Cyber/Data Center Lead

in Arlington, VA

Cyber/Data Center Lead Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    9dfbfc85-173d-4277-8e96-12b854336aa6

  • Req #

    CYBER01869

  • Job Location

    Arlington, VA, US

  • Job Category

    Database Management

  • Job Type

    Full Time

Highlights:

  • Ideal Innovations Inc. (I3) is a midsize biometric and forensic company headquartered in Arlington, VA. I3 specializes in designing, developing, delivering, and sustaining the very latest, cutting-edge biometric technology. I3 is comprised of biometric system engineers, software developers, program managers and experts with global biometric system development experience who provide solutions of the highest overall quality, security, and value to the United States (U.S.) Government. I3 is interested in hiring the very best and brightest managers, engineers, administrators, and subject matter experts. We offer competitive salaries, 401k, and continuing education funds. At I3, we want to provide our future teammates with opportunities for professional development & growth and the ability to deliver disruptive biometric solutions and support to the battlefield today and into the future.
  • You will be working closely with our military service members supporting the biometric mission of the US Army. Your contributions will have long term effects on the success of both our I3 team and on the life of the program for many years. Our team takes personal pride in being the best they can be knowing that their efforts have a direct impact on the warfighter. The team shares a military mindset with a devotion to both professional behavior and dedication to mission success.
  • Working closely with our military members and fellow contractors provides a unique opportunity to achieve both job satisfaction and self-fulfillment supporting our nation's heroes. Your contributions will be integral to the overall success of the team and the program.
  • This is an opportunity to support the Army’s biometric collection mission to collect, match and compare fingerprints, iris images, and facial photos to establish identity superiority and maintain identity dominance in all areas of military operations. As a key member of the biometric team, you will work closely with the warfighter to ensure 100% availability of all biometric data. The successful candidate will oversee the information assurance, system security, and monitoring for all hardware and software of the Biometric System of Systems capability, ensuring constant availability of all technical resources, and provide technical direction to IT support/help desk staff. It’s a high-level role of eliciting/divining/negotiating/arbitrating/influencing stakeholder requirements/concerns and developing the architecture and roadmap of biometric systems.
  • With a strong IT baseline, the ideal candidate will gain detailed knowledge on biometric software and hardware and be in a strategic position to assist our warfighters in ensuring all systems are 100% ready to successfully conduct biometric missions.

Tasks:

Serve as the team lead overseeing the program’s Data Center and Cyber Security functions. In this role, the ideal candidate will oversee the day-to-day functions of the programs’ data center team and serve as the point of contact between the organization and the IT staff. This team will be comprised of IT professionals responsible for the throughput of biometric data across various Unclassified and Classified networks along with operating the program’s Help Desk.  The candidate will perform cybersecurity activities to support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and serve as the team’s Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

As the team’s Data Center lead the candidate will:

  • Monitor performance of information technology systems to determine cost and productivity levels, and to make recommendations for improving the IT infrastructure
  • Help define IT infrastructure strategy, architecture, and processes
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) on the contract to ensure optimal performance including the health, updates, remediations, upgrades, and oversight
  • Oversee the activities of the programs Tier 1,2,3 help desk to include the management of the team's issue and management tool Jira.

As the ISSO the candidate will have the responsibility to:

  • Lead the team in the development of a Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Program Protection Implementation Plan (PPIP)
  • Perform all required activities to obtain and maintain an Authorization to Operate (ATO) and/or Assess Only Authorization for all system environments in accordance AR 25–1 and AR 25–2
  • Support the customer in preparation for the system evaluation by the Security Control Assessor (SCA) in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
  • Ensure all systems are compliant per Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) guidelines and have all applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) applied to the system components before implementation
  • Maintain and analyze audit logs accessible by government-designated personnel
  • Assist the customer in completing RMF Authorizations
  • Remediate or mitigate all vulnerabilities and security deficiencies and develop an RMF Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) in the authorized tool format
  • Work with the Customer to maintain, manage and update the POA&M
  • Coordinate with the Security Team until all weaknesses are eliminated or mitigated
  • Provide artifacts in support of efforts to satisfy RMF requirements and facilitate the production and deployment of new capabilities IAW Information Assurance (IA) Accreditation Artifact Data
  • Verify biometric products, to include open source products, against the Approved Product List (APL) and submit APL approval and waiver requests as required by Project Management Office, Army, and DoD Cybersecurity policy
  • Provide a STIG Compliance Status Report
  • Provide an Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) Compliance Status
  • Provide full system vulnerability scans including all information system and network devices
  • Respond to Army Cyber Operations Orders (OPORD)
  • Author Cybersecurity Summary Reports Implement the necessary Cybersecurity mechanisms for operational security services and conduct regularly scheduled vulnerability assessments
  • Implement directed Cybersecurity mandates such as information operations conditions (INFOCONs) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs), and provide additional vulnerability remediation services to include the operating system, application, and hardware/firmware updates, and patch management
  • Develop and deliver to the Government’s Information System Security Manager (ISSM) the appropriate artifacts and deliverables to establish and maintain the required Authority to Operate (ATO) documents

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related scientific or technical discipline and 10 years of experience OR 10 years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education

Additional Qualifications:

10+ years of experience in:

    • Managing highly available data center operations with responsibility for infrastructure robustness, including networking, security, server hardware in support of a worldwide customer base
    • Authoring and administering Risk Management Plans (RMF) and Program Protection Implementation Plans (PPIP)
    • Achieving an ATO for a complex system on one or more of the following networks
      • Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet)
      • Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIX)
      • Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)
  • Certifications in one or more of the following:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Routing and Switching
    • CCNA Data Center Certificate
    • NetApp Certified Storage Instruction Engineer
    • Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)
    • VMware Certified Professional in Data Center Virtualization
  • Experience using Jira
  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Solid understanding of regulatory requirements, governance, and business operations
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to both technical and non-technical staff
  • Firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices
  • Interact with the customer, as needed, to address connectivity issues
  • Within 6 months of hiring get DoD 8570 AIT level II Certification as specified at https://public.cyber.mil/cw/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications/
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Engage with a diverse team providing technical and functional expertise including both government and contractor personnel
  • US Citizen 
  • Work 8 hours per day, five days a week

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related scientific or technical discipline and 10 years of experience OR 10 years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education

Additional Qualifications:

10+ years of experience in:

    • Managing highly available data center operations with responsibility for infrastructure robustness, including networking, security, server hardware in support of a worldwide customer base
    • Authoring and administering Risk Management Plans (RMF) and Program Protection Implementation Plans (PPIP)
    • Achieving an ATO for a complex system on one or more of the following networks
      • Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet)
      • Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIX)
      • Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)

Additional Information

Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At Ideal Innovations, we are:
+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

Perks & Benefits

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