Carnegie Mellon University Associate Vulnerability Analyst (2015984) in PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
Associate Vulnerability Analyst (2015984)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 the quality and security of software-intensive systems.Position Summary:The Vulnerability Analysis Team, within the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the SEI, is a group of internet security experts focused on advancing the state of the art in vulnerability assessment and discovery, coordinated vulnerability disclosure, and software security on a national and global scale. We participate in communities of network defenders, software developers and vendors, security researchers, and policy-makers. We publish security advisories, papers, blog posts, data, and tools.We seek self-motivated applicants who want to improve the security of software systems.You have a deep interest in cybersecurity, intellectual curiosity and a desire to make an impact beyond your organizationYou enjoy developing and communicating innovative ideas and thinking creatively to take on tough problemsYou can work under stress and adapt to shifting priorities and flexible taskingYou relate collaboratively and diplomatically with people inside and outside the organizationRequirements:Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, or a similar degree with three (3) years of applicable experience as a system or network administrator, software developer, or similar technical occupation; or Master of Science in relevant fields with (1) year of applicable experience;Willingness to travel to various locations to support the SEI's overall mission. (5% travel)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:We seek applicants with knowledge, skills, and abilities including:Fundamental understanding of common computer, network, and internet technologies, including basic computer architecture and common network protocolsVulnerabilities and software security in generalVulnerability assessment and discoveryInternet security issues, including common security technologySoftware developmentBasic cryptographyBroad communications skills, including writing, speaking, explaining complex technical issues, working with parties in conflictLogic and reasoning, separate evidence from opinion, decision-making under uncertaintyCreative problem solvingDesired Experience:We seek applicants with experience that includes:System and network administrationSoftware development, including web applications and DevOpsEmbedded systems, security auditing and reverse engineeringPenetration testing and vulnerability assessmentIncident response and managementVulnerability managementGovernment or contractor supportBottom-up project development and task selectionMore Information:Please visit andldquo;Why Carnegie Mellonandrdquo; to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.htmlCarnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.