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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Computer Systems Engineer in Cybersecurity & Dependability - 2021

2021-11-29
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The Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is looking for a Computer Systems Engineer with a diverse set of skills and is capable of performing a wide range of Computing infrastructure and information technology functions to support the research and development projects of the RC3. The successful candidate will lead in developing, procuring, installing, testing, updating, maintaining, and upgrading computing systems with complex hardware and software specifications to be utilized by various research projects. The highly qualified candidate will participate in building Internet-Cloud and Cyber-Physical systems with professors, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, and staff. Secondary functions include, but not limited to, interfacing with KAUST IT for support about data & technology policies, applications, and hardware and software solutions.

Responsibilities will include:

- Leading the building of the computing hardware infrastructure for the RC3

Develop, procure, install, test, update, maintain, and upgrade the hardware assets. Supporting the project of establishing the RC3 lab. Managing and improving the network connectivity standards. Assisting in solving hardware failures and manage performance issues. Proactively exploring added value in the Hardware resources. Documenting and creating workflows for repeated activities for team members to follow.

- Overseeing Information technology applications and software systems

Defining, procuring, configuring and managing software solutions. Implementing programming solutions that support research projects. Providing training and expert advice to users as needed. Assisting in solving software related issues. Developing and implementing data security protocols for protecting operations, data and communications. Managing data repositories and archives to ensure availability, robustness and usability. Proactively exploring added value in the Software resources. Documenting and creating workflows for repeated activities for team members to follow.

- Interfacing with KAUST IT and vendors

Ensuring alignment with IT policy standards. Making recommendations to enhance the use of IT resources. Assisting in the implementation of the digital and non-digital communication plans. Providing technical assistance to the creation of digital media communication contents (postings, photos, announcements, etc. on the RC3/CEMSE website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and other medias). Documenting and creating workflows for repeated activities for team members to follow.

- Perform other related ad-hoc tasks as needed

- Technical skills

Solid understanding of the technological and business aspects of modern IT systems.

Extensive proven knowledge of computer hardware, software, and programming languages, along with in-depth understanding of networking.

General cybersecurity expertise, and security software engineering experience. 

Strong knowledge-base in higher mathematics.

Experience in Web-based and internet technologies, DevOps toolchains, and systems administration.

HTML5, CSS3, Java, PHP, SQL, Python, web programming, security principles, object-oriented design, etc.

Webservices, multimedia content development, APIs.

- Soft skills

Organized, structured, motivated, self-driven, and capable of handling many functions in a given day, etc.

Excellent communicator with friendly, professional and cooperative attitude.

Eager to learn new skills and willing to take on tasks that may be outside the boundaries of the role. 

Determined problem-solver with logical commonsense rationale and desire to help others succeed.

Attentive to details, analytical and creative. 

Highly-available to support urgent needs of the team members even if occurring outside business hours.

Anticipates contingencies and risks and takes appropriate mitigation steps.

Fluent in written and verbal communications in English. Arabic is considered a plus.

Able to work independently and as part of a multicultural diverse research and administration team.

  • Master’s or PhD degree in computer engineering or computer science or in a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in a combination of general programming, automation, and systems administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hardware and software systems including data management and analytics tools.
  • Preferred experience in academic or research environments. 

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 engineering degree 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 periods until all positions are filled. Candidates having applied by a given cut-off date will receive feedback within a reasonable delay thereafter.

Cut-off date for applications: November 30, 2021.

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

Job details

Title
Computer Systems Engineer in Cybersecurity & Dependability - 2021
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Published
2021-10-10
Application deadline
2021-11-29
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