Deputy CISO - Greenbelt, MD


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Deputy CISO - Greenbelt, MD


Greenbelt, MD 



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per year


IT-Software Development: Computer-Network Security, Desktop Service and Support, Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, Network and Server Administration

Job Description:

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
We are seeking a Deputy CISO to work in the Security Architecture and Engineering (SAE) portion of the program.  The team is responsible for the planning, engineering, integration and operation of Information Security capabilities.  As the Deputy CISO, you will partner with the Associate Chief Engineer/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to provide program leadership.  This includes the following key responsibilities:
-Project Management – Plan and execute an effective and efficient $100M+ multi-year program ensuring a quality information security capability and operation that is delivered on time, on budget while controlling risk.  Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.  See the projects and responsibilities in relation to the wider organization.  Understand the businesses into which they are delivering, including cross-functional business domains.  Understands the interdependences of various project and program components and plans accordingly to meet milestones.  Adjust or adapt methods and procedures if there are serious implications for project delivery.  Think in a system-wide, cross-boundary terms before defining a problem-solving initiative.
-Resource Management –Build, manage and maintain a team of approximately 75 people with high morale, positively cascades all organizational communications.  Promote and ensure acceptable standard of team behavior.  Strive to develop a cohesive and motivated team who adhere to the behavioral expectations.  Facilitate groups to establish appropriate goals and encourages movement towards project and program outcomes.  Utilize resources according to their ability to contribute successfully to the project.  Address and remove barriers that undermine a diverse workforce. Balances project objectives to achieve overall program goals.
-Operation Management – Hands on leadership that provides technical expertise to solve problems with executive communications skills to convey complex issues effectively to both a technical and non-technical audience.  Understands the information security landscape and brings experience across a variety of industry best practices for running a comprehensive cybersecurity defense program, to include Compliance, Security Engineering and 24/7 SOC operations.
-Quality Management – Collaborate with Program Management Office to measure and monitor program performance goals are met or exceeded.  Achieve customer delight through highest quality capabilities and deliverables.  Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations, executing against the plan, aligning resources and stakeholders and communicating effectively and confidently with program and customer leadership.
-Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Security or other relevant discipline from an accredited college or university and 12+ years of demonstrated experience in leading progressively complex programs.
-Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant major from an accredited college or university and 14+ years of demonstrated experience in leading progressively complex programs can substitute for the Master’s Degree.
-10+ years of demonstrated executive leadership experience working in information security industry.
-Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain/retain Public Trust clearance.
-Demonstrated expert level experience using earned value management techniques to manage cost and schedule performance on a $100M+ multi-year program.
-Demonstrated leadership managing a team of up to 15 direct reports and 60 indirect reports.
-Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with and influence executive Customer leadership.
-Superior performance developing subcontract partnership relationships that result in mutually beneficial outcomes.
-Familiarity with security frameworks such as National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, Department of Commerce (DoC) Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure.
-Experience with RMF and POAM and understand practices from US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Division.
-Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present to executive leadership and federal government customers.
-5+ Experience managing complex US Federal cybersecurity programs.
-Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
-CISSP and/or CISM Certification.
-Formal training with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system.
-Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance.
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