Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Programs (4347)

Executive Management Washington, D.C., District Of Columbia


Position Description:


Position Summary

AUI is pleased to announce a new opportunity for a Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Programs in our Washington, DC office. The position reports to the Director of Cybersecurity Programs and advises the Director and Deputy Director on the cybersecurity of AUI’s networks, developing cybersecurity business opportunities, and AUI’s ongoing cybersecurity programs. In protecting AUI’s networks, the Senior Advisor is responsible for providing analysis, advice, and reviews on the management and corporate strategy necessary to ensure that the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively protect the organization’s intellectual property and minimize the risk of cyber-attacks.


The Senior Advisor also identifies new cybersecurity business development opportunities, ranging from identification of opportunities through proposal submission and support, assuming a leading role in market intelligence, strategic planning, relationship management, opportunity evaluation, and the pursuit of specific new business initiatives. The Senior Advisor plays a leading role in executing and managing cybersecurity projects focused on internal networks or for clients or partner organizations.


The incumbent will have strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a collaborative management and engagement style, and a proactive approach to team development and to identifying and addressing challenges. The incumbent will also have expert knowledge of the architecture and typology of software, hardware, and networks, including hybrid CLOUD, LANS, WANS, and telecommunications systems, and systems life cycle management.


In addition to competitive pay, AUI provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of employment. Our retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participant’s base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise on the development and enhancement of an information security management framework based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from laws, standards and regulations.
  • Direct the implementation of project plans to meet objectives and manage project resources.
  • Champion and educate the organization about the latest security strategies and technologies.
  • Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats, advising relevant stakeholders to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture.
  • Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
  • Create and implement a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies.
  • Track latest IT security innovations and keep abreast of latest cyber security technologies.
  • Develop and report regularly on business development performance indicators.
  • Develop proactive teaming strategies where AUI and partner, prime or subcontractor team capabilities are valuable, complementary, and offer an optimal combination of performance, cost and program delivery.
  • With the AUI President, Director of Cybersecurity Programs, senior program leadership, and AUI’s government relations advisers, maintain existing relations, and build strong engagement with government leaders, opinion formers, and key community, state, and national organizations in relevant markets. Offers strong judgement and big-picture thinking.
  • Monitor individual potential business opportunities.
  • Develop Proposal Plans, including budget, resources and strategy needed for the proposal development.


Work Environment

Work is in an office environment.


Position Requirements:


Minimum Education

An advanced degree is required, with relevant experience with or within a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and in information security, computer science, or a related field.


Minimum Experience

  • 14+ years of information security experience.
  • 10+ years of leadership experience, including management and supervisory experience.
  • Candidates must be eligible to receive and maintain a DoD - Security Clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship; current DoD Top Secret clearance preferred with SCI/Counterintelligence Polygraph, and Special Access background


Competency Summary

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in program leadership, policy development, management, risk assessments and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of common information security management frameworks such as CNSS 1253, ICD 503, ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT and NIST and an understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Community, or other potential Federal cybersecurity partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information security technologies with specific emphasis on cyber threat intelligence, cryptographic resiliency, cybersecurity incident response, secure mobility, behavioral and signature-based techniques and best practices and big data analytics.
  • A proven record of dealing with complex projects and meeting conflicting demands required.
  • Professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other similar credentials, is required.


Additional Requirements

Some travel is likely to AUI facilities, relevant conferences, and business development meetings.


Application Instructions:


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AUI is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)