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Job #: R-00058395
Location: Adelphi, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is looking for a Senior SOC Manager for a premier Army CSSP services program to work in Adelphi, MD.  


The SOC manager will provide all aspects of senior technical and program leadership for a Cyber CSSP Security Operations Center (SOC) working in a 24x7 operational environment.
This position requires daily interaction with contracting team, partners, government leadership (all levels), and multiple internal/external stakeholders. This position is one of the two most significant/critical leadership positions on the program and requires significant experience/knowledge of CSSP SOC performance model/best practices in addition to proven leadership skillset to drive a multi-disciplined team to execute accordingly.  Applicant must be a positive, flexible, self-starter requiring minimal direct supervision, and able to excel as a leader in the fast-paced cybersecurity industry. Exceptional management, communication and interpersonal skills are a necessity; including the ability to effectively communicate via written and verbal media. The SOC Manager is responsible for providing technical oversite and managing the scheduling of SOC activities, in addition to helping drive advancement in state of the art strategies for techniques and tools, and related roadmap.
This position will assist with building the team, including development, training and mentoring; establishing standards for high quality of deliverables and outputs; tuning and creating processes and procedures for the SOC; and creating a sense of ownership and dedication to mission. Position may include up to 10% travel both locally and nationwide.

•Establish the operational rhythm and standards for the SOC contracting team
•Oversee scheduling and resource performance
•Oversight for projects advancing the state of analytic techniques and tools
•Lead and manage over 100 employees conducting SOC mission
•Be familiar with the scope of SOC activities, sufficient to be able to provide guidance on the activities to the staff
•Validate continual improvement and technical advances
•Maintain a forward-leaning ops tempo that includes continual validation and improvement across all SOC functions.
•Maintain situational awareness of escalated events and alerts, tools status, vulnerability status, forensics and malware investigations, intelligence status, and all other SOC functions
•Report on SOC activities and deliver SOC recommendations in accordance with government and contractual requirements 
•Provide customers with remediation recommendations
•Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the team for technical expertise
•Develop program of training and coaching sessions for SOC personnel on analytic techniques and tools
•Create, review, and approve new procedural documentation
•Other duties as assigned

•Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience. Generally has 7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects. Additional experience in lieu of degree may be accepted.
•Minimum 5 years of direct staff management experience in delivery of information systems or computer network support services
•Active Advanced cyber security certification(s) in at least one (1) of the following: Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP); CISSP®-ISSMP: Information Systems Security Management Professional
•In-depth understanding of cyber security architectures, technical platforms, threat management standards and industry best practices.
•Subject matter expertise on enterprise information security architecture and ability to apply these to the organization's overall security strategy.
•Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities as they relate to the cyber security area of expertise.
•Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cyber security lapses as they relate to the cyber security area of expertise.
•Ability to apply an organization's goals and objectives to develop and maintain the team’s operations architecture.
•Knowledge of integrating the team’s goals and objectives into team’s technical and/or functional architecture.
•Strong ability to work well with a diverse staff base.
•Demonstrated experience in making processes more efficient.
•Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to the cyber security area of expertise.
•Experience working in a heavily regulated and/or audited environment.
•Excellent written, oral and presentation skills, especially in conducting cross-training events for the team other cyber security teams.
•Active DOD TS/SCI
•US Citizenship required

•Ability to evaluate or execute technology and/or tool automation processes.
•Technical (hands-on) experience with Splunk, Malware Analysis, Security Monitoring, Cyber Security Compliance, Cyber Security Risk assessments, and technical procedure documentation
•Knowledge of operations testing and evaluation methods as they relate to the Cyber Security area of expertise.
•Experience managing a technical team in an operational environment (24 x 7 and SOC considered a plus)
•Experience in network and cyber security design, engineering and operations
•Experience with NIST SP 800 series or ISO 27000 series documents for information security management and risk assessment
•Understanding of DevOps/Agile concepts and processes

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

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Cyber Operations

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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