What We Do
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon
University helps advance software engineering principles and
practices and serves as a national resource in software
engineering, computer security, and process improvement. The SEI
works closely with defense and government organizations, industry,
and academia to continually improve software-intensive systems. Our
core purpose is to help organizations improve software engineering
capabilities and develop or acquire the right software, defect
free, within budget and on time, every time.
You will be a member of a unique team responsible for ensuring the
safety of nuclear weapon systems in that if they fail, they must
fail safely ensuring the system does not violate US government
Nuclear Surety standards through rigorous analysis and testing. You
will work with strategic highly regulated systems that employ
novel, hardened, and emergent technologies that are a mixture of
both embedded and application software which must operate with
extreme accuracy, reliability, and safety.
What you’ll do:
- Analyze the system under evaluation and acquire expert
knowledge of the design and functionality.
- Perform assessments of systems, reviewing software to identify
- Development methods to thoroughly test and evaluate the
software using simulators and actual hardware.
- Identify portions of the software that have safety critical
- Perform detailed testing and analysis of the software to verify
that software requirements are correctly implemented in the design
and that code contain any safety hazards or sabotage.
- Ensure the system will perform as expected by verifying the
requirements and design are correct and adequality tested.
- Document your analysis and the anomalies you have identified
and presents finding.
- Work independently and a team member.
- BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Physics or Math.
- Coursework and/or experience in any programming languages
- Ability to identify logic errors, inconsistencies, race
conditions and safety problems associated with software, designs,
implementations, or requirements.
- Ability to write coherent documentation describing your
understating of the system, analysis techniques and findings.
- Willingness to travel to various locations to support the
SEI’s overall mission. This includes within the SEI and CMU
community, sponsor sites, conferences, and offsite meetings on
occasion. Will be required to travel on overnight assignments,
occasionally for several days (up to 25%).
- U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret security
- Applicants for this position must be currently legally
authorized to work for CMU in the United States. CMU will not
sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this
Why work here?
- Join a world-class organization that has significant impact
software in government.
- Work with cutting edge technologies and experts to solve tough
problems for the government and the nation.
- Publish your research, attend or present at prestigious events,
and enjoy annual professional development opportunities.
- Get an 8% monthly contribution for your retirement plan without
having to contribute to it yourself.
- Get tuition benefits to attend classes at Carnegie Mellon
University for you and your dependent children.
- Get access to university resources, including campus fitness
facilities, mindfulness programs, childcare, free transportation on
the Port Authority Transit System, and more.
- Enjoy paid parental and military leave.
- Qualify for relocation assistance.
- Work in the heart of Oakland, a few blocks from the Carnegie
Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Staff – Regular
Full time/Part time
Salary More Information:
- Please visit “ Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about
becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change
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- Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity
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