Cybersecurity Lead

at Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Location Cambridge, MA
Date Posted October 2, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) is the surest path to limitless, clean fusion energy. Our mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We have created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well, improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skillsets and experience that relate to this role.
The Cybersecurity Lead is responsible for the monitoring and execution of the cybersecurity program at CFS. The role includes a strong collaboration with colleagues, leadership and departments to ensure that CFS implements the policies and standards needed to protect the CFS assets and data by enabling a smooth execution of processes oversees the delivery of cybersecurity services, develop policies and standards, manages applications and systems needed for Cybersecurity, assess new systems before are implemented and provides training to associates and collaborators as needed.

This team member will:

    • Manage the execution of the Cybersecurity Program, including deploying, supporting and managing the cybersecurity tools
    • Define policies and standards related to Cybersecurity
    • Provide training to employees and collaborators as needed
    • Define and produce cybersecurity metrics and KPIs
    • Manage the cybersecurity systems in collaboration with the infrastructure team
    • Develop and present executive briefs

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • Bachelor degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science or equivalent experience
    • Certification on at least one Cybersecurity program (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC or similar
    • 5 year experience in a Cybersecurity role
    • Demonstrated ability to apply fundamental cybersecurity and IT concepts to tasks and projects
    • Familiarity with industry standards, federal cybersecurity policies, and NIST guidance documents 
    • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle
    • Experience with implementation of NIST 800-53
    • Penetration Testing

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • BCDR (Business Continuity and Disaster Recover)
    • Knowledge about ITAR, DoD impact levels
    • eDiscovery
    • Demonstrated experience with Penetration Testing Reporting and Remediation
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
    • Knowledge of Cloud (AWS or Google, SaaS)
    • Knowledge of EDR, SIEM, DLP
    • Problem solving
    • Computer Forensics
    • Continuous learner
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to type, stand, and sit for extended periods of time
    • Willingness to occasionally travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call

CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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