Cybersecurity Lead

at Apex Systems
Location Rockville, MD
Date Posted July 4, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


Apex Systems has an immediate opportunity for a Cybersecurity Lead in the Bethesda, MD area.  This is a long-term contract-to-hire position supporting the federal government, and compensation ranges depending on experience and certifications.  If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please contact Chris Harless at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

Responsibilities of the Cybersecurity Lead:

  • Lead a team of cybersecurity engineers responsible for the IT security of a large, complex environment
  • Identify cybersecurity challenges, develop innovative technical solutions, and implement and operate these systems.
  • Interface with both contract and government personnel and management on technical and business decisions in the context of cybersecurity
  • Investigate emerging technologies to addresses new cybersecurity threats and evaluate these in the context of organization’s technology posture
  • Collaborate with cybersecurity policy and assessment teams to ensure all compliance requirements are considered and addressed
  • Oversee the involvement of cybersecurity subject matter experts in a consulting role within infrastructure project teams to provide guidance and perspective on security threats and mitigation
  • Promote awareness of strategic initiatives, and encourage self-sustaining security practices and behaviors within delivery teams
  • Provide operations oversight for all cybersecurity systems to ensure proper functioning, compliance, and effectiveness
  • Provide day-to-day operational guidance to team members to ensure required tasks and service requests are completed
  • Mentor team of security engineers on technical and business development

Required Experience of the Cybersecurity Lead:

  • Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent and 10+ years total information technology experience
  • 10 years of general information technology experience in one or more of the following areas: Systems Administration, Network Administration, Systems Engineering, Network Engineering or additional Information Security experience.
  • 5+ years of dedicated information security experience, where responsibilities include planning, deploying, managing and maintaining enterprise security systems such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, anti-virus  systems, vulnerability scanning, etc.
  • Experience leading and/or managing a team
  • Experience with cloud technologies, including Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service offerings, and security technologies and considerations surrounding these service models
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, analytical, written and communication skills
  • Experience communicating complex technology topics to a varied audience, including both technical and business concepts
  • Strong leadership and people management skills

Desired Experience of the Cybersecurity Lead:

  • CISSP, CISA, or CISM Certification
  • Hands on experience with Windows Server, WorkStation, and Linux operating environments
  • Hands on experience with networking (TCP/IP)
  • Hands on experience with full network traffic capture systems
  • Hands on experience with cloud hosting technologies and providers

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