The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Engineering Scientist - R and D Cyber Security Developer

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,250 - $10,833
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-05-18-01-4204
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Transcripts. References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Research and development for decision-support and analysis software in cyber security including design, implementation, configuration, testing, and evaluation.

Essential Functions

Design, develop, configure, test and integrate software to meet requirements of sponsored research projects. Install, configure, and modify network-based and host based security monitoring software. Perform system administration for specialized project computing platform. Prepare technical documentation and technical presentations. Communicate with project team members, supervisors, and sponsors for timely implementation of project requirements.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus three years of work experience in computer/software engineering, computer science, or other applied sciences. Demonstrated experience in network cyber defense and information security. Demonstrated experience developing software in Java or C++, and multiple scripting languages. System administration experience with Linux and Windows. Familiarity with TCP/IP and network packet analysis. Ability to assess and incorporate new technology into project development. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information, maintain a professional demeanor, and effectively communicate with diverse groups. Ability and desire to take on a technical leadership role and to work as a team member without daily supervision. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in computer/software engineering, computer science, or other applied sciences. Experience applying software engineering principles of encapsulation, modularity, maintainability, testability, usability, etc. in software design and development. Strong technical writing skills. Experience with technical presentations. Demonstrated knowledge of virtual machine setup and configuration. Experience with securing servers and clients on a network system. Proficiency with TCP/IP and network packet analysis. Experience with network and host-based security monitoring and data analysis. Familiarity with security intrusion detection and incident response. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a GPA of 3.2 in relevant coursework.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. Frequent use of manuals and books. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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