The CERT Cyber Workforce Development (CWD) team aims to lower the cost and time required to build cybersecurity expertise and to amplify that expertise to a globally distributed workforce. To achieve this, we develop and integrate innovative tools and processes to train, exercise, and assess cybersecurity professionals and teams. In doing so, CWD pioneers research and development efforts designed to counter cybersecurity threats to our nation.
CWD develops solutions for improving an organization's cyber workforce development program. CWD partners with sponsors to identify and resolve gaps that hinder a workforce's ability to counter rapidly evolving adversary tactics in cyberspace. We achieve this by guiding organizations through improvement of their cyber workforce's knowledge, skills, and abilities.
CWD's core strength is our supportive and highly collaborative culture. Our team recognizes the importance of our mission: to ensure that our nation's cybersecurity workforce is the best in the world. We are looking for people of character who share our passion, love technology and teamwork, and who have a desire to teach, learn from, and collaborate with others. We provide numerous internal and external training and professional development opportunities for members of our team. We also learn from each other through cross-training and mentoring.
As a member of CWD, you will work with other team members to develop and deliver cybersecurity training capabilities, programs, and software for US Government departments, agencies and associated organizations.
BS in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline-or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
Willingness to travel to various locations in support of the SEI's overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on occasion. Moderate travel (15%).
You will be subject to a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
Interacting effectively with team members
Collecting requirements and objectives
Producing creative and engaging scenario-based simulations
Building physical and virtualized network systems
Defining, creating, and maintaining solutions in support of government cyberspace responsibilities
Defining and solving challenging problems related to effective learning and human-machine teaming
Developing software and hardware prototypes
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
In CWD, we want you to learn new skills and technologies. In this position, you will potentially use the technologies in the following list. Previous experience or exposure to these technologies will be considered a plus.
Excellent oral and written communications
Understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals and best practices
Technical problem-solving, analytical and information organization
Network system design and troubleshooting
Server and desktop platforms (e.g., Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc.)
Learning Management Systems (e.g., Moodle, Canvas, etc)
Government/military service in positions involving information technology, cybersecurity, and management of large-scale government networks
Team leadership positions within cybersecurity and IT-focused organizations
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements, including use of facial coverings, daily self-assessment and weekly Tartan Testing.
Arlington, VA, Pittsburgh, PA
Staff - Regular
Full time/Part time
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