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Cyber Security Program Information System Security Manager

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 04/19/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Cyber Security Program Information System Security Manager to provide security system management for classified and unclassified information systems to support the LLNL mission.  This position is in the Directors Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, matrixed to the Cyber Security Program (CSP) in support of the LivIT Program. 

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Develop, implement, and monitor the Cyber Security Program Risk Management Framework approved by the federal appointed site Authorizing Official (AO).
  • Maintain records of site CSP plans and reports to include Information Systems Security Plans (ISSPs) for systems under their cognizance.
  • Ensure written appointments of Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) for information systems operated by their respective NNSA M&O and site personnel are aware of and fulfill their cybersecurity management and user duties as prescribed by the Risk Management Framework (RMF) documented in the Site Risk Management Plan.
  • Collaborate with cyber security professionals on complex problems to ensure system security measures comply with applicable government and LLNL policies, and enhance the posture of the Cyber Security Program.
  • Lead team of security professionals to manage external and internal cyber audits, provide risk analysis support, and address program and sponsor cyber requirements.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, often representing the organization as the primary technical/ lead contact, sharing relevant knowledge, opinions, and recommendations, to fulfill deliverables to meet NNSA requirements as a program.
  • Create dynamic technical solutions to analyze sponsor requirements, designs, implement software, and perform analyses to address these requirements.
  • Design, implement, deploy, and maintain security systems using industry best practices, and government mandated techniques.
  • Lead the Information Assurance team by example to provide the vision and execute the strategy of the Cyber Security Program
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level

  • Develop and implement improvements in LLNL cyber security and mitigations including solving complex cyber security problems with multi-disciplinary teams internal and external to LLNL.
  • Provide solutions that require in-depth analysis of multiple factors and the creative use of established methods.
  • Provide mentorship to junior team members and assist others to solve complex problems.


  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of one of the following: computer security, cyber security polices and technical cyber security protection measures, and telecommunications.
  • Significant experience and comprehensive knowledge of computer and network technologies including Apple, Windows, and/or Linux hardware and operating systems.
  • Significant knowledge and implementation experience in applying NIST security controls and Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Significant experience effectively managing concurrent technical tasks with contending priorities, as well as to approach difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity to change focus when necessary.
  • Experience directing in-depth troubleshooting and optimization tasks, coordinating with other technical staff to research and resolve root cause of issues.
  • Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Knowledge and current security-related certifications including but not limited to Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM),  or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

  • Expert level analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Substantial experience in one or more of the advanced areas: information assurance, incident response, and computer security.
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
  • Extensive experience in cyber security.
  • Knowledge of LLNL’s Cyber Security policies, processes and requirements.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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