infrastructure security risk and vulnerability evaluations
-Ability to conduct analytical studies and investigations

Desired Experience:

-Professional experience as an information security engineer, network security architect, information systems auditor, information systems analyst, or similarly technical occupation.

-Experience with and applied knowledge in: Common risk and cybersecurity assessment methods; Data analytics and cybersecurity metrics; Cybersecurity laws, regulations, and standards; Common network security architectures; Common networking protocols and services

More Information

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Position Id : 2013036
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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