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Cyber Security Software Engineer - CIPHER - Open Rank with Security

The Georgia Tech Research Institute
169925.00 USD Annual
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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$230,318 Overview: The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem–solving research annually for government and industry.GTRI's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry. Georgia Tech's Mission and Values Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do: 1. Students are our top priority. 2. We strive for excellence. 3. We thrive on diversity. 4. We celebrate collaboration. 5. We champion innovation. 6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression. 7. We nurture the well–being of our community. 8. We act ethically. 9. We are responsible stewards. Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in the development of critical systems for the DoD, and will play a key role in ensuring the successful integration of those systems into existing and new infrastructures. Job Purpose The Cyber Security Software Engineer designs, develops, and tests cybersecurity software in languages such as Java, C, and C++. The Cyber Security Software Engineer requires extensive knowledge of programming languages, software development, and computer operating systems in order to apply engineering principles to software creation. The necessary skill areas for the Cyber Security Software Engineer include programming and coding, fundamentals of computer science, design and architecture, algorithms and data structures, information analysis, debugging software, and testing software. The Cyber Security Software Engineer also creates novel cyber security technology components and software to ensure that critical systems and information are resilient to cyber exploits and attacks. The researcher also performs attendant vulnerability assessments, analysis, and software engineering and design. The Cyber Security Software Engineer also develops hardware and software prototypes and tests those prototypes in realistic environments. Key Responsibilities Guide software development cycle through all phases including requirements gathering, software design, software implementation, and test. Interact with sponsor to determine requirements. Help lead software design effort and implementation. Ensure proper testing process is in place. Primary author of technical reports/presentations for projects of moderate/high complexity. Compile report input from other researchers and prepare final report deliverable. Lead and/or contribute to white papers and proposals. Propose and lead IRAD programs Create and analyze network protocols Perform software development, software reverse engineering, software vulnerability research, and software exploitation Guide and lead reverse engineering efforts through all phases of the project Guide and lead software vulnerability research through all phases of the project Additional Responsibilities Architect and design frameworks used by applications that are running on Java EE / Jakarta EE platforms Create, refactor, and/or implement Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and/or Microservice Architectures (MSA) Assist with and understand the building of applications using stored procedures, functions, and triggers on RDBMS such as Oracle and PostgreSQL Own the product throughout the software lifecycle from ideation to deployment Contribute with hands–on development, (not a design–only position) Engage in code reviews to ensure team members are contributing code that meets the short and long–term goals of our applications and architecture Promote innovation within your team's work Articulate context internally for the team and to the larger organization Consult with management, development, infrastructure, test, and operational teams to address issues relating to application architecture, such as performance and availability, and recommend solutions Provide the technical coaching to get your team to experiment and to solve technical problems in unique ways Lead and participate in the conceptual phases of identifying and solving business problems and initiatives Own Architectural design of the major pieces (business capabilities and internal processing) Provide Oversight and governance of current and next–generation software solutions Provide technical expertise in proof–of–concept, archetype evaluations, and implementations Required Minimum Qualifications Willingness to obtain a CISSP certification Willingness to obtain a Master's degree Prior hands–on experience coding in Java Prior hands–on experience with Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Microservice Architectures Prior hands–on experience architecting and designing frameworks to be used by applications that are running on a Java EE / Jakarta EE platform Prior hands–on experience with legacy and modern Java technologies, JSON, web services (REST and SOAP), JavaScript, data access components, and XML Prior hands–on experience with containerization and orchestration with technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, or OpenShift Prior hands–on experience with IaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Services such as AWS or Azure Preferred Qualifications Active TS/SCI Clearance Technical diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, reproduction, and resolution skills Ability to acquire new skills efficiently Thrives in collaborative environment Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL and Data Structures with a good knowledge of their ecosystems Understands and can implement CI/CD strategies Strong Agile experience using KANBAN or Scrum Experience designing systems with considerations for scalability, resiliency, and performance Working knowledge of Enterprise Frameworks, Applications, and Integration Patterns Experience successfully working with Developers, Architects, and Product Owners to give options for potential solutions Strong understanding of object–oriented programming Strong communication skills; ability to speak to and influence engineers, product and project managers, corporate leadership, partners, and customers Strong interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly develop and cultivate relationships with peers, partners, and key influencers Travel Requirements Education and Length of Experience This position vacancy is an open–rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical area. 12 years of related experience with a Masters' degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical area. 9 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related technical area. U.S. Citizenship Requirements Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens. Clearance Type Required Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance. Benefits at GTRI Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: Equal Employment Opportunity The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

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