Subject Matter Expert, Virtual – Malware Reverse Engineering

Maitland, Florida, United States

Job description

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Reporting Relationships:

Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) will act as Contractors assigned to collaborate with an Instructional Designer. Instructional Designers are members of the Curriculum Development Team and report to the Director of Curriculum Development.

Participate in a Kickoff call:

All SMEs are expected to participate in a kickoff call with the ID and the appropriate Department Chair (DC). The goal of the call is to create a shared vision for the course, discuss any special considerations, and get started on the High Level Design of the course.

Produce raw content for the following deliverables:

  • High Level Design document.
  • 11, 6, or 5.5 weeks of course content depending on the course’s program.
    • Assessments, activities, and rubrics.
    • Supplemental resources (e.g. content) in support of learning outcomes.
    • Notes/answer keys/ teaching suggestions as necessary to be included as a Faculty Guide.
  • Test Outs as necessary.

Produce original instructional materials for online learning:

While this may seem obvious, you are hired to provide your expertise in the subject area. As such, we are looking to you to provide original content and not only rely solely on the textbook or publisher materials.

This content should:

  • Translateexpected learning outcomesinto instructional material that allows students to achieve weekly learning outcomes.
  • Meet Rasmussen’s course development style standards.
  • Be checkedfor accuracy and consistency of spelling, grammar, and other mechanical and style issues before submission.
  • Incorporate constructive feedback intoonline tests, exams, and quizzes. If necessary, provide feedback prompts to other non-objective assignments that instructors can use when teaching the course

Deliver the content using the appropriate templates:

The content map template provides content that can be directly translated into the finished course. What you see in the document is what will appear in the course.

Deliver the content in a timely manner:

There are many people involved in the creation of an online course. Each is dependent on the others to have their part completed by a certain time; therefore, it is imperative that delivery milestones are met.

You will work with your ID on the kick-off call to set a schedule for delivery as well as milestones to ensure success.

Participate in regular review sessions with the ID:

The ID will be regularly reviewing the work submitted by the SME. Hence, the SME must be available for a regularly scheduled feedback call or email with the ID. ID and SME will come to an agreement on the time, frequency, and form of these communications.

Recognize that the content you submit must be ready for production:

You are responsible for a finished product. Do your best to submit your most polished effort, rather than a “rough draft.” Your ID will support you in these efforts.

Realize what you submit may need to be changed:

When you submit content it is reviewed by ID. All content produced must meet the approval of the ID assigned to the course. They in turn, may ask you to edit what was submitted, change the structure of the course, create different assessment instruments, or provide new material. In some instances, the ID may edit the materials in order to meet the development standards and ensure the timely delivery of the course.

Once the ID delivers the course to production, the materials go through a detailed quality assurance process. This is another point where content may be changed.

Be an available resource:

The SME is expected to be an available resource throughout the entire course development process.

The SME is most involved in the design and writing phase of the development. This initial phase includes participating in the kick-off call, creating a high-level design for the course, creating all materials for the weekly modules, and creating all student and instructor support materials. This phase lasts between 12-14 weeks.

After the design phase, the course is turned over to production. This is when the course is actually built in the online learning environment. During this production phase, the SME may be called upon to answer questions or make modifications to course materials. The creation of the course takes only a short amount of time, but typically occurs within 3 weeks of course completion.

The SME may be called upon to serve as a reviewer of the final produced course.

Fulfill all the above responsibilities:

SME must fulfill all the stated responsibilities for a positive collaboration.


  • Preferred: A Master’s Degree in Cyber Security or Computer Science with specialization in Malware Reverse Engineering and/or Information Security
  • Minimum Requirements: Information Technology General Master’s Degree with appropriate specialty and/or experience in the field of malware reverse engineering. A Bachelor’s Degree in the above technologies with a minimum of five years of appropriate experience in the field of reverse engineering

Specific Areas of Security Expertise May Include:

  • Malware Reverse Engineering Analyst
  • Software Reverse Engineering
  • Networking
  • Systems Analysis
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Server Operating Systems
  • Active Directory
  • Software Deployment
  • Linux Administration (Kali 2016.1)
  • HTML
  • Cisco Routing and Switching
  • Security Reviews (Audits)

Certifications and external bodies related to this program where experience would be preferred:

  • GIAC Reverse Engineer Malware (GREM) (Highly recommended)
  • SSCP: Systems Security Certified Practitioner
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate

How to apply

Apply online

At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

At Rasmussen College, for more than 110 years, we have offered a unique approach to college education: we help you develop the practical, relevant, and advanced skills that you need to confidently start or advance a successful career.