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Cyber Operations Lead


Job Description:

The customer is interested in IT Modernization efforts and Reskilling and Workforce Transformation. Reskill and upskill employees impacted by IT modernization efforts, evolve workforce to more 21st Century skillsets and work practices, and enable the workforce to drive successful IT Modernization efforts going forward utilizing in-house talent.


The Cyber Operations Lead oversees the architecture, planning, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and upgrade of COTS/GOTS and custom toolsets to address vulnerabilities and/or implement security controls. Applies a combination of expert engineering knowledge of enterprise IT and security solutions to design, develop and/or implement solutions to ensure they are consistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support full spectrum military cyberspace operations. Designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions.  Includes security control design and solution planning at the system, mission, and enterprise level, security-in-depth/defense-in-depth, and other related IAM/ISSO/ISSE support functions.  Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access. Researches and evaluates cyber capabilities and new security tools and products against operational requirements and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy, and to support the offensive and defensive capability design and troubleshoot and problem solve technical and non-technical issues. .  At the Leadership level this is senior technical staff dedicated to transforming customer environments into a more secure operating environment in a holistic manner.  


The Cyber Operations Lead is responsible for providing unique cyber domain expertise and guidance to the delivery team and stakeholders. Work may encompass one or more specialty areas of cyber security, cyberspace, and cyber operations, including providing expert knowledge and insight into compliance, cyber hunt, incident response, risk and vulnerability assessment, and emerging cyber threats requirements; guiding technical support to penetration testers, incident handlers, cyber analysts, and product support personnel relative to the cyber arena; assisting in the management of complex networks and systems of differing classification levels systems; integrating cyber security requirements with communication and IT; and utilizing other principles in the professional body of knowledge.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs research, design evaluation, technical development, system integration planning, and other tasks in specific technical areas.

  • May be responsible for complex cyber, technical, engineering, and architecture tasks.

  • Often coordinates and guides the activities of technical staff members assigned to specific tasks.

  • May supervise and/or guide a broad team of technical staff members/engineers.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and fourteen (14 years of related experience; master’s degree and twelve (12) years of related experience; Ph.D. and nine (9) years of related experience; ten (10) years of experience in SME field with no degree.


Required Skills:

  • CISSP, CISM, CISSP-ISSMP, C|CISO, and/or other Cybersecurity Management certifications will be required.

  • Individuals must be knowledgeable in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Rev4 or higher and capable of reviewing, analyzing, and assessing systems configurations/architectures to identify security, safety, and mission-critical functions/components.

  • Must be willing to advocate for a modern, DevSecOps-style, approach for conducting testing and conveying control information, consistent with the NIST 800-53 and the Risk Management Framework (800-37 Rev 2 - DRAFT) and capable of devising policy recommendations to streamline and accelerate successful security outcomes.

  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain Public Trust


Clearance Requirement:

  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Public Trust
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
United States
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