Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence - Greenbelt, MD


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Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence - Greenbelt, MD


Greenbelt, MD 



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per year


IT-Software Development: Computer-Network Security, Database Development-Administration, Desktop Service and Support, Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, General-Other: IT-Software Development, IT Project Management, Network and Server Administration, Software-System Architecture

Job Description:

Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
We are seeking a Cybersecurity expert to lead the Cloud and Infrastructure Center of Excellence (CoE) team.  This position reports to the Centers of Excellence Director and will play a key leadership role in executing and supporting corporate growth strategy.  The successful candidate will be a proven cybersecurity thought leader with broad skills and experience in security program assessments, security operations, incident response, forensic analysis, threat intelligence, identity and access management, data protection, penetration testing, Web application security testing, and vulnerability and risk management and a track record of leading the development of marketable innovations, technical proposal solutions and content, and effective capture support materials relevant to cybersecurity.  The Centers of Excellence group provides all technical support to Development and Innovation (D&I).  Team members are comfortable supporting several concurrent initiatives.  The successful candidate will be the senior cybersecurity technical sales and innovation resource supporting D&I objectives.  A substantial record developing and implementing innovative technical solutions is crucial.  Must demonstrate a clear understanding of the missions, business rhythms, and technical support needs of corporate strategy, marketing, proposal, research, capture, and innovation organizations.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
-Create cybersecurity innovations/technical solutions that address market/customer needs/opportunities or problems.
-Create and deliver white papers, presentations and demos in support of client or prospective client meetings, industry events, conferences, etc.
-Support CoE infrastructure/process/knowledge management.
-Lead the Cybersecurity team, assisting members’ professional and skill development and maintenance and the team’s ability to effectively act as the cybersecurity technical sales and innovation engine.
-Be responsible for setting priorities within the team, as well as the quality and schedule of team products.
-Foster and ensure a collaborative, service-oriented, revenue driven environment.
Technical Innovation, Solutioning, and Sales
-Lead efforts to identify, evaluate, and formalize potential revenue-generating innovations, including the evaluation of market applicability and cost and schedule realism, and development of technical sales strategy.
-Extract marketable innovations from existing programs and prepare them for sales into the broader market.
-Support strategic capture efforts by preparing and delivering demonstrations, proof-of-concept development, and other technical artifacts as needed.  Attend customer meetings and other events to support strategic captures.
-Support general capture efforts by providing detailed, correct, and current technical information about capabilities and programs.
-Create effective, deliverable technical proposal solutions/content that conform to requirements, win strategy, and corporate strategy.
Required Qualifications:
-Minimum of 15 years’ experience as a cybersecurity leader in public sector and/or management consulting.
-Hands-on experience in security programs/systems, including security program assessment, security operations, endpoint security, incident response, forensic analysis, threat intelligence, identity and access management, data protection, penetration testing, Web application security testing, vulnerability and risk management, network security technologies, content filtering, authentication systems, log management, encryption, and active cyber defense.
-CISSP, CEH, GIAC, CISA, CRISC, MCSE, or equivalent certification a plus.
-Demonstrated track record assisting clients with identifying and assessing information system related risks and defining best practices as a trusted advisor.
-Hands-on experience with information security standards and technology.
-Computer expertise including an understanding of the impact of technology on security strategies and architecture.
-Proven track record designing and delivering technical innovations.
-Strong leadership, interpersonal, and client-facing skills.
-Outstanding skills and experience in technical capture support and proposal solution development.
-Ability to conduct technical demonstrations, sit on technical panel discussions, and speak at industry meetings and/or conferences.
-Solid written and verbal communication skills.
-Must be comfortable leading by influence in a non-hierarchical environment, where collaboration is crucial to success.
-Diversity, versatility, flexibility; ability to weave complex solutions and show success in bringing disparate parts together to win bid.
-Must be comfortable with multidisciplinary changing and evolving environments and apply political sensitivity dealing with internal and external stakeholders and clients.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Executive or senior management experience relevant to US Government cybersecurity.
-Extensive network in DoD and/or Federal Civilian Agencies in the IT/CIO arena.
-Experience serving DoD, VA, GSA, DoS, DoC, HHS, DHS, IRS, or USDA.
-Bias for action; orientation towards solving rather than simply identifying problem areas.
-Service orientation; delivers what internal customers need.
-Applies a strong client perspective as a driving force behind business decisions.
-Critical thinker who gathers and analyzes information from a variety of sources, develops and tests solutions to complex problems.
-Effectively plans and manages towards both short and long-term goals.
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