King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Computer Systems Specialists Positions in Cybersecurity & Dependability - 2022

2022-11-06
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The Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is looking for several Computer Systems Specialists with strong documented experience and competence in one or more of the following specialties: systems engineering, software engineering, network engineering. 

The successful candidates will be offered a multi-faceted and quite complete career track, by leading the set-up of the computing and networking infrastructure for the RC3 labs; overseeing local Information Technology systems; and participating to research and development activities. 

Namely, they will be called to: set up, manage and enhance environments and frameworks to support the Center's activity, namely its dedicated computing and networking subsystems, local IT subsystems such as Web and shared repositories, SW systems and development platforms; support and be involved in the researchers' activities and projects, namely experiments, proof-of-concept prototypes and demonstrators.

Responsibilities

- Implementing the set-up of the computing and networking infrastructure for the RC3 labs

Supporting the ambitious project of establishing the RC3 common use lab, composed of two units: Distributed Cyber Physical Systems (DCPS) Lab Unit; Resilient and Cyber-Secure Cloud (RCSC) Lab Unit. Develop, procure, install, test, update, maintain, and upgrade the networking and computing assets.   Assisting in solving failures and managingperformance and update issues.  Implement the best practices, system and human level, for the dependable and secure operation of the Center’s systems and networks, protecting operations, data and communications, and ensuringavailability, robustness and usability. Documenting equipment and creating workflows and other process management tools for team members to follow.

- Developing Information Technology applications and software systems

Ensuring the efficient and effective operation of RC3 local IT subsystems such as Web and shared repositories, SW systems and development platforms. Defining, procuring, configuring, imoplementing and managing software solutions, in order to  enhance the Center’s activity. Providing training and expert advice to users as needed. Ensuring alignment with IT policy standards. Assisting in the technical implementation of the digital communication plans and contents.

- Contributing to research and development activities

The successful candidates will have the opportunity of enhancing their career, by participating to ambitious but captivating R&D activities, supporting and being involved in the researchers' activities and projects, namely innovative experiments, proof-of-concept prototypes and demonstrators.

- Performing other related ad-hoc tasks as needed

We welcome candidates with a Master’s or PhD degree in computer engineering or computer science or a related field.

We consider as an advantage: 4+ years of experience; general cybersecurity expertise; a mature understanding of the technological and business aspects of modern ICT systems; previous experience in academic or research environments.

- Technical skills

We seek candidates who exhibit a strong documented experience and competence in one or more of the following specialties: systems engineering, software engineering, network engineering, cybersecurity (transversal).

Depending on the specialty(ies), we expect documented experience in one or more of:

  • Web-based and internet technologies, DevOps toolchains, multimedia content development, and systems administration.
  • Embedded systems, embedded code, code generation.
  • Network protocols such as Ethernet, UDP, CAN, TCP/IP, security protocols.
  • C / C++, HTML5, CSS3, Java, PHP, SQL, Python, DLLs, web programming, security principles, object-oriented design, etc.
  • Off-line and real-time simulation tools such as MATLAB-Simulink, RSCAD (RTDS), RT-LAB (OPAL-RT), including hardware-in-loop (HIL) and software-in-loop (SIL).
  • PC hardware (PCI/PCIe devices), oscilloscopes and signal analyzers.

- Soft skills

  • Resourceful and self-motivated, objective-oriented and attentive to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Empathy towards the needs of others, including tact and diplomacy. Trustworthiness, including loyalty and discretion.
  • Technical ability in e-productivity tools, methods and applications, such as, but not limited to, MSFT Office or equivalent, Adobe, Web editing, e-conference systems.
  • Ability to multi-task, work flexible hours and support urgent needs of the team.
  • Anticipate contingencies and risks and take appropriate mitigation steps.
  • Fluent in written and verbal communications in English.

Please complete the application form(s) and upload all of the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae, your contact address, training record, work experience, and clear evidence about the documented experience requested above in the call.
  • Cover Letter (up to 500 words) including the personal motivations for applying to KAUST/RC3.
  • Transcript of your degree(s) and other related certificates or licenses. Copies allowed.
  • Contact information for 3 references.

Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the apply link will be considered. Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will deserve full consideration through cut-off date 

Cut-off date for applications: November 6, 2022.

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your application.

Job details

Title
Computer Systems Specialists Positions in Cybersecurity & Dependability - 2022
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Published
2022-09-19
Application deadline
2022-11-06
Job type
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