Census Security Engineer Lead (TS/SCI Required) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (www.mantech.com)


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Security Engineer Lead to join our team supporting the United States Census Bureau Cybersecurity Support in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The successful candidate will oversee a team of cybersecurity professional who provide cybersecurity engineering services to include designing the USCB’s IT enterprise and systems against existing and emerging cyber threats; develop and upgrade the security capabilities of legacy systems; and coordinate security-related activities with information security architects, senior agency information security officers, system owners, common security control providers, and information system security officers.

A successful candidate will have an established background as a security engineering lead, supervisor or manager. This will include experience in security engineering disciplines such as penetration testing, application security, incident response, and security automation. A successful candidate will also have experience delivering results in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Hiring, developing, and mentoring security engineers, and managing the day-to-day activities of the team
  • Working closely with developers, business leaders, and other security experts to uncover problems and develop the best approaches to solve them
  • Owning the strategic planning for the evolution of the team as the needs of the organization change
  • Close interaction with security teams that provide support to HR development teams
  • Communicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from research teams, software engineering teams, and other technical and business teams
  • Regular reporting on the status of the security challenges and progress toward solving them

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or relevant work experience
  • 10+ years of industry experience with hands-on security engineering experience
  • 10+ years of risk assessment and enabling organizations making security decisions
  • 10+ years managing and building teams (including coaching and mentoring)
  • 10+ years of experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Hold the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) certification in order to assist the USCB with its Cybersecurity Engineering practices in addition to Splunk Certified Enterprise Security Admin;
  • Travel as requested in accordance with FTR.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building software solutions (managing developing teams, writing code)
  • Experience securing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Significant experience and detailed technical knowledge in multiple areas of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
  • Experience with threat modeling or other risk identification techniques, and risk management
  • Experience designing and/or reviewing the security of systems in conjunction with a development team
  • Experience in secure software design, secure architectures, security testing, or vulnerability detection or remediation
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal process and maximum productivity
  • Strong project management experience desired for working on cross-functional projects
  • Demonstrated track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects with evolving requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor other managers and security engineers while building and maintaining high agility and high morale
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Computer science/Math or related field
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and the ability to pick up new technologies quickly.

    Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must possess a Top Secret/SCI Level Clearance (Final);

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

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