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Security Lead

Job ID: 2017511
Location: ROCKVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Security Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking personnel to support The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Data Archive (NDA) program in

North Bethesda, MD. The NDA’s mission is to harmonize research data from hundreds of research projects by using a common data definition, deep data federation techniques to query data held by others, and by managing a de-identified research subject identification system. Upon award, SAIC will provide project management, operations and database support, software engineering, managing a help desk, infrastructure support to the research community who are trying to deposit or access data, scientific support to program staff and other federal employees, and quality assurance checks on the data provided. This position is contingent upon award.


The NDA Security Lead is responsible for determining enterprise information security standards. Developing and implementing information security standards and procedures. Providing tactical information security advice and examining the ramifications of new technologies. Ensuring that all information systems are functional and secure. Working closely with internal program and policy staff to ensure that appropriate data sharing terms and security measures are followed.



Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or Computer Science and 6 or more years of IT security experience.

- Demonstrated experience in resolving software and hardware based security concerns.

- Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.



- Experience in medical / scientific / clinical computing environment.

- Experience working with big data, supporting analytics and statistical analyses.

- Experience securing solutions on large-scale public cloud infrastructures.

- Experience with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) framework.

- Experience with federal and HHS regulations regarding human subject research data including the Privacy Act, the

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), etc.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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