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Chief Cyber Security Specialist

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Job ID: 210831
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Spec
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an experienced and skilled Chief Cyber Security Specialist to work in the newly established Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) in Reston, Virginia. The candidate will help to mature the newly formed intelligence center, to include leveraging existing and incoming security tools, develop policy and procedures, and coordinate with both internal and external intelligence partners. The candidate will be a leader in the CTIIC and will work closely with SAIC's Enterprise Security Operations Center and Cyber Incident Response Team on a daily basis to defend our network and mitigate the most significant threats. Candidates should have demonstrated strong experience leading a task force as well as experience working in DoD, USIC, or law enforcement environments.


  • Oversee threat and vulnerability assessment and provide subject matter expertise on appropriate threat mitigation.
  • Identify intrusion activity by leveraging alert data from multiple sensors and systems and determine priority for response.
  • Leverage threat intelligence e.g. DSIE, NCFTA while actively monitoring critical infrastructure components.
  • Assess the impact of potentially malicious traffic on company network and infrastructure.
  • Lead in-depth analysis of anomalies in support of network monitoring and incident response operations.
  • Perform live incident response (reactive and proactive incident management) by identifying and remediating malicious applications and infrastructure components.
  • Collaborate with other Information Security and IT team members to develop and implement innovative strategies for monitoring and preventing attacks.
  • Develop appropriate metrics (key risk and performance indicators) to measure the monitoring program and related process.
  • Oversee research of emerging security threats.
  • Implement additional components and techniques that could be used to proactively detect and prevent malicious activity.
  • Provide other services as a key member of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration team.
  • Provide escalated response and support to intrusion or security breach investigations.
  • Oversee in knowledge sharing with other analysts and writing technical articles for Internal Knowledge Bases.
  • Present with confidence. 
  • Assist with risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level.
  • Develop and implement security controls and formulate operational risk mitigations along with assisting in security awareness programs.
  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new security tools, techniques, and technologies and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy.
  • Utilize tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the required policy and makes recommendations on process tailoring.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.
  • Support security tests and evaluations required by any government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.
  • Periodically conduct a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed. May support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting.
  • Assist the CTIIC Director in the daily operations of the CTIIC.
  • Perform documentation review and improvement.


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelors and 18+ years of experience; Masters and 16+ years of experience; PhD or JD and 15+ years of experience.
  • Professional Certifications required (e.g. CISA, CISM, CRISC, or CISSP).
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels, both verbal and written, with internal stakeholders, external government agencies and 3rd Party vendors and customers. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Clearance Requirement:

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance


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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