Computer Scientist (Cyber Security)
ManTech Int'l Corp. - Washington, DC

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ManTech is seeking a highly qualified Computer Scientist with extensive experience in critical information infrastructure protection and Internet security systems analysis/engineering. This position requires working collaboratively with industry, academia, National Laboratories, Federal Agencies, and international partners. The successful candidate will have experience conducting cyber security threat analysis to identify emerging threats, participating in the development of advanced technical solutions that enhance the security of national and global information infrastructures, and performing transition planning for the commercialization of next generation cyber security solutions.

General Responsibilities:
Serve as the Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert and provide technical inputs to relevant project documentation including: white papers, Requests for Information solicitations to industry/research organizations, project status reports,
Develop or assist in the development of project plans for new cyber security technology-based solutions and transition resultant state of-the-art tools, advanced technologies, and software to viable commercial products and services.
Interface with federally funded research organizations developing advanced technical cyber security solutions; participate in technical interchange meetings and key milestone reviews to assess funded project status and continued feasibility.
Assist in the development of entrance and exit criteria for key project milestone reviews and execute technical interchange meetings and formal reviews with funded contractors to ensure full execution of contractual requirements.
Provide technical evaluation and independent assessments of submitted concepts at various stages of R&D phases including test and evaluation of prototype system/product to validate alignment to technical requirements and cost feasibility.
Provide technical management oversight of a program portfolio comprised of multiple concurrent projects at various stages in the lifecycle and assign appropriate technical support resources to monitor and track execution; continually assess the status of critical path activities and contractual deliverables to proactively identify and mitigate potential project risks related to cost, schedule and technical performance.
Provide technical direction of less experienced technical staff, if required.

  • Must have, at minimum, BS/BA degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Information Systems. (MS or PhD degree is beneficial)
  • Requires 10-12 years of direct, relevant experience serving as a technical project manager in a complex R&D and/or system development environment.
Certifications in FCSP, Information Assurance, INFOSEC, and/or Network Security strongly desired.
Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated experience implementing SELC requirements and Federal Agency Acquisition Directives; DHS AD 102 experience strongly desired.
Proficient in all MS Office Suite applications as well as automated toolsets required for effective management of project schedules/milestones, resource allocations, risks, and operational/technical requirements.

Other Skills Required: Must be customer and mission focused, engaging in an open free exchange of ideas that challenge the status quo and seek better and more efficient ways of doing business, and working in a positive, professional and collaborative manner. Requires demonstrated effective technical leadership in a dynamic, fast paced environment and an ability to quickly adapt and respond to changing priorities. The candidate will serve as a Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert and may be expected to effectively represent project(s) status to senior government officials, congressional representatives, external stakeholders, and industry partners – strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills a must.

Clearance: Position requires a Secret clearance and a favorable Suitability Background Investigation; ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance is required. A current DHS or DHS Component Suitability strongly desired.

Miscellaneous: Candidates must be willing to work in Washington DC. Qualifications Requires Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Radiology, or Nuclear Science and ten to twelve years of related experience.
Degrees Bachelor's Degree Years of Experience 10-12 years w/Bachelors Degree
07-09 years w/Masters Degree Position Type FT Date Required 15-Feb-2013

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