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DOD Cyber Security Team Lead

Infrastructure | Scott Air Force Base, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

About this job :

This position has a direct impact on U.S. Air Force readiness. We are seeking a mission-oriented leader who understands the importance of ensuring the cyber security of U.S. Air Force communications systems, IT systems and applications for the protection of the warfighter. In this role, you will support USTRANSCOM’s mission to successfully conduct globally integrated mobility operations.

You and your team of cyber security experts will perform a broad range of auditing and testing activities on these systems to provide assurance that they are protected and compliant with all relevant cyber security protocols.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day): 

  • Manage a fast-paced Cyber Security team of 10-25 employees and subcontractors using sound project management principles.
  • Assign, Instrument, Monitor, and Report individual and team tasking levels and deliver reports and metrics to government and corporate leadership 
  • Relay real-time personnel information to government and corporate leadership as necessary 
  • Generate and submit Weekly Activity Reporting (WAR) outlining team accomplishments 
  • Generate, collate, and submit all Contractual Deliverables (CDRLs) as required 
  • Prepare reports, collect data, and conduct Program Management Reviews (PMRs) 
  • Ensure delivery is executed professionally, thoughtfully, thoroughly, efficiently and ethically 
  • Handle routine communications with the customer as well as escalations 
  • In conjunction with corporate, manage matters concerning contract or personnel performance 

 What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have): 

  • Direct, hands-on experience obtaining an Authorization To Operate (ATO) or Authorization To Connect (ATC) using the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Experience in managing technical security teams in a fast-paced environment 
  • Previous experience briefing senior level government leaders, presenting recommendations and/or “Course of Action” alternatives
  • Ability to explain detailed Cyber Security RMF related tasking to team, as well as team’s activity to government and corporate leadership 
  • Active Secret clearance 
  • Compliance with DoDD 8140 (formerly 8570) requirements
  • Minimum 10 years experience

Nice to Have: 

  • Previous experience leading IT teams of 20 – 30 individuals 
  • Previous experience with eMASS
  • Current or prior technical certifications in Cyber Security or IT 
  • Knowledge of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Scanner and ACAS/Nessus Security Scanner and/or Host Based Security System (HBSS)

 What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.

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Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s vaccination policy. All Applied Insight employees must be fully vaccinated or receive a legal exemption and must submit proof of vaccination or exemption on their first day of employment.