SOC Director

Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.
Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation's most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.
Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.
We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.
Jacobs is currently seeking a Security Operations Center (SOC) Director to provide onsite support in Washington, DC location (Metro, Marc and VRE accessible).
This position will be reporting director the Program Senior Director and will be interfacing with the CIO, Deputy CIO, CISO and SOC Chief within the Federal Agency he supports.
Within the organization, the SOC Director will be collaborating on SOC innovations and capabilities nationally and internationally as directed by the Senior Director, in support of the organization's cybersecurity strategy.
The SOC Director will provide day-to-day on-site management and strategic direction to a Tier I and Tier II Security Operations Center for a Federal Civilian client. This client also has Tier III and Threat Intelligence/Threat Hunt capabilities within the roadmap. The SOC Director will manage and direct all SOC Operations and Analyst personnel with the team. Security Engineering will be managed as an individual segment within the Program.
Responsible for personnel management activities include developing & maintaining SOC scheduling, developing training plans, personnel reviews, personnel development, and other required human resources-related activities. Provide mentoring, procedural guidance, and operational oversight.
Manage and direct all processes to perform intrusion monitoring, detection, investigation, and response.
Manage and direct incident escalation and incident reporting. Developing project plans and schedules for security projects, securing buy-in from stakeholders.
Manage project risks and hold resources accountable for deliverables. Drive efficiencies during project completion.
Serve as a interface for program business operations, to include strategic planning, schedule creation and maintenance, financial health tracking, resource management, risk management, subcontractor management, tactical program growth, and overall client engagement management. Must be capable of developing and incorporating new processes and methodologies designed specifically for the unique environment at customer locations.
Must be capable of evaluating current levels of documentation and process maturity, and implementing changes to facilitate improvements, as deemed necessary.
Must have a deep understanding of innovative SOC Operations security alerting and monitoring tools with the market. Must bring both commercial and federal best practices with security tool experience.
U.S. Citizenship
Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience and ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications. Demonstrated competence in project management and technical competence in discipline field(s) and knowledge of company policies and practices.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior supervisory experience. Must be able to effectively communicate with others.
12 years information technology experience, including 10 years of information security experience
Detailed understanding of all Security Operations Center activities and requirements
Demonstrated ability to manage a large team of security professionals
Knowledge and understand of a wide variety of security technologies and processes, including but not limited to Network
Infrastructure, Data Protection, Endpoint Security, Application Security, Enterprise Logging, Incident Response and
Ability to produce professional-level documentation
Required Certifications:
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) or GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIH) is required. (One of the three or more than one)
Essential Functions
Physical Requirements:
Most work will be done at a desk or computer.
Work Environment:
General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.
Equipment & Machines:
General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
Attendance is required during core business hours. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.
Other Essential Functions:
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in the English language. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

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