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Technical Director-Cyber

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Job ID: 194783
Location: BELTSVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 6, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Eng/Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Join SAIC’s cyber security team and work on this effort that encompasses technical, engineering, management, operation, logistical and administrative support for cyber security operations.  The ideal candidate will have broad and deep experience in cyber security with demonstrated successes in supporting a large scale IT infrastructure encompassing overseas and domestic facilities.

The Technical Director provides advice and makes recommendations as an authoritative leader in the cyber security, networks, and networks operations arena. Provides design, architecture, and engineering technical direction and leadership. Recommends solutions to the most difficult security problems in existing systems and systems development. Applies or assists with application of formal methods in security architecture, security system design and engineering, and security technology integration and deployment. Leads and participates in security tests and evaluations, studies and experiments. Conducts technical and management briefings. Oversees and directs complex technical tasks.

Provide technical, management and administrative support for program planning, execution, and reporting for all programs and activities. Specific activities include but are not limited to the following:

·         Provide cyber security program thought leaders to advise on strategic vision and forward thinking approaches, technologies and techniques to continually position programs to adapt and move to the next level, aligning with Department and goals and objectives

·         Maintain sections of program documents relating to organization, authority and responsibilities

·         Develop and maintain the Five-Year Program Plan addressing emerging cyber security trends and recommending tactics and initiatives to ensure programs remain proactive and effective; provide updates as required and upon issuance of applicable new or modified regulations or directives

·         Support preparation of the Diplomatic Security Planning Structure (DSPS) Program Plan and Quarterly Performance Reports; provide updates as required

·         Prepare Daily Activity, Weekly Activity and Bi-Weekly (every two weeks) Activity for Directors and Senior Executives.   

·         Collect, compile and provide reports on FISMA compliance data to IRM/IA for reporting to OMB; provide updates to the Correction Action Plan

·         Research, advice, and present briefings on trends in cyber security in the Federal Government and in Industry

·         Recommend and support implementation and execution of new programs in response to new and emerging national security initiatives; identify and recommend programmatic improvement opportunities

·         Advise on the effective implementation of programs, including integration of cyber security within the broader context

·         Liaise with Department security and IRM organizations, to address and coordinate cyber security matters; identify and ensure early and active participation in Department level initiatives affecting or involving cyber security

·         Provide collaboration and coordination support of other programs such as protection of personally identifiable information (PII), HSPD-12, threat issues, and policy reform

·         Prepare responses to requests from internal and external organizations, , and the United States Congress to include draft statements, briefings, and other materials to support Congressional testimonies

·         Provide management expertise in program organizational structure; recommend changes to align with changes in program mission, goals, and responsibilities and/or to improve operational effectiveness

·         Identify opportunities for award and presentation opportunities for the Cyber Security program

·         Research, coordinate, and develop materials for special projects in support of senior executives

·         Provide monthly project status report as part of the Program and Task Status Report by the 15th of each month

Report on quality performance measures quarterly as part of the overall Program performance review



Education: A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or other related scientific or technical discipline. Four (4) additional years of general experience (as defined below) may be substituted for the Master’s degree.

General Experience: 12 years of experience in IT, cyber security, and/or other projects related to critical network infrastructure protection. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.

Specialized Experience: 10 years of experience in cyber security system or solution design, engineering, evaluation, integration and/or deployment. Eight (8) years of experience in managing cyber security engineering projects. Demonstrated ability to provide cyber security guidance at the authoritative level.

Certification Required: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications



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