Cyber Security Exercise Trainer and Developer

August 21, 2012 by  
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Job Number: 9406 Job Function: IT Security Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time Organization: SEI NETWORKED SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Salary: Negotiable Description:As a member of CERT’s Workforce Development Program, the candidate will work with other team members in developing cyber-security and cyber-forensics training exercises and simulations largely for US Government customers. this involves interacting directly with customers, gathering training requirements and objectives, producing and executing creative and engaging exercise scenarios, and building supporting physical and virtualized systems and network topologies. As such, the candidate will work regularly with a wide range of software and hardware technologies within CERT Labs. the candidate will also assist in developing and teaching cyber security and cyber forensics training content to external customers. He/she will be expected to work well in a collaborative team environment, while also being self-directed and motivated in accomplishing tasks and solving problems. Additionally, the position requires the candidate to have effective leadership/management abilities as he/she will oversee and direct the activities of graduate student assistants. the successful candidate must be self-directed, have an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and work well communicating technical information to technical and non-technical users. the candidate must also be able to interact with clients and staff of all levels in a highly professional and competent manner.


  • Education: BS in Computer Science, Information Science, or related discipline with eight (8) years applicable working experience in information technology.
  • Licenses: CISSP, Network , Security and/or other industry standard certifications are highly desirable.
  • Experience: Successful candidates must possess “hands-on” experience with Computer/Network Security and I.T. system and network administration. Additionally, he/she must have practical experience with Windows server and desktop platforms and Linux/Unix operating systems. the individual must possess knowledge/experience in network design and troubleshooting and have deep knowledge of standard networking protocols. Additionally, demonstrated practical experience working with common commercial and open-source cyber security tools is required. the candidate should have experience teaching technical content to students, peers, and non-technical individuals and must enjoy doing so.
  • Skills: Candidate must be able to prioritize workload and complete deliverables on time, have good technical problem-solving skills, strong analytical and information organization skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong technical teaching skills. Candidate must be able to multitask and work effectively with multiple project teams and sponsors/customers. Experience with virtualization technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server is highly desired. Programming experience in C, C , C#, and Java is also desirable but not required.
  • Physical Mobility: 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: Close contact with computer for long periods of time.
  • Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and communicate effectively.
  • Other: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a security clearance, and be a U.S. citizen.


  • Education: MS in Computer Science, Information Science with at least five (5) years of applicable working experience in information technology with emphasis in cyber security.
  • Experience: Strong teaching or direct delivery training experience; proficiency with a variety of operating systems and detailed technical experience with large networks and telecommunications.
  • Skills: Strong presentation/platform skills and excellent writing skills.

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