SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Cybersecurity SME

    Job Location US-MD-Beltsville
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated team member to fill the role of Cybersecurity SME. As Cybersecurity SME, you will be responsible for IT security solutions, incident response, vulnerability assessments/remediation and security standards for our client. Additionally, you will lead security architectural designs, with a focus on network and event management to (1) ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms, (2) mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and (3) meet business objectives and regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate has proven leadership, technical, and communications skills with an extensive background in cybersecurity.


    IT Security

    • Provide Subject Matter Expertise across IT and business partners.
    • Play a lead role in technology and security investigatory exercises related to Architecture. Participate in Platform audits of both business process and technology
    • Govern, advise and drive security architecture during project delivery.
    • Recommend improvements in security implementation and design while enforcing the use of existing solutions.
    • Responsible for bringing together key security and risk stakeholders to develop and review enterprise IT security and risk strategies.
    • Assist in drafting and proposing company-wide IT security strategy and action plans based on security risk and analysis based on potential and emerging threats to the business.
    • Develops and directs technical teams in the investigation and resolution of complex security problems.
    • Recommend actions in support of the company's wider risk management program.
    • Management of technologies to support information and security requirements as team builds and supports security systems and infrastructure.


    Technical Program Management and Delivery


    • Strong knowledge and experience in various IT verticals, such as www, networking, OS systems, identity management, privacy, etc.
    • Develop short and long-term security value and project objectives that align with business goals and create justification to executive management.
    • Understand how to deliver security to the business often, early, and in rapid succession mapping security projects to direct business value in repeat and iterative cycles via Agile methodology.
    • Deep knowledge on how to provide transparency and measurement to security initiative and projects at all times, via tooling, process, and dashboard reporting
    • Oversee multiple project timelines, deliverable and information requests for all functions within IT Security Initiatives.


    Capture and Customer Engagement:


    • Engage customers to understand critical needs, socialize and vet solutions, and advise on strategies to shape acquisitions that achieve desired results
    • Create innovative and differentiating technical solutions and approaches to address customer hot buttons and requirements
    • Contribute to teaming strategies including identifying candidate offering and tool vendors
    • Develop cost strategies, BOEs and associated rationale


    Proposal Support:


    • Author key proposal technical sections and orals slides including graphic concepts. Must be a strong proposal support writer. 
    • Review proposals and provide critical feedback needed to strengthen our solution and story


    Offering Leadership:


    • Support development of differentiated SkyePoint Cyber offerings that include tool integration frameworks, maturity models and innovative delivery approaches
    • Create graphics, white papers and marketing materials that demonstrate a clear and distinct value proposition


    • BA/BS Computer Science, or relevant field OR 10+ years of IT work experience.
    • 6+ years practical experience designing and implementing enterprise IT security, specifically around network security, security event management, incident response, and vulnerability assessments.
    • Federal proposal experience, specifically leading technical volumes or authoring technical sections
    • Ability to effectively engage prospective customers to build trust and relationships, clearly communicate solutions, and influence action
    • Excellent writing skills and the ability to create compliant and compelling narrative that best presents SkyePoint’s solutions and approaches within the government’s requirements and evaluation criteria (note: this position requires a writing assessment during the interview process)
    • Experience developing conceptual graphics that clearly communicate approach topics
    • Experience with design, implementation, and operation of enterprise vulnerability management systems, SIEMs, logging.
    • Experience in security process and enterprise organizational design and security specific architecture methodologies, including application security
    • Strong demonstrated knowledge of technologies including network, server, desktop, storage, and how security relates to the overall IT environment.
    • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills - the ability to conceptualize complex business and technical requirements into comprehensible models and templates
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Strong business analysis skills, problem solving techniques, and follow-up.
    • Advanced knowledge in information security forensic analysis methodologies
    • Team-oriented, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors and IT and business personnel
    • CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) or equivalent
    • Certification and/or Expert experience in a major operating system: Windows, Linux/Unix (any flavor), Mac OSX.
    • Expert knowledge in Perl, Python, Powershell, and Java.
    • Expert knowledge in breath of security products and tooling.


    Desired Skills/Experience:

    • Current Certification in other security certifications (such as CEH, CPT, GCIH, etc.)
    • Knowledge and understanding of ITIL
    • Knowledge of regulatory issues such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA
    • Knowledge of cloud security management
    • Deep knowledge of security standards and frameworks [such as ISO 17799]
    • Deep knowledge of application security, testing, and implementation of testing procedures, tooling, architectures.



    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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