Cyber Portfolio Program Manager


Client Overview
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was created in 2015 by the Secretary of Defense as part of the
Department of Defense’s (DoD) initiative to build bridges with America’s innovative technology
community. DIU strengthens U.S. national security by accelerating the adoption of commercial technology throughout the military and growing the national security innovation base. DIU partners with
organizations across the DoD, from the services and components to combatant commands and defense
agencies, to rapidly prototype and field advanced commercial solutions that address national security
challenges. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, Chicago and the Pentagon, DIU connects its DoD
partners with leading technology companies around the world.

Role Overview
Cyber Program Manager to provide technical expertise, operational expertise, and programmatic support relevant to defense, intelligence, and government applications of IT and communications technologies across all domains. Program management experience coupled with cybersecurity or IT expertise is required. The position will collaborate with DoD/Government partners and commercial cybersecurity and IT vendors. A successful Cyber Program Manager will need strong judgment, an analytical mindset, sound collaboration skills, a pragmatic approach to problems-solving, and the ability to thrive in an oftentimes ambiguous, entrepreneurial environment. The position will be based in Mountain View, CA or the National Capital Region with expected travel in support of prototype projects and deliverables.

Job Responsibilities
– Provide expertise in the implementation and engineering support of enterprise cyber & IT
systems to include solving relevant technical and programmatic problems and assessing the
technical feasibility of commercial solutions
– Work closely with government partners and commercial vendors as a project manager
throughout the prototype development lifecycle
– Coordinate, collaborate, and drive buy-in with senior government officials, executive
leadership, and other high ranking stakeholders
– Perform independent reviews and detailed technical assessments of commercial solutions
and their specific applications
– Provide reviews and assessments, analyses of applicable technologies and operational
concepts, system requirements, test plans, executions, results, and related engineering
– Work with DoD/Government partners to identify and document problem statements (that
can be solved by commercial technology solutions)
– Review prototype proposals from commercial vendors, reports, and related project
– Participate in milestone reviews, testing, and evaluations
– Participate in post-prototype analysis activities and review and analysis of prototype data
– Prepare program updates, white papers, technical papers, briefs, and meeting materials
– Respond to official requests for information and other tasks from government partners and
– Participate in key intra- and inter-agency meetings
– Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required
– Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an engineering/scientific field
– 3 or more years of relevant work experience in program or project management role in
cybersecurity or IT field
– Eligibility to achieve Top Secret (TS) clearance – US Citizenship required
– Expertise in cybersecurity technology and standards (hardware and software, infrastructure
and endpoints, policy)
– Knowledge of IT network design
– Ability to work independently and communicate effectively with both government and
industry representatives
– Ability to deliver multi-discipline, multi-stakeholder projects that demonstrably improve
operational capabilities (measured by increase in accuracy, decrease in cost, decrease in
time) and enhance scientific collaboration, knowledge sharing, and research for the
relevant community
– Ability to perform in a collaborative work environment with proactive team members while
maintaining professionalism and a positive attitude towards colleagues, counterparts,
suppliers, and partners
– Ability to communicate to a broad range of audiences (CEOs, investors, commercial
vendors, media, government/military officials, etc) to gain acceptance of vision, guidance,
and policy

– Masters degree (or equivalent) in an engineering/scientific field
– 5 or more years of relevant work experience in engineering, program or product
management role
– Active TS/SCI clearance
– 3+ years of experience as subject matter expert in cybersecurity
– Experience or industry certifications in computer networking operations, server system
administration, software engineering, or cybersecurity
– Experience managing federal fiscal activities, including budgeting processes, execution of
funds, writing contracts, and monitoring contractor performance
– Experience working on DoD/IC cybersecurity and IT programs at a senior technical level
– Experience with the DoD RMF framework and a general knowledge of NIST/DISA security
– Ability to balance out-of-box innovation mindset and government procedures across
– Lead teams to successful outcomes

Job Category: Contract
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Mountain View CA Remote

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