The SEI helps advance software engineering principles and practices and serves as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. We work 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.
The individual in this position will work as a technical manager of the Cyber Assurance (CA) Team within CERT's Risk & Resilience Directorate. This candidate will be responsible for the creation, development, funding, and management of a sustained research and technical agenda for Risk & Resilience CA Team consistent with and directly supporting the US Department of Defense's strategic challenges and emerging threats. The technical manager is responsible for developing and communicating a technical vision, developing tasking and budget data for project work statements, developing and managing project plans, managing initiative finances and accounting, generating new work and customers, working with business development staff, executing work with high degree of customer satisfaction, and supervising staff.
The successful candidate must have proven experience conducting and leading technical efforts in support of the US Federal Government and Department of Defense; managing technical teams; be self-directed, have a track record of creating interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and demonstrate exceptionally strong presentation and writing skills. The candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.
* BS in computer science, software engineering, information systems, or a related technical field with ten (10) years of experience or equivalent * MS in computer science or technical/engineering field with eight (8) years of experience * PhD in computer science or technical/engineering field with six (6) years of experience. Other educational backgrounds of a technical nature with experience as described may be considered.
Experience: Total of ten (10) years of experience as a system or network administrator, software engineer, information systems analyst, information security analyst, IT auditor, database administrator, or similarly technical occupation. Experience with and substantial knowledge of: * I nformation technology, networking, and telecommunications * network security, survivability, and resiliency concepts and issues * systems and/or software engineering * project planning and management * strategic planning * basic statistical methods and/or anomaly detection * fundamental financial management and accounting * USG and DoD cybersecurity tools, techniques, methods, and operations * USG and DoD cybersecurity policies and directives
* mastery of information technology concepts, cyber security best practices and standards, information security evaluation methods, computer security incident management lifecycle and methodologies; risk management; and security policy development * excellent analytical, organizational, reasoning and problem-solving skills * outstanding written and oral communication skills * demonstrated ability and experience in employee performance management * outstanding financial and resource management skills * demonstrated ability to prepare papers and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences * ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies internally and externally, including senior executives and managers in government and industry, especially USG COTR personnel or similar roles * ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information, and where appropriate, ability to obtain and hold a security clearance * active involvement in professional societies
Physical: * Mobility: primarily sedentary in an office setting with some mobility, i.e., able to travel to various locations within the SEI and CMU community as well as travel to customer sites * Environmental Conditions: normal office conditions; however close contact with computers and other electronic devices for prolonged periods Behavioral: * Leadership: Ability to influence, motivate, and inspire others to create positive organizational change; ability to set ethical and performance standards by example; ability to build consensus and commitment to achieve the organization's vision * Initiative: Ability to work independently without being prompted; ability to consistently exceed performance expectations, especially by initiating and implementing new projects; ability to anticipate problems and proactively address issues; ability to continually improve work processes; ability to demonstrate and lead others through change * Teamwork: Ability to contribute and participate in a group environment to meet common goals; ability to promote a congenial work environment; ability to identify conflict and bring it to a productive conclusion; ability to show leadership in putting the team's agenda above any personal agenda; ability to display a positive and productive attitude * Customer Service: Ability to continually meet or exceed the expectations of customers; ability to respond to customers in a timely and productive manner; ability to keep customers informed and to monitor satisfaction; ability to address customer service problems promptly and non-defensively; ability to continually take more than routine action to assist a customer * Communication: Ability to effectively speak in individual or group situations; ability to write clearly and convincingly; ability to communicate across all levels of the organization; ability to make effective presentations; ability to gain respect quickly and build trust and credibility; ability to confront interpersonal issues and quickly resolve conflict; ability to provide specific and timely feedback and constructive criticism
Other: U.S. Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Preferred Qualifications and Requirements: Licenses: Ideal candidates will hold a current information security related certification and/or training certificate from an industry-recognized organization or be in the process of seeking equivalent certification(s). Experience: Familiarity with process improvement models that contain the essential elements of effective management, development, and acquisition processes for one or more disciplines and experience transitioning these models into organizational practice; three or more years of leadership experience with responsibility for project and budget management.
* Demonstrated consulting and advising skills and experience * Project management experience and PMP certification * Leadership and mentoring skills * Strategic planning skills * Demonstrated experience in developing and executing a research agenda in leading-edge technology disciplines * Developing and delivering technical training content to a diverse audience from entry level technologists to director or C-level executives Accountability: Implement and participate in the planning, execution, and transition of projects leading to technical results. Contribute to department or program objectives and plans development. Keep in confidence sensitive information such as customer processes, risks, vulnerabilities, and internal work products, whether for eventual public or private distribution. Demonstrate responsible project and financial management of a portfolio of work exceeding $5 million dollars. Direction: The incumbent is expected to act independently and develop and execute a research and technical agenda that adheres to CMU and SEI defined policies, practices, and procedures. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate leadership for and support of CMU, SEI, CERT, and Risk & Resilience organizational objectives, policies, practices, and procedures through example and direction. Decisions: The individual in this position is expected to make strategic choices regarding the direction of the team that will be distilled into a research and technical agenda funded by a defined set of existing and new customers and implemented by a team hired to execute the specific tasking. The individual in this position is also required to work effectively with Risk & Resilience project managers to ensure proper coverage of work tasks, proper funding for personnel, and identification and tracking of customer and project milestones and deliverables. The individual in this position is required to accurately represent the CERT Division and its technical work in interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public. Supervision: Contributes to hiring decisions of program staff; responsible for performance reviews, salary adjustments, and work allocation to staff; mentor junior staff; supervises student interns. The experienced candidate may perform or supervise project management responsibilities.
JOB FUNCTIONS OR RESPONSIBILITIES: 30% Manages team to effectively implement and accomplish the SEI Program Plan, the CERT Division strategic plan, and the Risk & Resilience directorate strategic plan. Sets goals and objectives and manages operational and functional business activities. Develops, implements and tracks short- and long-term operational plans (financial, staffing, infrastructure, project) 30% Provides guidance to and monitors the success of team/technical leads in meeting strategic and operational goals. Assesses performance of direct reports and makes salary recommendations for all staff within areas of responsibility. Provides oversight of team/technical leads and their supervisory responsibilities of technical staff and conducting performance reviews. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, development and retention of all technical and support staff. 20% Sets technical direction for team. Leads strategic planning process and contributes to the development of the Risk & Resilience, CERT, and SEI strategic and program plans. Ensures annual update of plan; reviews feasibility of plan, identifies risks and defines risk mitigation strategy. Articulates vision for internal and external audiences. 10% Identifies opportunities for new technical projects and manages start-up of new, high-priority technical areas of work. Works with Technical Director & business management personnel to develop and implement a funding and transition plan for new work areas. 10% Directs organizational effectiveness and staff training and development plans. Identifies operational success measures and process improvements. Leads corrective actions.
Job Function: Cyber Security
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: None Specified
Internal Number: 2015078
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.