Technical Lead for Cyber-Security Educational Project picoCTF (Independent contractor), CyLab
Carnegie Mellon University
December 7, 2017
Technical Lead for Cyber-Security Educational Project picoCTF (Independent contractor), CyLab-INQ0150654
Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab is a bold and visionary effort, which establishes public-private partnerships to develop new technologies for measurable, secure, available, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications systems. CyLab is a world leader in both technological research and the education of professionals in information assurance, security technology, business and policy, as well as security awareness among cybercitizens of all ages.
CyLab has an immediate independent contractor opening for a Technical Lead for Cyber-Security Educational Project picoCTF. We are looking for someone who can develop the front and back end, collaborate with other developers and assist in the adoption by other organizations.
Lead backend software development effort to facilitate yearly picoCTF competitions-—each competition lasts two weeks; over 10K participants in 2017
Continue development and improve existing backend infrastructure at https://github.com/picoCTF/picoCTF for scalability and robustness
Develop event website for each competition, including common event portal features such as user registration, password recovery, mailing list integration, and news feed
Coordinate with third-party game vendor to draft API specification and integrate vendor game subsystem into competitions
Develop backend and coordinate with the education team, the game team, and the logistics team to design and produce the event website for successful yearly competitions
Curate backend codebase as a developer-friendly, high-quality open-source project
Attract and encourage contribution by other developers
Promote and assist platform adoption by other organizations
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.