This position will be remote until restrictions related to COVID are lifted.
Our team in the Security Automation Directorate researches and develops software tools capable of collecting, storing, and analyzing organizational network data to provide security analysts insights into what is traversing their network. We provide both the core network tools to facilitate this capability, and prototypes of new ways to present the data effectively. We deal with a scale of network data generally unseen by most organizations, handling record counts in the tens of billions per day.
Developing security insights at this scale requires creativity, efficiency, and staying up to date with modern computing platforms. In some cases, the computing has outpaced the methods, and it is incumbent upon us to generate novel views of both the entire data collection, and of focused datasets tailored to specific analyst needs.
Our network situational awareness security tools are published here: https://tools.netsa.cert.org/
You’ll be responsible for developing software within our network data collection suite, and pushing the bounds of the uses of those tools. Much of the software is written in C, Python, and Scala. We are responsible for the entire life-cycle of the tools: requirements gathering/generation, development, testing, documentation, and user support.
There is room for independence for new tools or projects to make our software suite more complete. Making the tools easy to integrate and deploy, along with writing documentation are additional tasks for the position. You will work on existing projects with more senior developers until you have a grasp of the tool suite and gain domain expertise to take command of new or current tools. You bring the design and software skills, and we’ll bring the domain knowledge to solve the hard network security data problems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Polished programming skills in C.
Useful scripting skills with bash.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to learn a new programming language or development environment given appropriate time and resources.
Ability to work both independently and with teams, manage multiple projects, and elicit technical requirements from management and staff.
Primary developer / project lead for a completed software project. Exposure to all phases of software development from requirements gathering to delivery. The feeling of ownership of the project.
An understanding of Software / systems development lifecycle, QA testing, revision control, and change management practices
Experience with network data collection or flow data is a plus, but not a requirement. It is our responsibility to transfer domain knowledge.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
-BS in CS or related -Strong experience with C programming language -Must be a US citizen with ability to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2015509
About Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University
Pursue your passion and work alongside world-recognized leaders in the field of software engineering. Our staff works with the highest levels of U.S. government and industry to secure the nation's critical infrastructure, improve mission-critical systems, and advance the state of the art.
Interested in working with us? To browse employment opportunities and apply for a position at the SEI, see our list of open positions at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/careers/. You can also visit the Carnegie Mellon site to learn about benefits for eligible employees, search for open positions that match your interests, and create a Job Agent that will notify you by e-mail when jobs that meet your criteria become available.
Resumes from recruiting firms will not be accepted.
Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran
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