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Cyber Range Engineer 5514BR Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences GCCIS - Global Cybersecurity Institute
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Department/College Description The College: Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the countrys first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the worlds leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.
The Department: Global Cybersecurity Institute Technological excellence is at the heart of the Global Cybersecurity Institutes leadership. Both educational programs and impactful research in cybersecurity require a significant initial technology investment and funding to ensure that the technological environment remains at the leading edge.
Global Cybersecurity Institute: Research with a Human Touch RITs Global Cybersecurity Institute research initiatives bring together a range of expertise from across the university to understand and address real-world challenges in cybersecurity and to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts. The research programs are highly interdisciplinary and human centered to ensure that the security knowledge is driven by the computing users. The Institutes research agenda is powered by nearly two dozen faculty across multiple colleges at RIT informing perspectives from engineering, psychology, public policy and more as they related to the field of cybersecurity. Areas of strength include:
Cybersecurity Education Research
Global Cybersecurity Institute: Academic Programs A pivotal element of RITs leadership in the cybersecurity field is the robust suite of cybersecurity academic programs developed over the last decade. There are nearly 400 undergraduate, and more than 50 graduate students enrolled across the programs offered within the Department of Computing Security, helping to make RIT one of the leading educational sources for future professionals in cybersecurity. Existing academic degrees and certificates include:
BS in Computing Security
Minor in Computing Security
MS in Computing Security
BS/MS in Computing Security
BS in Software Engineering/MS in Computing Security
BS in Computer Science/MS in Computing Security
BS in Computing Security/MS in Public Policy
Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity
RITx MicroMasters in Cybersecurity on edX.org
Detailed Job Description The Cyber Range Environment Engineer will be the core developer for the Cyber Security Range and will be responsible for the construction of the environments in which training, educational, and research based scenarios and projects will occur. A successful candidate will be able to interact with clients as they work through scenarios and then present potential improvements for the environment to the team with the goal of creating more realistic and compelling experiences.
This position will also be expected to lead a team of student employees who will assist with builds, work with external strategic partners, and RIT organizational partners. This position reports to the Cyber Range Technical Director in RIT's Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI).
Architect, orchestrate, and maintain virtual infrastructures for cyber range scenarios, competitions, and (eventually) computer security curriculum.
Define and implement efficient end-to-end provisioning of automation solutions.
User experience testing and analysis as well as engagement with participants during cyber range events
Software development, application and tool creation, and AV integration in association with the CSR
Work as part of a team in the development and execution of exercises associated with the cyber range
Designing, building, testing and documenting various cyber centric and management applications and supporting back-end systems.
Demo new ideas and help solidify technical direction.
Ensures the adherence to standards, policies and procedures
Assisting cyber range participants to connect to scenarios, courses, and exercises.
Keeping current of cutting edge security issues and techniques
Assist faculty with and participate in research projects exploring novel ideas associated with cyber security.
Work as part of a team to formulate the technical vision and design for the cyber range.
Work with faculty, staff, and organizations across RIT in addition to vendors and outside companies to meet the overall goals of the cyber range, range-hosted competitions, and perform hands-on outreach/security assurance testing through the Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE Lab
Other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications Experience:
Three-five years of experience automating IT administration, IT processes, or business processes
Three-five years of experience managing or maintaining enterprise IT infrastructure (Servers, Storage, Network, and/or Security)
Five years of building software on Unix/Windows
At least two years using VMWare products: ESXi, vCloud, vCenter, Horizon, etc.
One or more years of experience with process orchestration
Demonstrated expertise in computer and network security, specifically in penetration testing and security evaluation.
Experience with security incident event management and threat prevention tools, such as QRadar
Experience with Kali Linux and various hacking/penetration testing tools
Demonstrated ability to deploy and configure infrastructure as code using tools such as Terraform and Ansible
Cloud architecture experience
Expert knowledge of computer networking fundamentals; IPv4/IPv6
Experience with or willingness to learn Golang and LaForge
Experience with or willingness/ability to learn CMMC assessment/audit functions
Excellent interpersonal skills
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
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field; enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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