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JOB SUMMARY *
Come join a team of passionate individuals at a non-profit serving Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare and other Michigan non-profit organizations for over 53 years!
You will help develop the Michigan Cyber Range and its associated research and education projects. As a member of Merit’s team, you will help develop, plan, and execute cyber exercises and various other cyber training initiatives as part of the Michigan Cyber Range’s education and training mission.
You will also coordinate activities with other groups in and outside of Merit. You will conduct a variety of programming tasks including program design, program coding, debugging, and documentation for software/systems and applications programs. Your assignments will generally be of a challenging technical nature. You will report to the Director of Cyber Range Development.
To learn more about Merit Network, please visit our website: https://www.merit.edu/
WHAT YOU'LL DO *
Essential functions for this position are followed be an (E).
As the Cyber Security Software Developer, your key responsibilities include:
Approximately 80% of the Developer’s time & duties are needed to: • Architect, orchestrate, and maintain virtual machine infrastructure for cyber security curriculum and services. (E) • Provide creative content in the development of scenarios with storyline and attack/defense methods. (E) • Help with exercise development and execution, software development to harden code, user experience testing, and engagement during cyber range events. (E) • Conduct a variety of complex programming tasks including program design, program coding, debugging and documentation for software/systems and application programs. (E) • Construct and network virtual machines in a laboratory environment. (E) • Creates applications, tools, integrations, and educational content that enhance Merit’s cyber security service offerings as well as to increase operational efficiency within Merit. (E) • Designing, building, testing and documenting various cyber centric and management applications and supporting back-end systems. (E)
Approximately 20% of the Developer’s time & duties are needed to: • Assisting Cyber Range users to connect and operate courses and exercises. • Keeping current of cutting edge security issues and techniques. • Providing technical vision and design for range usage. • Participate in research activities for various ongoing projects, including the development of novel ideas and techniques. • Work with University faculty, other faculty, Merit management and staff to identify promising areas of cyber security technology and applications. • Teach classes, seminars and lectures to Merit staff and others on emerging cyber security technologies, techniques and applications.
SKILLS YOU HAVE *
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience • At least five (5) years of experience programming; Java and C/C++ software in UNIX/Windows • Expert experience in computer and network security, especially penetration testing and security evaluation, demonstrated through involvement in security conferences, exercises and events, penetration testing, technical presentations, awards, or published papers • At least four (4) years of experience applying two or more security domains from the ISC2 CISSP domains • At least five (5) years of experience with systems analysis and programming activities in a business environment. • Strong knowledge of computer networking fundamentals; IPv4/IPv6 • Proven ability to deliver production-ready software on time and on budget. • Knowledge of shell scripting, linux system utilities, network and application protocols. • At least two (2) years of experience in effectively communicating complex technical concepts and information to a wide range of individuals • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate well with technical people both in and outside of Merit • Dedication to learning and advancing your skills. • Ability to troubleshoot software and communications malfunctions. • Demonstrated skills in project planning and implementation • Ability to work within a team setting
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION *
We are committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, multiple dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, multiple early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at http://careers.umich.edu/benefits/
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by you (with or without accommodations) to perform the essential functions of the job.
You must frequently work at a computer station, answer telephone calls, emails, and other forms of customer/client communication. You may on occasion move items of varying sizes and weights throughout the office or building.
Some travel is required.
The University of Michigan/Merit Network conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
CONTACT INFORMATION *
• If you have any questions regarding this job, please visit our website: https://www.merit.edu/about/careers/ • If you need assistance completing this application, please call (734) 615-2000, option 1
EEO/AA STATEMENT *
The University of Michigan/Merit Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 181244
About Merit Network, Inc.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.