Director, IT & Security - Torrance, CA

We are seeking a Director, Information Technology & Cyber Security who will be responsible for the leadership, coordination and execution of network and cybersecurity activities throughout the Corporation. This is a hands-on position that leads two teams (Network Administration and Information Security), and is responsible for adherence to recent Federal cybersecurity policies and other Company procedures to ensure appropriate, secure and continuous operations of Corporate electronic communications systems.

The position reports to Senior Management and must be able to work effectively, build and maintain positive relationships with other leaders, and communicate well with all levels of the organization (management, business development, engineering, administration). This is a challenging opportunity with a direct impact on the organization’s growth and continued success.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the integrity and stable operation of voice, network systems, and computing environments

  • Lead and participate in network management and cybersecurity activities

  • Provide full oversight and direction for the network administration and cybersecurity teams

  • Create and maintain innovative, cost-effective policies and procedures in an evolving threat and regulatory environment and in harmony with a complex business & culture

  • Serve as the primary interface with outside auditors

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration

  • 15 years of IT experience with 5+ years in management position

  • 3 years at a DoD contractor

  • Strong knowledge of network operation, technology and security

  • Certifications in network hardware and/or network software

  • CISSP or CISM certification required

  • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-171 (required) and direct experience (preferred) establishing and maintaining an 800-171 compliant security program

  • A proactive approach with a sense of urgency

  • Proven ability to lead and develop diverse talent, and build collaborative relationships across an organization

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • US Citizenship required – must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

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