Machine Learning researchers at the SEI help our government and industry clients solve their problems using ML technology. In this role, you will work with our customers to identify areas where advanced statistical techniques can help solve problems, plan and develop prototype solutions, and build out final products. You'll get a chance to work with elite cybersecurity professionals and university faculty to build new technologies that will influence national cybersecurity strategy for decades to come. You will co-author research proposals, execute studies, and present findings to DoD sponsors and at academic conferences.
Our team works on a wide range of projects. Some of our current work includes developing metrics and experimental designs for large-scale cybersecurity research programs, researching human-in-the-loop machine learning, and building classifiers to identify security vulnerabilities in code. We have access to a wide variety of cyber-related data, including malware samples, netflow data, cybersecurity training runs and tests, incident tickets, and more. If you are a computer science or statistics expert with an interest in cybersecurity, we want to hear from you!
Bachelor’s degree in machine learning, cybersecurity, statistics, or related quantitative field with four years of experience.
Solid grasp of statistical modeling techniques
Comfortable working in the Unix command line
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
Superb communication skills
Experience with specific methods is less important than evidence that you can learn.
Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:
MS/PhD in machine learning, computer science, statistics, or other related quantitative field, plus two years of experience.
Familiar with at least one mathematical/statistical programming package (e.g., python numpy/scipy/pandas, R, MATLAB, etc.)
Strong software engineering skills
Cybersecurity or privacy experience
Experience supporting test and evaluation for large-scale government research programs is a plus
Note that you will undergo a background check and must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.
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.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran