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Cyber Range Master

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Location: Poulsbo, WA
Categories: College of Science & Engineering, Information Technology

Position Title Cyber Range Master - Poulsbo
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty.  While its home campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, WWU on the Peninsulas is located on the Olympic College campus in Poulsbo in order to better serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.  WWU on the Peninsulas provides a distinctive Western experience in programs tied to the unique strengths and needs of the communities west of Puget Sound.  We respect and serve a broad spectrum of learners in high-quality degree and non-degree programs that are multidisciplinary, flexible, and rigorous.  We foster mentorship, collaboration, and equity through education.
About the Department

The College of Science and Engineering and the Computer Science Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The Cyber Range is a part of the Department of Computer Sciences, College of Science and Engineering.  Currently the department offers a B.S. in Computer and Information Systems Security, an ABET-accredited Computer Science B.S. degree and an M.S. degree and has a strong history of research collaboration with other disciplines across campus such as Linguistics, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.  Reflecting our department's commitment to diversity, the CS/M Scholars Program at WWU is focused on supporting women and underrepresented minorities.  The program is funded by a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.  We are also an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) and are part of NCWIT's Pacesetters program.

About the Position

As our Cyber Range Master you will be responsible for the management of the Poulsbo Cyber Range as a specialized computer laboratory, for coordinating the developing, scheduling, and management of Cyber Range exercises with instructors of classes using the Cyber Range, and for coordinating industry activities involved with Cyber Range.  You will be responsible for supervising Cyber Range technical staff and academic liaisons, as well as other duties, as assigned.

The State of Washington and WWU have devoted increasing funds over the past few years to Cyber Security programs because of increased student interest and tremendous state need.  Cyber Range Poulsbo is a growing facility that supports Cyber Security programs from WWU in Bellingham and Poulsbo as well as up to 30 other programs at colleges and universities throughout the State of Washington.  The Cyber Range also supports research for government entities and companies.  The facility is based and the position will be located at the Western on the Peninsulas facility in Poulsbo, Washington, co-located with the Olympic College Poulsbo campus.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the installation, management, scheduling and maintenance of Cyber Range computers, networking equipment, and other devices and software systems
  • Making decisions regarding the operations of the Range, including establishing priorities for the Range, determining the appropriate support needed for Range exercises and projects, the appropriate allocation of Range resources, and selecting which projects will receive Range support
  • Coordinating with instructors and other from WWU and other universities and colleges on the development of laboratory exercises and other academic exercises supported on the Cyber Range
  • Supporting research efforts on the Cyber Range
  • Developing relationships with industry and coordinating the incorporation of provided hardware and software into Cyber Range exercises, research projects, and other academic efforts
  •  Supporting the design of exercises and projects for the Cyber Range and guiding others who will be designing exercises and projects by providing input on the capabilities of the range, as well as recommendations as to how to develop or structure the exercise or project and how to deploy the Range
Required Qualifications
  • BS in Cyber Security, Computer Science or related field
  • Five years technical experience including experience in installing and maintaining hardware including networking equipment and servers with varying operating systems
  • Experience supervising technical employees
  • Demonstrated ability to create technical documentation
  • Experience with Cyber Security
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well in an environment with a broad variety of people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to create and manage relationships with key industry members
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS or Ph.D. in Cyber Security, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in managing a data center or laboratory
  • Experience teaching in higher education
  • Experience and reputation as a public speaker
  • Extensive experience in Cyber Security
  • Extensive experience in Cloud operation
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins March 26, 2018; position is open until filled

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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