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Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the Computer Science department. The department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as other engineering and science departments. The department has a faculty of 21, more than 100 graduate students, and 500 undergraduate students and offers BS, MS, MSE, and PhD degrees. Computing facilities include a large network of servers, workstations and PCs with more than 300 machines and a Beowulf cluster with 3000+ nodes. The department building has a wireless network and state-of-the-art media-equipped classrooms. The department hosts several laboratories for security, embedded systems, software analysis, cyber-physical systems, computational engineering and science, and data-mining.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


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SUMMER GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDED - Kansas State University

May 5, 2016

The K-State Computer Science Department is looking for full- or part-time graphic designers to create graphical assets for a customized visual CMS (content management system) starting May 15, until the start of school (and possibly part-time after). Applicants should be skilled at creating vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or similar programs. $10-$12 per hour contingent on experience. Email resume and online portfolio link to Nathan Bean at nhbean@ksu.edu.

App Development - Entrepreneurial Opportunity

July 27, 2016

The goal is to develop an Uber-like app on which a client can request a car wash from their smartphone, with the car wash coming to them. After the requisition has been submitted along with the address, the app will seek out the closest unit to the location in order to complete the request. The payment will be made when the washing has been completed. The client may also be able to rate the service. The best way to spread the word will be by doing an excellent service of washing. At the same time making our customers feel comfortable with us.

Payment is in the form of a share of the revenue, which is negotiable.

Francisco Najar Villarreal
Department of Animal Science & Industry
Kansas State University
216 Weber Hall, Manhattan KS 66502
Email: fnajar@ksu.edu
Office Phone: 785-532-1269
Cell Phone: 785-979-8655

Applications Developer II - Kansas Historical Society

May 16, 2016

Job Description:

The Kansas Historical Society (KSHS) seeks an innovative, future-thinking web and mobile applications developer with a passion for using technology to enhance the cultural heritage organization customer experience.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
•Update and enhance the Historical Society's flagship websites, kshs.org and kansasmemory.org;
•Develop web and mobile applications to improve access to KSHS archives, museum, and archeology collections;
•Design web and mobile applications to streamline delivery of KSHS services;
•Contribute to KSHS initiatives to ensure the long-term preservation of digitized and born-digital collections;
•Create interactive exhibits for the KSHS museum and historic sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of 18 hours in computer science coursework or certification and one year experience coding, testing, and debugging application programs; or two years experience coding, testing, debugging, and documenting application programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Job Posting Page: http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id...

HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Online Application Form , select Historical Society and submit.

STEP 3: Email these additional required documents to jobs@kshs.org Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
•Cover letter
•Resume
•Copy of college transcripts
•Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

Recruiter Contact: Matt Veatch, mveatch@kshs.org 785-272-8681 x271

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Department of Computer Science

April 8, 2016

The department of Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) at Kansas State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in computer science at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Outstanding candidates will be considered for open endowed positions. The start dates are flexible, beginning as early as Fall 2016 or as late as Fall 2017. While the department is accepting applications in all areas of computer science, applicants with expertise in or intersecting our strength areas (security, high-assurance software, cyber-physical systems and data science) are preferred. Women and members of under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research. A doctorate degree in computer science or related disciplines is required; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the department of Computing and Information Sciences. The CIS department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as physics, psychology, anthropology, and other engineering and science departments. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, has a faculty of 20, and over 90 graduate and 500 undergraduate students. The department recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in the College of Engineering complex (http://www.engg.ksu.edu/engineering-hall/) that offers modern facilities supporting research, teaching, high-performance networking, and supercomputing. The department has classrooms dedicated to multimedia and collaborative study, and several laboratories for cyber-security, high-assurance systems, software analysis, embedded systems, adaptive systems, computational engineering and science, and data mining. The College of Engineering is undergoing rapid expansion and will be hiring 35 additional faculty over the next five years. Kansas State is also home to the Biosecurity Research Institute and is the site of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Details of the CIS Department can be found at the URL http://www.cis.ksu.edu/.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Please apply through K-State Jobs http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/, job number 493077 or use this direct link to apply: http://careers.k-state.edu/mob/cw/en-us/job/493077/cis-assistantassociat....
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, copies of or links to representative publications, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence June 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

Computer Programming Position - Kansas State University - Agricultural Economics

May 16, 2016

A computer programmer or computer engineer is needed to help with a project. The project is for now pretty small in scope, but it could potentially expand. We want to see first if it is workable and robust.

The project involves perhaps a cloud based or whatever platform is best to develop a tool that pulls futures prices off CME Group and USDA on-line files each day or week, estimates some models, and spits out results in numeric and probably graphic forms.

Ted Schroeder
tcs@k-state.edu
Director, Center for Risk Management Education & Research
Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
785-532-4488

Department Head, Computer Science - Kansas State University

July 13, 2016

The College of Engineering at Kansas State University (K-State) invites nominations and applications for the Computer Science Department Head position.

The successful candidate will have:

  • an earned doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field
  • academic credentials and professional qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured Full Professor in the Computer Science Department
  • demonstrated leadership in research and teaching in a computer science related field
  • demonstrated management abilities in an academic setting
  • exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively nurture talent, a demonstrated commitment to diversity/inclusion and ability to lead and facilitate a positive environment

Preference will be shown to candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated fiscal and managerial skills with a record of increasing administrative responsibility
  • Engagement with business, alumni and other relevant constituents

The new head will administer teaching, research, scholarship, outreach, and service activities in a diverse and dynamic department consisting of 13 tenure-track faculty and 5 instructors, who lead research programs in cyber-physical systems, data science and informatics, embedded and distributed systems, programming languages, security, and software engineering. Information about the department can be found at: http://www.cs.ksu.edu/.

The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College, and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets of the department. Duties include working with faculty, staff, and students to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, fostering research efforts of the highest quality, and maintaining productive relationships and development activities with alumni, external businesses and government agencies.

To apply, send a single pdf document including a letter of application outlining qualifications for the position, a statement of vision and goals for leadership of the department, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Application packages should be submitted through the Kansas State University PageUp system.

Application review will begin August 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: September 1, 2016 (or as negotiated).

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. 

Bradley A. Kramer, search committee chair
Email: bradleyk@ksu.edu
Voice: (785) 532-5606

July 11, 2016

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Summary:
Under general direction of the Vice-President of Engineering, lead the software engineering group and provide guidance and assistance in all phases of the design process from concept to manufacturing. Work environments are general office and Engineering Lab.

FLIR Systems is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability or veteran status, or any other protected status designated by national, federal, state or local law.

FLIR uses an automated electronic applicant form, however if you are unable to use our technology because of a disability or otherwise require reasonable accommodation in the electronic application process, please contact us at 1-888-598-2143, and someone will address your accommodation request. This line is not monitored by anyone who participates in the actual hiring process.

The official job description and listing is here: https://flir.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/flircareers/job/US---Goleta-CA/...

June 29, 2016

The department of Computer Science (CS) at Kansas State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in computer science at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Outstanding candidates will be considered for open endowed positions. The start dates are flexible, beginning as early as Fall 2016 or as late as Fall 2017. While the department is accepting applications in all areas of computer science, applicants with expertise in or intersecting our strength areas (security, high-assurance software, cyber-physical systems and data science) are preferred. Women and members of under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to both teaching and research. A doctorate degree in computer science or related disciplines is required; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Kansas State University is committed to the growth and excellence of the department of Computing and Information Sciences. The department offers a stimulating environment for research and teaching, and has several ongoing collaborative projects involving researchers in different areas of computer science as well as physics, psychology, anthropology, and other engineering and science departments. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees, has a faculty of 20, and over 90 graduate and 500 undergraduate students. The department recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in the College of Engineering complex (http://www.engg.ksu.edu/engineering-hall/) that offers modern facilities supporting research, teaching, high-performance networking, and supercomputing. The department has classrooms dedicated to multimedia and collaborative study, and several laboratories for cyber-security, high-assurance systems, software analysis, embedded systems, adaptive systems, computational engineering and science, and datamining. The College of Engineering is undergoing rapid expansion and will be hiring 35 additional faculty over the next five years. Kansas State is also home to the Biosecurity Research Institute and is the site of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Details of the CS department can be found at the URL http://www.cs.ksu.edu/.

Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Please apply through K-State Jobs http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/, job number 493077 or use this direct link to apply: http://careers.k-state.edu/mob/cw/en-us/job/493077/cis-assistantassociat....
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, copies of or links to representative publications, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence June 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

May 26, 2016

Qualifications:

Required:
•Two years' employment experience in electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, or information technology
•At least 2 years of experience working in a field related to audio/video or computing equipment and maintenance
•Experience in diverse learning environments including face-to-face, online and hybrid environments
•Excellent troubleshooting skills are required, including the ability to think quickly in a high-pressure situation, the ability to quickly and clearly communicate verbally and non-verbally. Customer service orientation toward a diverse group of users who possess varying levels of technical skills. Note that some troubleshooting occurs under less than ideal situations or during intense situations
•Working knowledge of general electronics and high-end audio/visual equipment.
•Ability to communicate technical concepts to individuals with varying levels of IT skills from programmers to end users in classrooms and lab environments
•Proven track record of completing projects on time and the ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities effectively
•Adaptive to changing learning environments and levels
•Ability to learn new procedures, topics, hardware and software at a relatively quick rate
•Ability to work with little or no direction as necessary
•Proficiency in the use of software/applications such as: course management systems, trouble ticketing system, web design, presentation, word processing and publishing and html
•Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in relation to documentation, user guides and other materials used for training purposes
•Strong understanding of the Windows 7 and 8 operating system

Preferred:
•Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field
•Certification in AMX, Crestron and/or Extron programming, proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio or AutoCAD, Adobe Product Suite, and CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I Certification is desirable
•Experience maintaining and programming Crestron and Extron systems and equipment.
•Experience with K-State Online, Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate or any other Learning Management Systems
•Extensive knowledge and use of more complex Window-based applications, such as databases in a multi-user environment
•Experience with Microsoft Windows domains and Windows Server environments
•Experience in a higher education environment working with a team of technical staff and students
•Certification in AMX, Crestron and/or Extron programming, proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio or AutoCAD, Adobe Product Suite, and CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I Certification is desirable

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter reflecting how skills meet the requirements of the position; 2) resume; and 3) the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and relationship of three professional references. To apply, go to http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/493527/information-technology-co...
Screening begins immediately.

Responsibilities:
Supporting Technology Classroom Environments and University Computing Labs
•Troubleshoot equipment failures and assist faculty/staff with issues encountered in over 108 technology classroom environments and university computing labs
•Provide quick and efficient response to calls to the hotline, which are sometimes after normal work hours and on weekends
•Ensure that the university computing labs and technology classrooms across campus are in a proper working order including regular maintenance of all A/V equipment, LCD/DLP projectors, DVD players, sound systems, visual presenters, PCs, Apple Computers, printers, and general infrastructure as well as regular cleaning to maintain functional instruction environments
•Coordinate with IT Help Desk staff to provide timely and efficient resolutions to users' problems in technology classrooms and university computing labs
•Research equipment to purchase, generate equipment orders for approval, installation of equipment, configuration of new equipment and existing equipment as necessary
•Regularly update and maintain the Inventory Tracking System whenever new equipment is purchased or installed to ensure that records are always accurate and up-to-date
•Provide reporting data and trends as requested

Project Coordination
•Research and gather information on AV technology to assist in building of quotes for classroom design and technology upgrades. Install, program, and maintain control systems, switchers, and user interfaces. Coordinate with manager, vendors and contractors throughout technology installation process to ensure timely and accurate installations
•Assist in training the department staff on use of technology once it is installed.
•Coordinate with supervisor and team on project details via email, phone, and tracking software
•Offer consultation and advice to departments looking to upgrade technology and assist staff with the design and installation of new technology classrooms
Training, Quality of Service, and Documentation
•Assist with the development, scheduling, organization, and delivery of training for the student staff
•Monitor the training provided to ensure that all student staff members are adequately prepared to answer questions via phone, Service Now, and in-person
•Develop and improve current training processes and documentation
•Supervise and assist with the development of work schedules for student employees, and assist in the selection process of new student employees
•Manage students with tasks assigned in Service Now
•Participate in all aspects of the IT-Team Quality of Service (QOS) Plan
•Provide impeccable customer service for all duties
•Work cooperatively with KSU IT Units, KSU Libraries and campus constituents to meet the IT needs of the campus community

Other Duties
•Serve on iTAC and other university committees as appropriate
•Perform other duties as they relate to technology assistance within iTAC
•Pursue professional development opportunities as fiscal resources permit
•Keep abreast of information technology innovations and trends

Job Summary: This position will work with a team of full-time staff and students on instructional technology support, design, installation, monitoring, maintenance, repair, and training. This primary responsibility of this position will be to assist in the maintenance and day-to-day support of the more than 108 technology classrooms and six university computing labs. This position will also collaborate with different departments on campus in the planning, design, and management of projects involving the renovation or upgrade of both general use and departmental learning spaces. Equipment expertise includes LCD and/or DLP projectors, visual presenters, audio amplifiers and mixers, various audio and video switching devices and electronic control systems as well as PCs and Macs in our environments. This individual will maintain documentation of equipment and procedures pertaining to instructional technology environments. The position reports to an Information Technology Coordinator within the Instructional Technology Support Team.

Questions may be directed to Viki Horan at vhoran@k-state.edu. Do not submit materials to this address.

July 12, 2016

Network and Systems Security Analyst (Pentester)
Career Activities
• Perform penetration testing and vulnerability assessments against network environments
• Research and keep informed on current security trends, tools and exploits
• Participate in security assessment activities, including: client communication, data analysis, assessment documentation and client exit briefings
• Assist and participate in current research efforts including: authoring security papers, tool and exploit development, and zero day vulnerability discovery
• Ability to travel up to 25-30% to client sites
Education
• BA in Computer Science or 5 years related experience
• Certified or willing to get certified in any of the following:
o Security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CEH, GIAC, OSCP)
o IT Technical certifications (e.g., CCNA, VCP, etc.)
o Industry certifications (e.g., PCI QSA)

Job Description -
Skills Required
• Proficient and knowledgeable with the following:
o Windows and Linux/Unix operating systems
o Common network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, etc.) and ports and services
o Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN’s, Antivirus
o Secure network and systems design experience, including managing or supporting a medium to large network environment
o Commercial and open source security tools, including: Nessus, NeXpose, Nmap, BURP Suite, Metasploit, Wireshark, etc.
o Web servers, web based applications and services
o Ability to identify vulnerabilities, exploit them, and think creatively to bypass security controls to escalate access and gain further access to the network
o Ability to create and or modify existing tools utilizing scripting or programming experience
• Excellent Communication abilities
o Must be able to document all findings in a concise, time efficient and understandable manner
o Ability to communicate technical information to both highly-technical and non-technical audiences
o Comfortable presenting in front of audiences including performing exit briefings and technical training sessions

More Details
o Have to live in Albuquerque
o Salary range is $65-105k w/ undetermined EOY bonus
o Travel is 25-30% to client sites to do assessments on their Cyber technology
o Need to be able to write well. There are tech writers, however, when they are on client sites they will be doing the full write-up of the assessment that they conduct.
o Within the next 6 months they will need 5 more of these folks
o They should have RFP experience or be comfortable in assisting with RFP content and compilation
o Interview process
1. phone screen James Baca- VP Talent Acquisition
2. Phone screen Chris Reisinger- Software Development Lead
3. Phone screen/Skype OR face-to-face with the Pentester team

Overall company overview:
- Website: https://www.risksense.com/about/#.V3O4CrgrKUk
- 9-10 years old
- Innovation and constant change
- Most of the business is done with state/local gov’t. As the company continues to grow they are going to penetrate the private sector
- Albuquerque, NM (HDQ); Just opened an office in Silicon Valley; Looking to open another office in a techy town i.e. Denver, Austin etc.
- CEO, Srinivas Mukkamala, PhD, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srinivas-mukkamala-6624029b
o Graduated from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with his PhD in Computer Science
o Received a $20k grant from the gov’t to start a company that specialized in Cyber Security
- Went from an LLC to inc. in the last few years
o There are three owners: the CEO, Srinivas; New Mexico Tech; and the other Co-Founder: Mark Fidel, Head of Corporate Development. They have redistributed some ownership as it is now semi-employee owned
- There are two things RiskSense offers: Cyber Security Solutions (most of the revenue) and Cyber Security Software/a platform that they have developed
- June 2016-current have grown from 40à70 employees
- Opportunity to move up in the company
- Within the next 5 years they would like to go public or be acquired
o Stock options
- For the open positions they offer:
o Competitive salaries, reimbursement of moving expenses up to $10k, and a full resource package
- Recently moved to a new facility, it’s magnificent! Check it out. http://www.nmt.edu/news/all-news/532-2015/5517-nmt-spin-off-moving-into-...

We are actively searching for graduates with a degree in computer science and an emphasis in Security. Our client has multiple Network Security and Application Security openings. There will be cross training for these two positions, so candidates could work for either position depending on their preference.

Please send resumes to Derek Duryea (information below). Interviews are currently being scheduled for these positions.

Derek Duryea, Senior Technical Recruiter
dduryea@eccoselect.com
785-364-0439

Summer Intern - liveauctions.tv

May 2, 2016

I'm looking for a summer Intern to help develop an App and a Website Developed in C#.
The position would be located in Manhattan, KS.
If you have any students that would be interested, please have them forward a few samples of their work to: brad@liveauctions.tv

Brad Fahrmeier
www.liveauctions.tv

SUMMER PROGRAMMER NEEDED - Kansas State University

May 5, 2016

SUMMER PROGRAMMER NEEDED
The K-State Computer Science Department is looking for full- or part-time programmers to develop a customized visual CMS (content management system) starting May 15, until the start of school (and possibly part-time after). Applicants should be familiar with JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS. Experience with Node and the Express web framework is desirable. $10-$15 per hour contingent on experience. Email resume to Nathan Bean at nhbean@ksu.edu.

July 19, 2016

Job description
Direct hire- Entry level to experienced professionals. Must be able to relocate to Albuquerque, NM.

Our client is hiring web application security analysts to join a team to provide preventative and responsive security services to critical infrastructure entities identified by the federal, state, local and private entities.

Skills Required
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
• Superior oral and technical writing communication skills
• Independence, self-managed, and motivated
• Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle in an enterprise environment
• Programming experience in two of the following languages: C#, Java, Python, Ruby

Education
• B.S. in Computer Science

Career Activities
• Perform security services, including: application penetration testing, source code review, and threat modeling
• Maintain suitable knowledge of threats, risk assignment, remediation strategies, security tools, testing techniques, and security research
• Participate in security assessment activities, including client communication, data analysis, report authoring, and findings presentation
• Assist research teams specializing in application security papers, tool creation and zero day vulnerability discovery

Job Description -
Beneficial Qualifications
• Software Engineering career experience
• Following Certifications: CISSP, CEH, GWAPT, GPEN, OSCP
• Thorough understanding of software vulnerabilities
• Knowledge of OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, CWE, WASC
• Ability to demonstrate understanding of vulnerability remediation
• Familiarity with malicious code identification and common hacker attack techniques
• Ability to research and reproduce vulnerability exploitation
• Understanding of advanced cryptographic concepts.
• Ability to demonstrate manual testing experience including all of OWASP Top 10.
• Experience with any of the following commercial application scanning tools such as Acunetix, IBM's AppScan, HP’s WebInspect, NTOSpider, Cenzic's Hailstorm, Burp Suite Professional
• Understanding of Web Services technologies such as XML, SOAP, and AJAX
• Understanding of various web application frameworks such as ASP.NET, J2EE, Zend
• Web Server configuration knowledge: Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat
• Experience in application level attacks, bypassing firewalls, evading intrusion detection
• Experience building automated tool sets or expanding existing toolset libraries
• Secure code review experience using automated toolsets
• Mobile security testing and analyzation
• Proficiency in Linux system administration

Jeremy Skinner
Senior Technical Recruiter
ECCO Select – Trusted IT Solutions
(O) 816.412.8216 (M) 816.305.9611
jskinner@eccoselect.com

ITS Employment Opportunities

Information Technology Services at Kansas State University also has student and full-time positions available periodically. You can check out their employment opportunities here at: http://www.k-state.edu/its/employment/